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The Making of an Institution — Artistic Research. Talk by Souliya Phoumivong (Laos), Artist-in-Residence and Rodolfo Andaur (Chile), Curator-in-Residence

5 Apr 2017, Wed 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

As part of The Making of an Institution, Artist-in-Residence Souliya Phoumivong and Curator-in-Residence Rodolfo Andaur will discuss their current creative and curatorial practices.

Trained as a painter, Phoumivong will discuss his radical shift towards new media following a residency at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo Japan in 2010. He will also present some work-in-progress that he has been developing while in residence, experimenting with clay sculptures to produce stop-motion animation. The significance of his current artistic practice will be framed in relation to the prevailing artistic climate in Laos where visual arts are still focused on painting.

Rodolfo Andaur’s talk Exposed Territories interweaves narratives collected and accumulated over the last few years about historical and anthropological reflections on the landscape and the borders of the Atacama Desert in South America. Andaur will also discuss how his research aims to reassesses socio-cultural aspects and expose contemporary art experiences into multidisciplinary platforms.

This talk is part of the public programme of The Making of an Institution.


Souliya Phoumivong (b. 1983, Laos) is a media artist working with film, video art, photography, and clay animation. He is currently lecturer at National Institute of Fine Arts, Vientiane, Laos. His work embraces the ever-changing landscape of media and digital equipment in Laos, and the adaptation of a younger generation to a fast paced life. Most recently he participated in the exhibition Missing Links, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand (2015).

Rodolfo Andaur (Chile) has been coordinator of various contemporary art projects in northern Chile, promoting local artistic practices in relation to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru. Rodolfo has also contributed to various magazines and publications such as Artishock, Atlas Magazine and Rotunda Magazine. He is currently part of the academic staff of the Diploma in Critical and Curatorial Studies at Adolfo Ibáñez University, Santiago, Chile.

Image credit: Courtesy the artist.