Raul Valverde’s artworks are context specific and respond to the temporal and spatial conditions in which they are displayed. Interested in the construction of art environments and viewer participation, Valverde’s work provides a staged experience of perception. His installations, videos, and computer-generated artworks are situated in the intersection of photography, architecture, and sculpture. Focusing on spatial expectations, his Sunlight Entering Museums, 2030 series simulates how the sunlight will enter diverse art museums on the artist’s future 50th birthday. His Cartagena de Indias project Paisaje Adaptado–another illusionist space–is a Mediterranean landscape placed on the Caribbean coast. Similarly, his digital images DRP translate into chromatic charts the natural evolution of Regent’s Park in London, while reflecting on the multiple variables involved in the process of perceiving our surroundings.
Raul Valverde (born Madrid, 1980) received an MA from Central Saint Martins, London, and an MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and an Artist In The Marketplace Fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Valverde has exhibited at the #1 Cartagena Biennial, Colombia; Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, New York,; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; NURTUREart, Brooklyn; Tabacalera, Madrid; Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Instituto Cervantes, Milan; Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid; and Royal College of Art, London, among others. Valverde teaches at the Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts, New York.
Ground Floor Residents
Carolina Falkholt has developed her art form of graffiti by combining painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, text, music and video. Her work challenges old ideas of gender stereotypes and the use of the female body.
Carolina Falkholt (born 1977) is a Swedish artist known for her characteristic wall paintings. Her work has been included in multiple museum exhibitions, most recently in Wanås Konst, Gothenburg Museum of Art, and Eskilstuna Art Museum. She is represented by Galleri Thomassen in Sweden.
Residents from Sweden
Imara Limon is a curator at the Amsterdam Museum, where she curated the exhibition Black Amsterdam (2016) about black role models in the Netherlands. Limon has a background in Contemporary Art, Museology and Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam.
Imara Limon (1988) curated Black & Revolutionary, an initiative by The Black Archives, and leads the museum program New Narratives that reconsiders the stories told around its collections. Limon is a board member of Kunsten ’92 and winner of the National Museum Talent Prize 2017.