Bailando en la oscuridad (Dancing in the dark)
Curated by Aurélie Vandewynckele
In conversation with the peculiar context of these past months, Bailando en la oscuridad reflects upon the relationships existing in the most intimate places of our daily lives: the body and the room. This exhibition brings together five artists whose works survey the plurality of voices inhabiting can take, setting forth the possibility of the room-body, inhabited-body and habitable-body.
Imagining an artificial night, one navigates the interior of this body-place as a condition of creation, its darkness becoming the space and time for the transformation of the real. From this intimacy, the pursuit of both poetry and emancipation from the pictorial discipline are born, where the supports and techniques favor the accidental and the fragile. In this way, the tensions that exist as a substrate under the works manifest themselves, revealing states of mind and of discord.
Artists: Verónica Bapé, Nicole Chaput, Tahanny Lee Betancourt, Gabriel Rosas Alemán, Alejandra Venegas.
About Aurélie Vandewynckele
Aurélie Vandewynckele (Paris, 1989) is a cultural manager and an independent curator based in Mexico City. She received an MFA in both Curatorial and Museum Studies (Concordia & UQAM, Montreal, CA, 2014) and has since assisted various artists worldwide in extensive projects or studies. In between her stays in Montreal and Mexico City, she has worked at Kurimanzutto (Mexico City), The Darling Foundry (Montreal) and Spring Break ART FAIR (NY). In 2015 she was the recipient of the Laboratorio Arte Alameda’s Curatorial research residency (Mexico City). In 2015, she decided to reside in the Mexican Capital where she managed the design studio Stromboli Associates. Since 2019, Aurélie Vandewynckele is Artist Liaison at Galería Karen Huber and regularly contributes to editorial projects as well as working as a consultant for galleries and artist studios. In addition, she co-runs the international curatorial platform heiwata, founded in 2016.