Alicia Candiani

Invited Artists

Hugh Merril (EEUU)

Guillermo Nuñez (Chile)

Rafael Trelles (Puerto Rico)


Mara Caruso, Lors Goran
Garry Kaulitz, Guy Langevin
Enrique Leal, Joan Oliver
Miguel Rivera


Traveling exhibition coordinator

Valeria Zamparolo

8th Session coordinator
Doug Barker

1st Session master printer
Julio León

Exhibition at Trois Rivieres coordinator
Elisabeth Mathieu

Exhibition liason with Alaska

Guy Langevin

Exhibition at Alaska coordinator

Garry Kaulitz


Alaska team

Dawnell Smith


Daniel Naranjo

Lesa Hollen

Keren Lowell

Self-portraits II


Traveling Exhib.

20.01.2012 to 12.02.2012

"There's no reason not to check out the beauty, the inquiry, the self-awareness, the reflection, the profundity, the whimsy of Self Portraits: An International Traveling Exhibition" Out North

On January 20th the second stage for the Self-Portrait International Traveling Exhibition will open at Out North Conterporary Art House in Anchorage, Alaska. ´ace is excited about to display Self-Portraits in an progressive multi-arts organization which offers a vibrant mix of contemporary visual, performing, literary and media art, and engaging in arts activism, human rights, community development, and life-long education.

Self-portraits explores an art form in which many artists want to be remembered, and includes 93 pieces produced by artists from around the world, including Alaska, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Australia and Spain. 

The work was created over a four-year period, and will be exhibited in each community where the work originated. The exhibit already appeared in Quebec, Canada, and will travel to Europe and South America after its stop in Anchorage.

This collaborative international art project is a Alicia Candiani’s original idea and Fundacion ´ace’s international endeavor. The exhibit creates a mural of diverse identities through digital media and various printmaking techniques. The final installation explores the diversity of the image through which the artists are represented with the aim to bring artists’ own images together from across races, ages, gender and places within the tradition and innovation of contemporary printmaking. In this way the exhibition was curated in modules that put together groups of artists exploring or referring to the same issues: POLITICAL/ IDENTITIES/ DREAMLAND/ TERRITORIES/ LANGUAGES / IRONIES / MISE EN SCENE / WOUNDS and DISPLACEMENTS.

The Alaska session was co-directed by University of Alaska professor and artist Garry Kaulitz. The Alaska artists represented in the show include Acacia Johnson, Clark Yerrington, Cloud Medicine Crow, Don Mohr, Enzina Marrari, Esther Hong, Hal Gage, Jen Jolliff, Keren Lowell, Petra Lisiecki, Sheila Wyne, and Ward Hulbert.

According with Alicia's collaborative-curatorial project, Guy Langevin –coordinator of the Canadian session- will travel to Alaska with the pieces, starting a liason among the participating artists and institutions themselves. [Thanks Guy for the wonderful pictures!]

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1st Session: Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Co-director: Joan Oliver / 2nd Session: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Cuenca, Spain. Co-Director: Enrique Leal / 3rd Session: ´ace. Buenos Aires, Argentina / 4rd Session: Grafikens Hus. Mariefred, Sweden. Co-director: Lars Göran / 5th Session: Atelier Presse Papier. Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. Co-Director: Guy Langevin / 6th Session: Atelier Livre. Porto Alegre, Brazil.Co-Director: Mara Caruso / 7th Session: MTG Gallery. Anchorage, Alaska. Co-Director: Garry Kaulitz / 8th Session: Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, USA. Co-Director: Miguel Rivera. Coordinator: Doug Barker