New feature on The 405

If you like a nice read, check out a new feature about my series "The silent dialogue" and some other works centering around the connection between psyche and skin-shell. I always forget to update this journal, but well, here is something recent after all the news I missed posting.

Read the feature here. Big thanks to Patrick King!

The girl with thin skin
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I will be part of Fotofestiwal Łódź 2017!

From 1st to 11th of June 2017 my work will be shown at this year's edition of Fotofestiwal Łódź in the group show "TRASH CANS FOR HEARTS AND PEOPLE HAVE NO SOUL", curated by Augustin Rebetez. From 1st to 4th of June I will also attend the festiwal personally.

You can find more information about the show here!

(Video by Marvin Best)

"Of course the universe is infinite and everything is art.
Also, I wish I could have created all the images presented in this exhibition.
 Instead, I decided to adopt them as if they were all part of my work.
 I chose pictures which resonate with my interests. Teeth, fires, distorted bodies, combinations of new rituals, half way between animality and transhumanism.
 Mysterious and dark landscapes, discoloured but creative installations, doors for dreams, windows for disturbing stories, epileptic flow of images, powerful nights and beliefs in the heart.
 All these images are rich and beautiful because they are aesthetically attractive, contemporary and creatively innovative.
They are all the result of a pure artistic vision. What this show expresses is elusive.
There is no topic, but this exhibition is paradoxically complete, heartful and homogeneous.
All gathered here, these images take on a new meaning, which it is up to you to detect and feel.
 These images have the colour of the soul, as long as there is one."  - Augustin Rebetez

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MIA Photo Fair in Milano 2017

I just came back from Milano and had a wonderful time at MIA Photo Fair. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth and for all the beautiful conversations and new contacts. It was a blast!

For everyone interested you can find a review of the fair and Cell63 on Arte Milano.

Last photo from left to right: Me, Luisa Catucci (Director Cell63), Mathilde Nardone (Artist), Chiara Fileccia (Manager Cell63), Marielle G. (Intern).

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Still Lives - Exhibition at Gallery X in Dublin

STILL LIVES: HONOURING THE DEAD
Ireland's first rogue taxidermy collective exhibition
17 February - 11 March 2017
Opening on 16 February at 6PM at GalleryX

(Click here to get to the Facebook event)

GalleryX is excited to present the first collective exhibition of rogue taxidermy art to be shown in Ireland. "Rogue taxidermy" is a term coined in 2004 to describe a fine art movement that creates mixed media sculptures using the traditional materials of taxidermy or referencing taxidermy and the preservation of bodies.

This exhibition will bring three of Europe's most accomplished rogue taxidermists under one roof for the first time, together with the work of two photographers whose practice is centred around the portraiture of and our relationship with dead animals. As an art form, rogue taxidermy has a strong ethical element, of celebration of the lives of animals.

By only using found animal carcasses, animals who died of natural causes, or parts salvaged from the meat industry, this work celebrates life even as it focuses our attention on death.


The exhibition features work by:

Iris Schieferstein (GER) A celebrated rogue taxidermist whose creations have been worn on stage by Lady Gaga and collected by many other artists. 

Arlene McPadden (IRL) Sligo artist whose brand of creative taxidermy has been admired in solo shows around the country since 2013. 

Charlie Tuesday Gates (UK) London-based taxidermist, assemblage artist, performer, and all-round provocateur whose work has been commissioned and collected by celebrities such as Beyonce, Elton John and others.

Gwen Wilkinson (IRL) Carlow photographer whose portraits of taxidermied animals using 1800s techniques creates an eerie throwback to a Victorian aesthetic.

Elena Helfrecht (GER) Hailing from the bleak realms of rural Bavaria, this self-taught photographer uses found animals in a nearly ritualistic fashion to create dark, eerie scenes.

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