Artists

Spain

Lana Corujo
Buenos Aires 34º – 58º

17.10.23 10.11.23

Lana Corujo is an artist who works mainly in illustration and writing. She studied Illustration and Design at the School of Art in Madrid, and in the field of writing she has participated in the anthology Diarios del Encierro (Ed. Indigo) and the poetry book Ropavieja (2021, Ed. Dieciséis), a title that enabled her to attend as a guest at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2022 by the hand of the Ministry of Culture of Spain. She has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lanzarote in 2022 under a grant-residency of artistic creation, and is currently director of the Verbena Literature Festival and the Festival Órbitas de Juventud y Pensamiento, both located on the island of Lanzarote, Spain. She has curated the exhibition Tayó: jugando entre líneas at the Centro de Innovación Cultural El Almacén.

Lana’s creative process is crossed by writing and pictorial creation, especially in the techniques linked to illustration. Also, growing up and living on an island like Lanzarote has made her have a vision towards the landscape (of the territory and the social) that links a lot to authors from Latin American countries. Lana is especially interested in knowing and researching about Argentinean writers such as Olivia Gallo, Selva Almada, Belén López Peiró or Roberta Iannamico to create bridges and synergies between the insular and narrative territory of Lanzarote and Argentina, investigating the complexity of their cultural movements due to the ultraperipheral environments.

BIO
Lana Corujo
1995 | Lanzarote, Spain
Lives and works in Lanzarote, Spain

EDUCATION
2016 | Superior Artistic Degree in Illustration and Design, ArteDiez School, Madrid, Spain
2014 | Degree in Audiovisual Communication, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

EXHIBITIONS
2022 | El Traspatio. Lanzarote Museum of Contemporary Art, Lanzarote, Spain
2021 | Retrato categórico. Casa de la Cultura Agustín de la Hoz, Las Palmas, Spain
2019 | Madrid Fashion Design. Madrid, Spain

PUBLICATIONS
2022 | 928 (Mapfre Guanarteme Foundation)
2022 | Celonio y el concurso de talentos (Ed. Dieciséis)
2021 | Ropavieja (Ed. Dieciséis)

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Exhibitions

Old Clothes
Lana Corujo

08.11.23

During our November 2023 open studio event, we had the privilege of hosting actress and writer Carmen de la Osa alongside guitarist Juan Savizki, who presented a captivating recital of poems from “Ropavieja” (Ed. Dieciséis), a book authored by our resident artist, Lana Corujo.

“Ropavieja” stands as a poignant collection of verses delving into themes of inheritance, caregiving, and the complex roles of daughters who find themselves assuming the maternal mantle for their own mothers. Within its poetic framework, sometimes akin to a narrative, sometimes to a fable, the specters of illness and absence are personified under the guise of Caraperro. It’s a work that traverses the landscape of mourning prematurely, as Lana herself articulates, reflecting the intricate interplay of patience and the perpetual reassessment of one’s perspective.

Lana’s writing is profoundly visual, a testament to her keen powers of observation. While she may be reserved in her speech amidst a crowd, her attentiveness to the world around her is unwavering. While Lana acknowledges that artistic creations need not always mirror autobiographical elements, she acknowledges that in crafting this collection of poems, she found herself channeling a wealth of personal emotions. As she puts it, “I was able to release a torrent of pent-up feelings, as although I’ve been in the role of caregiver, I’ve also endured it, discovering its profound significance along the way.”

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Open Studio
November 8, 2024
12PM to 18AM

Author
Lana Corujo
Reader
Carmen de la Osa
Guitar
Juan Savizki

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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