CONDO Project 2019 | Galeria Madragoa
Like under a spell…
… the objects escape from their image painted by Enzo Cucchi, to incarnate in ceramic objects perched on the canvas itself.
… colorful garments by Luís Lázaro Matos freely float in the space, and do not let themselves be worn.
… furniture and domestic objects piled up in precarious balance form a house within a house within a house in Joanna Piotrowska’s photographs.
….words surface from soap residues left on enamel bowls that represent for Buhlebezwe Siwani a constant ritual of cleanse.
… soft packaging materials are transformed by Belén Uriel into fragile glass objects, now in need of packaging to be protected.
Enzo Cucchi (Morro d'Alba, Ancona, Italy, 1949) lives and works in Rome. In the late 1970s, Cucchi became one of the leading figures of the Transavanguardia, a name coined by critic Achille Bonito Oliva to define the reintroduction of figuration into painting and sculpture, as a reaction to minimalism and conceptual rigour. Alongside Cucchi, the group was composed by Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Nicola De Maria, and Mimmo Paladino. The movement became known internationally in 1980 with a travelling exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel, the Folkwang Museum in Essen and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and with their participation at Documenta 7 in 1982.Since the 1970s, Cucchi has presented numerous solo exhibitions in institutions worldwide: the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1983), The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1986), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1986), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München (1987), Wiener Secession, Vienna (1988), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (1992), Castello di Rivoli, Turin (1993), Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo (1996), Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg (1999), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (1999 and 2001), and Villa Medici, Rome (2006).
Luís Lázaro Matos (Évora, Portugal, 1987), lives and works in Lisbon. He studied Painting at Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa from 2006 to 2010 and received a BA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2011. His solo exhibitions include: White Shark Cafe, Catherine Bastide Projects, Marseille (2018); Tomber Dans Le Lac, Madragoa, Lisbon (2018); SMILE YOU ARE IN SPAIN STUDIO PART I, Madragoa, Lisbon (2017); Super Gibraltar, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2015); Models for Solitude, Old School, Lisbon (2014); Houses On Punta Massulo, Neoteorismoi Toumazou, Nicosia, Cyprus (2013); One, Two, Three! Position!, Hinterconti, Hamburg (2013). Selected group exhibitions include: Sala de Arte Santander, Fundación Santander, Madrid (2019); Haus Wittgenstein: Art Architecture & Philosophy, MAAT, Lisbon (2018); EDP Novos Artistas, Oporto (2013); Via Paraguay Ballet, Villa Design Group, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2013); When We Build Again, London (2013); Villa I, This House is Triadic Fascist and Made of Industry Glass, London (2012).
Joanna Piotrowska (Warsaw, Poland, 1985), lives and works in London. She received a BA in Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, in 2009 and a MA in Photography, at the Royal College of Art, London in 2013. In 2015 she was awarded with the Photoworks & Jerwood Award. Solo exhibitions include: All Our False Devices, Art Now, Tate Britain, London (2019); Frantic, Madragoa, Lisbon (2016); Joanna Piotrowska, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw (2016); Hester, Southard Reid, London (2015); How Are You?, Księgarnia | Wystawa, Cracow (2015); FROWST, Ethnographic Museum, Cracow (2015); s.w.a.l.k, Project Space, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland (2014). Group exhibitions include: Sala de Arte Santander, Fundación Santander, Madrid (2019); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2018); Being: New Photography, MoMA, New York (2018); 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2018); Role-playing - rewriting mythologies, curated by Ami Barak, Daegu Photo Biennale 2018, Daeg (2018); Room, Sadie Coles, London (2017); Something halfway between the typical atmosphere I breathe and the tip of my reality , La Tabacalera, Madrid (2017); O Céu dos Obliquos, Madragoa, Lisbon (2017); Such are promises, Darren Bader, Sadie Coles, London (2016); Give Me Yesterday, Fondazione Prada Osservatorio, Milan (2016); Raster Gallery, Warsaw (2016); Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015, Jerwood Space, London (2015); What love has to do with it, Project Space, Hayward Gallery, Londo (2014); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2013).
Buhlebezwe Siwani (Johannesburg, South Africa, 1987) completed her BAFA (Hons) at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg in 2011 and her MFA at the Michealis School of Fine Arts in 2015. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Othunjiweyo, Madragoa, Lisbon (2019), Qab’Imbola, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town (2018), Twill Art Studios, Johannesburg (2017). Recent group shows include: KaDE Museum, Amsefoort (2018); Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden (2017); The Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris (2017); and the Ano Zero ’17 -Coimbra Biennial (2017). The collective iQhiya, of which Buhlebezwe Siwani is part, participated in Documenta 14, 2017.
Belén Uriel (Madrid, Spain, 1974) lives and works between Lisbon and London. Her most recent solo exhibitions include: Qualia, Sismógrafo, Oporto (2018); Topázio, Gabinete, Lisbon (2017); segunda-feira, Culturgest, Lisbon (2016); Sand, Paper, Scissors, Projektraum, Museum, Wiesbaden (2016); Lama no sapato, Parkour, Lisbon (2014); Pedra, papel e tesoura, Pavilhão Branco Museu da Cidade, Lisbon (2013); Useful household objects under 10$, Montehermoso Cultural Centre, Vitoria (2012). Recent group exhibitions include: Tandem: Gabriel Abrantes and Belén Uriel, Alexander and Bonin, NY ( 2019); Sala de Arte Santander, Fundación Santander, Madrid (2019); Estudos do Labirinto, Museu da Marinha, Lisbon (2018); Vacío Perfecto, MUSAC, León (2017); Art en Trànsit, Muxart-Espai d’Art i Creació Contemporanis, Martorell (2016); Art en trànsit, Cerdanyola Art Museum, Barcelona (2015); Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015).
opening: 30/03/2019, 12pm – 18pm
visitation: 30/03/2019 – 26/06/2019
Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 am to 7 pm
Saturdays, 11 am to 6 pm
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