Tashkeel is happy to be partnering with Art Dubai’s 2019 edition of Residents. Coming from Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Cuba and Colombia, the invited Residents artists will spend 4 to 8 weeks immersing themselves in the life and culture of the Emirates and the local art scene to create new artworks for sale at the fair which merge their distinct artistic practice with their surroundings.

The 2019 edition of Residents will be accompanied by a range of public events and open studios, hosted by the residency spaces, giving the public an opportunity to interact with the artists and follow the production of their works up until their presentation at Art Dubai 2019. The programme will conclude with a round-table discussion, including representatives from each of the residency spaces as well as the artists.

Twelve artists represented by a selection of Latin America’s leading galleries have arrived in the UAE to take part in Art Dubai Residents, Art Dubai’s unique annual residency programme and gallery section.

Art Dubai Residents 2019 is co-curated by São Paulobased curator and artistic director of art space Pivô, Fernanda Brenner.

The artists will set up temporary studio space in the UAE: at Dubai Design District and Tashkeel in Dubai and Bait 15 and Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi. The residency programme acts as a starting point for introductions to and conversations with the local arts scene; promoting encounters and providing the artists with a comfortable working environment to allow for each artist to respond in their own way to the situation they find themselves in.

Art Dubai Residents is supported by the Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy in the UAE and is accompanied by a range of public events and open studios, hosted by the residency spaces, giving the public an opportunity to interact with the artists and follow the production of their works up until their presentation at Art Dubai 2019. More details will be announced soon.

"It is extremely important that the artists who are participating in this residency infiltrate further than just the surface of the United Arab Emirates. It is key for the artists to engage and exchange with local artists in order to further their understanding of the makeup of what the UAE really has to offer." Munira Al Sayegh

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Residents

Alexandre da Cunha
Born 1969, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil and London, UK.

Grounded in a material aesthetic and ethic, Alexandre da Cunha makes sculpture and wall-mounted work using transformed everyday or found objects. Da Cunha has described his practice not as ‘making’ but as ‘pointing’. Pointing at existing objects in our everyday surroundings, and highlighting or revealing new and unexpected facets or meanings within them.

Laura Lima
Born in 1971, Governador Valadares, Brazil. Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Laura Lima’s works are experimental arrangements that explore the margins of our perception along the boundaries between reality, illusion, and fiction. Working across mediums, Laura Lima frequently subjects the body to surprising juxtapositions with objects and architectures. With each installation, Lima consistently reinvents the viewer’s encounter with her work, skillfully considering the nature of perception, social relationships, and human behavior, while creating profound and startling aesthetic experiences.

Luis Enrique López-Chávez
Born in 1988, Manzanillo, Cuba. Lives and works in Havana, Cuba.

The work of Luis Enrique López-Chávez is an investigation about the imperative of the plastic form and the frictions that it generates by entering in the logical space of the world as an affirmation. From these frictions with the socio-historical context, the language or the art itself emerges its visuality, which is shared between a conceptual methodology and an unconscious pulse, between a philosophical proposition and a poetic image.

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