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JANUARY - MID-APRI: Fahmy Shahin (EG), Valérie Blass (CA), Clémence de Montgolfier (FR)
MID-APRIL - JULY: Bianca Baldi (ZA), Martin Belou (FR), Juan Diego Tobalina (PE)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER: Sara Sadik (FR), Kah Bee Chow (NZ) + 1 artist of our exchange program with Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

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Bianca Baldi (ZA)
Lives and works in Brussels (BE)

Bianca Baldi’s image making practice takes up historical plots to reveal complex webs of political, economic and cultural influences. Baldi addresses hidden power structures and narratives of oppression which are fashioned incorporating photography, film, writing, publishing and installation.

Bianca studied Fine Arts at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town and the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main.
She has participated in large international exhibitions such as the 11th Rencontres de Bamako ML, Biennale Africaine de La Photographie (2017), 11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, CN (2016), 8th Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE (2014), the 19th Contemporary Art Festival SESC Videobrasil, Sao Paulo, BR (2015) and group exhibitions at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, BE (2016), Kunstverein Braunschweig and Kunstverein Frankfurt, DE (2015). Recent solo exhibitions include “Eyes in the Back of Your Head”, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE (2017), “Pure Breaths”. Swimming Pool projects Sofia, BG (2016) and “Zero Latitude” at the Goethe Institut Johannesburg, ZA (2014).

Installation view, Eyes in the Back of Your Head, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, 2017


Martin Belou (FR)
Lives and works in Brussels (BE)

Martin Belou (b. 1986, France) is an artist who creates performative situations and experiences with the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire. Driven by intuition and artisanal savoir-faire, he combines sculpture, drawing, and organic materials (mushrooms, spices, wood, stone, métal, chalk...) in installations that often deal with universal notions of craftsmanship, tradition, and community.

He founded De La Charge, an artist run space active for 3 years in Brussels as well as the Independent art agenda The walk, he’s work has been shown in various project spaces, institutions and galleries In France, Belgium,Mexico, Germany.

Martin Belou, Les Hors D'oeuvres, Plâtre fumé au cèdre, champignons, gourdes, métal, bois dimensions variables, 2017


Juan Diego Tobalina (PE)
Lives and works in Lima (PE) and Madrid (SP)

"My work is presented as installations, video, sound art, and objects. The main base of my research is perception, and the millions of subjectivities that build up what we call Reality.
I try to concentrate on processes that involve the making of unstable moments, alluding to the ephemeral, of being constantly between one stage and another. The occult, or let ?s name it “the unknown”, is a non physical place in which I find myself comfortable working because is where everything can happen.
My approach to the unknown is as a way of bonding things we cannot explain, but we can feel existing around us. I find absence really important, and how it relates to a presence that has just left, and what remains of it. In this way I also work with issues of the mind, more specifically with psychology and psychiatry. I try to explore different manifestations, working with tests and producing my own interpretations and manipulations, as a way of revealing the subjectivity that also surrounds this subject. How and what produces the ghosts in our own minds."

Juan Diego Tobalina (b. 1982, Peru) is an artist living between Lima and Madrid. He is a member of Bisagra project ( He studied in Barcelona University and in Universidad Catolica del Peru. He has made residencies such as “Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee” in Bern (2014), and “Cité des Arts”, Paris (2013).
He has made solo exhibitions such as “Hipoacusia” at Salon – Madrid (2017), “En lineas sin fin” at 80m2 Livia Benavides Gallery in Lima (2017), “Puedes ser algo”, at an ex-psychiatric clinic in Lima (2016), “De ningún lugar a ninguna parte” (2015), “Hotel Cosmos”(2015) both in Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland in Lima, among others. He has taken part in group exhibitions such as “Premio ICPNA de Artes Visuales 2018” (Lima), “Legado y divergencia”, ICPNA (2017) “Infra-curatorial platform“, 11th Shanghai Biennale (2016), “De lo espiritual en el arte”, MAMM Medellín (2016), “Modelos Posibles”, Espacio OTR Madrid (2016), among others. He was also the recipient of “Pasaporte para un artista 2012” Grant.

Exhibition view, En líneas sin fin, 80 m2 Livia Benavides Gallery, Lima, 2018


Valérie Blass (CA)
Lives and works in Montréal (CA)

The recent works of Valérie Blass are filled with a dual tension that contrasts the notions of visibility and invisibility, as well as the boundaries between volume and surface. Her sculptures, whose anthropomorphic postures tend toward abstraction, arise out of deliberately unstable representations: the unity of the work is conceived so that it slips away, is transformed and then re-formed according to the viewer’s positions and movements. The referential impact of the representation is made denser this way, and the sculpture acts as a plural entity.

Valérie Blass was born in 1967 in Montréal, where she lives and works. Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2015); Artspeak, Vancouver (2015); Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto (2015); Parisian Laundry, Montréal (2014); Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB (2013); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal (2012); Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (2012); The Hole, New York (2013); and Galeri Manâ, Istanbul (2013). Recent group exhibitions have been held at; Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal (2016); the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2015); Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles (2015); Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal (2014); Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (2013); Public Art Fund, New York (2013); MetroTech Center, Brooklyn (2013); Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON (2012); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2011); and The Power Plant, Toronto (2009). Valérie Blass was the recipient of the Prix Ozias-Leduc from the Fondation Émile-Nelligan in 2016, the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton award for Visual Arts in 2012, and the Prix Louis-Comtois from the City of Montreal in 2010.

Installation view, To only ever say one thing forever the same thing, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, 2015


Clémence de Montgolfier (FR)
Lives and works in Paris (FR)

Clémence de Montgolfier (born in 1987), collaborates as The Big Conversation Space (TBCS) since 2010 with American artist Niki Korth (born in 1987, lives and works in San Francisco). Together and apart, they interrogate the circulation of discourse within the frame of its contemporary technologies of production and reproduction, and its uncertain future. They create events, conversations, performances, publications, games, documents and video broadcasts or media platforms that seek to create and question relations between individuals, artists and audiences alike, in an interactional understanding of the artwork. At the intersection of mediation, art and media, their work generates situations of conversation, real or imagined, through communication devices that they interpretate or design. They aim to find the space between the self and the other, and to propose modes of cohabitation and understanding, in the context of the political and technical history of the media which we have inherited.

Clémence de Montgolfier is graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Angers in 2011, and recently completed her PhD program in information and communication sciences in the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in Paris. She is co-founder of the storefront artspace Indice 50 in Paris with Hugo Brégeau. Niki Korth and her have participated in a number of exhibitions in France and abroad, such as recently at CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orges, France ; Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France ; 8, Rue Saint-Bon, Paris, France ; Nouveau Festival Centre Pompidou, Paris, France ; Human Ressources, Los Angeles, United-States. Since 2015, they have been invited by (Anna Hess & Sacha Béraud) to realize the online video broadcasting project BCC Channel in collaboration with Alexander Rhobs.

BCC Channel, episode 3, Dream, fantasies and desires, The Big Conversation Space and Alexander Rhobs produced with, 2016


Fahmy Shahin (EG)
Lives and works between Amsterdam (NL) and Cairo (EG)

His work includes a range of media; from instinctive drawings to 3D rendered images and digitally fabricated objects and sculptures. Layers of materials - visual, textural, archaeological, chemical, hierarchical, financial, historical, cartographic, etc, - call our trusted narratives of places into question and challenge how stories are constructed and how realities are shaped. Like a stage of familiar historical elements that are taken out of their context and given different interpretations, his installations function as a made-visible zone between religion, politics and myth.

Fahmy Shahin (1983) was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, where he studied Textile Printing at Helwan University’s Faculty of Applied Arts. Currently, he resides in Amsterdam and has recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. His graduation project Plastic/Ocean/Desert/Sky was awarded the Interactive, Media, Design department award and received an honourable mention from the Stroom Encouragement Award. It was later featured in a solo presentation at Petra Ark Space (Amsterdam) in 2016, and in the 3D Additivist Cookbook by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke. His latest project Journey In The Land Where Time Rests has recently been presented in a solo exhibition at Vriend Van Bavink (Amsterdam) in 2017.

With the support of Mophradat.

Fahmy Shahin, Fahmy Shahin, Plastic/Ocean/Desert/Sky (extract), 2016

JANUARY-APRIL: Arthur Eskenazi (FR), Gina Folly (CH), Tiziana La Melia (CA)
MAY-JULY: Madison Bycroft (AU), Camille Dumond (FR), Liv Schulman (AR/FR)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER: Maya Beaudry (CA), Adam Lewis Jacob (GB), Anouchka Oler (FR/CH)

JANUARY-APRIL: Virgile Fraisse (FR), Lauren Hall (GB), Dan Walwin (GB/NL)
MAY-JULY: David Perreard (FR), Davide Stucchi (IT), Beny Wagner (DE/US/IL)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER: Hannah James (GB), Matthew McQuillan (GB), Timothy Simonds (US)

JANUARY-APRIL: Benjamin Blaquart (FR), Kevin Gallagher (US), Camilla Wills (GB)
MAY-JULY: Vittorio Brodmann (CH), Thomas Merret (FR), Gala Porras-Kim (CO/US)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER: Morgan Courtois (FR), Cecilia Jonsson (NO), Rachel Levine (GB)

JANUARY-APRIL: Isaac Contreras (MX), Éléonore False (FR), Thomas Koenig (CH)
MAY-JULY: Iosu Aramburu (PE), Marie Michelle-Deschamps (CA), Lauren Tortil (FR)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER: Eva Barto (FR), Pierre Fischer & Justin Meekel (FR), Allison Gibbs (AU/GB)