Areej Kaoud’s art practice draws on her interest in narratives and disastrous scenarios. Her projects develop in a layered manner, addressing data accumulation with effect, elaborating on realities, and most importantly referring to the politics of the senses. Emergency provisions are a common subject in her practice using the mediums of writing, recording, performance art and installation.
Areej Kaoud is a Palestinian visual artist raised in Montreal, Canada. She completed a Visual Arts bachelors at York University, Toronto, specializing in printmaking and drama theatre. She then moved to London where she completed an MFA at Central Saint Martins, and later a second masters in Fine Art Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. As a young artist, Kaoud has maintained a research-based art practice. Her first significant exhibitions were held at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto; Nomas Foundation, Rome; and Sharjah Art Foundation. Kaoud has participated in the A.i.R. Dubai program in 2016, performed at Delfina Foundation, and exhibited at the Bolivia Biennale. She produces work from a her studio and is an adjunct professor at American University of Sharjah.areejkaoud.com
Residents from Palestine
Acting as subject, artist, and muse, Martine Gutierrez transforms physical space and the composed self to investigate personal and collective identity. Interested in gender and relationship fluidity, she employs diverse narratives of intimacy, heritage and feminine ideology. Gutierrez uses a variety of mixed media that fuses dance, photography, video, set and costume design to fabricate imagined narratives. She pursues genuine, non-ironic representations of pop-cultural tropes such as the ‘pop star’ or ‘super model’, as she casts herself in these roles. Affirming LGBTQ beauty in the Latin community, Gutierrez works against the historic representation of trans and gay artists represented as ‘other’.
Gutierrez (born 1989) received her BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Born to a Guatemalan father and white American mother, her cross-cultural background informs her fluid self-navigation as she has always straddled both cultures. Current and recent exhibitions include her first solo museum exhibition at Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, North Carolina; Disturbing Innocence, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York; and About Face: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover. Her work has been acquired by the Hood Museum of Art for their permanent collection. Gutierrez is also a published musician and producer. She is represented by RYAN LEE Gallery in New York.martinegutierrez.com
Residents from United States
Danilo Correale’s work analyzes various aspects of human life such as labor, leisure and sleep through the lenses of time and the body. His recent works focus on speculation about post-labor society, nonaligned subjectivities, idleness and withdrawal.
Danilo Correale (born Naples, 1982) currently lives and works between New York and Naples. He is the founder of the Decelerationist Reader and a regular contributor to publications in the field of critical theory. His most recent publications include The Game – A three sided football match, FeC, Fabriano, 2014 and No More Sleep No More, Archive Books, Berlin, 2015. Correale’s work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions including the 16th Art Quadriennal, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 2016; Pigs, Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 2016; Ennesima, La Trienniale de Milano, 2016; Kiev Biennial, 2015; The Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art of Bolzano (Museion), 2015; Museum of contemporary Art DonnaREgina, Naples, 2014; Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, 2013; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2012; Manifesta 8, Colombia, 2010; Moscow Biennial, 2010; Istanbul Biennial; 2009. Recent solo shows include Tales of Exhaustion, La Loge, Brussels, 2016; The Missing Hour: Rhythms and Algorithms, Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, 2015; The Warp and the Weft, Peep-Hole, Milan, 2012; Pareto Optimality, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2011; and We Are Making History, Entrèe, Bergen, Norway, 2011.danilocorreale.com