Opening Friday July 7th 2018
VER AS VOZES DOS ARTISTAS
Curated by Miguel von Hafe Pérez at the Metro do Porto stations.
Opening June 22nd at Estaçao Campo 24 de Agosto.
Open until September 22nd
Adriano Costa, André Sousa, Andreas Fogaras, António Olaio, Cabelo, Cristina Lucas, Cristina Mateus, Daniel Barroca, Eduardo Matos, Fernando José Pereira, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Francisco Queirós, Franck Scurti, Gilberto Zorio, Graham Gussin, Grazia Toderi, Hugo Canoilas, Ian Waelder, Ignasi Aballí, Isabel Carvalho, Ivan Grilo, José Damasceno, Julião Sarmento, Livia Flores, Marinella Senatore, Mark Manders, Mauro Cerqueira, Melik Ohanian, Miguel Palma, Muntadas, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Tudela, Ricardo Basbaum, Rigo 23, Rui Moreira, Sónia Neves, Teresa Henriques, Vera Mota, Von Calhau!, Yorgos Sapountzis
We live in a strange age: museums see the number of visitors growing steadily, the numbers of auctioned sales of international contemporary art leave us appalled, however the presence of artists in the public space – and intellectuals in general – has been decreasing in a worrying way.
For everything (politics, football or social life) there appear gold-paid commentators. But who asks, nowadays, what artists think about what surrounds them? Gone are the days when philosophers would spend more than an hour on any subject on public television.
The voice of art does not solve problems, it does not foster political, ethical or social solutions but presents itself as discursive, a voice for a particular and unique view of the world. It adds to it a derisory, critical density and, always, when it is truly a matter of art, questions the assimilated standards as normatively correct or expectant.
Let these voices be heard. Or in the case of the visual arts, let’s see the voices of the artists. One day we will regret ignoring them.
Miguel von Hafe Pérez
Showing some works at ARCOmadrid 2018 with L21 gallery, next to Rafa Forteza, Nuria Fuster, Valérian Goalec, Valerie Krause, Martin Lukáč, Abdul Vas and Fabio Viscogliosi.
Next week is the opening of the Städelschule Rundgang! Come and visit the studio W9. Will be showing some recent works next to Simon Glaser, Paul Levack and Mahya Ketabchi, as part of the Peter Fischli class.
Photographed here, Mr. Fischli.
Featured at the He))o section of Neo2 Magazine with a text on my work by María Muñoz. Thanks María!
Article by Azzurra Pitruzzella at Grassy Seat where my work is mentioned. You can read it here. Thanks Azzurra!
Being part of the exhibition 20 cm from the ground at L21, with works by Antonio Ballester Moreno, José Díaz, Stevie Dix, Asger Dybvad Larsen, Valérian Goalec, Secundino Hernández, Daniel Jensen, Gergely Kiss, Nicolás Lamas, Martin Lukáč, Peter Mohall, Bridget Mullen, Jana Schröder and Fabio Viscogliosi.
More info here.
Had the pleasure to be the moderator yesterday of the roundtable “Art in the cities / Talks on fairs” at Caixaforum, about the current situation of art fairs, biennials and what do events like these bring to the city.
With the participation of Carlos Urroz (Director of ARCO Art Fair), Clément Delepine (Co-Director of Paris Internationale), Adam Thomas and Thom O’Nions (Directors of SUNDAY) and Eva González Sancho (Co-Director of OSLO PILOT).
This year I’m collaborating with the association of galleries in Palma “ART PALMA CONTEMPORANI” with the arrangement of La Nit de l’Art 2017.
For the occasion I’ve interviewed some of the professionals invited by the organisation, that include: Carlos Urroz (Director of ARCO Art Fair), Clément Delepine (Co-Director of Paris Internationale), Adam Thomas and Thom O’Nions (Directors of SUNDAY) and Eva González Sancho (Co-Director of OSLO PILOT).
An excerpt of the interviews can be seen at the bulletin “Art Palma News”.
The whole interviews can be read in the following pdf (only in Spanish).
Article from last June by Nicola Mariani about my work on Art Market Agency. Thanks Nicola!
Last Thursday June 8th I was invited by Salvi Danés to give a class as part of the course Contemporary Documentary at the photography school Grisart in Barcelona. Three really fun hours where I had the chance to talk about my work and specially about artist that I like, from Bas Jan Ader, On Kawara or Sophie Calle to Martin Creed or Walead Beshty. Thanks Salvi!
Happy to be awarded with an accesit with the work Four Attempts (2016) at the Mardel Prize in Valencia. The show will be open until July 9th at Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània. The jury was formed by Valentín Roma, Belén Palanco and José Luis Pérez Pont.
The exhibition includes works by Irene Grau, Marcos Covelo, Irene Mohedano, Manuel Blazquez, David Ferrando, Alex Marco, Elena Urucatu, Toni Signes, Juan Baraja, Francesc Ruiz, Joaquin Artime, Fuentesal & Arenillas, Guibert Rosales, Mar Guerrero, Agustin Serisuelo, Ana Ciscar, Belen Rodriguez, Jose Luis Valverde, Viviana Silva, Llorenç Ugas, Sara Biassu.
Months ago the last issue of the Romanian magazine ARTA was published. Going by the title of “THE POST(GRAPHIC) IMAGE”, it includes an article written by Javier Martín-Jiménez, “Exploring Limits. Artists Playing on the Verge of the Abyss” (Explorarea limitelor. Artiști jucându-se la marginea abisului), where he talks about a series of works of mine next to others by Juan López, Raúl Díaz Reyes, Julio Adán and Pep Vidal.
You can order the magazine here.
I’ve been invited to give a talk at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. It will be a conversation between me and Diego Díez, open to the public. In case you’re around it will be next Monday May 15th at 12:30h.
FINA ANJOU | GWENNETH BOELENS | ALAN BOLUMAR | NIKLAS BÜSCHER | JUNE CRESPO | ANNA DOT | ZOË FIELD | DENIZ EROGLU | PRISCILA FERNANDES | JASON FILE | CRISTINA GARRIDO | INDRIĶIS GELZIS | RUBÉN GRILO | DIEUWERTJE HEHEWERTH | FEMKE HERREGRAVEN | LARS TCF HOLDHUS | CARLOS IRIJALBA | NATALIA JORDANOVA | MARIA NOLLA | DAVID OSTROWSKI | IAN WAELDER
Lockers is a collective project that derives from the urgency to rethink matters of private and public space. Considering the institution to be the weapon that legitimizes the artist, with Lockers, we will be exhibiting IN the institution but not UNDER the terms of the institution.
The idea is to temporarily appropriate the simplest and most accessible space that the museum offers in this dichotomy between the public and the private: the lockers. By this action, we use a “public” place, as the museum is supposed to be (In the case of the Stedelijk, the authorities own efforts to adopt an armis-length approach led the city council to privatise the museum in 2006) , to do a private exhibition of a very subjective selection of artists. Here the aim is to question the power of those big institutions and how the context in which one encounters the work might change its reading completely. Even though inside the museum the works will be presented publicly in the lockers… Maybe, if you are willing to abstract the idea enough, you will be able to identify the locker as a white cube, once again re-contextualizing the work and simulating what seems to have been proven to be its ‘perfect space’.
Each artist will have a different locker that will be opened by the visitors on request for the key. This second volume of the project will be held at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam after a first edition took place at MNCARS (Madrid, Spain) in January 2017. Lockers is intended to become a format that can be repeated in various cities and museums all around the globe.
I was included in the selection of artists made by El Cultural and art critic Javier Hontoria to explain their works at ARCOmadrid, next to Miren Doiz, Ion Macareno, Jerónimo Elespe, Leandro Erlich, Elena Alonso, Asier Mendizábal and Diego Delas.
You can check out the video here.
Featured at Fuera de Serie Magazine’s special issue about ARCOmadrid art fair. You can check the website version here.
I’ll be participating at ARCOmadrid 2017 with L21 Gallery, next to Pep Vidal, Bel Fullana, Alejandro Leonhardt, Rafa Forteza, Álvaro Gil, Abdul Vas and Valerie Krause.
I was interviewed by Cristina Ros for the printed version of Ara in Balearic Islands and Catalunya.
My work was featured with 6 pages in the last issue of Paraíso Magazine, with a text by Ianko López. You can order a copy here, or look for it in the bookshop La Central of the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid or La Central from CCCB and MACBA in Barcelona.
I’ve been selected for the Ciutat de Palma Prize in Visual Arts. The show will open on January 20th at Casal Solleric.
I’m taking part in a group show at L21 with artists Jonathan Meese, Wilfredo Prieto, Álvaro Gil, Joan Morey, Marlena Kudlicka, Pedro Barateiro, Valerie Krause, Pep Vidal, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Nuria Fuster, Bel Fullana, Rasmus Nilausen, Rafa Forteza, Alejandro Leonhardt, Abdul Vas and Secundino Hernández.
The exhibition will be open from December 16th 2016 until March 17th 2017.
You can already see some images of my current solo exhibition at the new space of L21 Gallery in Palma, Spain. There’s also a text written by Sonia Fernández Pan. You can check it out here.
Selected for the Biennal d’Art Ciutat de Amposta 2016! The exhibition will take place at Lo Pati Centre d’Art, June 12th.
Minireview by Bea Espejo at El Cultural about “Dear Leg,”, two-person show with Bel Fullana at Bacelos Gallery in Madrid.
A few weeks ago I got interviewed by Pau Andreu Sitjar, from the Cultural Association Metamòrfiques, which is interested in contemporary art and education.
You can read it here. (Spanish and Catalan)
A few weeks ago I went to skate with some friends and I had a great time. Roberto Rodríguez took this sequence of me doing a 50-50 down this classic hubba and I just decided to do a gif of it. Heavy breathing!!
For the past two months I’ve been working as an artist in residence at HANGAR in Lisbon, Portugal. The last tuesday we had an open studio day where I explained to the public the work I’ve been developing during my stay.
Photos by Mark Prelec.
I few years ago I was awarded with the Full Contact Prize by the SCAN International Photography Festival in Tarragona, Spain. The jury included members like Joan Fontcuberta or François Hébel, among others. The prize consisted in the production of a solo show at Fundació Forvm. The opening will take place next February 27th and the exhibition goes by the title of “Photographs“. Open until May 29th.
Artist in residence at HANGAR Lisboa, Portugal, from January 18th until March 20th 2016.
With the support of Ayudas INJUVE para la Creación Joven 2015.
Before the opening of my show at DAFO Projectes in Lleida, Spain (the space is inside an art school), I was invited to give a presentation about my work to the students of the art school Leandre Cristófol. Very nice experience.
Solo show at DAFO Projectes, Lleida, Spain.
Next thursday December 18th it’s the opening of my solo show “To play with heights with a kind of void”. Invited to be part of the DAFO program by the curator Jordi Antas, I will also give a presentation of my work to the students of the EAM Leandre Cristofol. Pictures coming soon! The exhibition will be open until 11.03.2016.
If you couldn’t make it to the show, here you can see the video where you can also listen to the audio piece I presented.
I’ve been selected as an artist in residence at L’Estruch Fàbrica de Creació in Sabadell, Spain. Starting in July until December 2015.
The critic and curator Sonia Fernández Pan invited me to have a conversation via e-mail about the things we like. You can read it here (Spanish).
On May 29th is the opening of my next solo show “THE NOISE, THE TRACES AND THE MARKS” at LOCAL Arte Contemporáneo in Santiago, Chile.
Limited edition fanzine published by the Chirivella Soriano Foundation about the project of my exhibition “Believe me, I tried“. Photos of the works and the installation views, the Anthony Pappalardo interview and a text by Sonia Fernández Pan. You can check out the whole publication online here.
Next Friday is the opening of my solo exhibition “Believe me, I tried” at the Chirivella Soriano Foundation in Valencia, Spain.
24/04/2015 — 06/09/2015
Thank you SCAN Spanish Contemporary Art Network for adding my work to your website.
I will have a few works at ARCOmadrid with L21 Gallery as part of the project “The Apartment”, at the stand of the Ron Barceló/Imperial Prize. You can also check the works by Álvaro Gil, Pep Vidal, Antonio González, Pol González Novell, Alejandro Leonhardt, Cristina Garrido, Bel Fullana and Rafa Forteza.
23 February – 1 March, 2015
Last week I participated in a talk with the artist Anna Dot and the curator Virginia Torrente, as part of Una Mesa en Laverónica; a series of talks about contemporary art during a dinner at La Verónica restaurant in Madrid, organized by Diego Díez and Juan Jesús Torres.
You can check it out online here or buy a printed copy at the library La Central at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid.
Artists: Alberto Salván, Miguel Ángel Fúnez, Andrea Canepa, David Mayo, Gerardo Cuartero, Sara Tur, Cristina Garrido, Andrés Galeano, Ángela Cuadra, Marc Larré, Julia Mariscal.
I got awarded with the Full Contact Prize at the SCAN Festival in Tarragona, consisting in the production of a solo exhibition at Fundació Forvm in Tarragona, Spain.
Thank you to the jury members for a such a great feedback and for giving me the chance to talk about photography with them. Joan Fontcuberta, Andrzej P. Florkowski, Ângela Ferreira, Chantal Grande, François Hébel, Manolo Laguillo, Oliva María Rubio, Rafael Levenfeld and Vicenç Boned.
Huge thank you to Javier González Panizo for this review (Spanish) about my current exhibition at L21 Gallery.
Thank you to everyone who came to visit for the opening!!
I had the chance to give a few guided visits of the show for the people who joined the ARCO Gallery Walk.
Opening next Thursday at L21 Gallery in Madrid.
I’ve been selected to take part at the Full Contact portfolio review from the SCAN International Photography Festival at Tarragona, Spain.
My work got published at the online magazine La Raya Verde.
Yesterday we did a presentation (Cristina Garrido, Ana Esteve Reig, Irene de Andrés, Inez Piso, Ángel Calvo Ulloa) about our work during the Tokonoma Apartment residency at Kassel, Germany, as an exchange between artists based in Spain and artists based in Kassel.
Selected for the Miquel Casablancas Prize from Sant Andreu Contemporani.
“Aprender a caer“. Curated by Ángel Calvo Ulloa.
La Casa Encendida. Madrid, Spain.
From May 30th until September 7th, 2014
Mauro Cerqueira, Emma Crichton, Jeremiah Day, Fran Meana, Lois Patiño, Rodríguez-Méndez, Ian Waelder, Ana Santos and Julia Spínola.
I received the Honor Mention at the Ciutat de Palma visual arts prize for my project “End of a Punk Concert, 2013“
Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Exhibition dates: 20/01 until 02/03/2014
Text by Nekane Aramburu for “Alternativa” at XTRart, where a curator selects and writes a text by an artist.
Solo exhibition at Espazo Miramemira, Santiago de Compostela. Spain
Selected with Bel Fullana for the art residency Panal361 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Selected for the III Encontro de Artistas Novos. Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela. Spain.
My solo show SIDE/WALK at L21 Gallery, Mallorca, has been one of the 5 recommended shows to visit from the PalmaPhoto programe at ARA Balears.
Article at Masdearte about my upcoming solo show at L21, SIDE/WALK.