IN CONVERSATION: ODALIS VALDIVIESO with FEDERICA BUETI

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IN CONVERSATION: ODALIS VALDIVIESO with FEDERICA BUETI
Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

MDC Museum of Art + Design
Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Blvd.

FREE and open to the public.

Join us for a conversation between Miami-based artist Odalis Valdivieso and Berlin-based writer, curator and researcher, Federica Bueti discussing Valdivieso’s current exhibition Arrhythmic Suite on view at the museum. An accompanying publication containing images of the artists work, an essay written by Federica Bueti and designed by Kristin Metho, will be released later this month.

Arrhythmic Suite unites four bodies of work: fifty inks on paper, six watercolors, six photocopies, and two c-prints. It was conceived by Odalis Valdivieso’s month-long residency in Berlin, Germany in the summer of 2014 establishing a dialog between a sense of place and her own practice, with place serving as a catalyst for the formation of investigation.

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Miami-based artist, Odalis Valdivieso.

unnamed-2Odalis Valdivieso was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and is a two-time recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship. Her work has been included in exhibitions at various local institutions including Central Fine, Centro Cultural Español, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Dimensions Variable, Locusts Projects, Emerson Dorsch, and the former Miami Art Museum among others. She has been mentioned in various publications including Artforum, The Miami Rail, ArtSlant, Temporary Art Review, Miami Herald, The New Yorker Magazine, Time Out, Art Nexus and Arte Al Día Internacional among others.

Berlin-based writer, curator and researcher, Federica Bueti.

unnamedFederica Bueti is a berlin-based writer, curator and researcher whose practice deals with investigating the politics of participation in curatorial practices. Bueti founded and directed the online thematic platform PIANOmagazine.org, and less/express, a fanzine commissioned by the American Academy in Rome. She is founder and editor-in-chief of …ment, journal for contemporary culture, art and politics (www.journalment.org). Bueti worked as exhibition assistant at the Alighiero e Boetti Foundation in Rome, Italy. From 2008-2010 Bueti has collaborated with the Radio Arte Mobile-Rome, a non-profit organization active in the promotion and experimentation on sound. Bueti completed her BA in Media Theory and Communication Studies at Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione, IULM, Milan; an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Brera Academy, Milan, and completed the Gwangju Biennale Curatorial Course, an annual curatorial course organized by Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea.

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