Fractured: Digital Topographies

Opening Reception: Friday 8th, 6-9 PM / Lithium Gallery
Open from February 9 to March 2, 2019
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I am happy to be part of this upcoming exhibition showing work by Doug Rosman, Katie Wood and Jiaqi Zhang, and curated by Emily Carranza, Nicolay Duque-Robayo, Rebecca Haley, Lasondra Kern, and Victoria Peña, all students in the Masters of Arts Administration & Policy department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

I will be showing a new work titled Directions, an sculptural object, similar to a pole with directional signs but composed of 6 different videos playing each one in a single tablet attached to a robust light stand. While each video was made before, for other projects, they all overlap in questions about daily life, routines, time, memory and travel. The piece is also referring to the structure behind my process of thinking which I like to compare to a game of Scrabble, in this case, with six possible paths or six degrees of separation.

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Directions
6 Channels video object/installation (light stand and tablets)
2019
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Includes the following videos:

1. Sand Clock (hour glass)
10:29 mins
2018
Animated still image
From the project: Uyuni’s Dilemma

2. Jamais Vu
4:58 mins
2018
HD | Travel Personal footage
From the project: Uyuni’s Dilemma

3. 52 Weeks
24:00 mins
2017
HD | Domestic footage and subtitles
From the project: Aquel que observa la hora

4. Al otro lado de la ventana. Al otro lado de la línea
Duration: 12:42
2013
HD | Exterior shots
From the project: Ver un día pasar

5. Savoir faire
8:29 mins
2013
720p | You tube footage
From the project: “To light, and/ then return —”

6. Temor a flotar
8:29 mins
2013
HD | Personal footage
From the project: La piscina vacía

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SAIC Open Studios 2018

Getting ready for the second (and my last) Graduate Open Studios at SAIC. Come and say hi at MacLean Center, 15th floor (1513).
Friday, November 2 from 4:30 to 9:30 PM / Saturday, November 3 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM.

Don´t miss:
- 14th Floor is a myth, organized by A. Faysal Altunbozar (including Alberto Ortega and Martha Poggioli).
- The 3 shows at 15, 16 and 17 floors of MacLean Center, curated by Alex Keller.
+ everything you see in the beautiful poster (designed by A. Fayzal)

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Design Artist Citizen Site: Exploring Belonging

This summer I will be part of the exhibition Design Artist Citizen Site: Exploring Belongingwhich is a response from 20 students of the School of the Art Institute, to the topics of the American Pavillion (Dimensions of Citizenship) at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Project: Tejo: an Untranslatable Cultural Paradox | Opening: May 24, Cultural Flow Zone, Università Ca’Foscari, Venice, Italy. Organizers: Ann Lui and Iker Gil. 

The exhibition was coordinated by Heidi Metcalf (MArch 2019) and includes works by Adnan Faysal Altunbozar (MFA 2019), Tizzie Maria Baldenebro (MArch 2019), Cat Rose Bluemke (MFA 2018), Mary Nadia Do (BFA 2018), Andrea Hunt (MArch 2019), Ashley Margaret Hooker Jons (MArch 2019), Junxi Lu (BFA 2018), Lanye Luo (BFA 2018), Kathia Marie Muniz-Rios (MFA 2018), Axel Alexander Olson (BFA 2018), Alberto Ortega Trejo (MFA 2019), Meera Rampalli (MA 2019), Xavier Robles Armas (MFA 2019), Daniel Salamanca (MFA 2019), John Alexander Stevens (MA 2018), Kekeli Kodzo Sumah (MArch 2019), Vince Tong (MArch 2019), Karen Wang (BFA 2019), Raven Xu (BFA 2018), and Tinglei Zhang (MArch 2019).