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Alice Voss
The Craft of Comfort and Taste

15.04.24 26.04.24

Alice Voss is a British artist who came to ´ace as part of her exploratory travels through South America. Since graduating with her Fine Art degree, she has developed textile craft skills that are more decorative, including traditional upholstery, patchwork, aplique and quilting.

In April 2024, Alice came to ´ace to have a focused period of time to develop her textile project in a supportive environment that nurtures ideas and discussions. During her time in South America, she focused on traditional crafts found within the region, which she then combined with painting to create a piece that explores comfort and taste.

In her own words: “I am interested in the comfort that can be found in domestic, or even public spaces, and how this comfort is created, which is often by an individual. It’s personal, it’s formed by how we inhabit our spaces, and the objects we choose to surround ourselves with. I’m interested in why we are drawn to the things we are. My project is to pose the question around what brings comfort to people, and what forms personal taste, and how the two are linked. I combine painting with traditional textile crafts as a response to this, that considers my current environment. Within my work I like to use bright contrasting colours that could be considered ‘garish’ or ‘tacky’, and I am interested in where this thought stems from. Beautiful bright, saturated colours are often found in landscapes, in bright blue skies that contrast rich greens, oranges and reds. Traditional craft or folk art designs are often inspired by nature, whether that’s the animals surrounding people, or the landscape. I am particularly drawn to the colours used within traditional folk art in Argentina, that to me mimic the rich colours found within the landscape, and I would like to incorporate this into my project.”

BIO
Alice Voss
1992 | UK
Lives and works in Bristol, UK

EDUCATION
2020 | Bristol Upholstery Collective. Level 2 AMUSF Craft Certificate, Bristol, UK
2019 | Bristol Upholstery Collective. Level 1 AMUSF Craft Certificate, Bristol, UK
2015 | The University of the West of England. BA in Art and Visual Culture, UK
2014 | LUCA School of Arts. Mixed Media as part of an Erasmus Exchange, Ghent, Belgium

EXHIBITIONS
2015 | Spike Open. Spike Island, Bristol, UK
2015 | The Iron Knee. Cranbrooke Road, Bristol, UK
2015 | ON. The Southbank Club, Bristol, UK
2014 | Daft Punk Is Playing At My House. Bedminster, Bristol, UK
2014 | Facade. The Benjamin Perry Boathouse, Bristol, UK
2014 | DO RE MEI. Spike Island, Bristol, UK

RESIDENCIES
2015 | Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn Residency
2016 | Associate space residency, Spike Island

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2024 Open Call #3
Residencies 2024

Deadline 
July 31st, 2024

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