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Manuel Hernández-Ruiz Sgr Galeria

Manuel Hernández-Ruiz, SGR Galería

Manuel Hernández was born in 1986 in the city of Cali. In 2010 he graduated as a Plastic Artist from the Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá. Between 2007 and 2011, he built the collective TALLER18, a platform for the development of editorial projects, self-managed graphic workshops and emerging art exhibitions. This experience enriched the artist’s practice and led him to techniques such as screen printing, drawing and painting. In Hernández’s work, graphic poster aesthetics, as an explicit communicative intention, and fatalism as a form of poetry, are resources for the consolidation of a transgressive language. Among his most recent work is the individual exhibition “El Sentido De Las Cosas” at SGR Galería, Bogotá (2016).

Julia Sbriller and Joaquín Wall Quimera

Julia Sbriller and Joaquín Wall, MANDALA IX, Quimera

Julia Sbriller and Joaquín Wall are a multidisciplinary artistic duo based in Argentina. They work in relation to the individual and collective body, its possibilities of encounter and relationship. From different media they ask about the scale, the space representation and the body in it. Their work focuses on the human being, his ability to bond, to (dis)identify and to transform; they wonder about new ways and possibilities of meeting and being together.

Julia Sbriller (b. 1986, La Plata, Argentina) is a photographer, architect and performer. She coordinates ‘Creadores de Imagenes’ (Latin American education network space) and is co-creator of Pista.

Joaquin Wall (b. 1986, La Plata, Argentina) is a visual artist, videographer and performer. His hybrid and experimental work uses different mediums such as installation, the social, cinematographic, public space and sculpture.

Kimia Ferdowsi Kline 68 Projects

Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, KneesPuledIn 2019, 68 Projects

Kimia Ferdowsi Kline earned an M.F.A. at the San Francisco Art Institute and holds a B.F.A. in painting from Washington University in St. Louis. She has mounted solo exhibitions at Turn Gallery (New York), Marrow Gallery (San Francisco), The Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and 68 Projects (Berlin, Germany). Select group shows include The Drawing Center, Ceysson & Bénétière, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. In 2015 she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts residency and grant. Most recently she was honored to be nominated for a Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant.

As an extension of her studio practice, Kimia directs the art programming of Wythe Hotel, where she’s curated over 20 public installations, 15 group shows, and launched an in-house cinema residency program.  She splits her time between Nashville and New York.

Houda Terjuman RoFa Projects

Houda Terjuman, Time suspended caught between the river and a frontier, RoFa Projects

Isolation, loneliness and exile are present in the narrative. The connection with nature facilitates this process and gives us the so-called soft fascination that distracts us from our thoughts. The Golden Palm symbolizes the search for El Dorado, the desired land.

Houda Terjuman es una artista visual suiza y siria. Nació y vive en Marruecos. En sus esculturas flotantes nos lleva a un viaje por el Medio Oriente, Europa y África.  Houda Terjuman está presente en galerías, ferias de arte contemporáneo, museos e instituciones como el Institut du Monde Arabe en París, el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Mohammed VI en Rabat, el Museo Aga Khan en Toronto y la fundación Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton.

Violeta Mayoral Ethall

Violeta Mayoral, EtHALL

Violeta Mayoral (Almería, 1988) studied Communication and Cultural Industries at UB (Barcelona) with a mention in Semiotics at UNAM (DF, Mexico) through an Iberoamerican scholarship from Banco Santander that she got in 2014. Currently she combines her artistic practice with theoretical research. She was a member of the experimental research group Improbable Research Group. Her work is represented by the  Gallery in Barcelona. She has recently shown her work at Sala de Arte Joven in Madrid in an exhibition curated by Ana Cebrian and Carmen Oviedo. She has shown her work at the festival for emerging artists ArtNou 2019 with the project “Un buen lugar para dar marcha atrás“.

Also that same year she participated in the art fair Arte Contemporáneo Santander. In 2018 she collaborated in a project during a residency at Graner with Juana del Amar. She has previously participated in various exhibitions including the installation Down at the Festival Konvent.0 in Berga, the installation “Estados alterados en costumbres diarias” with the Mexican artist Carlos Morales or “Call me”, a sample of video work recorded via Skype during short periods of isolation in diverse spaces such as a warehouse in Palma de Mallorca, a shipping container in the woods or a wooden hut in the middle of the city. She has recently published her work in A*DESK Barcelona. In 2016, she wrote “La imagen terrorista” with evolved ideas from previous research published as “La imagen en la construcción de la realidad” (2013) in the magazine Irreverencias, Cirugía y Estética published by the  Department of History of Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Culture of the University of Barcelona.

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