Monday, 23 April 2012

"i am out of words" by Julia Vaz

Current artist in residence at halka art project Julia Vaz shows the work she has been producing since she came to Istanbul for her residency term between 10.04 – 04.05.2012.

Although she had already started working with colour in other works, this time she ventured with it more in the drawings, even including new colour to the supports.
The subjects aren't completely objective, but each piece tells a small story, and every one of them have got words or sentences that aren't there to describe or explain these stories, but to add another aesthetic element to them poetically.

In addition to her other pieces, the drawings now incorporated many new elements, such as cats, a very common sight all over the city.

Julia's experience in Istanbul is full of new confrontations: a new city, new customs, new people, and new language.

On the opening of her exhibition on 02 May 2012 at 19.00 she will make a performance based on her first encounter with a new language, questioning the way we communicate and exploring the necessity of language itself in our interpersonal relationships and what we may gain without it.

The performance and the exhibition will take place at halka art project's premises in Caferağa Mah. Dr. Esat Işık Cad. Ruşen Ağa Sok. No:8 Moda/Kadıköy, İstanbul.

Julia Vaz was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1984, and graduated at Escola de Belas Artes, UFRJ, 2007. Group exhibitions: "Coletiva", Galeria Ímpar, São Paulo, 2011, "Parte Feira de Arte Contemporânea", São Paulo, 2011, "Videos Desvenda", Recife and Porto Alegre, 2011, “Universid’Arte”, 2007; “Piscinão da Benvinda de Carvalho”, at Galeria Murilo Castro, Belo Horizonte, 2008; “[Des]Limites da Arte”, at Parque das Ruínas, RJ, 2010; solo exhibition “Biota”, at Centro Cultural Paschoal Carlos Magno, Niterói, RJ, 2008. Works with video, drawing and other medias.

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