Mercedes Azpilicueta has recently been working and collaborating with:
Nick Aikens is research curator at the Van Abbemuseum (since 2012) and a PhD candidate at Valand Art Academy, University of Gothenburg. Recent and ongoing projects have focused on the 1980s and specifically the UK Black Arts Movement, and a retrospective / monograph on Rasheed Araeen (2017-19). He leads the current research programme Deviant Practice at the Van Abbe. He is a Research Affiliate, CCC at the Visual Arts Department, HEAD, Geneva (since 2016) and a member of the editorial board for L’Internationale Online (since 2013). He has been a tutor at the Dutch Art Institute since 2013.
Guillermina Baiguera is a visual artist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Starting working with embroidery twenty years ago, her (self-taught) practice and research have been largely focused on this process, achieving a form of iconic embroidery. She is particularly interested in the notion of labour that is involved in it, but also in forcing the technique to challenge or enable a critical discourse around it. Since 2008 she has been developing her practice and teaching in Buenos Aires. Her work has been shown in Argentina, Japan, Germany and the United States, where she lived for two years. Between 2007 and 2018, she founded and directed the gallery Formosa in Buenos Aires.
Céline Berger is a French artist based in Cologne, Germany. She worked as an engineer for nearly 10 years before she became active artistically in 2009. She graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and in 2013 she was resident artist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam.
John Bingham-Hall is the Director of Theatrum Mundi, a charitable incorporated organisation, with the aim of improving the understanding of cities through education and research. John is Honorary Senior Lecturer at London’s Global University (UCL). He holds a BMus (Music) from Goldsmiths College, an MSc Advanced Architectural Studies and PhD Architectural Space and Computation from UCL.
Virginie Bobin develops collaborative curatorial projects. She is currently undertaking research about “The Fabrics of Untranslatability”, as part of the PhD-in-practice program in Artistic Research at the Akademie der bildenden Künste (Vienna). Until 2018, she was Head of Programs at Villa Vassilieff, a center for art, research and residencies in Paris, which she co-created in 2016. Previously, she worked for Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Manifesta Journal, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers and Performa, the New York Biennial for Performing Arts.
Constanza Castagnet is an artist from Buenos Aires based in Amsterdam working with music, text, installations, performance, compositions, and video. She is interested in the interaction between abstract sound and human voice, questioning the malleability of language, the materiality of speech and the limits of sense. She holds a MFA from Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. Her work has been shown in Argentina, Perú, United States, Austria, Japan and South Korea. In 2021 she created aux), an initiative run by students and funded by Sandberg Instituut and Rietveld Academie with the aim of collectively questioning the contemporary domination of image over sound.
Liza Casullo is a musician, performer, explorer. She works in projects that cross different languages and formats. She likes to make songs, use pedals, discover and mix sounds, sing and experiment with voice and movement. Between 2000 and 2008 he was part of the psychedelic rock band Doris, with which he recorded 3 albums and an EP edited by Ultrapop label. In 2012 she released her first solo album, Velvetbonzo that was presented in Buenos Aires, Rosario, México, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlín, Hamburgo among other cities. She has composed the music/sound design for various theater plays and works in projects that combine music, literature , visual and digital art.
Azul De Monte studied Image and Sound Design at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). She was a resident artist at Bundanon Trust, Australia (2013) and Art Student League of New York (2015). She was selected by the Argentinian Embassy of Malaysia to show her work at Art Expo Malaysia (2015). In 2016 was selected to participate in the Artists Program of the University Torcuato Di Tella. On 2017 she won the RADAR art prize for the production of a solo show in Centro Cultural Recoleta. In 2018 she showed her work at Fundación Federico Klemm and won two art prices under the category of sculpture at Salon Nacional Art Prize and Fondo Nacional de las Artes.
Kris Dittel is an independent editor and curator based in Rotterdam, as well as associate curator at the Onomatopee project space and publishing house in Eindhoven. Her work is informed by her background in economics and social sciences, as well as by her interest in forms of communication, and the relation between textual and visual language.
Laura Fernández Antolín (Valladolid, 1993) is a textile artist digging into the possibilities between body and space through garments. Understanding that wearing clothes is a form of discourse, she’s interested in how those discourses affect the body and how to open cracks for new realities. For this purpose, she likes to disturb methodologies and materials in order to cause effects into the symbolic constructions of the fashion institution.
setareh fatehi lives in Tehran and Amsterdam. Her work involves gathering bodies and their avatars, live streams of sounds and images, projectors and screens, dance as a social phenomenon and gaze as a choreographic tool. Creating trans-local collaborative spaces underlies her current practice. setareh is a freelance artist/choreographer, advisor, lecturer, performer, co-director of Jacuzzi dance space in Amsterdam and founder of paadarhavaa in Tehran. She holds MA and BA of Choreography from Amsterdam school of the arts (SNDO and DAS) and BA of Polymer engineering from Amirkabir university of technology (AUT) in Tehran.
Laura Hakel (Buenos Aires, 1984) is a curator of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires and professor at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino. In 2014 she was part of the Artists’ Program from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Some of her recent exhibitions include: Suspension Points by Jorge Macchi (Galería Continua, San Gimignano, 2018), Nuevas Esculturas by Mariana De Matteis (Galería Diego Obligado, Rosario 2018), Liliana Maresca: el ojo avizor, with Javier Villa (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 2017), Patricia by Gabriel Chaile (Museo de Arte Moderno, 2017), Cuerpos Pájaros [Body-birds] by Mercedes Azpilicueta (Museo de Arte Moderno, 2018), and ¿Quién es esa chica? by Flavia Da Rin (Museo de Arte Moderno, 2019).
Lucila Kenny – Natural Dyeing Studio
The use of plants for dyes is well-known. By drying, grinding, soaking and heating, plants are transmuted into pigments that will then be used to enrich people’s lives through the decoration of fibers, leather, fabrics, crafts, hair and even their bodies. But plants also possess a variety of curative properties. In a way, the colours obtained from the processing of these raw materials retain those healing attributes, moving from the material and chromatic dimension through a gateway that leads us to rediscover a forgotten traditional knowledge.
Laura Kneebone is an art historian enrolled in the RMA program Art and Performance Research at the University of Amsterdam. Her current research focuses on conceptual art and indigeneity in post-war Latin-America. She participated in the AICA mentorship program 2021 and was an editor for Simulacrum Magazine from 2019 – 2021. She now works as a research- and studio assistant for De Onkruidenier.
Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga is a researcher and curator. She is based in Madrid where she co-directs with Manuel Segade the escuelita at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo—CA2M, a research organism operating as the digestive system of the institution. She has taught and lectured at numerous places such as the De Appel Curatorial Program, Pompeu Fabra University, University of the Basque Country-EHU, Notre Dame University, SomethingYouShouldKnow, Nottingham Contemporary, Jeu de Paume and TEOR/Ética. She holds a degree in the Humanities from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and an MA in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths College.
Agustina Muñoz is a theater maker and writer, working with performance, films and books. She is interested in concepts such as group and individuality, intimacy and collectiveness, making solo performances and collective pieces. Choral texts, timelines, intimate narrations and historical material are used to work with time, heritage and the vertigo of the future. She holds a Master in Theater from Das, Amsterdamse Hogeschool Voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam. Her work has been shown in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ireland, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Spain. She writes regularly on art and culture in different publications of Argentina.
Maria Naidu is a Swedish choreographer based in Malmö. She debuted as a dancer in 1987 and is a former dancer with New York based Jennifer Muller/THE WORKS. Naidu presented her first choreographic work in 1989 and has since created and produced over 35 choreographic works, vastly different in nature, of various lengths and for all kinds of spaces. Her work has been presented in 14 countries on five continents. In addition she continues to perform in others’ productions and choreographs for theater and opera productions in Sweden and abroad.
Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She works with multiple mediums and disciplines, such as text-based works, performance, video, sound and self-published books. She graduated from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) in 2011 and has attended the International Study Programme at Maumaus (Lisbon) in 2005. Next to her artistic practice she collaborates with several artists as a works as a web developer.
Verónica Rossi is an archivist and curator based in Buenos Aires. She has a background in History and since 2012 she has been curating the archive of the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA). She has been working as a researcher for various exhibitions, such as for Rogelio Polesello (2014), Pablo Suárez (2018) and Mundo Propio Fotografía Moderna Argentina (2019). Rossi oversees and advises numerous archives of Argentine artists and writers; during the period 2011-2016 she re-organised the entire archive of the writer Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, which contributed to raise the value of his work and led to various publications.
Veronica Rossi curates the archive of Mercedes Azpilicueta.
Lucile Sauzet is a designer based in Paris. She graduated from ENSCI-les Ateliers. Her work focuses on the notion of embodiment and care. It takes shape through the use of soft materials. Her practice includes creating experimental objects and costumes and researching sustainable lifestyles. In 2017, she founded Flux Initiative, an experimental design studio.
Vanina Scolavino (1976) lives in Buenos Aires where she works as a Graphic Designer. Specialized in editorial and information design, she has developed several editorial projects in a local and international level. Since 2007 she has established important collaboration with artists, institutions and galleries where she develops the visual and conceptual identity. Interested in the idea of art as a process, she considers editing to be an artistic practice itself. Vanino collaborates with multidisciplinary artists such as Luis Garay (dance), Eduardo Navarro (visual art), Diego Bianchi (visual art) and Eduardo Williams (cinema). She is the Editorial Director of artist’s Adrian Villar Rojas working team.
Alan Segal is an artist whose work has been shown internationally at BIENALSUR (the South America Contemporary Art Biennial), Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Hessel Museum of Art (New York, USA), The Kitchen (New York, USA), Wroclaw Art Center (Wroclaw, Poland), Blau Projects (São Paulo, Brazil), Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basel, Switzerland), Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Viennale (Vienna Film Festival) and the New York Film Festival. Segal received his MFA from Bard College.
Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea (CL/NL) studied at the SNDO in Amsterdam and was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. His work seeks to envelope its viewer into visual introspection as a result from actively subtracting the importance of the human within performance art. Crafting a shielded presence that allows shades to step in. Furthermore he possesses a strong interest in subculture and sub-cultural production by means of digital connectivity throughout various internet sites and social networks: Au†¡smo @autismo_inc.orporado
Angeliki Tzortzakaki is a writer and curator currently based in Amsterdam. She is a Junior Curator of School of Waters, the 19th edition of Mediterranea biennale and previously a research fellow of “A Natural Oasis?”. She is the co-founder of ‘Scores for Gardens’, a study group working on the intersection of performance and critical theory and since 2019, she co-organizes the nomad artist residency bi-. In Amsterdam she runs the feminist reading club ‘Readings with friends (of friends)’. Her research looks into ecologies of self-organization, hospitality, economies of knowledge production and friendships as ongoing processes of becoming otherwise.
Jacco van Uden is Professor of Change Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he is engaged in developing innovative types of organizations. He takes a keen interest in the question of how the arts can inform the world of management and organization. Jacco has a background in organization studies and received his PhD from the University of Humanistic Studies.
Tiago Worm Tirone (Sintra) is an Amsterdam-based musician and audio engineer. He works at SAE Institute and collaborates with several artists as a sound editor.