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Current Perspectives: Denis Rodriguez and Leonardo Remor
November 2, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pmFree
Grab your lunch and join us on campus in the Irving Amphitheater for a lecture by Denis Rodriguez and Leonardo Remor.
Coming to Kansas City from Porto Alegre, Brazil, Leonardo Remor and Denis Rodriguez will discuss their individual and collaborative practices as well as their role as directors of artist-run exhibition space, Galeria Península. Through community engaged projects and time-based media including performance, books, films and video, these artists consider the contexts of queerness, citizenship, ecology, climate, capitalism, and leisure in order to examine water within the politics of belonging.
In his installations, actions, photographs, videos and objects, water is an element that appears as medium and a form of speech. Relations between public and private, reality and simulation, environment and exhibition space are also present in his work. Emphasizing process and relationship building, Rodriguez seeks to raise awareness of everyday city issues that are linked to landscape to create spaces that provide opportunities for new forms of knowledge and interdependence. Master’s degree in Art History, Theory and Criticism by UFRGS and independent space manager of galeria Península (Porto Alegre), where he coordinates the artist-in-residence programme. His solo exhibitions include Pariwat Jenipapo, Fotoativa, Belem, 2017; Preto sobre preto em fogo, Pera de Goma, Montevidéo, 2016; Água Viva, Galeria Península, Porto Alegre, 2015; and Lighthouse, vitrine MASP, São Paulo, 2014. He participated in the group shows Waterscapes, FATVillage, Miami, 2016; O Valor das Coisas, Atelier Subterrânea, Porto Alegre, 2014; and Horizon for sale, Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, Porto Alegre, 2013.
Leonardo Remor majored in filmmaking at Unisinos. His works combines reality and fiction and is often associated with ruin, abandonment, and the inexorable passage of time. Through the use of different mediums – film, installation, performance, photography – he investigates the space of nature in the logic of urban and human development. His solo exhibitions include O vento dissipa as lembranças de uma realidade anterior, Santander Cultural, 2015; Longe daqui, Galeria dos Arcos, Usina do Gasômetro, 2012; and Tempo Morto, Galeria La Photo, 2011. He participated in the group exhibitions WaterScapes (BOX Contemporary, Miami, 2016); Gogó da Emma (Galeria Emma Thomas, NY, 2016); Quase uma Ilha, Galeria Península, 2015; Jogos de Aproximação (Galeria Península, Porto Alegre, 2015); O Valor das Coisas, Atelier Subterrânea, 2014; Corpo Presente, Galeria Lunara, 2014; Horizonte à Venda, Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, 2013. He was invited to participate in the Island Sessions programme, organised by the 9th Mercosul Biennial in 2013. Artist in residence at OMI International Arts Center, (NY/USA, 2016); COMUNITARIA, Curatoría Forense (LINCOLN/ARG, 2016) and PIVÔ Research (SP/BR, 2016).