Loidys Carnero's participation in Orbital Residency is possible due to the collaboration agreement between Artista X Artista and Orbital Residency. As part of this agreement, between June and July of 2017, an artist of Cantabria will be spending a month in Havana, in Artista X Artista's programe.
His recent work investigates design and architecture from his personal experiences as a foreigner. In connecting his artistic practice (Do-It-Yourself furniture pieces made out of Dutch DIY-books) with the mandatory Dutch “inburgeringscursus” he upgrades his private, personal position to a cultural and social level that actualizes the situation of immigrants in Europe nowadays without morality. Loidys passion for pragmatism, craftsmanship, tutorials, manuals and instructions has become a critical creative and political statement towards a more positive migration and integration attitude and policy.
Graduated from the National Art Academy, Havana (2000-2003) and the DOGTime programme – Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (2013-2016). He is currently studying at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam for a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts.
His works have been featured in various exhibitions, including: ‘If it like, like, like, then it probably is’ De Punt, Amsterdam (2016); ‘Maison d’Artiste’ Studio Sandra Recio Contemporary Art, Geneva (2016); ‘L’heure qu’il est’ Center d’art Contemporain, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland (2015); Art in Context, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen (2014); Artist’s Books, Galeria Angeles Baños, Badajoz (2013); Going back and forth, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Cádiz (2012); F for Fake, Belvedere di San Leucio, Caserta (2011); International 10: Touched, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2010); South-Iberoamerican Forum of Contemporary Art, Cáceres (2009); Health, sport and control, Gallery Umberto di Marino, Naples (2008); Generation 2008, Obra Social Caja Madrid, La Casa Encendida, Madrid. In 2014 he is selected to participate in the Workshop ‘A fiction in reality (art, politics and architecture)’ in Villa Iris-Botín Foundation, Santander.