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Natalia Valencia

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Natalia Valencia
(b. 1984, Bogotá, Columbia, lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico)




Natalia Valencia is an independent curator based in Mexico City. She has collaborated with institutions such as Museo de Arte Moderno MAMM in Medellín, L'appartement 22 in Rabat, CAPC Museum in Bordeaux, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Museo Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá, Proyectos Ultravioleta in Guatemala. She is a former editor of Terremoto Magazine in Mexico and she worked as fellow researcher of Latin American art at Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2013.





Residency: January 22 - March 5, 2018
Supported by: The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: RADIO RABATOKYO Live Streaming
Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 / 18:30 - 19:30 (17:30 Door open)
Venue: SodaCCO


Installation view, "Los Multinaturalistas", Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, 2017, curated by Natalia Valencia



Installation view "Serpientes, Aurora Pellizzi", L' appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco, 2016, curated by Natalia Valencia



Terremoto #8 "La Vida Eterna", Mexico City, 2016, edited by Natalia Valencia


2018-1-23

Sara Ouhaddou

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Sara Ouhaddou
(b. 1986 in Paris, lives and works in Paris, France)




Born in France in a traditional Moroccan family and graduated from the École Olivier De Serres in Paris. Sara Ouhaddou's dual culture informs her practice as a continuous cultural and anthropological dialogue, questioning the transformations of her heritage. Ouhaddou strikes a balance between traditional Moroccan art forms and the conventions of contemporary art, aiming to place artistic creation's in forgotten cultural continuities into new perspectives.

She has exhibited at numerous group exhibitions extensively and art festivals such as "Islamic Art festival" (Sharja Art Museum, Sharjah, 2017), "Crafts Becomes Modern!", (Bauhaus Dessau Fondation, Germany, 2017), "Lettres ouvertes" (Institut des Cultures d'Islam, France, 2017-18), "Marrakech Biennale" (Morocco, 2016). Solo exhibitions include, "IMPRESSION//IMPRESSION" (Morocco, 2017) and "Wasalnalilio/On en set arrive là" (Polaris Gallery, France, 2017).

The award received include Arab Fund for Art and Culture grant and One Percent contemporary art NYC, Little Syria project. She has taken part in artist-residencies at L'appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco, Edge Of Arabia ISCP residency, New-York (2015) among others.

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Residency: January 15, 2018 - March 12, 2018
Supported by: The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: RADIO RABATOKYO Live Streaming
Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 / 18:30 - 19:30 (17:30 Door open)
Venue: SodaCCO


Stained glass Installation, 2017 / Photo by Marc Domage



Stained glass Installation, 2017 / Photo by Marc Domage



Ourika Road, White Clay, 2016 / Photo by Marwen Farhat


Green Titaween, Silk embroidery, 2013 / Photo by Rebecca Fanuele


Wassalna Lilo, woven cotton, Tanger, 2016 / Photo by Sara Ouhaddou

2018-1-23

Jackson Sprague

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Jackson Sprague
(Born in 1982, Devon, UK. Lives and works in London)




Sprague's sculptures develop from the everyday eventfulness of home life and its routines, including travel to and from his studio, picking up discarded cardboard and other materials from streets on his way. The intimate drama of living with objects is transposed to the gallery where his sculptures often demand the attentions of gallery staff, to water and replace flowers in his vases, or pull the viewer into a physical and emotional proximity with the specific use of scale and text, as well as inferred bodily or autobiographical symbolism. Sprague's work plays-up tensions between aesthetic and functional, sculptural and pictorial, lasting and ephemeral: a room divider performs as a painting, a painting on the wall is also a plaster cast sculpture, painted cardboard appears to be ceramic. These ambiguities are characteristic of relationships, physical and psychical, Sprague's work tenderly exposes.

He gained an MA from Royal College of Art and BA from Goldsmiths College. Recent exhibitions include: Breese Little, London, UK; Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, SP; Emalin, Stirling, Scotland, UK; The Unturned archive, online; Frutta, Rome, IT; CASS Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, UK; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK; Edel Assanti, London, UK; Limoncello Gallery, London, UK; Cole Contemporary, London, UK (solo); Millington Marriott, London, UK; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK; Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, UK; Hobbs Mclaughlin, London, UK; Horton Gallery, Berlin, DE; Plaza Plaza, London. Past residencies include Cite des Arts, Paris, France.

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Residency: February 1, 2017 - March 15, 2017
Supported by: The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)


The Artists Wife, 2015
Plywood, gouache, 260 x 240 x 3 cm
Courtesy of Frutta




Hard not to be clumsy when analysing my impulses, my mind asks: is this right? and then it answers yes or no, 2015
Glazed ceramic, sunflowers maintained by gallery staff, 70 × 30 × 30 cm
Courtesy of Frutta




Lips, 2017
Cardboard, resin, steel, wood, acrylic, 200 x 40 x 18 cm
Courtesy of Breese Little



2017-2- 3

Eva Masterman

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Eva Masterman
(Born in 1986, Wales, UK)




Investigation into material and process led practices through cross-disciplinary workshops, seminars and writing, predicates Materman's art-work. This dual approach of direct research into the boundaries and preconceptions of the visual arts, coupled with her own artistic practice, allows Masterman to create a critical discourse that surrounds her own sculptural territory; one that sits firmly in the middle of the 'expanded field' of inter-disciplinary, material-specific making and fine art sculpture.

Evoking the ruin, the architectural, the body, there is an attempt to contain and control the transition of material and mental states, creating tension through displacement of the familiar. The ubiquitous nature of clay accompanied by recognizable forms and supporting structures, is used to enhance to the visual interchange and sense of potential flux and instability. The resulting installations become a testament to the colluding nature of process and environment. Using clay as a set of rules and parameters in which to explore, the work endeavours to marry the conceptual with the physical, revealing the bodily realities of working in the studio and what it means, or how we make art.

Masterman graduated from Kingston University in 2008 with a First Class Honours BA in Fine Art, and recently completed her MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited widely across the U.K. and abroad, including two solo-shows at the William Bennington Gallery. She was the recipient of the 2016 Anthology Art Prize at the Charlie Smith Gallery, and the 2016 Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary. She also works in a social outreach art collective, Collective Matter, which has been selected for the 2016 Tate Exchange Program.

As well as her art practice, Masterman also writes for the online journal cfileonline.org, and teaches at the Camden Arts Centre. On completion of residency at AIT, she will begin a new cross-disciplinary ceramics role as Lecturer at Westminster University, London.

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Residency: January 23, 2017 - March 6, 2017
Supported by: The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)


Crackpot (2016), Installation
Ceramic, inner tube, kiln props, found table, plaster
Dimensions Variable




Used (2016)
Ceramic, Steel, Kiln Props, trolley
150cm x 65cm x 45cm




Used Jugs (2016)
Ceramic
30cm x 20cm, 25cm x 15cm



2017-1-26

Maki Nishida

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Maki Nishida (Born in Fukuoka, Japan)





Nishida received her BA in History of Art and Aesthetics at Keio University in Tokyo and earned MA in History of Art in University College London. Since 2007 in England, she has continuously explored her carrier with working at various institutions such as art university, museum, gallery and consultancy for collectors, which eventually deepened her knowledge to overlook art scenes from different perspectives both from public and private sectors. In April 2016, she has resided herself back in Japan and was appointed as an assistant curator at Aichi Triennale 2016 to work with many international artists. She also works as an independent curator aside from her extended skills in writings and translation.

At Tabakalera, Nishida focuses on the backbone to the renowned food culture in San Sebastian, conducting her research on Txoko; the 'Gentlemen's cooking club' that played an integral role in the community and culture of the city, particularly under the Franco regime. Through the act of gathering and forming a community with a strong connection with food in a particular context, she also refers the reflection in the contemporary society where everything tends to be politicised and depoeticised.



Residency: November 28, 2016 - December 25, 2016
Organized by Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT], TABAKALERA International Centre for Contemporary Culture
Supported by BASQUE INSTITUTE ETXEPARE, ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑA (AC/E), EU JAPAN FEST, the Agency for Cultural Affairs Fovernment of Japan in the fiscal 2016

2016-12- 1

Haizea Barcenilla

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Haizea Barcenilla (Born in San Sebastián, Spain)




Barcenilla is an art critic, curator and art history lecturer at the University of the Basque Country. Her research revolves around two axes of interest: on the one hand, the ideas of public and common, and how they can influence curatorial practice and artistic research; on the other one, the revisitation of history from a gender point of view.

She has written extensively on both topics, including a PhD about curating and the commons, and also curated and produced various artworks and exhibitions. The recent ones are framed in the New Patrons scheme, in which she helped develop and produce the publication Manual de Uso by artist Andrea Acosta about the Zorrozaurre neighborhood in Bilbao, and the video Andrekale by Señora Polaroiska, with the collaboration of Tabakalera, for the town of Hernani.

Her project research for Tokyo through the residency, entitled the eventual common, consists in a research of the way in which public space is understood, enacted and performed in Japan, specially through the social organization of "Machizukuri". She would like to link this performative quality to the idea of the commons, and to see how artists and curators are working with this kind of practices and uses of space.







Residency: December 4, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Organized by Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT], TABAKALERA International Centre for Contemporary Culture
Supported by BASQUE INSTITUTE ETXEPARE, ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑA (AC/E), EU JAPAN FEST, the Agency for Cultural Affairs Fovernment of Japan in the fiscal 2016

Curator Talk: "AIT SLIDE TALK #34 "Can we curate commons?"
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Daikanyama AIT Room


Haizea 1
Manual de Uso Project by Andrea Acosta in Sala Rekalde, Bilbao. New Patrons program, 2014. Photo by Andrea Acosta

Haizea 2
Presentation of Andrekale by Señora Polaroiska in Tabakalera. New Patrons program, 2015. Photo by Señora Polaroiska

Haizea 3
Presentation of Andrekale by Señora Polaroiska in Hernani. New Patrons program, 2016. Photo by Señora Polaroiska

2016-12- 1

Penwadee Nophaket Manont

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Penwadee Nophaket Manont
(Born in 1973, California, The United States of America. Lives and Works in Bangkok, Thailand)

Penwadee Nophaket Manont

Born in 1973, California, The United States of America. Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. She has a focus in Art and Culture dialogues along with interests in Social and Environment issues. Penwadee pursued both a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communication Arts and a Master's Degree in Environmental Management. She started her career as a Graphic Designer, and shifted to the field of Art and Cultural Management by working as an Assistant Curator at Project 304 alternative art space in 2001. Later, she became part of the Curatorial Team at The Jim Thompson Art Center, during 2007-2012. She is currently an Independent Art Curator, as well as a Cultural Worker.

Her Curatorial Projects include the Mekong Art & Culture Project: Curatorial and Traveling Exhibition (2007-2008), supported by Rockefeller Foundation and Silpakorn University, where she was one of the four Southeast Asian Art Curators for the Underlying exhibition, from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. She also co-curated Poperomia/Golden Teardrop (2013), an exhibition at the 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, Italy. At the end of 2013, Penwadee founded ANTs' POWER Art & Cultural Group, who are active on Human Rights and Democracy related issues. Research & Archiving Project includes The Exhibition History in Thailand from the 1970s to the Present, supported by The Asian Culture Center (ACC), Institute of Asian Culture Development, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Gwangju, South Korea. Penwadee worked as a Project Manager/Researcher throughout 2015.





Stay: February 22 - March 26, 2016
Co-organized by: The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event:A Roundtable with artists and other guests from Thailand
Date: Sat, Mar 12, 2016
*Details to be announced soon.

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Vote as You Like (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2014)


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Underlying (The exhibition travelled to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, 2007-2008)


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Poperomia / Golden Teardrop (Thai Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy, 2013)

2016-2- 8

Atikom Mukdaprakorn

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Atikom Mukdaprakorn (Born in 1981, Bangkok, Thailand)

Atikom Mukdaprakorn

Born in 1981, Bangkok, Thailand. Co-founder of mute mute, which emphasizes mutual discussion about society in order to expand the boundary of perception through art, cultural performances and social activities in different forms. He is personally interested in media/art culture, especially domestic photography, freedom of expression and the state of art in Thailand. These form the basis for many of the conditions used in his media/art performances. Currently, he has been collaborating on the project "Chiang Mai Art Conversation" which originated in Chiang Mai. The purpose of the project is to facilitate a connection of art with discussion and Thai society to gain greater knowledge through all kinds of management and media.
He has been involved in many art projects including "Art Jockey" (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2015), "Mycelioid Adjustment" (Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, 2014) and "Run for No One / ART AIDS (Thailand 2012): You Are Not Alone" (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2012).

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Stay: February 1 - March 31, 2016
Co-organized by: The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: Exhibition "Karaoke at Le moulin de la Galette" The Revival of the Lost Exhibition by Thai Artivists curated by Atikom Mukdaprakorn
Date: Fri, Feb 12 - Sat, Feb 20, 2016, 11:00-19:00, Closed on Sunday
Place: AIT Room Daikanyama
Opening Reception: Fri, Feb 12, 19:00-21:00 (Door Open 18:30) *Artist Talk starts at 19:30

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Art Jockey (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2015)


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Run for No One/ART AIDS (Thailand 2012): You Are Not Alone (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2012)


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Chiang Mai Art Conversation

2016-1-13

Jesse Wine

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Jesse Wine (Born in Chester, lives and works in London)

Jesse Wine


Born in 1983 in Chester, and now living and working in London. Jesse Wine gained his BA Fine Art from Camberwell College of Art (2007), and his MA Fine Art at Royal College of Art (2010). His work combines humour, biography and art history. While Wine's work is multi-disciplinary, he often describes himself as a ceramicist. His recent work, mostly using clay, has an erudite take on the medium, using its history, its alliance with craft and its placement within the visual arts. His works reveal a fascination with the medium and the process of making, as well as underlining issues of form and display. Recent and forthcoming solo shows include BALTIC Centre for Contemporary art, Gateshead, UK; Galerie Hussenot, paris, FR; Mary Mary Gallery, Glasgow, UK; Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, UK (All 2014); BolteLang, Zurich, CH; Offspaceprojekt, Bernkastel, DE (all 2015); South London Gallery, London, UK; Limoncello, London, UK; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (All 2014)







Education

2013 Ceramics Fellow, Camden Arts Centre, London
2010 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
2010 Erasmus, Hunter College, New York
2007 BA Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts, London


Forthcoming / Current Exhibitions

2015

BolteLang, Zürich (Feb)

2014

'Young man red', BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (Nov) - solo


Solo Exhibitions

2014

'You Can't Beat Nature,' Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
'Chester man', Mary Mary, Glasgow
'Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs,' Cactus, Liverpool (with Glen Pudvine)

2013

'People', Tunisi Court, London
'Travelling White Man', CO2 Gallery, Rome
'Simbolico', Fondazione Macc, Calasetta, Sardinia

2012

'Practice of the Wild', Limoncello, London

2011

'Modern Tone', The Sunday Painter, London
'Dax Wax', Hayward Gallery, Concrete Café, London

2010

'Every Portrait A Self Portrait, Kinda Like Every Pizza A Masterpiece', Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
'Meat and Eggs', The Bun House, London


Group Exhibitions

2014

'Tomorrow: London', South London Gallery, London
'To Continue. Notes towards a Sculpture Cycle', NOMAS Foundation, Rome
'Bloody English', OHWOW, Los Angeles
'If this is left, what about right', Kate Werble, New York
'Hey, I'm Mr Poetic,' Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
'Pleasure Principles,' Fondation d'Enterprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris

2013

'Mud and Water', Rokeby, London
Two-Person Show, Marquise Dancehall, Istanbul
Two-Person show with Jackson Sprague, Hobbs Mclaughlin, London
'The Fresh Air Collection', Space Studios, London
'Open Heart Surgery', The Moving Museum, London
'Sculpturing', 2 Queens, Leicester
Rokeby, London
PAMI, London
Young London 2013, V22, London
'Al Fresco', Great Fosters, Ascot (curated by Marcelle Joseph)
MOSTYN Open 18, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno

2012

'DUTY FREE', Arkasşirket Foundation, Kilyos, IT House of Voltaire, 17a Adams Row, London
'Minstrel & Chronicle', Hannah Barry Gallery, London
'Mocha non-truth', Cul De Sac, London
'Original/ Copy I', Pele's Empire, London
'Re-Run', Banner-Repeater, London



www.jessewine.com
www.plazaplaza.co.uk





Stay: January 22, 2015 - March 17, 2015
Co-organized by:The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: "At the still point of the turning world..." - a salon event curated by Gina Buenfeld (February 21, 2015)
Related: Tokyo Correspondence (Camden Arts Centre website)
    At the Still Point of the Turning World (Camden Arts Centre website)
Report for Artist in Residency:


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Young man red
Installation view, BALTIC centre for contemporary art, Newcastle
2014



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Young man red
Installation view, BALTIC centre for contemporary art, Newcastle
2014



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Homework
Glazed ceramic
34 x 40 x 41cm
2014


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Fruit & veg team
Glazed ceramic
41 x 36 x 40cm


2014-12-15

Caroline Achaintre

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Caroline Achaintre (Born in 1969 in France, lives and works in Germany)

Caroline Achaintre



Caroline Achaintre (FR, 1969). Born in France and raised in Germany, Achaintre trained as a blacksmith before travelling to London with the prestigious DAAD scholarship to study at Chelsea School of Art & Design and Goldsmiths College, London. Solo exhibitions include the Present / Future Illy Prize at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, IT from November 7 and currently at Tate Britain, London, UK until June 2015 as part of the BP Contemporary Spotlight programme Her works belong to Museum collections that include FRAC, Aquitaine, FR, Musée d'Art moderne de al Ville de Paris, FR and the Southampton City Art Gallery, UK. The artist lives and works in London.





Stay: January 27, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Co-organized by:The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: "At the still point of the turning world..." - a salon event curated by Gina Buenfeld (February 21, 2015)
Report for Artist in Residency:


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AstraY, 2014, hand tufted wool, 275 x 208 cm


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Mola, 2014, ceramic, 22 x 35 x 20 cm (installation view Tate Britain)


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Fevver, 2008, hand tufted wool, 220 x 115 cm
( ceramics on display furniture Bric a Brac and Prim Lo, 2014, installation view Tate Britain)


2014-12-15