TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Duration: July, August, September 2021

Open.

Application deadline will be announced in a few months. 

This residency program focuses on exploring transitional spaces and new relationships between body, nature and the urban landscape of Rio de Janeiro through multi-disciplinary experimental artistic research and projects. 

This program is curated by Daniela Labra, Independent curator, writer and critique on contemporary visual arts who lives and works in Berlin and Rio de Janeiro and by Gabriela Maciel, permanent curator of EV_Largo Art Residency; Founder and director of Tech Art Lab.

During one month of this program we will have the participation of the visiting artist & guest critic / advisor Gabi Schillig, Professor for Spatial Design and Exhibition Design at the Berlin University of the Arts.

CURATORS BIOS

Gabriela Maciel, Brazil

https://www.tal.art.br/exhibitions

Gabriela Maciel lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Artistic co-director and permanent curator of EV / Largo art residency and cultural centre, Rio de Janeiro; Co-curator and embassador of The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale (since 2013); founder and director of Tech Art Lab platform and cultural producer (founded in Brazil in 2011);; has served as curator of the Re_Act Contemporary Art Lab, Azores Archipelago (2017) and of Dotmov Festival Japan – Brazil (2011-2016).

With a special interest in subjects of arts, nature, technology and transdisciplinarity, her recent curatorial works include exhibitions, festivals, art residencies and site-specific projects such as: “Digital Provocateurs” with 14 young digital artists (Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, 2018); “Still Here?” with European videoartists (LACS, Lisbon 2018); “Matter / Non-matter” group exhibition of Latin American and European contemporary artists the attended the immersion Re_Act in the Archipelago of the Azores, (M.A.H. Museum, Portugal, 2017); “Well It’s Just and Ocean Between”, a site specific group exhibition with Portuguese and Brazilian contemporary artists at Alcantara, Lisbon, collaboration with Jacaranda Art Club, during ARCO Lisboa (Portugal, 2017); “Swipe, Baby Swipe” and “Dialogue No 1 – Light Aura Reflex”, (TAL Projects, Portugal, 2017); “while Satellites Dance” and “Corpo Ausência Presença”, (TAL Projects, Rio de Janeiro 2016); “Fábrica Aberta”, in collaboration with ArtRio, (2011 _ 1014 Fábrica Bhering, Rio de Janeiro);  “Arte, Uma Política Subversiva”; “012, Supernovas” and “Arquivo Aberto”, (TAL Projects, Rio de Janeiro); “The Dreaming Body”, in partnership with Branco- Hase  (2012; “Cinema”, video curatorship for the exhibition “Feito por Brasileiros”, (Cidade Matarazzo, São Paulo, 2014); “ARTE+ multimedia exhibition, (SESC Rio de Janeiro, 2013).

Gabriela’s critical texts are published in: Dialogue No – Light Aura Reflex in The Kinsky; While Satellites Dance in Artsy; About Feijoada and Feminismo in CAPACETE. Her curatorial projects have been published in: Art Research Map; ArtRio; DasArtes; Magnetica Magazine; JooneJoonJax; Scandale Project; Pipa Prize, among others.

Gabriela Maciel

Daniela Labra, Germany

https://www.artesquema.com/

Daniela Labra lives and works in Berlin and Rio de Janeiro. Independent curator, writer and critique on contemporary visual arts. She is graduated in Theater Theory at Uni-Rio, Rio de Janeiro (1998). She took a MA in Arts at UNICAMP, São Paulo (2005), and a PhD in Art History and Critique at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ (2014). Her thesis International Legitimization of Brazilian Art from 1940-2010, focused on the international narratives of contemporary brazilian visual arts and the stereotyped interpretations over it abroad and inside Brazil. It was warded by the Gilberto Velho Prize for best PhD Thesis in Arts and Humanities at the UFRJ, in 2015. She got a Post-doc grant with the project After the Future: Ruins and reinventions of Modernity in Contemporary Art (2014-2016). She works on projects with an emphasis on performance art and performativity, latinamerican modernities, contemporary brazilian arts, decolonialidad, art and politics.Lecturer of Curating Performance Art and Art and Politics at Node curatorial studies Online. Lecturer in Contemporary Art at Parque Lage Visual Arts School, Rio de Janeiro (2007-2016). Art critique in the newspaper O Globo, Rio de Janeiro (2014-2016). Chief curator at Frestas Trienal 2017: Between post truths and events, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil. Lives in Berlin and Rio de Janeiro. Main Curatorships: Daniel Senise: Todos os Santos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo; Daniel Senise: Antes da Palavra, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brasil; Celina Portela, Reunião, Caixa Cultural São Paulo, 2019; Das Virgens em Cardumes e da Cor das Auras (The Virgins in Shoal and the Colour of the Aura). Museu Bispo do Rosário Arte Contemporânea, Colônia Juliano Moreira, Rio de Janeiro, 2016-17; Depois do Futuro EAV Parque Lage, RJ, 2016; Daniel Escobar/ Seu Lugar é Aqui, Seu Momento é Agora (Your place is here, Your moment is now), Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, 2014; Berna Reale/Vazio de Nós (Void of Us), MAR, RJ, 2013; Travessias (Crossings), Bela Maré, RJ, 2011; Mostra Verbo, Galeria Vermelho, 2005-2007; Espaços Reversíveis (Reversible Spaces), Museu Histórico de Sta. Catarina, SC, 2008; Fabulosas Desordens (Fabulous Desorders), Caixa Cultural, RJ, 2007; Perambulação/Wandering, The Flood – 2nd Rotterdam Intl Architecture Biennial, 2005; O Artista-Personagem (The Artist-Character), Centro Mariantonia, SP, 2005. Among others.

Main Curatorships: Daniel Senise: Todos os Santos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo; Daniel Senise: Antes da Palavra, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brasil; Celina Portela, Reunião, Caixa Cultural São Paulo, 2019; Das Virgens em Cardumes e da Cor das Auras (The Virgins in Shoal and the Colour of the Aura). Museu Bispo do Rosário Arte Contemporânea, Colônia Juliano Moreira, Rio de Janeiro, 2016-17; Depois do Futuro EAV Parque Lage, RJ, 2016; Daniel Escobar/ Seu Lugar é Aqui, Seu Momento é Agora (Your place is here, Your moment is now), Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, 2014; Berna Reale/Vazio de Nós (Void of Us), MAR, RJ, 2013; Travessias (Crossings), Bela Maré, RJ, 2011; Mostra Verbo, Galeria Vermelho, 2005-2007; Espaços Reversíveis (Reversible Spaces), Museu Histórico de Sta. Catarina, SC, 2008; Fabulosas Desordens (Fabulous Desorders), Caixa Cultural, RJ, 2007; Perambulação/Wandering, The Flood – 2nd Rotterdam Intl Architecture Biennial, 2005; O Artista-Personagem (The Artist-Character), Centro Mariantonia, SP, 2005. Amongst others.

Daniela Labra

Gabi Schillig, Germany

https://www.gabischillig.de/

Gabi Schillig lives and works in Berlin. Studied Architecture in Coburg and completed her postgraduate studies in Conceptual Design at the Städelschule – Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Frankfurt am Main before founding her ‘Studio for Dialogical Spaces’ in Berlin in 2008. Gabi is an artist – Studio for Dialogical Spaces Berlin and Professor at UdK – Berlin University of the Arts. Has exhibited internationally and received several fellowships and prizes, amongst others: Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart (2007 – 2008), Van Alen Institute New York (2009), Nordic Artists´ Centre Dale (2010), Weissenhof (Architekturförderpreis (2010), KHOJ International Artists´ Association Neu-Delhi (2011), Largo das Artes Rio de Janeiro 2015), Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (2016), Nida Art Colony (2018, 2019) and HIAP Villa Eläintarha Helsinki (2019). From 2012 to 2018 she was teaching as Professor for Spatial Design at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences – Peter Behrens School of Arts and has been the vice chairwoman of the Institute for Research in Applied Arts – IRAA (2015 – 2018). In 2016 she was constituted as a personal tutor by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation).  In her artistic practice and teaching Gabi Schillig investigates contemporary and future questions of spatial design such as the relationship between space and body, the evolution of spatial systems, the potentials of materiality and the experimental use of analogue and digital design methodologies. Her conceptual approach results in multi-sensorial, dialogical structures and spaces of communication on multiple scales and in different contexts within spaces, cities and landscapes that lead to the emergence of an experimental spatiality, based on social and physical processes and connect materiality and interaction in an immediate way.