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Estampa 2019. Contemporary Art Fair

Estampa 2019. Contemporary Art Fair

17 October - 20 October 2019
IFEMA, Feria de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
Estampa is a contemporary art fair that has been held in the autumn of Madrid for 27 years, whose scope of work is the art market in Spain, and its concern is the formation and stabilization of a sustainable collecting for a growing and updating gallery constants in our country. The fair is organized around a General Program of large Spanish galleries and a series of programs whose curators propose the most recent contemporary art practice or focus on more experimental issues and less traveled by the general public. Their collectors programme summons a selection of international buyers who come to Estampa every year to discover or corroborate the quality of their galleries and is completed with a programme of activities focused on the exploration and review of contemporary art collecting in Spain and Portugal. AC/E supports the participation of the following international influencers, critics and programmers through the Visitors grant.
Design Week Mexico 2019

Design Week Mexico 2019

03 October - 27 October 2019
Varias sedes (Ciudad de México, México)
Since 2009, Design Week Mexico promotes and contributes to the local design scene. Through its programming it has formed a creative community in which the main actors of the cultural, educational, commercial and institutional fields of Mexico participate. In 2018, Mexico City was the World Capital of Design under the theme Socially Responsible Design. For this edition of 2019, the guest country is Cuba. AC/E supports the participation of Miguel Miguel Giner Gutiérrez  in Unpublished, an initiative that exhibits and rewards utilitarian design through the exhibition of pieces never before shown by Mexican and foreign creators. This exhibition seeks to challenge designers to explore the limits of design in terms of materials, processes, concept, innovation, user experience and social impact.
Claudia Pagés Rabal: Residency at Jupiter Woods

Claudia Pagés Rabal: Residency at Jupiter Woods

01 October - 31 October 2019
Jupiter Woods (Londres, United Kingdom)
AC/E supports the participation of Claudia Pages Rabal to undertake a residency at Jupiter Woods (London) aimed at developing her research on logistics, gleaning history and creolization of language. Drawing from the area JW operates within as an epicentre of logistics and distribution chains, Pages Rabal will further reflect on production processes and contemporary forms of distribution and circulation that ground her work. On-site research will be accompanied by published writing. The residency will also develop into a final, public presentation of the research undertaken, the writing process, and the results of the time spent in London. During this event Pagés Rabal will invite 2 or 3 contributors to read and perform the texts, opening this way a debate with multiple participants.
OAT 2019. Oslo Arkitekturtrienale

OAT 2019. Oslo Arkitekturtrienale

26 September - 24 November 2019
National Museum - Architecture Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
OAT 2019 is a triennial of architecture that under the spell of "The Architecture of Degrowth," brings together architects, artists, and cultural agents with proposals on the topic. For the 5th edition of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, AC/E supports the participation of Spanish artists Pep Avilés and Laia Celma Adrover to present the project "Scorched Earth: Ecological Rites and the Architecture of Abandonment". Centralia was a mining town founded in 1842 in Pennsylvania. During the earlier decades, Centralia became a flourishing, thriving community thanks to the richness of the anthracite coal mines operating in the region. The town continued increasing its population sparked by railroad construction and welcomed migrants contributing to the economy of coal extraction well into the twentieth century. In the postwar years, its population reached a peak of 2000 inhabitants. In 2018, only seven of them remain. ​Given the environmental conditions in which Centralia’s degrowth took place, the project proposes an energy ritual acting as a remedial memorial as well as resource to generating new forms of social and architectural organization in abandoned mining towns. The system will claim the burning energy for the reconsideration of political and environmental post-industrial settlements. This technology is already feasible and the energy, ready for "dépense."
14ª Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea de Curitiba 2019

14ª Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea de Curitiba 2019

21 September 2019 - 23 February 2020
Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea de Curitiba (Curitiba, Brazil)
In this edition, the 14th, the ​Curitiba Biennial of Contemporary Art is made under the concept of "open borders", showing how the word "border" can have several meanings and how art has always been involved in that concept. With the presence of other countries artworks and its representatives, it will be possible to show the public the vastity of art in different countries, contributing with new thoughts on the construction and the process of another history. AC/E supports the traveling expenses of the artist that participate in the Spanish Exhibitions at the 1 Biennial:  Llorenç Barber: The musician presents an exceptional concert through the ringing of bells of the main churches of the city of Curitiba. Through the concept of sound landscape, the performance will have collaboration of local assistants. Daniel Canogar: Instalation made with a projector and a computer. "Xilem, 2016" in which its visuality is ruled by algorithms in real time of the financial operations that happen around the world. Juan Luis Moraza: presents the instalation of the laboral parties calendar, 2016, a work about the boundary of the time and the work that rule our era. Eduardo Scala: will make an architectural intervention at the Public Library, with a building poem and visual poetry content in the inside area. Curitiba Biennial of Contemporary Art was born in 1993. In 1997, it began its itinerary activities through different states of Brazil and countries of Latin America, work that it keeps to this day. Besides doing contemporary art exhibitions, cinema and literature, the Curitiba Biennial also organizes annual circuits and parallel programs. In 2013, when it completed 20 years of activity, it was consecrated as one of the most important contemporary art events in the global circuit.
15th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Lyon 2019

15th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Lyon 2019

18 September 2019 - 05 January 2020
La Biennale de Lyon (Lyon, France)
The Biennale de Lyon is an international contemporary art event taking place every two years in Lyon and its Metropolis, France. It is built around the international exhibition, an inescapable artistic event that gathers about 60 worldwide artists to show their creations at the Contemporary Art Museum of Lyon, the Fagor factories, and in other locations depending on the editions. It also welcomes Veduta, a laboratory for experiments between artists and amateurs in about 12 cities around Lyon. For this edition, in agreement with Isabelle Bertolotti, Artistic Director of the Biennale de Lyon, the curating of the international exhibition has been given to the curators of Palais de Tokyo. Together they have envisioned this biennial as a vast ecosystem where artworks and artists cultivate the art of permaculture, at the intersection of landscapes be they biological, economic and cosmogonic. AC/E supports the participation of Spanish street artist Escif in a residency in Vaulx-en-Velin, "Mas du Taureau" district Veduta.  ESCIF, born in 1980 in Valencia (Spain) is a Spanish street artist that has produced many frescoes around the world. Sometimes, these are simple illustrations that invite you to look at them and consider them: a judiciously placed watermelon, a falling rock, a sculptural bust. Sometimes, through discreet color palettes and illustrative figures, Escif warns against the hardships of the “modern life”, from police violence to gentrification and consumerism. He is known for his political images that defend the autonomy and power of ordinary people, and for his commitment to respond positively to the orders that are important for him. “A painted wall is an erased wall, it is a crack in the system, it is a message of hope that reveals the possibility of working towards a better world: open the borders.” ESCIF Accompanied by the cultural mediator of Veduta and all its partners in Vaulx-en-Velin, Escif will be immersed in the neighborhood of Mas du Taureau for several weeks to meet the inhabitants, to discuss with them about their daily environment and its transformations currently in-process, their expectations, their ideas, their anecdotes.... The practice of graffiti being particularly common to the young people of the district, the artist will be make it a priority to present his own work to them, to share methods, practices, and savoir-faire.
Romaeuropa Festival 2019

Romaeuropa Festival 2019

17 September - 24 November 2019
Romaeuropa Festival (Roma, Italy)
Since its first edition in 1986, the success of REF has grown constantly and is now recognised as the most important Italian cultural festival. Both cult and trendy at the same time, the REF has given the Rome public over three decades of exemplary contemporary creativity, building up a faithful audience which continues to grow year after year. This year edition, the 34th under the title "Landscape", can be read as a map representing a singular panorama: our world today. Nowadays, roads allow us to travel across the planet - a symbol of the intensification of exchange in a globalised world. The map is a kind of detector. Of course, the landscape of REF is imaginary, because it rests on manifestations that, however real, are less physical than ephemeral: through the theatrical, choreographic, visual and musical works the festival captures and defines a certain ‘landscape’. AC/E is covering the travel expenses of the Spanish guests invited to take part:  ​- "Gran Bolero" by Jesus Rubio Gamo. A premier in Rome an expansion of his successful Bolero, a dance show to Ravel’s Bolero that is now performed by twelve artists. In 2016, Rubio Gamo created a show for two dancers: Alberto Alonso and Clara Pampyn, of Laimperfecta, who gave life to the classical music by Ravel. The piece was shown on numerous dance festivals in Spain and was also selected for the European Aerowaves Program, Dance Across Europe 2017.But now the Madrid based choreographer expands his piece to include twelve dancers, six from Madrid and six from Barcelona, in a novel co-production of Teatro del Canal and Mercat de les Flors. After his success with minimalist pieces like Ahora que no somos tan viejos todavía and Danzas del Sur de Europa, Jesús Rubio Gamo faces his first big show where he will try to perfect his previous piece.
Stay Twice. Beatriz Olabarrieta

Stay Twice. Beatriz Olabarrieta

07 September - 10 November 2019
Bielefelder Kunstverein (Bielefelder, Germany)
“Stay Twice” is the first institutional solo exhibition in Germany by Beatriz Olabarrieta. Olabarrieta’s work deals with the visual representation of communication and language. It reflects on the relationship between literal and metaphorical meaning, text and materiality, message and sign, in order to examine the standardized, codified and disembodied forms of communication of the information society. Olabarrieta stages texts and signs as messages that do not find their addressees, that fail to make effective statements, or refuse to be concretely assigned. For Bielefeld, in collaboration with Armin Lorenz Gerold, Hendrike Nagel, Romy Kießling and Zach Furniss, Olabarrieta has created a setting with new works extending across the entire Kunstverein. In “Stay Twice”, objects become figures, symbols become bodies, and signs become characters, so as to open up an imaginative space in which changed contexts of meaning are constituted. Beatriz Olabarrieta (born in Bilbao, Spain) lives and works in Berlin. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Espai 13, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain (2019), and CentroCentro, Madrid, Spain (2020). Selected recent ones include “Ask the Dust”, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, California, US (2018-19); “New Clear Family”, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin (2018); “The only way out is in”, The Sunday Painter, London, UK (2017); “Book! Don’t tell me what to do”, Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico City, Mexico (2017); “Dumb Bells”, Saturdays Live, Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (2016). Recent group shows include “The Garden Bridge”, Brücke-Museum, Berlin (2019); “M. Quelque Chose”, Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, France (2018); “Los Algoritmos Suaves”, Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain (2018).
Part of the Labyrinth. 10th Edition of GIBCA 2019

Part of the Labyrinth. 10th Edition of GIBCA 2019

07 September - 17 November 2019
GIBCA, Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (Göteborg, Sweden)
GIBCA's (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art) 2019 central motif and method is the notion of “entanglement” and proposes to imagine the world outside the binaries and structural separations imposed by modernity. What images and narratives might reveal the inseparability and non-negotiable dependency of all of us on each other and the world, prompting changes to the way we live that could in turn change the present into a sustainable future? AC/E supports the participation of Spanish artist Ibon Aranberri with his work "Sources without qualities" (2017) and Elena Aitzkoa with "Los agujeros y la presión atmosférica son demasiado viejas".  The artistic practice of Ibon Aranberri is one of the most distinct of his generation, combining conceptual, sculptural and political aspects in artworks that often excavate and re-present local histories with contemporary relevance. For GIBCA 2019, Aranberri is invited to exhibit at the Göteborg Konsthall as part of a section of the biennale focusing on the simultaneously utopian and alienating, liberating and violent, aspects of abstraction. Aranberri’s work ’Sources Without Qualities’ (2017 - ) has its origins in the Arms Industry Museum in Eibar, Guipuzkoa, where the artist did research in relation to his commission for the San Sebastian European Capital 2016 project Tratado de Paz curated by Pedro G Romero. Elena Aitzkoa works with sculpture, poetry, performance and video. At GIBCA 2019 she is invited to present a group of recent sculptures. Her sculptural work often combines natural materials such as stones and flowers with man-made ones, proposing relationships of co-existence between the poetically sensual and significant, and the mundanely trivial and throw-away. Often using textiles to tie things together in unexpected combinations, her compact sculptures sometimes seem to work like firm embraces – tightly wrapping objects and materials up with each other to form new, self-contained assemblages of form and feeling. The practice of sculpture has been central to her production in recent years, a process that leads to the production of a single body that encompasses a heterogeneity, and also attempts to bring about a sometimes uneasy coexistence of different bodies in a single space. GIBCA presents acclaimed national and international contemporary art. Each biennial consists of several major exhibitions taking place both in established art institutions as well as the public space. A rich educational program is developed for children and youth and program activties include guided tours (in four different languages), artist talks, conferences and performance. The organiser of GIBCA is Röda Sten Konsthall, who are the applicant for this current funding opportunity.  
Bergen Assembly 2019: "Actually the Dead Are not Dead"

Bergen Assembly 2019: "Actually the Dead Are not Dead"

05 September - 10 November 2019
Belgin (Bergen, Norway)
Bergen Assembly 2019, titled Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead, encompasses an exhibition and a series of events taking place at various venues in Bergen. At the centre of the project is a preoccupation with life – with an understanding of life beyond the binary oppositions of life and death, nature and culture, human and animal, subject and object, healthy and sick, past and future.  Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead examines how to redefine our alliances with those who are not presently living. The project proposes communicating with the spectres of the past and the future and taking responsibility for those who are no longer, or not yet, here. This responsibility defies the subjugation of life to the politics of death, ranging from the destruction of the material and idealistic basis of life for countless people, or the deadly rejection of refugees, to the destruction of the planet. Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead revolves around the reclamation of life, fathoming the potential of artistic practices to imagine life differently. Bergen Assembly 2019 is conceived by a group of twelve curators, artists, theorists, and activists. This core group develops the programme in the form of individual, shared, and overlapping projects to which it invites further artists and contributors from other fields. AC/E supports through the PICE grants the participation of the following Spanish artists:  Paula Pin con “GynePunk” - 3 workshops;    Paul B. Preciado con “Parliament of Bodies”; Julio Jara con “Los mil y un cartones” (Thousand and One Cardboard) ; Daniel García Andújar con “How to Understand the D’Hondt Method (Democracy)”; Teresa Lanceta con “Gallineros”; Israel Galván con “La Fiesta” (Modification) - Video instalación y espectáculos. María García Ruiz con la exposicion “Political Party”; Tomás de Perrate, Fran Cabeza de Vaca, David Pielfort, Isaías Griñolo Padilla, María Salgado y Niño de Elche con “Canciones De La Guerra Social Contemporanea”, en el contexto de los días de apertura de “Bergen Assembly 2019.  
Bergen Assembly 2019: "Actually the Dead Are not Dead"

Bergen Assembly 2019: "Actually the Dead Are not Dead"

05 September - 10 November 2019
Museum KODE 2 (Bergen, Norway)
Bergen Assembly 2019, titled Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead, encompasses an exhibition and a series of events taking place at various venues in Bergen. At the centre of the project is a preoccupation with life – with an understanding of life beyond the binary oppositions of life and death, nature and culture, human and animal, subject and object, healthy and sick, past and future.  Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead examines how to redefine our alliances with those who are not presently living. The project proposes communicating with the spectres of the past and the future and taking responsibility for those who are no longer, or not yet, here. This responsibility defies the subjugation of life to the politics of death, ranging from the destruction of the material and idealistic basis of life for countless people, or the deadly rejection of refugees, to the destruction of the planet. Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead revolves around the reclamation of life, fathoming the potential of artistic practices to imagine life differently. Bergen Assembly 2019 is conceived by a group of twelve curators, artists, theorists, and activists. This core group develops the programme in the form of individual, shared, and overlapping projects to which it invites further artists and contributors from other fields. AC/E supports through the PICE grants the participation of the following Spanish artists:  Paula Pin con “GynePunk” - 3 workshops;    Paul B. Preciado con “Parliament of Bodies”; Julio Jara con “Los mil y un cartones” (Thousand and One Cardboard) ; Daniel García Andújar con “How to Understand the D’Hondt Method (Democracy)”; Teresa Lanceta con “Gallineros”; Israel Galván con “La Fiesta” (Modification) - Video instalación y espectáculos. María García Ruiz con la exposicion “Political Party”; Tomás de Perrate, Fran Cabeza de Vaca, David Pielfort, Isaías Griñolo Padilla, María Salgado y Niño de Elche con “Canciones De La Guerra Social Contemporanea”, en el contexto de los días de apertura de “Bergen Assembly 2019.  
Editing Spaces 2019

Editing Spaces 2019

01 July - 30 November 2019
The Institute for Endotic Research (Berlín, Germany)
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER) seeks to present a transdisciplinary approach that brings together art practice and writing. The programme "Editing Spaces" unfolds as a group exhibition developed through time: every two weeks, one more contribution is added to the space, creating a palimpsest. At the end, there is the space with each contribution and a publication that collects them all. Artist participating are: Discoteca Flaming Star, Alicia Kopf, Josep Maynou, Mattin and Laura Vallés. The work of the artists/curators invited to Editing Space develops from translations from texts to installations, from transitions between the written and the performative. 
Granero 2019 (2nd edition)

Granero 2019 (2nd edition)

01 July - 30 November 2019
Instituto Cultural de León (León, Mexico)
In its second edition, Granero starts with the focus on contemporary Ibero-American creation with the artists Kiko Pérez (Spanish), who participates with a Mobility grant of AC/E, and Ana Navas (Venezuelan-Ecuadorian) and the curatorship of Manuela Moscoso (Ecuadorian). The artists will spend some time in residence in León taking the contexts of the city and other nearby rural towns as inspirational environments. In addition to the production work, activities, samples and a final exhibition will be developed. Granero is a project of artistic residencies and cultural programming in León, Guanajuato, which promotes the creation of art in context and in dialogue with local communities. In each annual edition a space of residence and production of contemporary art is offered, to which other parallel activities, an annual publication and exhibitions will be linked. From Granero, artists are invited to develop projects that reflect on the terms territory and landscape.
Entre piedras

Entre piedras

01 July - 31 December 2019
Museo de Arte de Zapopan (Zapopan, Mexico)
In this exhibition project, "Entre piedras" (Between stones), the Spanish curator and cultural manager Susana González, at the proposal of the director of the Zapopán Art Museum - MAZ (Jalisco, Mexico), Viviana Kuri, invites the artists Aljcia Kwade, Pedro Cabrita Reis and José Dávila to develop a proposal that offers the possibility of including "site-specific" works in the MAZ. Supported with the help of the mobility grants of AC/E, Susana González prepares during these months the exhibition project in which the chosen creators will perform "site-specific" works for the celebration of the exhibition, influencing the relationship between the architectural space, the artistic work and its social context, in relation to the new sculptural paradigms represented by the creators. In the initial approach it has been thought to carry out an open exhibition project that offers the possibility of including "site-specific" works in the MAZ. With them the story of their works will be highlighted through the process of logical / intuitive / critical work in communication with architecture and using simple materials from the environment, some of them recycled. The project proposes a work that affects the iconic relationship between art and architecture, in the reflective relationship with the building and in the approach to the architectural fact, but above all in the identity, memory and time of the historical-social context where it is inserted.
Peña Flamenca TRIANA  en Varsovia 2019

Peña Flamenca TRIANA en Varsovia 2019

11 January - 20 December 2019
Instituto Cervantes de Varsovia (Varsovia, Poland)
La Peña Flamenca TRIANA es un ciclo de improvisaciones flamencas, establecido en 2008, a cargo de artistas españoles destacados y en colaboración con el grupo flamenco local "Los Payos". Se trata de un intento de acercar el fenómeno del flamenco al oyente polaco, que se desarrolla mediante diferentes encuentros con artistas flamencos a lo largo del año en Polonia a través de una recreación del fantástico ambiente de las tabernas sevillanas y los tablaos. En esta edición participan los artistas Irene Lozano (baile) con Joaquin El Duende (cante) -con el apoyo de AC/E a través de las ayudas PICE a la Movilidad-, Rocío Bazán (cante) con David Pérez (baile); y Yasaray Rodriguez & David Hornillos.