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
Doyen’s sculptures are sort of prosthesis, extensions of the body which allow its transformation into a picture. Her work always revolves around the question of “what happens when a picture is created?” In contrast to the tableau vivant, in which dead pictures are reenacted by living bodies, Doyen does not simply transfer the frozen temporal image back into corporeality, but instead she sets in motion a complex process of pictorial genesis between present and absent bodies, previous and subsequent images, sculptures and poses. (Excerpt Ute Stuffer from From the Pose to the Picture: Thoughts upon the Works of Jacqueline Doyen, exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein Hannover, 2009)
Jacqueline Doyen (born 1978, Nice, France) graduated from Nice’s Villa Arson in 2002 and from the HBK Braunschweig, Germany in 2005. She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Doyen has exhibited work at MARTa Herford, Germany; EVA International Biennial, Limerick, Ireland; and Gammel Holtegård, Holte, Copenhagen, among others.
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Residents from France
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.