Open Studios Night w/ Bruno del Giudice & Amaia Molinet

Šopa Gallery / Košice Artist in Residence, Hlavná 40, Košice 15.6.2023 6 p.m.

We cordially invite you to another Open Studios Night, this time with Bruno del Giudice and Amaia Molinet. Our residents will introduce themselves in the form of an artist talk and tell you more about their previous and current work. Amaia Molinet will present a project she has been working on for a longer period: Photography and Territory: Multiple Events Crossed by Love and Bruno del Giudice will read to you from the book Triple Frontera Dreams by Douglas Diegues.

Later, over wine and local Spanish-Argentine specialities, we’ll move into the studios where you’ll be able to get a closer look at their current projects.

Amaia Molinet (*1988) lives and works in Bilbao, Spain and in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In her artistic practice, she focuses on expanded photography, addressing the relationship between territory and identity, and highlighting the symbolism of the features of landscape. In other words, she develops her artistic work as a study of the environment, understood as a framework for identity influence, by using symbolism and connotation as artistic tools to get to know our reality from both an affective and perceptive point of view. She believes in the importance of travelling to capture images through photography and video, as a way of creating close bonds between oneself and the environment and finding a balance within the controversial nature of working on a given and demarcated territory.

Bruno del Giudice (*1987) is an artist and graphic designer from Chaco, Argentine. Currently, he is based in Madrid, Spain. His artistic work is influenced by the environment he comes from, which is the Argentine Chaco, a province near Brazil bordering Paraguay. It is a region known for its cultural hybridization. He focuses on features specific to the territory, such as language or food. In his artistic practice, he deals with questions of original and copy, assemblage, wandering, popular imagination, reuse of materials or barter. These are common phenomena of traditional market culture, which is closely linked to the environment of Latin America, specifically the Chaco region.

This residency is supported by the Creative Europe programme. The residency program is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.

The residency is organized in collaboration with Meet Factory in the Czech Republic, hablarenarte: in Spain and Visual Culture Research Center, in Ukraine.