David Escalona uses ideas and concepts he studied in medical school as guiding principles in his artistic practice. The body, disease, disability, cure and the fragility of our existence are some of the topics present in his work. Escalona uses conflict and contingency as starting points for new artistic possibilities.
David Escalona has exhibited work at Instituto Cervantes New Dheli; CentroCentro Madrid; and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, among others.davidescalona.com
Residents from Spain
In her practice, Paky Vlassopoulou explores issues such as the production of knowledge, historization and ruins. Most recently, she has been particularly interested in the politics of service industries in relation to notions of care and hospitality. Her work often takes the form of an event, open to participation and discussion. In 2012, together with artists Chrysanthi Koumianaki and Kosmas Nikolaou, she co-founded 3 137, an artist run space operating in Athens, Greece.
Paky Vlassopoulou has had work commissioned by NEON Foundation and Whitechapel Gallery at the Gennadius Library/The American School of Classical Studies, Athens; and has exhibited work in a project by the New Museum, New York, and the DESTE Foundation, at the Benaki Museum, Athens, and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others.pakyvlassopoulou.com
Residents from Greece
Duy Hoàng’s practice focuses on the links between the connections/disconnections one experiences with their surrounding environment, between the mundanes to the phenomena, and from the potential of growth to the inevitability of decay. His work focuses on our relationship to the minute details around us in conjunction with the vast environment we are in. Hoàng entered the United States as a Vietnamese immigrant during his adolescent years and the transitional moment triggered his necessity for intensive observation and awareness.
Duy Hoàng has exhibited work at Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore; Wave Hill, New York; and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, among others.duy-h.com