USER MANUAL FOR WAITING LINES

 

This on-going series illustrates various scenes of business partners getting intimate while dealing with the authorities. All partnerships must be initiated on numbered mattresses which have been assigned previously to each one of the officials. Mattresses operate as gates leading to a remote bureaucratic world where the business partners are continuously transiting from one waiting queue to another.

The demand for love may temporarily or even permanently exceed the capacity of the system. Standing in line and waiting must then be the main operation of daily life. However, respecting the order of the queue allows the available love partners to be processed without severe disturbances and intimate services can be provided to each applicant. The first person to enter the waiting line is also the first to exit.

Meanwhile, the couples transit through desolate swimming pools and tiled bathrooms where they experience timid meetings in shower cabins as well as lonely rides through water slides. At the end of every business trip, they all have to say goodbye to each other in order to engage in new business models.

 

EXHIBITIONS 2016:

105th National Salon of Visual Arts, Argentina
From 7th October till 4th December 2016 at the Ferreyra Palace (Evita Fine Arts Museum) in Cordoba.
www.palaisdeglace.gob.ar
 17th International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC, Taiwan
From June till August 2016 at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts 
https://printbiennial.ntmofa.gov.tw/print17/index.aspx
 1st International Print Biennial Lodz 2016, Poland
Exhibition opening on 9th of September 2016 
www.lodzprints.com/en
 2nd Global Print Exhibition, Portugal
Curated by Nuno Canelas
 60th Salon of Visual Arts „Manuel Belgrano“ (2nd prize), Argentina
Awards ceremony and exhibition (dates TBA) at the „Museum Eduardo Sívori“, Buenos Aires 
www.buenosaires.gob.ar/museosivori
Invitation 8th International Printmaking Biennial Douro, Portugal
www.douro-gravura.org
1st Virtual Biennial, Second Life environment

EXHIBITIONS 2015:

Celebrating Print 2015 Exhibition, New York City, USA
From 7th December 2015 to 13th January 2016 on view at the BBLA Gallery in the Bohemian National Hall located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, 321 East 73rd Street. Exhibition organized by Kads NY and juried by Mildred Beltre.
www.kadsny.com
 104th National Salon of Visual Arts, Argentina
From 17th December 2015 to January 2016 at Palais de Glace in Buenos Aires 
www.palaisdeglace.gob.ar

 5th Triennial of Graphic Art of Indonesia
From 22nd to 31st October 2015 at Bentara Budaya Jakarta. Announcement of the winners during the opening on 22nd October at 19.30 PM.
www.bentarabudaya.com
43rd Print Award Carmen Arozena (honorable mention) by Brita Prinz Arte
Awards ceremony and opening exhibition on 30th September at the Museum Real Casa de la Moneda in Madrid, Spain
www.britaprinzarte.com
18th International Print Biennial Varna, Bulgaria
Opening on 7th August 2015 in the City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev" Varna
2nd Global Print, Portugal
From 1st August to 30th September in the Bread and Wine Museum of Favaios/Alijó
51st New Prints/Summer exhibition at the International Print Center New York (IPCNY), Manhattan, USA
From 11th June to 31st July at the IPCNY, 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor. Preview for press, artists & IPCNY members on June 18 at 5 PM featuring Artist Talks by Tobias Crone, Travis Jannsen and Carol Wax. Exhibition juried by Grayson Cox; Jennifer Farrell (Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Print; The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Tom Freudenheim (Art Critic and Retired Museum Director); Evelyn Day Lasry (Two Palms, NY); William Steiger and Barbara Takenaga. An illustrated brochure with a curatorial essay by a member of the Selections Committee, Tom Freudenheim, accompanies the exhibition.
www.ipcny.org
5th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China (May)
From middle May to middle June at the China Printmaking Museum in Guanlan, Shenzhen
www.guanlanprints.com
3rd International Contemporary Engraving Award (selection) of the International Engraving Festival FIG Bilbao, Spain
From 17th April to 27th May at Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU
www.figbilbao.com
3rd Okanagan Print Triennial, Canada
From 19th March to 21st May at Vernon Public Art Gallery
www.okanaganprinttriennial.com

EXHIBITION ARCHIVE:

2014: Invitation 7th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal
2014: 7th Heise Art Award (selection), Germany
2014: 37th Art Award Cultural Foundation Sparkasse Karlsruhe (selection), Germany
2012: Premiere of experimental theatre performance „The Science of Music“, The Netherlands
2011: 5th Imke Folkerts Art Award (selection), Germany
2011: 1st Gasunie Art Award (selection), The Netherlands
2010: Hendrik de Vries Grant (winner), Center of Fine Arts Groningen, Netherlands
2009: 15th National Dutch Printmaking Award of Allianz (1st Prize), The Netherlands
2009: Gogbot Art & Media Festival, The Netherlands