'Espacio Geográfico', Carla Chaim, Andrés Marroquin, Ding Musa, Santiago Roose

Artists: Carla Chaim, Andrés Marroquin, Ding Musa, Santiago Roose
Dates: February 20th – April 3rd 2018
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“Espacio Geográfico”

This exhibition tries to gather works that, in some way, contain a reflection about space and how that space relates and reflects the human relationships that make up and are influenced by that medium. The concept widely developed by Milton Santos, one of the greatest Brazilian thinkers, serves as an inspiration for the union of these works and the conversation between artists in order to conceive the exhibition.
Carla Chaim (1983, Brazil) seeks in her works on paper and in her photographs and actions recorded on video, to go beyond the limits of the traditional conception of drawing. More than a support for the development of an idea, or an initial sketch of a work that will be created, drawing in your work appears essentially as a vestige of the action of a body on a given support, a trace of its presence, or even the remnant of a gesture. Chaim works her pieces with the notion of control, through pre-established rules and in her physical movements by making, for example, a drawing, using the body as an important tool in this process, thinking of it as a place of conceptual discussion by exploring its physical and social limits. A graduate of BBAA, she has participated in residencies such as Arteles, Finland (2013) and The Banff Center for the Arts, Canada, (2010). His work has been seen in exhibitions such as Frucht & Faulheit, Lothringer13 Halle, Munich, Germany; CODE, Osnova Gallery, Moscow, Russia (2017); Ao Amor do Público I, Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016); Film Sector, Art Basel, Miami, USA (2015); Into the Light, Raquel Arnaud Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil (2015); Ichariba Chode, North Gallery Square, Saitama, Japan (2015); Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation – CIFO, Miami, USA (2014).
Andrés Marroquín Winkelmann (1983, Lima, Peru) studied Communication Science at the University of Lima. In 2002 he moved to Berlin, where he began his photography studies at the FAS school (Fotografie amSchiffbauerdamm) and continued his career at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie und Gestalltung academy, where he graduated in 2009. His work has been exhibited at various festivals, as well as group and individual exhibitions around the world, including the Berliner Kunstsaloon (Germany), Italian Photofestival of Savignano, F-Stop Festival (Italy), Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie (Germany), Fotosommer Stuttgart (Germany), Arróniz Contemporáneo (Mexico), 980 Galeria (Colombia) and Galleria Contemporaneo (Italy). His work has also been presented at Solo Projects at ArtLima 2014, curated by Octavio Zaya, as well as at ArtRio 2014, curated by Pablo León de la Barra and Julieta González. Recently, the FOLA museum (Argentina) exhibited one of its most recent projects “The name of a promises color” an individual show and he also had participated in the Mercosur Biennial with an installation which expanded its individual show in Revolver Gallery entitled “From the shape to the dust”.
Ding Musa (1979, São Paulo, Brazil) studied Music and Geography at the University of São Paulo. His work, although focus on photography, also includes video, drawing and installation. His creative interests are focus on concepts such as light, perception, space, or geometric shapes. With the attempt to question the function and usefulness of existing images, and with the concern to look for other possible ways of relating to them, the artist proposes a new visual construction of the world, of the possibilities of representing it and of relating to it from the photographic In this sense, it seeks to expand the traditional conception of photography as a representative support, to reflect on its intrinsic properties. He had participated in the tactile art residencies BOSCH, in Cardiff (Wales) in 2004; In the Carpe Diem Arte y investigación, in Lisbon (Portugal) in 2012; and at the CAJ, Art Residences Program in Tokyo (Japan) in 2015. And he has taught History of Photography at the Senac and SESC Santana, in 2009 and 2010, respectively. His works are distributed in museums in Brazil and in international spaces, such as the Museum of Modern Art of El
Salvador, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza (Dragon Center of the Sea), the Contemporary Art Museum of Goiás, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná, State Museum of Pará, the Riberão Preto Art Salon and the Cultural Center of Municipal Goods in São Paulo. Recently it has been incorporated into the Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo and the Museum of Rio Grande do Sul Art.
Santiago Roose (1974, Lima, Peru). Although their pieces could be pigeonholed mainly within what is understood as “installations”, they are difficult to classify, and even more to apprehend: perishable structures, constructions of absurd appearance, aberrant buildings as a conceptual translation of our relationship -perhaps, and often absurd and even aberrant – with public spaces, the ownership and distribution of wealth and opportunities. He has exhibited individually in Peru, Bulgaria, Spain, France and Germany. He has developed intervention projects in public and site-specific spaces in several countries, the last “Maloka” being held in 2012 in Burkina Faso, Africa, with the support of the Prince Claus Foundation of the Netherlands. He has received the following distinctions: Artist’s Residence in White Room, Germany (2009), Espace 29, Bordeaux, France (2007), among others. He obtained the First Prize and the scholarship of the VI Contest of Plastic Arts of Fundación Telefónica (2002-2003) and his project was chosen as the winner in the last Open Center in Lima.