SAIC / MFA Show 2019

For the MFA show, along with 6 other students, we decided to break with the individualism of this kind of exhibitions and propose a collective approach to it. We did collaborations, documented the process, had continuous meetings and constantly nurtured the conversation beyond the institutional request. The result is going to be on view from Friday 26 at Sullivan Galleries under the name “carbon copy”.

http://sites.saic.edu/mfa2019/

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X.

X. is a new online platform foregrounding two components: experimental language performances and unscripted art writing. Focusing on the capability of language to enact criticality as opposed to just describing it, X. aims to push the conventions of readings, performance, and critical writing to vibrate through other vocabularies.

Thank you to Barbarita Polster for inviting me to collaborate in this project. Here’s the link to my text: The zigzag of a bug

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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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