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Traverse. Women Artists from Ibero-America Group Exhibition.

Performing & Visual Arts

Group Exhibition of Women Artists from Latin America, Spain & Portugal

AMALGAMA is delighted to present its 2020 programme, launching with the second annual group exhibition – TRAVERSE: notions of nature, bodies and culture in the digital age. The exhibition will take place at the Koppel Project Space in Soho, Central London in May 2020.

Today’s digital age challenges the way humans interact with, embody and confront the concept of nature. Through the online window, we experience a new form of alienation that forces us to perceive it as either an extreme other – both neglected and revered (as we begin to realise we might suddenly lose it); or as a complete historical entity, produced, controlled and fragmented by humans. The digital perspective has distorted the ongoing battle between nature and culture, removing any power the latter had as a separate entity to humanity. Even today’s scientists, through the idea of the Anthropocene, have led us to believe that the planet has no possible way of fighting back. In the current world, nature is inconceivable without culture; without us.

Amalgama’s 2020 Group Exhibition brings together the work of fifteen women from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Portugal and Venezuela: Cristina Camacho, Constanza Camila, Elisabeth Casqueiro, Sofia Clausse, Renata Cruz, Julia Fernandes, Laura Gorski, Marina Lattuca, Genevieve Maquinay, Ana P. Palacios, Rocio Pardo, Camila Quintero, Gabriela Sanchez, Sabina Simon and Francisca Sosa Lopez. Through photography, tapestry, installation, painting and collage, the works invite the viewer to consider how our interactions with the notions of nature, bodies and culture have evolved as a result of technology. The artists were selected from an Open Call by a panel of jurors that included: Philly Adams, Senior Director, Saatchi Gallery; Oliver Basciano, International Editor, ArtReview; Kiki Mazzucchelli, curator and author of publications on Latin American art; and Susan McDonald, member of the Tate Acquisitions Committee for Latin American Art.

Amalgama is a London-based cultural programme that is devoted to exhibiting, promoting and publishing the work of women artists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal: Ibero-America. The timely goal is to challenge current gender disparities in the art world, through group and solo exhibitions, publications and a public programme of workshops and talks to increase the visibility and participation of these artists. Amalgama is in its second year of programming with the 2nd book is due for publication in September. In October, during Frieze week, Amalgama will host a solo exhibition by renowned Colombian artist, Maria Elvia Escallón, who has been twice nominated for the Luis Caballero Prize.

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