ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Between January and June we will share The Foreshore with a series artists who will occupy the space and populate it with the records, artifacts, artworks and other residue of their investigations. We have invited them to work in parallel with us here in the space with an eye to the possibilities this presents for exchange and synergy.
JANUARY – MARCH
For her residency at The Foreshore, Martinez will be working on a new project “Silver. La Reina del Plata”. This project explores a geographical, lyrical, and social mirroring between the Pacific Northwest Coast and el Rio de la Plata, the river bordering the coast of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The hinge or axis articulating these two spaces is the body itself, mobile, sensorial and poetic. The body/land. Throughout her residency, Martinez will develop studio based projects while offering a series of public events that invite reflection upon the relationship between performance and phenomenology, histories of trade, and the notions of “currents” and “erosion” as effect and affect.
GUADALUPE MARTINEZ is an Argentine-Canadian artist based in Vancouver. She holds a BFA from IUNA and an MFA from UBC. With the support of a BC Arts Council´s Early Career Development Grant, she is currently developing her research in Performance Art and Pedagogy. Martinez has attended residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Dorchester Projects, Elsewhere Museum, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been shown locally and internationally, including at Latitude 53, Access Gallery, The Commons, Satellite Gallery, and grunt gallery in Vancouver; Palais de Glace, Museo del Grabado, Centro Cultural San Martin and Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires, as well as in Mexico, US, and Italy.
photo: Guadalupe Martinez