REFLECTION & POTENTIAL:
The occupations are PAF's residency element. Throughout 2014 and 2015 ]ps[ will host a duo of creatives as artists in residence. Each duo will be in residence for a period of 3 months. Each Occupation will culminate with a 1-2 week programme of exhibition and/or events (end of November 2014 & March 2015). In addition, each Occupation will include a digital residency via tumblr. The ]ps[ occupations are curated & take place in September through November 2014 (Jade Montserrat & Fabiola Paz) & January through March 2015 (Maria José Arjona & Arianna Ferrari).
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Occupation 1: Jade Montserrat & Fabiola Paz
Montserrat's work assumes a vernacular that tears up and cuts out, magnifying symbols, repeated text and imagery that determine, question or potentially threaten aspects of identity. The works offer a proliferation of meaning, shift existing perceptions of reality and question the nature of artwork. Montserrat has a BA in The History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA in Drawing from Norwich University of Art.
Fabiola’s art practice is about the political power of a body in transition, it’s an inquiry into the scars of displacement. This practice is intrinsically autobiographical formulating a highly diverse and very organic methodology; ranging in media from drawing, to object making, and video to performance. Her work has also been presented at the National Review of Live Art in Glasgow’s Tramway and FIX07 in Belfast, as well as AMA festival in Majorca (Spain) and Rifrazioni in Anzio (Italy).
Occupation 2: Arianna Ferrari & Maria José Arjona
Arianna Ferrari works in Live Art. Her performances explore the relations between humans and machines, the obsolescence of human body and liminality. Her work has been presented internationally, most recently at Defibrillator Gallery in Chicago and at the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival in New York. Ferrari studied Contemporary Music and Sound Arts in Milan, Berlin and London.
Maria José Arjona
Maria José Arjona was born in Bogota/ Colombia on 1973. Currently living and working between the US and Bogota (COL), Arjona has developed a carrier fully focused in performance with an emphasis in long durational practices to address process, memory and power. Her performances have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout South America, Europe, China and the Unites States and have been reviewed by Art Agenda, Art Nexus, Arte Al Dia, The New York Times, The Guardian (UK).