Past Resident2010: FONCA - Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes
Rodrigo Ímaz imbues his graphic work with strategies that are site-specific in order to investigate the blurry limits between time and space. Through poetical analogies of nature and anthropogenic events his work emphasizes the inadequacies of instrumental reason and criticizes contemporary societies through an exploration of the violent relationship between life and the cycles of nature. In Ímaz’s work, organic forms arise threatening arrogant human pride and the course of progress, while his visual poetry ennobles human creations.
Past Resident2010: Wallace Arts Trust
Richard Lewer was born in New Zealand and currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. He has exhibited widely in Australia and has recently had two major survey exhibitions. Marked by a skeptical humor and a focus upon the darker sides of human behavior and social identity, Lewer’s work often involves close observation and subjective encounters with family, religious, sport and criminal subjects, leading to insightful and absurd narrative reflections on good and evil, life and mortality (Hammond, 2009). Lewer is represented by OrexArt, New Zealand and Hugo Michell Gallery, Australia.
Residents from New Zealand
Past Resident2010: Anonymous
Borea’s work is characterized by the continuous displacement and use of diverse media and materials. The openness toward these media define Borea’s approach, where the object’s time and history are of fundamental importance within the plastic discourse. His work explores the relationship between different cultures and histories. The role of distance in cultural, economic and social events constitute an important part in the process and execution of his works. Borea has exhibited individually and collectively in several venues in Europe, Latin America and the U.S.
Alberto Borea was part of There Is No Flag Large Enough, a collaborative project with Stefano Cagol and Maryam Najd.