Rodrigo Ímaz imbues his graphic work with strategies that are site-specific in order to investigate the blurry limits between time and space. Through poetical analogies of nature and anthropogenic events his work emphasizes the inadequacies of instrumental reason and criticizes contemporary societies through an exploration of the violent relationship between life and the cycles of nature. In Ímaz’s work, organic forms arise threatening arrogant human pride and the course of progress, while his visual poetry ennobles human creations.
Residents from Mexico
Iris Kensmil creates postcolonial works originating in her personal experience. Born in Amsterdam, she spent part of her youth in Paramaribo, Surinam. She explores self-representation of being ‘Black-European’ in paintings, murals, drawings, and layered installations. Her works commemorate and celebrate historical moments in the emancipation struggle of black people. In the absence of societal reflection on this theme in continental Europe, she has found most of her inspiration in the USA. Beside this, her works about Surinam focus on acquiring autonomous and good governance by the former colonized population.
Residents from The Netherlands
Borea’s work is characterized by the continuous displacement and use of diverse media and materials. The openness toward these media define Borea’s approach, where the object’s time and history are of fundamental importance within the plastic discourse. His work explores the relationship between different cultures and histories. The role of distance in cultural, economic and social events constitute an important part in the process and execution of his works. Borea has exhibited individually and collectively in several venues in Europe, Latin America and the U.S.
Alberto Borea was part of There Is No Flag Large Enough, a collaborative project with Stefano Cagol and Maryam Najd.