Briefly, describe your art practice? Within my work I find odd ways to take on how we (but mostly I) relate to different places and how they come together in terms of complex identities. I’ve lived in five different places and I had their maps tattooed. One of them actually need and update but I haven’t got around to do it yet. Nowadays I work mostly with drawing and sculpture; drawing because it’s easy to do anywhere and easy to move around: sculpture because it isn’t. Lately I’ve been working with small paper sculptures that can fold, they solve that opposition in a rather awkward way. I also write a bit, more than I used to actually. I like my works to be viewed, read and listened to. I recently started calling the central theme of my practice by spatial anxiety. In the future I will probably call it something else.
What inspires you to make art work? Different contexts and places inspire me. The odd specificities and identities of different spaces, the little habits and the big questions. A lot of times it can really be anything.
Explain the basis of your art project for The Bonkers Contemporary Show For Bonkers I will be showing some small size sculptures and some short stories. This is a work in progress, a project that I started in my recent residency with the Seoul Museum of Art. I’m working with Hanji, traditional Korean paper, using the problems created by using this material with different techniques that can be more or less adequate. Each piece comes out of a relatively simple exercise or idea.
Who are your role models artistically? Difficult to say, I tend to look at different role models at different times. If I had had to pick: one artist: Richard Tuttle; one exhibition: When attitudes become form (the remake in Venice); one book: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (it made a lot of sense when I was I Korea somehow); one beverage: Portuguese coffee (I’ve drawn the most inspiration from this last one probably).
What do you think is your most AMAZING achievement in art today? I’m not incredibly sure, there are obviously achievements that feel really big at their moment: being accepted into a prestigious art school, getting a good residency, getting into a good exhibition,… However often enough this achievements don't actually feel as the biggest, it always feels that the next thing should be bigger, and since the next thing hasn’t happened yet, it’s not the most amazing yet. The truth is, after a lot of letters of the “I regret to inform you” kind, the general nonsese of odd jobs and the constant anxiety of not really knowing what will be next, I think the thing that amazes me the the most sometimes is that I’m still making art. My self indulgence on my own achievements definitely rests on “and yet she persisted” .
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