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Committed to supporting artists, curators, and researchers by offering them time and space to pursue their research without the pressure of deadlines and production commitments, the Residencies Programme values the open-ended nature of artistic research and embraces multiform expressions of creative enquiry. Aiming to facilitate the production of knowledge, this studio-based programme is dedicated to established and emerging artists and serves as platform for critical exchange in Southeast Asia. The Residencies Programme offers a wide spectrum of programmes aimed at sharing the process of artistic research with the public - Residencies OPEN / Studio Sessions / Insights, which range from open studios, artists’ talks, conversations, performances, and screenings. The Residencies Programme unfolds through annual cycles and runs by nomination only. Every year, a rotating pool of curators and arts professionals from all over the world is invited to nominate two artists for the residency. The nominated artists are subsequently invited to submit a research proposal along with their portfolio and CV. Ultimately, the Residencies Committee, an international panel of experts, reviews the submitted materials and designates the artists who are awarded the residency.

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Miguel Andrade Valdez

Residency period

3 July – 30 August 2017

About

Miguel Andrade Valdez (b. 1979) lives and works in Peru, Lima. His practice blends building methodologies and the language of sculpture in order to shape a different understanding of architectural construction and urban development. Through his large scale sculptures and installations which take the human body as a standard unit of measurement, he casts built objects as representations of shared social spaces. His works have been included in numerous group shows including Mana Contemporary, Jersey City United States (2015); Museo Mario Testino, Lima, Peru (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima, Peru (2013), Art Basel Miami Beach, United States (2012).

Focus

Valdez situates his work at the intersection of architecture and sculpture, in a liminal space where the limits of public and private, social and individual, containers and contents are constantly challenged. In line with a series of works developed over the last few years that engage different building methods, the artist will research the technique of concrete sheltering. Looking at monumental sculpture and working with local masons who specialise in concrete sheltering and other construction techniques specific to Singapore, he will experiment new possibile developments for his work.

Public programmes

Residencies Studio Sessions: Open Studio by Miguel Andrade Valdez (Peru), Artist-in-Residence
2 Aug 2017, Wed 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

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Transforming the studio into a time capsule of his own artistic practice, Miguel Andrade Valdez will present a selection of documentation materials related to his past and ongoing projects. Retracing the development of his practice and working methodologies within the socio-political contexts of Peru and Mexico, the artist will discuss his deep-seated interest in materiality, sculpture, space, and vernacular construction techniques as well as the role of monuments in our understanding of the public space. For this session, he will also present the documentation and leftover materials of an early performance he reenacted in the studio during the residency.

The event will take place in the artist’s studio.