Marius Mircea Ritiu
In his practice, Marius Mircea Ritiu aims to reflect on the importance and/or triviality of heritage, borders and nationalism. He encourages viewers to think about notions of global responsibility, consciousness, and citizenship. Ritiu examines how technology and information sharing enable the increased mobility of ideas, goods and people, and the impact this has on shifting physical borders. Ideas around the universe, the “Big Bang Theory”, black holes, wormholes, time travels, relativity, and the forces of nature are recurring themes in his work.
Marius Mircea Ritiu graduated with a BA and MA in Classical Sculpture from the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and obtained an MA from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium. He left Romania in 2010 together with his colleague and friend, Cristian Bors. Bors & Ritiu worked as an artist duo from 2010 until 2017. During these seven years, they explored ideas of traveling, movement, and migration, transforming their experience as Eastern European immigrants in a Western European country into a source of inspiration. Ritiu is currently represented by Slag Gallery, New York.
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Residents from Belgium
In his practice, Nicanor Araoz attempts to push the boundaries of materials in search of intermediate emotional states. He uses the mediums of drawing, installation and other formats through which accumulation, assembly, dissection and other dissimilar operational gestures come into play, combining a faulty system of references. Araoz’s work explores themes related to Spiritism, monstrosity, sculpture techniques during the last Argentinian military dictatorship, materials of industrial consumption, and negative feelings as spaces of political enunciation.
Nicanor Araoz (born Buenos Aires, 1981) lives and works in Buenos Aires. He attended the National University of La Plata and Torcuato di Tella University, Buenos Aires. Araoz produces objects, installations and sculptures using comic books, Internet imagery and romantic mythologies as his reference points. His most recent works include Glotica, Barro Arte Contemporaneo, 2015 and Antologia Genetica. Esculturas y estudios encadenados, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, 2006-2016.
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Residents from Argentina
Gracia Khouw’s works explore language, both visual and auditory. She creates minimal geometrical arrangements in which our comprehension of letters and their symbolic meaning are disturbed. Khouw’s images float between purely geometrical designs and readable letters and symbols.
Gracia Khouw attended the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, and the Design Academy Eindhoven. Khouw has exhibited at art spaces internationally including at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and at the Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, and her work is part of private collections around the world. She is represented by Galerie Hein Elferink.