Artists in dialogue
The word NIDO (“nest”) involves many meanings that can be used metaphorically as triggers of our work in this shelter of artistic practices: it is the perfect metaphor of origin, it is a womb, it is the place where the primeval egg that gives rise to life is placed. It is an incubator where something is procreated and is related to what nourishes and gives life, but also where harmful things can be incubated or accumulated. The nest is bed and it is shelter. Nests are a network and houses are nests. The largest nest is the planet we inhabit (and which has shown us that it senses us as a threat), which we must take care of and with which we must connect.
NIDO is a new cohort of the Together Apart Program, this time in Spanish. We could not be happier to continue our mission in these difficult times.
In this Spanish-speaking NIDO we had Latin American artists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain; three Argentinian artists who have lived for a long time in Canada, the United States and Germany and a Venezuelan artist living in Orlando, United States, with artistic practices that range from drawing, sculpture, painting, engraving, photography, textile art, illustration, installations, design, digital media, video, mapping to performance, theater, literature, research, and community art projects.
ABOUT TOGETHER APART
Together Apart is a shelter for artistic practices that seeks to support the international artistic and cultural community and, at the same time, promote collective research projects and inter and trans-disciplinary experimentation.
From ´ace we are re-imagining our ways of building artistic communities and expanding the possibilities of our interconnectivity. If crises are opportunities, the pandemic not only allowed us to understand the vital importance of the arts and artists in our global society, but it also crystallized art itself as a tool that allows us to overcome isolation and physical distance.
Alicia Candiani | Andrés Knob | Cecilia Candiani | Alen Iglesias, connecting from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Daniela Ruiz Moreno, connecting from Madrid, Spain
Gabriela Agüero | Morón, Argentina
Pilar Aparicio | Tabio, Colombia
Richard Aponte | Venezuela—lives in Orlando, USA
Alejandra Basañes | Trois Rivieres, Canada
Carla Beretta | Rosario, Argentina
Marcela Casals | Brooklyn, Nueva York
Renny Javier Castillo | Cuba—lives in Zacatecas, Mexico
Carmen Díaz | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Yessica Díaz | Toluca, Mexico
Isa Duarte | Córdoba, Argentina
Vanessa Freitag | Brazil—lives in León, Mexico
Camilo Gutiérrez | Zipaquirá, Colombia
Mauricio Herrero | San José, Costa Rica
Helena Kanaan | Porto Alegre, Brazil
Denise Koziura | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jociele Lampert | Brazil, Florianópolis
Cecilia Luque | Córdoba, Argentina
Carlos Marin | Envigado, Colombia
Javier Mercadal |Córdoba, Argentina
Maite Pinto | Madrid, Spain
Laura Romero | Spain—lives in Querétaro, Mexico
Nerina Rosende | Tigre, Argentina
Alejandro Scasso | Cologne, Germany