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: Danish Arts Foundation
Thomas Poulsen (FOS)
FOS’ practice investigates how physical space achieves signiﬁcance through social interaction and how the aesthetics of social space challenge and transform social constructs. Referring to his approach as Social Design, FOS suggests solutions through the investigation of the physicality of social relations. ‘I see the world as constituted of layers – only a small part visible to us – that exists as a reaction of what lies underneath. What we learn and perceive is in our behavior, what isn’t learned is a part of our reactions. Our social construct is a machine in this framework.’
Residents from Denmark
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.