Nicolás Grum focuses his investigation on power relationships and its most diverse manifestations in different contexts. In the last years, he has been working specifically on museums from the western world, and collections acquired through colonial networks, providing a critique over museums representation and museological practice. He understands his work as a process that articulates through manipulation or re-interpretation of historical facts, in order to create an alternative narrative of what is imposed as “the official truth”.
Nicolás Grum has exhibited work at Beijing 798 Biennale; transmediale, Berlin; and Instituto Itaú Cultura, Sau Paulo, among others.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Chile
Tommy Kha’s work is a mapping of Asian Diaspora and possible spaces for queerness. He is interested in photographic imaging of Otherness. In his practice, he often rephotographs cutouts to create pictures that straddle between self-portrait, still life, and landscape. Kha’s work is a continuation of his mother’s photographs from 1984—a year after she fled Vietnam. His mother’s images depict gatherings, celebration, and liberation, whereas Kha’s picture making is performative and collaborative.
Residents from United States
Devin N. Morris
Devin N. Morris collapses memory and space to envision delicate new realms of existence. Informed by his upbringing in Baltimore and his personal experiences as a queer man of color, his work often portrays semi-fictive characters who exchange acts of kindness and care within surreal domestic settings. Extending his practice of collage into physical assemblage and sculpture, Morris creates site-specific environments that refract the domestic interior and subvert traditional values and social boundaries.