Both artists, architects and researchers, Leonor Serrano Rivas (1986) and Diego Delas (1983) obtained their Masters in Artsin London (Goldsmiths and RoyalCollege of Art) and studied their PhDArt Practicein the UK (Slade, UCL and The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford). Serrano Rivas’ sculptures, films and installations are often used as a way to present layered sensorial experiences where the viewer must forget the narrative impulse, unlearn this desire for resolution and delve into the realm of the work. Delas’ paintings, textiles and installations look at certain vernacular architectural motifs –those related to storytelling–that configures the idea of a house as a familiar body,sustained by memories, populated with amulets. Both are currently working on two mayor solo shows opening next year: MNCARS Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (Serrano Rivas) and CAB Burgos (Delas)International exhibitions feature Liverpool Biennale; E-Werk, Freiburg; Freelands Foundation, London; Matadero, Madrid; MUSAC, León; HAUS, Viena; C3A, Córdoba; Russian Museum St. Petersburg, Málaga; ICA London; Arcade, London; CAAC, Seville; Chisenhale Studios; BARCU, Bogotá; José La Fuente Gallery, Santander; Marta Cervera Gallery, Madrid; Lychee One Gallery, London; Tiro al Blanco, Guadalajara, Mexico;CentroCentro, Madrid; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg; XI Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice; amongst others.-a short 1-2 sentences statement on your intention for the residency (what would you like to achieve).Underwater Worlds. An expedition is to set sail into the unknown at a point of imaginative exhaustion: Underwater Worldsconjures pre-enlightment devices to scrutinize the juncture of geo-engineering, art making and storytelling in Venice.
“An expedition is to set sail into the unknown at a point of imaginative exhaustion: Underwater Worldsconjures pre-enlightment devices to scrutinize the juncture of geo-engineering, art making and storytelling in Venice.”