Sluice Art Fair
Square Art Projects took part in Sluice Art Fair in which 35 international galleries and initiatives showcased their work. We collaborated with The Dorado Project, from New York, to create a joint exhibition.
The selected artists currently work with abstraction, the linking theme between our two artist-run projects. We also presented 'Abstract Revival' as part of the Sluice_Talks Programme, a conversation between artists Juan Bolivar, Enrico Gomez and Piers Veness, introduced by art historian Ben Street.
Featured artists from The Dorado Project: Lee Lee Chan, Paul Simmons, Frank Zadlo
Featured artists from Square Art Projects: Guillermo Carrión, Michael Swaney, Piers Veness, Simon Zabell
Art Licks at the V&A Museum
Art Licks selected Square Art Projects to present 'Vereda Tropical', a screening of Venezuelan video art outside the main entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
'Vereda Tropical' explored narrative and storytelling through the work of four artists, and the event fostered artistic dialogue between Latin American artists and the British public.
Sluice Art Fair
Square Art Projects participated in the 2013 edition of Sluice Art Fair, made up of 37 artists’ projects, all showcasing the best of these art scenes across the UK, Europe and the USA.
Participating artists: Katherine Di Turi, Rafael Reveron-Pojan, Piers Veness and Augusto Villalba.
Vereda Tropical - Art Licks Weekend
Square Art Projects participated at Artlicks Weekend, 2013, with Vereda Tropical, a cross-section of Venezuelan video art, shown to the London public for the first time. Deborah Castillo´s cathartic piece concerned bereavement and loss; Jorge Dominguez Dubuc transformed the Venezuelan plains into mystical settings; Bernardita Rakos created reenactments of traditional Bolero songs; and Jaime Castro Oroztegui filmed silent reels of the inhabitants of a Caracas shanty-town as they travel on a cable car.
Participating artists: Deborah Castillo, Jaime Castro Oroztegui, Jorge Domínguez Dubuc and Bernardita Rakos
Documentation about each video project is available here.
4, Rue Des Matelots
Arles July, 2013
Held in the studio of one of the participating artists, 4, Rue Des Matelots drew upon the work of three artists in Arles, France. The exhibition coincided with the city’s annual photographic festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles, and in response to this the selected artwork was based around experimentation in photography.
Nicola Noemi Coppola showed Chimiographies. Salin de Giraud, an artist’s book and a video piece that explores the landscape around La Carmargue. Katherine Di Turi presented a selection of images that take Erna Lendvai-Dircksen´s 1932 book of portraits as their starting point; and Rafael Serrano exhibited photographs of assemblages created from elements from his surroundings, captured at different moments of the day.
This exhibition was possible thanks to the kind support of Rafael Serrano.
Barcelona April, 2013
For Astúries 15, two artists showed recent work in a private residence in Barcelona. Blanca Haddad and Mike Swaney exhibited pieces that explored the effect of the urban space upon its inhabitants.
The subjects in Blanca Haddad's paintings both invite us to identify with them as well as challenge us to judge them. For Astúries 15, Blanca showed a series of work that develops her narrative style through portraiture.
Mike Swaney's practice is based around observations of the actions and daily habits of others, focusing on the absurd rituals that permeate urban existence. For this exhibition Mike presented a series of portraits and abstract collage on paper, as well as some studies for imagined performances.
This show was possible thanks to the generosity of Blanca Haddad.
8 Egerton Garden Mews
London December, 2012
8 Egerton Garden Mews took place in a disused Thai restaurant in the heart of the Brompton District, London.
Six artists from Latin America and Europe showcased conceptual and abstract work within the idiosyncrasies of the space, the work hung in such a way as to interact with and consider the venue on new terms, in contrast to its original use.
Participating artists: Katherine Di Turi, Cipriano Martinez, Lucia Pizzani, Piers Veness, Augusto Villalba and Simon Zabell.
Caracas January, 2012
Paramito was a group exhibition that presented ephemeral artworks by a selection of local and international artists. The ground floor of a private villa was transformed into an exhibition space to display paintings, sculpture, photography, collage and drawings allowing viewers to explore different approaches to contemporary art.
Participating artists: Toni Arellano,Valerie Brathwaite, Deborah Castillo, Katherine Di Turi, Blanca Haddad, Suwon Lee, Gabriel Morera, Federico Ovalles-Ar, Rafael Reveron, Luis Romero, Carolina Siefken, Michael Swaney, Piers Veness.
This exhibition was possible thanks to the kind support of Carolina Siefken and Pier Capecchi.
Works on Paper
Caracas October, 2010
Square Art Projects was pleased to collaborate with Fernando Zubillaga Gallery to present Works on Paper, a group show comprising of the work of seven contemporary artists of various nationalities working in a variety of media: photography, installation and drawing, encompassing conceptual, abstract and figurative work.
Participating artists: Katherine Di Turi, Blanca Haddad, Jutta Immenkötter, Daniel Jacoby, Michael Swaney, Piers Veness and Simon Zabell.