Tag: Contemporary Art
Valentina Alvarado (Maracaibo, 1986) is a visual artist with a degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad del Zulia, where she also taught. She holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Artistic Creation from the Universitat de Barcelona (2016). Her career in graphic design and fashion –as director and founder of the brand Oh! Nena– has coexisted | … |
María Edwards (Chile, 1982) obtained a degree in Arts from Finis Terrae University (Santiago, 2006) and a diploma in Cinematography from the University of Chile in 2008. Between 2009 and 2012, she resided in New York, where she continued deepening her studies at the School of Visual Arts and the Lower East Side Printshop. Her work has been shown in Chile, Spain, the United States of America, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Paris, London, and others.
For something to be art, it must meet certain conditions. One of them is that it not be real; it must be fiction, discourse. Artists use images that are not entirely familiar. Something stands out and points out that this object is trying to mean something, to say, to offer a constructed sensory experience. Its existence is possible only through the transcendence of instinct, and in the affirmation of the individual as autonomy.
Carlos Martiel (Havana, 1989) is a performance artist graduated from the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana (2009). He studied at the Cátedra Arte de Conducta, directed by artist Tania Bruguera. His works have been showcased at the Havana, Pontevedra, Liverpool and Casablanca biennials, as well as Bogota’s “La Otra” Biennial | … |
By Stefan Gzyl. Being an architect, just like being a mathematician or a cook, means having a certain structure of mind; a way of thinking and looking at the world that is shaped by what one does and which in time shapes everything else one comes to do. In this sense, the teaching of architecture should aim, at its best, at training others in forming this structure.
José Joaquín Figueroa
José Joaquín Figueroa (Caracas, 1986) is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Berkeley, California. He began his artistic training in Caracas, where he studied Painting at the Universidad Experimental de las Artes (2007-2010), and continued later at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture (2009). He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art from the Cooper Union | … |
Sofia Borges (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 1984) is a visual artist with a degree in Visual Arts from the University of São Paulo, currently living between Paris and São Paulo. In 2008 she received a scholarship for research and artistic production granted by the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. She has exhibited her work in solo shows in | … |
Max Provenzano (1986) is a Venezuelan artist based in Caracas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Universidad Central de Venezuela (2011). He began his artistic career in 2009, experimenting mainly with painting, photography, installation, video, and performance. He has taken training courses at the Organización Nelson Garrido (ONG), Galería de Arte Nacional, Museo | … |
Nancy Nowacek: Imagination and Ecology
Nowacek’s work focuses on day-to-day ecology: processes, codes and everyday habits. She uses sculpture, performance and drawing to encourage action, restoring the body’s functional relevance as an object, tool, channel, and space for the imagination, in the midst of a contemporaneity in which the body has been eclipsed by technology.
This collection brings together portraits of famous women. Ones by their rank of queens and princesses, others by their history, almost all by their beauty. I spent about year with the catalog on my desk. Like everything else, art also carries with it the tricks and pet phrases of old forms. The most I, | … |
10.12.11 Heading to Santiago Mariño airport on Margarita Island, I was talking to José Gregorio, a surfer, preacher and taxi driver, who was driving me. As we passed in front of the San Antonio Penitentiary, he said: “I have a friend who spent five years in that place, for drug trafficking, and being a prisoner | … |