Off the s{h}elf 2015

Off the shelf: the eclectic in the artist’s book (2015) is the  second edition of the artist book exhibition
It is  curated by Eduardo Solaz, Maria Lusitano and Teresa Paiva.

Eduard Solaz is a creative who was born in Barcelona in 1979. With a background in Drama and Film studies (CECC Barcelona 2000-2003) he collaborated in different awarded films ‘Poliedro’ (2004) ,TV shows, and International Film festival ‘Filmets’ (2009) .In 2010 he moved to London where he obtained his Fine Art BA at The Cass  (2013) with The Cass Alumni Award. His work is mainly based on Installation Art. He explores the relationship between psyche and space through sound, video, performance art and sculptures ‘It is a Matter of Time’ (2013). His interested in participatory art and after being involved in different multi-disciplinary events Spontaneous Combustion (2013) and The Hackney Wicked Art Festival (2013) he founded I’klectik. He aims to create a ‘social installation’ for artists and the community where knowledge and creative interaction are used as a tool to generate social engagement.

Maria Lusitano was born in Lisbon in 1971 and lives currently in London. She concluded her PhD on essaystic filmmaking at University of Westminster in 2015. In her art practice she explores narrative in projects that experiment with historical narrative, memory, and concepts of time. She works with essayistic filmmaking and artist’s publications. She participated in Manifesta 5, San Sebastian, 29th S. Paulo Biennial (2010),  Photo Espana. She has exhibited in other venues, including the Lundskonsthall, Sweden, Moderna Museet, Stockholm,  Joshibi University, Tokyo and the University of Fine Arts, Seoul, MUKHTA, Antwerp. Her videos and artist books are part of the EDP Foundation Collection, National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Centre Pompidou
Website:  marialusitano.org.

Teresa  Paiva is a  multidisciplinary artist and art educator , based in London. She is currently undertaking postgraduate studies at Chelsea College of Arts ( MA Fine Arts/ Part-time). Teresa has developed a myriad of cross-disciplinary and collaborative  projects in the past , to include  ‘ProjectOroom'( 2010/11) video art screenings in collaboration with Midden Video Art Festival , Greece ; ‘BeyondZero'(2012)  art exhibition and artist movies screening on issues of climate change, in collaboration with Sarah Wang (CIA) at the former Flexi Space-  Stockwell Studios, Flutter ( project space)  at Acava Studios-Grange Walk and Artery Arts  . Often working with found elements, her current practice deals with themes of appropriation,  spolia and contemporary archeology  and the liminal boundaries between history and fiction. Most recent solo exhibitions include  ‘ What is left’ , KC Grad,Belgrade, Serbia ( upcoming) ‘Spolia ’ – Belgrade Air, Serbia ,‘Replicants’ – flutter_, London, UK ;  ‘Spolia – Mute Speak ’ , ACCEA ( Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art), Yerevan , Armenia and  ‘Perfect Crimes’ – Xerem online gallery, Portugal and Flutter Space, London UK (two person exhibition) .




Off the s{h}elf 2012

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Off the s{h}elf: self and subjectivity in the artist’s book (2012) was  curated by paula roush, maria lusitano and teresa paiva.

paula roush is an artist whose projects investigate a radical theory of memory through photographic an-archival practices that reference history and forgetfulness. She is research fellow of the Centre for Media and Culture Research at the London South Bank University where she leads the photobook module and  is currently hosting ‘borough – photobook: print brush stroke page flow‘  with new work developed in response to the exhibition “London’s Post War Art Scene: David Bomberg & The Borough Group.” The work A field (of interconnected realities)  is an extended visual essay that integrates publications and video and reflects an ongoing research into the historiographies of genders and the modernist collage-novel. The work has been shown at BOOKLIVE! London June 2012, Kaleid 2012 European Artists’ book event, London July 2012 and  London Open House, September 2012. The publication The past persists in the present in the form of a dream (participatory architectures, archive and revolution) is a finalist in Guatephoto,  November 2012. The archive and publications The Found Photo Foundation features in Dear Aby Warburg, What’s to be done with pictures? Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, December 2012- Mar 2013. Further info: msdm.org.uk




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