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.
Residents from Mexico
‘Lee positions himself as an exile, witness or an actor in his video and photography work. In doing so he creates a cultural meshing, a mapping of digital, conceptual zones and geographies thereby transposing political and sexual identities that combine to unravel his construction. He borrows from ancient scholarly literature and mythological stories-substituting himself as exiled or displaced from the society in a photographic space or video.’ (Yu Yeon Kim, catalogue for Mediations Biennale)
Residents from South Korea
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.