Frontier (English cohort)
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 a new international 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 trans-disciplinary.
Twenty two professional artists are participating of this cohort, connecting from United States (including Hawaii), Canada, UK, Spain, Austria, Italia and Switzerland, whose expertise embrace a wide range of artistic practices and disciplines: fine arts (including drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture); textile art, urban and regional planning, graphic design; illustration and performance as well as feminist and social activism. Traveling, diaspora and cultural cross-pollination are common grounds in many of your bios.
The cohort will be creating new artwork while exploring references, concepts and ideas with our own expertise and using materials-tools that may be available in each one places. This cohort will produce new work while exploring references, concepts and ideas through each participant own experience while 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: frontiers inside and outside of Geopolitics, Body and Art as triggers for reflections on art, nature, environment, society and politics. In Frontier the process and the mutual nurturing are more important that the final piece.
This program has already been completed, with a 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.
Alicia Candiani | Andrés Knob | Alen Iglesias, connecting from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Daniela Ruiz Moreno, connecting from Madrid, Spain
Artists | Cohort in English
Madalina Androne | Rumania connecting fromLondon, United Kingdom
Catherine Banks |Chertsey, United Kingdom
Heidi Bergstrom | Victoria, BC, Canada
Elizabeth Castaldo|Peekskill, New York, USA
Roberto Celis | Jersey City, New Jersey,USA
Susanna Crum | Louisville, Kentucky USA
Myriam De Wurstemberger ! Bern, Switzerland
Caia Diepenbrock |Los Angeles, California, USA
Jill Downen | Kansas City, USA
Anna Goodchild | Paignton, United Kingdom
Lisa Graves | Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Trisha Gupta | Burtonsville, Maryland, USA
Sharon Heitzenroder | Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Nora Jacobs | Austria, Vienna
Maria Picone | Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, USA
Maite Pinto | Bilbao, España
Annie Rapstoff | Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Luis Sahagun |Chicago, USA
Michael Sell | La Grande, Oregon, USA
Amy Stoker | Brooklyn, New York City, USA
Joao Vieira | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil connecting from Los Angeles, USA