Natalia Ocerin is a London-based artist from Spain. She received her BA from the Politécnico de Valencia, Spain, and her Master’s in Artistic Production from the same university. Human subjects and social issues have marked Natalia’s career from the beginning. In her Master’s thesis, she explored topics related to mental health. It gave birth to the exhibition titled “El Miedo Psíquico y la Arqueología de la Locura”, presented at the Palau de Pineda, Valencia, Spain, in 2014. Natalia participated in two artists residencies in Argentina and Brasil, working with the local communities. Her works have been exhibited in multiple shows in Spain. Alex Slato is honored to present her first show in the United States this September, 2022.
"Misha Japanwala is a Pakistani artist and fashion designer whose work celebrates women's bodies. Her body casts, worn as sculptural garments, blur the lines between fashion and fine art, clothing and nudity, freedom and censorship. Misha's work attempts to reclaim the way women's bodies have historically been depicted in art, and subvert the male gaze and colonist beauty standards from the way we see real bodies. Misha’s work has been photographed and written about in numerous publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and i-D, and she has created custom pieces for women including Cardi B, Gigi Hadid, Halsey and Joy Crookes. She was recently honoured on the Forbes Under 30 List. Her work continues to be an explorative and radical celebration of women, their agency and their bodies." From: https://mishajapanwala.com/pages/about
"My work revolves around issues of time, heritage, and memory and women. By combining my knowledge of literature and storytelling, I established my own language to tell the stories that have been past through oral tradition. The dialogue is between present and past and how time preserves culture. Using cartography and landscape as a starting point, I situate myself as emissary to voice concerns about land, ancestry, culture, technology and progress. My love for modern art provides a platform to find my voice and experience new levels to share millenary art forms like weaving, tapestry and landscape to create deconstructed pixelated images of today using textile as a medium." From: https://sylviatenenbaum.com/biocontact
"richard garet works with sound and visual arts. his materials emerge from ontological investigations of background noise and the decadence-and-decay of technological utilities. garet seeks to invert the normative function of background noise from unconscious status to active presence. the images and objects in his work stem from processes and experimentations applied to both outmoded and current technological media that emulate situations that translate material source into abstractions. his works embrace the objectification of the ordinary, repurposed technologies, transposition, articulation of space, nuances of perception, and extended techniques applied to time-based practice. such creations, both conceptual in origin and experimental, embody contemporary life as a filtered experience. garet emphasizes two notions from this experience that inform his work; debris from constant cultural bombardment and the experience of commodification, both being considered by garet to be sensory overload. garet finds further inspiration from observing isolated situations of everyday life and from interactions with found materials that explore further possibilities of automation, discarded utility, function-and-defunctionalization, commodity, and environment. richard garet holds an mfa from bard college, ny. recent projects include ctm festival 2020, berlin, germany; apocalypse at nicola pedana gallery, caserta, italy; four horsemen, maker fair, rome, italy; primitivo, casa hoffmann, bogota, colombia; the festival of the image, manizales, colombia; cifo grants & commissions program exhibition 2017, florida, usa; red-splice, fridman gallery, nyc; sound one, cindy rucker, nyc; periscope, zipper gallery, sao paulo, brazil; screen memory, galerie burster, berlin; midnight moment, site specific work created for the electronic billboards of times square, ny; alusiones, carmen araujo arte, hacienda de la trinidad, caracas, venezuela; meta-residue: input material, space, studio 10, ny; theorem: you simply destroy the image i always had of myself, man· contemporary, nj; adrenalina, red bull station, sau paulo, brazil; international biennial of contemporary art of cartagena de indias, cartagena, colombia; bioderivas, museo de la naturaleza y el hombre, tenerife, spain; queens international, queens museum of art, queens, new york; soundings: a contemporary score, museum of modern art, new york; extraneous to the message, julian navarro projects, ny; the spacious now and the scale of the instantaneous, studio 10, ny; 5x5 real unreal, museum of art acarigua-araure, venezuela; eac: espacio de arte contempor·neo, montevideo, uruguay; fine arts museum of montreal; san francisco museum of modern art; museum of contemporary art of barcelona (macba), barcelona, spain; art museum of puerto rico, san juan, puerto rico; and el museo del barrio, nyc. his sonic constructions have been published through sound art labels such as 23five, and-oar, non visual objects, winds measure recordings, unframed recordings, con-v, leerraum, white_line editions, obs, line imprint, and contour editions." From: https://www.richardgaret.com/pages/about.html
"Born in 1963 in Caracas, Venezuela, he studied Architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela from 1981 to 1986 and then in 1992 he received a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the Federico Brandt Institute of Fine Arts in Caracas In 1987 he was the recipient of the Corpbanca Grant. His first solo show, Opus Nigrum in 1989, was the starting point of a series of exhibitions throughout the world in a lapse of more than 30 years, including venues like New York, Paris, Chicago, Atlanta, Madrid, Lyon, Stockholm, Lisbon, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Brasilia, Milano, Barcelona and Tenerife, Los Angeles, Denver, among others. In 2000 he moves to Miami, Florida; marking a turning point on his career. He went from painting to explore new medias, installations and Video Art. In 2006 he won the 4th Prize with his piece No-Thing at the MoLAA Awards, ( Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California). In 2015 received an Honorable Mention at the Rozas-Botrán Awards. He has also participated in special projects as “Planair d’Ete Randezvous de Tableaux des Caribes”, Germany, 2004; VISION: A, Instituto Cervantes (around the world) 2007-2008; 1ra Trienal del Caribe, Santo Domingo República Dominicana, 2010-2011; 1ra Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Merida, Venezuela, 2010; REMEMBERING / PROVIDING / RESISTING, a tandem project with Eugenio Espinoza at Centro Cultural Español in Miami; El dibujo fuera de si, in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, (with Magdalena Fernandez and Alejandro Otero). The list of solo projects includes: Fragile Action curated by Roc Laseca, at Ideobox-Saludarte; Elíptico, at Sala Mendoza in Caracas, Venezuela, 2016 (in collaboration with Henrique Faria Fine Art); Artists don’t work, I only work with artists, Trinta Galeria, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2019; Re-Collector at Carmen Araujo Arte, Caracas, Venezuela 2019, the two, at Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami, USA, 2020. His works are present in many private and public collections like Estrellita Brodsky’s Collection, Brillembourg-Capriles Collection, Arturo Filio, Arturo Mosquera, Lothar Muller, Miami Dade College’s Collection, JCMAC, and MoLAA’s Permanent Collection, to name a few." From: https://andresmichelena.art/biography
Rodrigo Machado Iturbe
"Born in Caracas, Rodrigo Machado Iturbe is a graphic designer, he completed his studies in design and art workshops at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia. Under Miguel Miguel’s curation, the exhibition titled “Rodrigo Machado Iturbe / Opticinéticos” was the artist’s first show, which displayed 14 recent works specially made for the show at Galería La Cuadra in Caracas, Venezuela." From: https://www.opticineticos.com/bio/
"Luis Millé received his BFA in 1990 from the School of Visual Arts Cristóbal Rojas in Caracas, Venezuela and advanced training in Mobile Architecture at Universidad Central de Venezuela. In 2009, he was honored at the National Biennial of Sculpture in Nueva Esparta, Venezuela, by the Museo Nacional para la Escultura Francisco Narváez. In 2015, he received the National Prize Armando Reverón awarded by the Venezuelan Association of Fine Artists (AVAP). Most recently, he was honored by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Venezuela in 2017 for his recognized international presence. Exhibition venues across the globe include Galerie Denise René, Paris, France (2017); Galería GBG Arts, Caracas, Venezuela (2017); Galeria CAF 2018(Andean Development Corporation); Featured Programing at LA Art Show, Los Angeles, USA (2017); Art Palm Beach (2018) and Art Lima, Perú (2018); ARAM Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea (2014); Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas, Venezuela (2013); Cultural Center Salvador de Bahía, Brazil (2008) and the Toyamura International Sculpture Biennial, Japan (2006, 2004)." From: https://www.luismille.com/elartista
He was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He lived in Spain during his teenage years and his youth. There, he was greatly impressed by classic painting. But it is only at his 23 years of age that he began to experiment in the field of painting in an autodidactic way. At 25, after a long quest, he found his spiritual path. This transcendental experience inspires in him the intuitive visions of magical worlds and situations that now begin to be part of his creative work. He names this Metarrealismo. Currently, he investigates different techniques of expression as he also looks for new ways of transferring the enigmas of the human mind and the human spirit to painting.
With more than 100 collective and 12 individual shows, the serene and suggestive power of the pictorial universe of José Rodríguez has earned him important followers between collectors and juries of renowned competitions in his home country and Latin America. His work has represented El Salvador in regional biennials in Central America and The Caribbean and has earned the highest awards in El Salvador as well as in international private and museum realms. Rodríguez has also performed as a jury in international competitions. In 2000, he was appointed to represent El Salvador at the second Central American Biennial, which took place in San José, Costa Rica, and obtained a scholarship from the Mexican government to conduct a study on graphic production. In 2001, he represented El Salvador in the 4th Caribbean Biennial at the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and in 2004 he represented El Salvador at the Primera Muestra de Arte Emergente in San José, Costa Rica. More recently, in 2007, he was awarded second place in the important auction of Latin American Art SUMARTE, Museum of Art MARTE, San Salvador, El Salvador. His work is part of the collections of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Taipei, Fundación Ortiz-Gurdián, the Museo de Arte y Diseño of Costa Rica, the Colección Chichimeca de México and of important private collections in Spain, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, Miami, New York, Michigan, Chicago, Texas, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Marruecos, among others.
Gastón Ugalde, born 1944 in La Paz, Bolivia (Venice Biennale 2009, 2001) is considered a visual arts leader in the region. His work is deeply rooted in Bolivian traditions and filled with socio-political references. He studied architecture (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz), Economics and Political Science Studies (Simon Fraser University, Canada) and completed his studies at the Vancouver School of Art. Spanning a half-century career, he is considered a video-art pioneer in Latin America and his work includes performance, painting, sculpture, installation, land-art, photography and printmaking. Since 1972 he has had over 90 solo-shows and over 100 collective exhibitions all over the world. Gastón Ugalde is the most internationally known Bolivian artist and has exhibited at the most important biennales such as Venice (2009, 2001), Sao Paulo (1978, 1981, 1985), Paris (1982) and La Havana (1986, 1999).
Foundations, Estates, and Atelier Represented
Asis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1932, and died in Paris, France, in 2019. He attended the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes as a student and as a professor. Influenced by the artistic movements of the 20th century, he experimented with geometrical abstraction and similar styles. In the mid-1950s, Asis moved to Paris, where he befriended renowned artists such as Jesús Rafael Soto and Victor Vasarely. Their work influenced him, who turned to the use of colors and geometrical shapes to create a sense of movement for the viewer. Antonio Asis is one of the main artists of the kinetic art movement of the last century in Latin America.
Honduras-El Salvador, 1933-1987