FRONTERA (cohort in Spanish)
Artists in dialogue
“Threshold, boundaries, and neat divisions are essential to every symbolic structure, but it is precisely where boundaries break down, where they blur and leak, are violated or crossed, that pollution enters the cultural picture.” Siri Hutsvedt, 2012
Together Apart is an international online program that proposes a collaborative work and research format. Initially conceived in times of pandemic as a refuge for artistic practices, the program seeks to rethink residences in times of closed borders and restricted physical contact, supporting the international artistic and cultural community through the promotion of collective research and experimentation projects between and among transdisciplinarity.
Twenty-two professional artists, researchers and academics participate in FRONTERA, connecting from Argentina, the United States, Chile, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Portugal, whose experience covers a wide range of artistic practices and disciplines: visual arts (drawing, engraving, painting and sculpture), video, installation, illustration and performance, as well as feminism and social activism. Travel, migration, diasporas, and cultural interrelations are common themes in many of their biographies.
This cohort will produce new bodies of work while exploring references, concepts and ideas through own experience and using materials-tools that may be available in each place. We will focus on how we perceive and respond to the main theme, FRONTIER through three axes: borders inside and outside of Geopolitics, the Body and Art as triggers for reflections on art, nature, environment, society and politics.
This program has already been completed, with great success, by 46 artists from around the world. During August-September 2020 we developed SHELTER, its first edition in English, with a group of participants from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Norway and the Netherlands. During October-November 2020, NEST was a second edition in Spanish, which hosted artists from Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the United States, Mexico and Venezuela. Many of them have continued working in collaboratively projects after the end of the program while all have expanded their networks of contacts, leaving us very stimulating testimonies to continue with this activity.
Daniela Ruiz Moreno, logging in from Madrid, Spain
Daniela Rivera | Chile–USA
Roberto Celis | USA
Participants | Cohorte in Spanish
Alejandra Escribano | Argentina
Alexandra Ungern | Sao Paulo, Brazil
Andrea Nhuch | Los Angeles, USA
Andrea Fernandez | Quilmes, Argentina
Andrés Montes | Oporto, Portugal
Arturo Desimone | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Diana Gardeneira | Guayaquil, Ecuador
Dolores Delia | Australia
Ioulia Akhmadeeva | Morelia, Mexico
Isabel Duarte | Córdoba, Argentina
Jociele Lampert | Florianópolis, Brazil
Josefina Frederick | Santiago de Chile
Juan Coronel | Cordoba, Argentina
Lola Marín | Spain
Lurdi Blauth | Brazil
Margara De Haene | Querétaro, Mexico
Maria del Pilar Aparicio| Bogotá, Colombia
Mônica Lóss |Ann Arbor, USA
Nerina Rosende | Tigre, Argentina
Sandra Ciccioli | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sebas Podbersich | Morón, Argentina
Silvia Martin del Campo | Cordoba, Argentina