We are happy to announce that 34th International Exhibition and Related event: Gallery talk will be held!
Opening time：9am～5pm, Mon-Fri
Venue：Small Gallery, KCUA
【Exhibnition Statement and artist’s Bio】
Talia Nizarane, Ella Shiraz, Luane Hubert, and Carolina Aguirre are four practitioners who met at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Coming from different backgrounds and professional training was not an impediment for them to find links between their practices. They now present this exhibition as a culmination of their journey.
Nizarane’s installative practice explores space and materiality, while her performances attempt to reach people in their everyday environments and confront them with social injustice that would be otherwise easily ignored. Her work is informed by cultural and historical dilemmas in her native Cuba. Also concerned with space is Ella Shiraz, whose work explores the queer self in correlation to space, movement, and dance, through a New Materialist lens. Hubert’s work, on the other hand, revolves around a constant research around drawing. She builds image-sculptures from all kinds of references that she collects. Finally, Aguirre’s multi-disciplinary art practice is informed by her experience having worked in the film industry and as a curator.
We would like to thank the staff members and team of professors at the Kyoto City University of Arts for their incredible support that made this exhibition possible.
Talia Falcon Nizarane (b. 1997) is a London-based Cuban artist. Nizarane is a MA Candidate in Contemporary Art Practice, Public Sphere at the Royal College of Art. Solo and two-person exhibitions include “The Road Not Taken” at MINE in Osaka, Japan alongside artist Zhou Yiqiao (2022), “Cleaning Service” at Schaufenster Dreiviertel in Bern, Switzerland (2021), “UNWINNABLE” at XPO in Enschede, The Netherlands (2020), and “Dificultades Iniciales” at the 13th Havana Biennial in Havana, Cuba alongside artist Beatriz Fernandez Piedra (2019). Main works included at groups exhibitions “Here’s One I Made Earlier” by Off Site Project at CAP Festival at the Royal College of Art in London, UK (2022), “Allée Rentrée Art Festival” in Enschede, The Netherlands (2020), and “ACT Performance Festival” in Zurich, Switzerland (2020). Nizarane was an artist in residency at ARE Holland (2020) and the recipient of several grants including a scholarship for the project Learning from Inequality at the Zurich University of the Arts (2020). Her work is part of the Bernardo Quetglas Collection in Mallorca, Spain.
See more at: talianizarane.com
Ella Shiraz Defoe-Faissal is a Multidisciplinary Textiles Artist and Knitwear designer. She is a MA Candidate in Fashion at the Royal College of Arts. Previously, Ella studied BA in Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles at Nottingham Trent University. Her work has been featured in “J’evlève” Fashion Show (Kyoto, 2022); Graduate Fashion week (London, 2021); and SPINEXPO (Shanghai, 2019) . Her experience within the fashion and knitwear industry includes: Freelance designer and Creative assistant at LYL Official and Swatch design assistant at Sophie Steller Studios. Ella is a recipient of the RCA Studentship Scholarship.
Luane Hubert is an artist who finished her master’s degree in Printed Images at the Decorative Arts in Paris.
Luane is part of the Club Lab collective, with which she does fanzines, festivals, and exhibitions.
She participates in the design and curation of the “pop nostalgie” exhibition in Ivry sur Seine in 2021. She is currently exhibited at the Odile Ouizeman gallery for the “Ouztiti party” exhibition, as well as in Taiwan for the “break off art bookfair”.
Carolina Aguirre (b.1990) is a London-based Argentinean artist. Having lived in Chile, South Africa, and Egypt, she received her Bachelor’s Degree (1st) in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins and worked in the film industry before transitioning into a multi-disciplinary art practice. She is currently in the MA Painting programme at the Royal College of Art, for which she has been awarded the Ali H. Alkazzi Scholarship Award. Carolina has exhibited in London and Paris and was co-curator of Pigeon Park 2 (2022), a large-scale, immersive exhibition that brought well-established and emerging artists together in a non-traditional setting.
【Related Event: gallery talk detail】
Date: 15th December (Thu)
Venue: koryu-shitsu, Daigaku-kaikan
Participants：Carolina Aguirre Barrandeguy, Ella Shiraz Defoe-Faissal, Luane Hubert, Talia Falcon Nizarane
We are looking forward to seeing you there!