2015 — Exhibition ‘Sun&Shadow’, Wild Pansy Press Project Space, University of Leeds

Wild Pansy Press Project Space, University of Leeds Exhibition in collaboration with Luna Montenegro & Adrian Fisher ‘Mapping Domeyko’ 10 March – 10 April 2015 01_IA_Guevara The exhibition proposes an audio-visual installation as a fictional encounter with the artist Álvaro Guevara (1894-1951). Reflecting on notions of migration, memory and time, the exhibition invites the viewer to examine the artist through a collection of his personal photographs and some of his writings. The photographic album titled ‘Sun&Shadow’, depicts the artist’s family life in Valparaíso, Harrogate and around Europe between 1900 and 1915. One of his texts The Intuitive Dictionary (1951) has been used as a score to create a publication and sound work especially for this exhibition by Luna Montenegro and Adrian Fisher. Álvaro Guevara was a Chilean-born, painter, poet, playboy and boxer who studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and was associated with the Bloomsbury set. Most of his painted work was exhibited with some acclaim in the Twenties and Thirties was destroyed in the bombing of London during World War II. Some of his surviving paintings are held in the collection of the Tate Britain Museum. ‘Dictionnaire Intuitif’ was written in French by Guevara in 1951 Aix-En-Provence, France and published in 1954 by his wife Meraud Guinness. The Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda intended to translate the text into Spanish but died before he was able to realise the work. ‘Intuitive Projects’ is a visual arts platform directed by artist Ignacio Acosta, who is the great grand nephew of Álvaro Guevara, devoted to commission contemporary artists and curators to respond to the work of Guevara. Link to Wild Pansy Press Project Space
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Im a Chilean born, London based visual artist and researcher. My practice explores and reflects on the geo-political power dynamics in mineral industries, geographies and historical narratives. My interconnected research projects involve extensive historical research, fieldwork, the collection of archival materials, new photographic documentation with large format cameras and diverse forms of mapping. My work develops using site-specific working methodologies.