COMUNIDAD DE MADRID-OPEN STUDIO
MAR GUERRERO AND SARA AGUDO, WINNERS OF THE 2nd EDITION OF THE MADRID REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OPEN STUDIO TRAINING PROGRAMME
They will each spend a month (February 2019) in the studios of artists Glenda León and Cristina Lucas respectively, who will provide mentorship and guidance for the two young winners.
Comunidad de Madrid and Open Studio held the 2nd edition of the Training Programme for two young artists under thirty. The winners were Mar Guerrero and Sara Agudo, who in February 2019 will undertake a residency in the workshops of two renowned and established artists, Cristina Lucas (Jaén, 1973) and Glenda León (Havana, 1976), who will act as their guides during the residency, helping them exchange experiences, information and ideas and advising the young artists on the development of their projects.
The aim of this programme is to contribute to visual arts training, help young artists join the professional world, encourage artistic research, foster knowledge of the Madrid art world and open up new routes for development in the field of contemporary creation.
MAR GUERRERO (in Glenda León´s Studio)
Palma de Mallorca (1991)
Mar carries out specific projects in the fields of arts, humanities and astronomy. She examines the symbolic relationships between reality and fiction as well as ideas of error and failure in relation to historical thought models whose presence can still be felt in today’s productive and visual conscience. She does this by reflecting on time, setting against each other concepts such as dispersion and speed on the one hand, and duration and the experience of time on the other. She thus questions the use of spaces and objects, linking ideas of renewal and waste on the one hand with reactivation and new meaning on the other. Her work starts from apparently insignificant elements and events, using traces, the trails of a society in constant change towards new things, to carry out an archaeology of time that she investigates based on the memory of spaces.
View of an installation in Matadero Madrid: 48 balls, variable dimensions;
Cosmic migrations No.1
(drawings, wood and methacrylate) 130 x 130 cm.
Cosmic migrations No.2
(audio-visual, 00:16:00 and projection screen) 180 x 180 cm
Astroturf, 400 x 600 cm.
SARA AGUDO (in Cristina Luca´s Studio)
Sara is interested in the mechanisms of perception and attention. She addresses important questions from those things which are closest to her, considering the concept of vacuum as a suggestion rather than as a limit. It is the crossing, the intersection between what takes place and our eyes which perceive it, an opening of possibilities that determines our daily experiences. Her work covers both research and production, in the intersection where art, literature and philosophy meet. She carries out interventions in space, photographs and drawings which she sees as records that make it possible to retain certain phenomena. Text is increasingly gaining relevance in her work, with language seen as matter and as a way of amalgamating fragments of reality that can be expanded into performances or collected in publications.
Text-based examination revolving around the notion of a wall as a living and non-lasting surface, which resulted in a publication and a performance. 2018.