Nicolás Grum focuses his investigation on power relationships and its most diverse manifestations in different contexts. In the last years, he has been working specifically on museums from the western world, and collections acquired through colonial networks, providing a critique over museums representation and museological practice. He understands his work as a process that articulates through manipulation or re-interpretation of historical facts, in order to create an alternative narrative of what is imposed as “the official truth”.
Nicolás Grum has exhibited work at Beijing 798 Biennale; transmediale, Berlin; and Instituto Itaú Cultura, Sau Paulo, among others.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Chile
Lauren Kelley is a storyteller employing a wry wit when surveying notions of emotional excess. Her approach to animation combines clay-mation with a collection of tan, plastic toys to stylistically evoke the children’s television programs of the artist’s youth. Her jittery, low-tech ideas take place amongst Technicolor dioramas; a plush backdrop in contrast to the flaccid storylines of a discontented cast of innocent characters.
Residents from United States
Devin N. Morris
Devin N. Morris collapses memory and space to envision delicate new realms of existence. Informed by his upbringing in Baltimore and his personal experiences as a queer man of color, his work often portrays semi-fictive characters who exchange acts of kindness and care within surreal domestic settings. Extending his practice of collage into physical assemblage and sculpture, Morris creates site-specific environments that refract the domestic interior and subvert traditional values and social boundaries.