Approved: 05.08.2010

Gaia Rosenberg Colorni

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Approved: 05.08.2010

The work sets out to articulate a haptic approach to the rediscovery of heterogeneous spaces, their construction and habitation. By means of transversals, the artist-explorer enacts new encounters with the surrounding environment, the potentiality of its functions and the socio-political encryptions residing within it. The artist, as well as the work, is in constant flux.
Each encounter is mediated

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  • Location: Cambridge, East
 

Biography

The work sets out to articulate a haptic approach to the rediscovery of heterogeneous spaces, their construction and habitation. By means of transversals, the artist-explorer enacts new encounters with the surrounding environment, the potentiality of its functions and the socio-political encryptions residing within it. The artist, as well as the work, is in constant flux. Each encounter is mediated and disseminated through the use of widely available technology which surveys and documents the artists' movements in space, enabling their re-presentation within the virtual architecture of the internet. Such dematerialisation in turn produces new possible readings: by permeating pre-existing platforms for communication such as blogs, YouTube, Skype, QR code scanners and GoogleMaps, the work is not only alienated from its intrinsic physicality, but it also freed of its pre-ascribed context as Art-work. While implementing and somewhat critiquing Situationist literature and methodologies, Rosenberg Colorni's often collaborative work converses with the casually playful approach of the adventurous hobbyist. Immediate urban surroundings hence lend themselves as a haven for the exploration of forgotten islands and underground infrastructures, providing local enthusiasts with an untapped source of weekend activities ranging from geocaching, igloo building and dinghy navigating.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2011 - MA Fine Art, University of Leeds, UK 2010 - BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class), University of Leeds, UK Group exhibitions 2011 - Iglooism, Hive Gallery, Elsecar, UK 2011 - THE ISLAND, PSL: Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UK, and Halle, Germany 2010 - As Above So Below, private venue, Leeds, UK 2010 - Burnt: a night of films, private venue, Leeds, UK 2010 - Playground, Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds, UK 2010 - Please Excuse the Mess, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 2009 - A Series of Arbitrary Limitations, St. John's Church, Leeds, UK 2009 - Spoonerisms, MAP gallery, Leeds, UK 2008 - D.V. Drops 2: Artisti a Confronto Italia|Inghilterra, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy Degree shows 2011 - One Eye See, 4 and 5-7 Lifton Place, University of Leeds, UK 2010 - Come See My Drawings of Eagles, University of Leeds, Old Mining Building, Leeds, UK Curated projects 2011 - OnCampus, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 2010 - HearSay: Ten Local Painters Face to Face, BaliWood Art and Culture Centre, Ubud, Indonesia 2010 - It's Not Funny, MAP Gallery, Leeds, UK 2010 - MindMap: Visual poetry by Made Wianta, IndoAsia Gallery, Ubud, Indonesia 2010 - Skeletons in the Closet: The Unknown and Unseen Drawings of Made Wianta, BaliWood Art and Culture Centre, Ubud, Indonesia 2009 - Sexing the Archive, MAP gallery, Leeds, UK 2009 - Tri Hita Karana, Quidzy showroom, Seminyak, Indonesia Live/Performance 2009 - Work in Progress, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK Intervention 2011 - Brick Yard, Woodlesford, UK 2011 - QR Code Plaque Bench interventions, Leeds Kirkstall Nature Reserve, Kirsktall, UK 2010 - Snow Frame, University of Leeds, St. George's field, Leeds, UK Artist talks 2010 - One Eye See symposium, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Workshops 2009 - Screen printing workshop (for young people aged 12-16), MAP: Music and Arts Production, Leeds, UK 2004 - Art and English tutoring programme (for children aged 6-13), Sedap Malam community centre, Denpasar, Indonesia Private commissions 2009 - Official logo commission, Biology Society, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Corporate commissions 2011 - Fairtrade Fortnight advertising campaign, Leeds University Union, Leeds, UK