In Fuyuka Shindo’s practice, she confronts historical and cultural issues from a present-day perspective, often in reference to her native region of Hokkaido, Japan. She conducts research in museums and archives, looking at objects such as traditional costumes and old photographs. Most of Shindo’s finished pieces incorporate elements from both the past and present, be it in the final imagery, materials used or techniques employed.
Fuyuka Shindo has shown work at the Sapporo International Art Festival; Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama; and Hokkaidō Museum of Northern Peoples, Abashiri.
Residents from Japan
Maria Lalou explores the topic of ‘viewing’ throughout her large-scale installations, performances, and publications. Focusing on the topic of viewing, she incorporates cinematic apparatus and surveillance as part of her tools, with central references to ‘the political of the viewer’. Each of her works formulates a precise frame often in the form of a distilled, almost lab-like setting. In her native Greek language, she states: as spectator, one becomes ‘theoros’ in the sense that one observes, participates and interprets the performative process from a certain perspective while this is part of the performance’s ontology.
Maria Lalou’s works have been presented internationally at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam; Onomatopee, Eindhoven; Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland; Contemporary Art Museum of Thessaloniki; and Industrial Gas Museum, Athens, amongst others. She has been a guest lecturer at Rijksakademie Studios, Amsterdam; Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy; and Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice, amongst others. She has contributed to the peer review journal activate, Roehampton University, London, as well at Leonardo, MIT Press Journals. Lalou has an ongoing collaboration with Danish architect Skafte Aymo-Boot working on the archival work [UN]FINISHED. The work is about concrete skeletons of Athens that engages the viewer in a process of looking into social, political and personal parts of the history of the city. Since 2004, Lalou shares her time between Amsterdam and Athens.
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Residents from Greece
Camilo Godoy’s multidisciplinary practice is concerned with the construction of political meanings and histories. His work engages with conceptual and choreographic strategies to negotiate questions that confront the politics of citizenship, imperialism and sexuality. Godoy’s work analyzes and challenges past and present historical moments to imagine different subversive ways of being.
Camilo Godoy was born in Bogotá and is based in New York. He is a graduate of The New School with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, 2012; and a BA from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, 2013. Godoy was a 2015-2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence; 2014 Keyholder Resident, Lower East Side Printshop; 2014 Hemispheric New York Emerging Performers Program Fellow, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics; and 2012 Queer Art Mentorship Fellow. His work has been presented at venues such as La Mama Galleria, New York; Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York; Donaufestival, Krems; and Mousonturm, Frankfurt, among others.camilogodoy.com