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Guillermo Rodríguez

inaugurates the three-month residency 

 

Each year, in collaboration with the Davidoff Art Initiative and Atelier Mondial we invite one artist or curator from the Caribbean to participate in a three-month residency in Basel. Conceptual artist Guillermo Rodríguez (b. 1986, San Juan Puerto Rico) inaugurates this new annual residency. He will be our guest from October through December 2015.

 

Guillermo Rodríguez maintains an artistic practice that explores form and matter as means to convey meaning. He graduated from the BA Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2010 and attended a Master’s programme in Curating visual arts at Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero in Argentina. He has participated in the Banff Centre Visual Arts Residency and exhibited in The 11th Havana Biennial: Prácticas Artísticas e Imaginarios SocialesArtesur: Collective Fictions at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Final del Juego, Fundacion Proa (Buenos Aires).

 

Guillermo Rodríguez is part of Beta-Local. Beta-Local is an organization, a working group, and a physical space in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Beta-Local is a study and production program, an experimental education project and a platform for critical discussion and production immersed in our local reality (San Juan, the tropics, the Caribbean, the unplanned city) and our present moment (the economic crisis, the infinite potential, the skills and ideas of people who live here, now). There are some local variables such as the stagnation of local cultural institutions, the lack of an MFA program in the arts, a debilitating “brain drain”, and the prohibitive costs of higher education outside of Puerto Rico, as well as the peddling of the generic-as-international by many art schools and cultural institutions. We view these as opportunities for generating new forms. Beta-Local does not aspire to become another node in the globalized art market or academic spectrum. We are not interested in a mimetic practice.

 

www.betalocal.org

 

 

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Untitled (Data) I 2015 Digital Print 18 x 23 cm

 

 

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Untitled (Data) II 2015 Digital Print 18 x 23 cm

 

 

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Especulaciones 2014-ongoing Oil on Canvases Variable dimensions. Photo: Victor Pagan.

 

 

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Wave/Particle 2015 Digital Print on Acrylic 30 x 30 cm. Photo: Victor Pagan.

 

 

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Wave/Particle 2015 Digital Print on Acrylic 30 x 30 cm. Photo: Victor Pagan.

 

 

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Wave/Particle 2015 Digital Print on Acrylic 30 x 30 cm. Photo: Victor Pagan.

 

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Las Perlas de Baily (Tornasol) 2015 nail polish and enamel on asphalt 100 cm diameter. Photo: Victor Pagan.

 

 

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Las Perlas de Baily (Tornasol) detail 2015 nail polish and enamel on asphalt 100 cm diameter. Photo: Victor Pagan.

 


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