Territorio Posible (Possible Territory)
Territorio Posible (Possible Territory)
Online from March 6 – 20, 2022
Virtual Opening: Sunday, March 6
Presented by Kunstraum LLC & KIOSKO Gallery
Curated by Douglas Rodrigo Rada
Artists: José Ballivián, Iván Cáceres,
Alejandra Delgado, and Claudia Joskowicz
Kunstraum LLC and KIOSKO Gallery are pleased to present Territorio Posible (Possible Territory), an exhibition curated by Douglas Rodrigo Rada. The online show includes video works from José Ballivián, Iván Cáceres, Alejandra Delgado, and Claudia Joskowicz. Territorio Posible analyzes the place and the landscape by means of the perception of four Bolivian creators and who, placing the subjectivity of the gaze in the spotlight, approach a space filled with mythologies, historical heritage and political ideologies.
The exhibition goes through key points of Bolivian history that define the perceptions about what is owned, the traction on the female body in tension with the Tiawanaku monolith by Alejandra Delgado, the subjectivity transformed into dreams of the videos by José Ballivián and Iván Cáceres, and Claudia Joskowicz's slow description of the political nature of the city of La Paz, are works that align to the landscape and somehow become a narrative about Bolivian social experiences. Territorio posible is an inevitable approach to the morphology of the site that is present in the Bolivian cultural production, and that makes evident the permanent dialogue between art and its physical environment.
During the exhibition's two-week run, you will be able to visit this site to watch works at your own pace and read more about the participating artists below.
José Ballivián (Bolivia, 1975) is a visual artist who studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts “Hernando Siles” in La Paz, Bolivia. He has been making individual and collective exhibitions since 1999, among which are: the 57th Venice Biennale at Viva Arte Viva, Bolivian Pavilion (Venice, Italy), Bienal Sur (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Juan B. Castagnino Municipal Museum of Fine Arts + Macro (Rosario, Argentina), Museum of Fine Arts (Salta, Argentina), Emilio Caraffa Museum (Córdoba, Argentina), Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Timoteo Navarro (Tucumán, Argentina), National Museum of Art (La Paz, Bolivia), MAC (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia), Kiosko Gallery (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia), Metropolitan Gallery (Santiago, Chile), PANAL 361 Gallery (Buenos Aires, Argentina), OKK Gallery (Berlin, Germany), Fashion Space Gallery (London, UK), and Wonderland (Arezzo, Italy).
Iván Cáceres (La Paz, Bolivia, 1976) is an architect and multidisciplinary artist. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Arts at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in Bolivia. Since 1998, he has had group and individual exhibitions in Spain, Ecuador, Germany, Italy, France, Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia, among others. As well, he has participated in different national and international biennials. In 2011 he was the winner of the SIART International Art Biennial. Unique CAF Award.
Alejandra Delgado (La Paz, Bolivia) graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts "Hernando Siles" in La Paz, Bolivia in 2001 and with a Master’s in Photography in 2007 from the Image Center Photography School (EFTI), Madrid. She has completed residencies at KIOSKO Gallery, Bolivia in 2008 and in the Can Xalant Center, Barcelona, Spain in 2010. In 2005, she earned First Prize in the National Youth Art Contest at SIART, Second Prize in the 2008 Migration and Remittances Contest organized by the World Bank in Bolivia, and the SIART Video Art Prize in 2009. She has had five solo exhibitions: VADEMÉCUM (2004), RETROMODA COLECCION TRANSFERIBLE (2006), OPERA ROUGE (2007), CASA DE PASO (2008), and MONARCA at the Simón I. Patiño Gallery in La Paz (2011). She has also exhibited collectively since 2002 in Bolivia, Ecuador, Spain, the United States, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Germany, and Peru.
Claudia Joskowicz (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) is a Bolivian artist, living and working in New York and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. She received her Master of Fine Arts from New York University in 2000. Joskowicz has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco; the Cisneros Fontanals Foundation, Miami; and the Central Bank of the Republic, Bogotá. Joskowicz has received numerous awards and scholarships, including a NYFA Film/Video Fellowship, the Anonymous Was a Woman Award, a Cisneros Fontanals Foundation Mid-career Artists Commission, a Guggenheim Film/Video Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship. She has been a fellow at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; Latin American Roaming Art Project, Oaxaca, Mexico; Sacatar Institute, Bahia, Brazil; the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY; and the Workspace and Paris residencies of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
This collaboration between Kunstraum LLC and KIOSKO Gallery serves each organization's mission of highlighting artists and curators who are contributing to urgent, global dialogues.
Image credit: Iván Cáceres, Soy el sueño de otro (I am someone else's dream), 2019, courtesy of the artist
KUNSTRAUM's programs are supported, in part, by Art inGeneral and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.