In the context of their solo exhibition at ISCP, Escape Routes and Waiting Rooms, Foundland will discuss some of the central themes covered in their exhibition related to subjective strategies of mapping, as well as the relation between their work and the media’s reportage of the Syrian situation. They will touch on previous works that examine how the conflict is represented on social media through the creative expression of activists and propaganda-makers.
Foundland is in residency at ISCP from July to September 2014, sponsored by Edge of Arabia, in partnership with Art Jameel. Their work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals including Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2012), Impakt Festival, Utrecht (2011, 2012), BAK, Utrecht (2012), and Visual Arts Festival Damascus, Istanbul (2013). They have given master classes and lecture presentations at Studium Generale ArtEZ, Arnhem, de Appel for Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and at the Athens Biennial 2013.
Livia Alexander is a New York based curator, scholar and arts administrator. She teaches arts management and theory at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Alexander is a regular consultant to a variety of art organizations and galleries and is the co-founder of ArteEast, a leading international non-profit organization promoting Middle Eastern art. She curates, lectures and publishes extensively about Middle Eastern art, art markets, and film.