Sara Munguía (Santander, 1989) and Miriam Isasi (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1981), our new residents are already in Havana. To start their period of residence this Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. we will have the inauguration of their show in Artista X Artista. The exhibition can be visited after the opening by appointment.
Belén and Pedro Luis Cembranos are already in Havana as part of the exchange between El Ranchito/Matadero Madrid and Artista X Artista with the generous support of AECID. They arrive to Cuba after the successful presentation in Madrid of the Cuban artists jorge&larry and Luis Manuel Otero. During their 6 weeks residency program in Havana, Belén and Pedro Luis will engage in a group of activities that start with this exhibition they called The Flag and the Galaxy, opening next Thursday September 8th, 6 PM at Artista X Artista.
Artista X Artista is an initiative of Carlos Garaicoa Studio that is developed in different ways with the objective of establishing horizontal connections between the young art scene and a growing institutional network and cultural agents worldwide.
Starting his residency in Havana, thanks to the collaboration agreement between Artista X Artista and Azkuna Zentroa, Taxio Ardanaz will be opening an exhibition in our space as a starting point to his investigation in Cuba. The exhibition was about his project “Metralla”.
Artists: Lester Álvarez, Sandra Gamarra, Carlos Garaicoa, Cristina Garrido, Orestes Hernández, jorge&larry, Yornel Martínez, Ornaghi & Prestinari, Levi Orta, Luis Manuel Otero, Víctor Piverno.
Permanent artworks in the Artista X Artista space: Jorge Luis Marrero y Alejandro Campins.
As part of the activities program for 2016, the firts group show of the year. This exhibition will hold pieces from all the national and international residents that have been a part of this exchange and collaborative experience between different agents from the contemporary art field. The show is completed with other young artists that are closet to our initiative.
The collective Ornaghi & Prestinari began their residency in Havana with the opening of a solo show in the Artista X Artista space, Friday 8th January of 2016.
The stay in Havana of the creators couple: Valentine Ornaghi (Milano, 1986) and Claudio Prestinari (Milano, 1984), took place between January 6th and February 19th. During the residence, the artist threw different public activities. This residence was supported by Galleria Continua (San Gimignano /Beijing /Les Moulins /Havana ), who also were opening You+Me= Us, an expansion of the exhibition Anclados en el Territorio, where Ornaghi&Prestinari were also participating, alongside with Loris Cecchini and Giovanni Ozzola. (Arte Continua, cine Águila de Oro, Rayo 108 esq. Zanja, barrio Chino de la Habana).
Artists in the show: Cristina Garrido (Artist-in-residence during the exhibition), Dóra Maurer and Carlos Garaicoa.
This exhibition seeks to explore the intergenerational and contextual relations between tree artists of different geopolitical contexts, whose investigations around aesthetics have aproximated in a personal and critical way to the conceptualism methodology as an artistic paradigm between late XXth century and the beginings of the XXIst.
The thesis that the exhibition suggests assumes the importance of this so called “peripheral conceptualisms”, as practices where reality is questioned and also as a way of constructing the image over the structure of a critic theory that visibilizes political, social and subjectives interrogations on a specific landscape. More tan a “international style”, the work of these three artists – different in gender, nationality, languague and generation – can be associated to methodologies of analisys of art, history of art and social reality, where the image shows as the center of an issue, halfway between the tradition of a medium and the deconstruction of a language.
During the 12th Havana Biennial Artista X Artista held the first public presentation of this platform for artists-in-residence in Havana.
In this group show featured Sandra Gamarra, Alejandro Campins, Loidys Carnero, Yaima Carrazana, Amir Fattal, Carlos Garaicoa, Cristina Garrido, Reynier Leyva Novo, Yornel Martínez, Rodolfo Peraza, Víctor Pivierno, Nicolás París, Ezequiel Suárez y Jose Eduardo Yaque, Ignasi Aballí, Jorge & Larry y Jorge Luis Marrero.