“Maria Hupfield is a maker, mover, connector, an Anishinaabe-kwe and member of Wasauksing First Nation. Like the artist herself, Hupfield’s work is never static. Her performances, sculptures and installations reference different spans and scales of times. The projects specifically reflect her resistance to the Western tendency to essentialize Native artists and treat them as interchangeable producers of exotic cultural experiences. Hupfield intervenes in white art institutions by inserting Indigenous knowledge structures into their practices.” Text by Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Art in America.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Canada
Modupeola Fadugba’s multimedia practice encompasses painting, drawing and socially-engaged installation. She explores the social history of communal swimming pools, within a greater context of visibility, access and representation. In Fadugba’s ongoing series Synchronised Swimmers, she continues to explore moving bodies, focusing on community and group dynamics, developing a new interest in interdisciplinary collaborations with other artists and local communities. As an avid and lifelong swimmer, her figures also represent her own challenges navigating the fluid landscape that is the art world.
Residents from Nigeria
Joaquín Boz creates abstract paintings and drawings of various scales. He works with the different qualities that materials offer to tell stories in his pieces. Boz’s paintings and drawings are the result of processes of ladening material.
Joaquín Boz has exhibited work at Móvil, Buenos Aires; Steve Turner, Los Angeles; and Barro | Arte contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, among others.joaquinboz.com