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.grum.cl
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Residents from Chile
Miki Leal’s practice is characterized by the use of irony, a distancing from conventional painting, and the questioning of “isms”. His “Mikithology,” an extensive personal iconography, covers a range of interests: from art history, cinema, and travel, to jazz, architecture, and camp. Over the years he has developed sculptural ceramic pieces as a way to take his painting into 3D space. Using paper as his favored support, his work is always somewhere between realism and abstraction, and is often autobiographical.
Miki Leal has exhibited work at Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles; County Hall Gallery, London; and CAC Málaga, Spain, among others.
Residents from Spain
Conny Karlsson Lundgren
Conny Karlsson Lundgren is a visual artist based in Stockholm and Hoby Mosse. He works with film, text, image, and archival documents, to explores themes around social, political, and individual identities. In his practice, the artist employs interdisciplinary methods to present alternative realities and social agreements reimagined through experiences, contrapositions, desires, and secret codes. Karlsson Lundgren is interested in the archive as both carrier of information and a mechanism of control. He holds an MFA from Valand Academy of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, Sweden, and participated in the Studio Research Program at Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, The Netherlands in 2014–15.