Topic: identity

In-between

 

Showing a few works from roots/home and one from signature print, in this beautiful exhibition curated by Vanessa Giorgo, with 7 other amazing second generation artists.

nb you need to rsvp to Vanessa (email on the flyer) to attend in Southend on 24th/25th!

I’ll post the link to the online exhibition when available.

 

…This exhibition will explore the complex perspectives of second-generation immigrants around their lived experiences regarding their balancing of their cultures and their oscillation between feelings of belonging to the ‘motherland/s’ and the ‘promised-land’. Do they put down roots and become assimilated in the new culture or do they carry their ancestors’ heritage and try to reproduce it – are their parents’ cultural traditions passed down on them and their descendants more often than not? Do they create new traditions in their country of birth?

radio mARTen podcast

A conversation with Dominique Cro, kicking off our 3 month collaboration on an art work for Cyclic Matter. It is inspired by the subject and questions posed by our curator and moderator Inês Ferreira Norman.

It’s the second episode in the exhibiting artists’ podcast series from Radio mARTen, Cyclic Matter’s podcast channel:

cyclic matter radio marten

 

(direct link to soundcloud here)

Crossing Parallels artist in residence!

I’ve just been announced as the newest artist in residence at Crossing Parallels, TodaysArt + TU Delft’s joint platform. See the press release here for some info about the project.

Carlisle Photo – Visualising the Home

My series Roots/Home is showing at Carlisle Photo.

Usual opening hours are Monday-Friday 10.00-16.00.

exhibition 26th june - 21st july 2017

You are most welcome to attend the open viewing:
Venue: The Vallum Gallery, University of Cumbria, Brampton Road, Carlisle, CA3 9AY, UK
Date:    Thursday 13th July 2017

Time:    17.30-19.30

     

textiel factorij update

My part of the Textiel Factorij project included the opportunity to spend a few weeks in India doing research into the arts and crafts techniques used during the age of textile trade between the Netherlands and India. I have been working with craftspeople in Gujarat (Mata ni Pachedi artisans, who paint textiles used in the worship of Hindu goddesses, and who also use block printing to aid their production; Block-carvers in Pethapur; Digital fabrication expertise and the FabLab in Ahmedabad CEPT University.) The theme of my project is automation.

I have recently started a blog about my project Signature Print, and I still have a lot to document!

The artwork outcome of the project will be presented at Museumfabriek (formerly Twentse Welle Museum) in Enschede, the Netherlands, in 2018.

 

 

 

textiel factorij

I have been selected to collaborate on the textiel factorij – an artistic research project based on the mutual heritage between India and the Netherlands, inspired by the textile trade during the Golden Age. More news to follow!

THEPort hackathon at CERN

I’m currently occupied with THEPort hackathon at CERN ! check #THEPort15

chemcraft 30th july in london

‘natural graffiti’

will be exhibited (60x60cm, edition 1/8) in London as part of CHEMCRAFTFor the Love of Chemistry : Aesthetic Forms and Their Opposites, curated by CMProjects. The exhibition runs 28th July to 2nd August 2015. 

Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG

launch party on 30th July 6-9pm 

talk on science & art in association with Ideas Matter Sphere 1st August 3-5pm.

more info on exhibition facebook page 

 

>> thanks to everyone who came! <<

ICT Art Connect award

>> This website has been quiet for while because I was artist in residence at De Waag April-June 2014, as recipient of an ICT Art Connect award from the EU << 

my blog for this project

https://desirabledossiers.wordpress.com

 

contact me for the presentation I did at the european commission (it can no longer be downloaded at the ict-art.connect.eu residencies site).

 

 

 

publication in interartive – contemporary art + thought

my banyan tree has been published in interartive’s online journal of contemporary art and thought.

issue #55 on art and mobility, end sept 2013.