EXHIBITION: The Artistic Practices Residency Programme 2019. Alina Aguila and Tana Garrido

Alina Aguila and Tana Garrido
The Artistic Practices Residency Programme 2019
Azkuna Zentroa
The Artistic Practices Residency Programme 2019 resident artists, Tana Garrido (1989) and Alina Aguila (Cuba, 1987), exhibit the result of the projects carried out during their Azkuna Zentroa residency in collaboration with Estudio Carlos Garaicoa ‘Artista x Artista’ programme in La Habana from 13th February to 26th April.

In her work, Alina Aguila exposes the manipulation and preoccupation for the tiniest details of the object and their perception distorting the individual relationship – matter – spaces, altering not only physical but also psychological scales.

The artist explained that “minimalistic art purges the object of all subjective gestural expression. In my work, I build an inversion operation under a minimal structure, so the viewer zooms into the archaeological areas of the individual imaginarium inevitably heading towards memory. The physical space modelled in each piece is surpassed by the mental space furnished with a dialogue of materials and processes of dreams, delirium, and hallucination.”

In dialogue with Alina Aguila, the artist Tana Garrido exhibits an installation audiovisual observatory in a Cuban contemporary domestic space. Garrido has worked with the testimony of Cuban women of Basque origin to reflect on gender, territory and memory.

According to the creator, “the process has had several stages: first, research here in the Basque Country; second, research in La Habana, connecting with the environment, people and establishing relationships with all these women; and third, materialisation and recording on audio and video all the foregoing. Finally, in this last stage of the residency, the aim was to tie in everything lived in La Habana to the Basque Country context.”

Tana Garrido (1989) resides and produces in the Basque Country. Her work comes under the umbrella of documentary, contemporary art, visual essay and cultural revitalisation. Her works have been exhibited in different contemporary arts centres, such as Sant Andreu Contemporani (Barcelona) and Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona), as well as in film festivals, such as Márgenes (Madrid) or Atlantidoc (Uruguay). She is the programmer and co-founder of the Festival of Shorts by Women BENDITA TÚ and a member of the SC Collective, focused on experimentation in the audiovisual medium and working with shared material. Until last year she was the programmer of IBERODOCS, the Edinburgh Festival of IberoAmerican Documentary Cinema, and she is currently writing her first feature film screenplay.

Alina Aguila Ferrer (1987). An artist from Villa Clara, Cuba, she studied at Leopoldo Romañach Professional Plastic Arts Academy (Villa Clara, 2008), and subsequently at the Higher Institute of Arts, (ISA) (La Habana, 2013). Standing out among her personal exhibitions are: Estación Central. Galería Cristo Salvador (La Habana, 2011), Marcha sobre las uvas. Centro Wilfredo Lam (La Habana, 2013), and El jardín de los suecos. (Bipersonal Exhibition with the artist Orestes Hernández). Galerie knoerle & baettig, (Winterthur, Switzerland, 2017).

The Banco Sabadell Foundation is sponsoring the artistic residencies programme as part of its efforts to promote and disseminate art and culture.
Opening: 13/02/2020
From: 13/02/2020
Until: 26/04/2020
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday: 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Plaza Arriquibar, 4


13/02/2020 - 26/04/2020


16:30 - 20:30


Azkuna Zentroa
Arriquíbar Plaza, 4, 48010 Bilbo, Bizkaia
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