United States of America

Gerry Trilling
#6: Future

02.06.21 30.06.21

Gerry Trilling is a conceptual artist and story gatherer who presents a personal recounting of the history and assimilation of the American Jewish Diaspora in exquisite deadpan. Her parents escaped the Holocaust, relocating to the Midwest, where she grew up in a community of immigrants viewing identity, assimilation and belonging as linked to home environments and material culture.


I use a variety of materials to mark the passage of time, embracing our contemporary culture, itself omnivorous in the extreme. Nothing is off limits. I am an unsentimental investigator of the passage of time from greenhorn to assimilation. A multitude of materials referencing domestic culture, patterns, certain numerical codes and texts are my conceptual signifiers. My art insists that you, the viewer, take the time to reach into your own personal memories and associations, contributing to an expanding narrative.


This generous Cohort brought a wide variety of experiences, skills, visual languages, ways of looking at things and processing information. I am so grateful for the time I had to listen and process the many forms of problem-solving. Many things in my life are changing right now with unknown outcomes. My participation in Together Apart—#FUTURE has allowed me to harness some of those uncomfortable unknowns through dialogue, refocusing my artmaking to reflect and investigate Deconstruction and Possibility. What a great outcome, what a beginning for what comes next!

Gerry Trilling
1945 | St. Louis, Misuri, USA
Lives and works in Kansas City, Misuri, USA

1990 | Bachelor in Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, USA

2020 | What If…, Studios Inc Gallery, USA
2020 | Crocheting By The Light Of Netflix, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, USA
2017 | Narrative, Atlas Studios Inc, USA
2017 | Was.Is.Will, Kiosk Gallery, USA
2016 | Transformers: Re-Contextualizing Our Material Culture, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, USA

2021 | Together Apart—#FUTURE, Proyecto´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2015-2017 | Studios Inc, USA.

2015 | Kansas City Collection, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
2008 | Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
2001 | Kansas Arts Commission Mini Fellowship, Topeka, Kansas, USA

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#6 | FUTURE: results
Artists in dialogue


“We must begin to educate ourselves, no longer in the critical exercise, but in the propositional abundance of ideas and worlds. That is the now of tomorrow ” CHUS MARTÍNEZ

#FUTURE (English cohort) was a new session of Together Apart through which we embarked into different considerations and proposals about and for the future. Taking as a framework artistic and conceptual references in relation to utopian and situated futures, the international cohort of artists worked individually and in collaboration, addressing the main theme through artistic practice, collective discussions and conceptual frameworks. This was a specially interesting cohort in regards to the articulation of disciplines and technologies. The working proposals were approached by creations that included printmaking to new media arts, textile arts and sustainable practices, including architecture and design. To mention only a few of the statements that the artists proposed, future was addressed as the negative space that implies how a form might move into it, future is the feeling of anticipation, future is the will to get back cancelled desires, future is transformation, future is restoration, future is expanding the present, future is a wheel spinning in its axis…

Transformation as a process to evoke the future was central in the work of many artists: transformation of materials (reuse, recycle, repetition, erasure), transformation of subjectivities (due to personal will or to external experiences) including gender transformation and approaches to transformations in our brain and body structures.

What other temporalities does the nature offer? Artists approached nature as the main master to explore life cycles, continuities of transformation and an endless source of wonder.

Nature and culture, considered in an imbricate dialogue and not as separate, allowed us to think in different timelines. Artists chose to work in collaboration with nature, from creating working materials from natural resources, as producing paper with plants, using poisonous leaves for an artistic gesture or exposing the artwork to outside atmospheric conditions for long periods of time.

The future of our artistic practices were also considered from proposals which would only unravel in the future or by creating a testament for the future distribution of artwork, even through taking care of the waste that art produces.

On July 14th we will make a public online presentation of all the collaborations which were initiated through this online programme and we will continue exploring through the practice such challenging and fundamental questions related to the future.

DANIELA RUIZ MORENO | Curator-in-Residence

July 14th, 2021
4PM GMT-3 | Argentina

Alicia Candiani
General Coordinator
Andrés Knob
Daniela Ruiz Moreno, connecting from Madrid, Spain
Guest Speaker
Joseph Scheer, connecting from Alfred, NY, USA
Alen Iglesias

Diaa Ahmedien | Cairo, Egypt
Christopher Bradd | Toronto, Canada
Jess Carlock | Portland, OR, USA
Lindsey Clark Ryan | USA
Lucio Gorzalczany | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Beth Grabowski | Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Trisha Gupta | Burtonsville, USA
Lorena Pradal | Zárate, Argentina
Claudia Roselli | Florence, Italy
Carrie Scanga |Portland, Maine, USA
Char Schwall | Kansas City, MO, USA
Rachel Singel | Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Kelsey Stephenson | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Clare Thomas  |Victoria, BC, Canada
Gerry Trilling |Kansas City, MO, USA


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