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
Knut Åsdam is a filmmaker, installation artist, sculptor, photographer, and writer. His work explores contemporary society and its psychological and material effects. He is also interested in the toll of everyday life, including how individuals construct and negotiate their identities in reaction to the rules and organizations of contemporary society. Åsdam is engaged in a deep reworking of narrative film from within a contemporary art context and also works in the public realm.
Knut Åsdam has had exhibitions at Tate Modern, London; Kunsthalle Bern; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, among others.
Residents from Norway
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.