Top 5 | SWAB BARCELONA 2017


CLIMA  |  Matteo Nasini

 

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Sparkling Matter is an investigation through stages of consciousness, sound and matter, focused on the exploration of sleep and dreams in ephemeral and material forms. Is the result of Nasini’s research in between sound, technologies and neuroscience to scan and transform into sound and substance the brain weaves radiated while dreaming. In 2016 this project was presented in Milan at Marsèlleria and Clima Gallery. Nasini exhibited an initial series of sculptures made with the data from REM activity, as well as a performance (sleep concert): a person slept inside the space of Marsèlleria while the public was able to listen in real time to the harmonies generated from sleep and the sleeper’s dreams for the entire night. A second presentation took place in January 2017 at the Galleria Nazionale di Roma. With Notturno Smarrito, he repeated the night-long performance, and developed a circular audio system of 12 independent speakers reproducing an ideal perimeter of the brain. Each speaker was associated with a different electrode of the EEG connected to the sleeper, creating a spatial view of the synapses and cerebral connections that occur during the various stages of sleep. Thus the generated sounds became a three-dimensional environment, wherein the audience could navigate into. Sparkling Matter was the winner of the Talent Prize 2016 and it was shown at MACRO, Rome. Matteo Nasini presented the project at Palazzo Fortuny during the opening days of the Venice Biennale 2017.

Clima


PORTAS VILASECA | Iris Helena

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Iris born in João Pessoa (1987), northeast of Brazil, Iris holds a degree in Fine Arts and is completing her master’s in Contemporary Poetics in the Fine Arts department at the Universidade de Brasília/Brazil. A critic and poetic investigation of the city and urban landscape characterize her work. She uses objects/surfaces removed from her daily consumption within a range of different artistic approaches, such as photography and installation. She held three solo exhibitions (2009, 2013, 2015) and participated in several collective exhibitions, among which the 61ª Salão de Abril, in Fortaleza/Brazil (2010), Prêmio EDP nas Artes, at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo/Brazil (2011), City As A Process at II Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art in Eketerinburg/Russia (2012) stand out. In 2011, she attended the program RUMOS ARTES VISUAIS edition 2011-2013 of Itaú Cultural/Brazil and participated in artistics residences: in Acre/Brazil (2012), Frankfurt/Germany (2013), Brasília/Brazil (2014) e Olhos D’agua, Goiás/Brazil (2015). Lives and works in Brasília.

Portas Vilaseca


MADRAGOA  |  Gonçalo Preto

 

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Gonçalo Preto | Madragoa

Gonçalo Preto was born in 1991 and he lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. Education: 2nd BFA Fine Arts (Drawing & Painting) – Academy of Art University, San Francisco, US, Exchange Student (Erasmus) – Kassel Kunsthochschule, Kassel, Germany and BFA Product Design – Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon, Portugal. With his Solo Show in 2017  “Interlude” SWAB Barcelona Art Fair with Galeria Madragoa (PT); Barcelona, Spain and in 2017 FRAGMENTO, MADRAGOA ENCIMA, Galeria Madragoa; Lisbon, Portugal. He participated in Residencies in 2017 to the 7th Edition – Walk&Talk Azores, Azores, Portugal and in 2016 to the 1st Edition – Tapada da Tojeira, Vila Velha de Ródão, Portugal.

Madragoa

 


MICHELA RIZZO  |  Matteo Fato

 

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Matteo Fato | Michela Rizzo Gallery

Matteo Fato born in Pescara (Italy) in 1979. Currently lives and works in Pescara. His work is present in numerous private and public collections in Italy and abroad. He is professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, Italy.

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2014 Premio Terna (2° placed, Painting Prize, Torino, Italy)
2013 Award Level 0 – Art Verona, as an artist selected by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio for the Gamec Museum (Bergamo, Italy)
2012 Premio Città di Treviglio (Treviglio, Italy, 2012)
2012 Residency at the Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art (Paris) with the solo exhibition Vidéos_Dessins, and the participation in the exhibition The collection Giuliana Thomas et Setari, retour à l’intime (La maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert).
2010 Residency at ArtOmi (New York)
2008 Residency at the Fondazione Spinola Banna (Turin, Italy) with Adrian Paci as Visiting Professor.
From July 2015 Residency for two months at the Nordic Artists‘ Centre Dalsåsen (NKD) in Norway.

Michela Rizzo Gallery


PALMADOTZE  |  Andrea Mármol

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Andrea Mármol | Palmadotze

Andrea Mármol ( La Antigua, Guatemala, 1988). She began her artistic career in the residences that Espiraa /La Espora achieves in Nicaragua promoting the art of the Central American isthmus, where she has contact with contemporary painting and new media. Although her works have been developed mainly around painting, he has also experimented with video and public interventions in which she has carried out projects in conj unction with visual artist Alberto Rodríguez Co-founded in Guatemala MARES Association (Artistic Mediation Education and Development), which promotes critical and reflective education of artistic expression with specal emphasis on the visual arts through educational platforms such as the Laboratory of Contemporary Art and Culture ARCALAB which designed and coordinated during 2013-2014, promoting the participation of young artists and networking approach to promote cultural activities. She has worked in various public and private institutions as facilitator of art,cultural management and art mediation. She developed the artistic mediation of the 19th Biennial de Arte Paiz and coordinated a Diploma in management of artistic and cultural projects by Ciudad de la Imaginación in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. As a visual artist, her works have been mainly developedaround interventions in public spaces, painting, and video. Winner of Luis Javier Castro Scholarship for Central American artists, she is currently artist in residence at Flora ars + natura in Bogota, Colombia. In Palmadotze and curated by Imma Prieto, she participated in the collective “Landscapes. The stigma of the social (Els Monjos, Barcelona, 2015) and in the program IN / OUT of Swab 2016. This curator also included her in “Beyond the Tropics”, which was exhibited at the IUAV University in Venice, coinciding with the 56 Biennial of Venice, and was produced by the University together with the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID), and the collaboration of Loop Barcelona and the support of the Aids Mobility AC/ E. She is currently an artist living in FLORA ars + natura in Bogotá, Colombia. Winner of the scholarship for Central American artists Luis Javier Castro.

 

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