Traces AIR Antwerpen

Aura Rico

Sep 2018 to Nov 2018
1994 woont en werkt in Cali, Colombia

Aura Rico is invited for a residency of three months in the framework of the new exchange program between AIR Antwerpen and Lugar A Dudas, Cali, Colombia. Belgian based artist Marc Buchy participates in a residency of three months in Cali.

The art practice of Aura Rico exists out of installations, sculptures and video. It focuses on the relationship between the individual, its desires and expectations, and the city. By researching the types of advertising devises in public space, what they represent, Aura Rico finds out how the city relates to its inhabitants. During the residency Aura Rico researches, through walks, the advertising devises in the public space in Antwerp and how they interact with everyday life. In a second phase she will get in touch with local artists and practicioners who deal with similar topics.

Aura Rico graduated with a master in visual arts at the University Javeriana in Cali. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Negligencia, Centro Cultural de Cali, Cali, 2016; Transurbancia, oscilar de adentro hacia afuera, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, 2016; Transhumancia, The Office, Cali, 2016. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Arte Nomada 2018, Galeria Arte Nomada, Ciudad Saber, Panama, 2018; PIW + 2 Extractos de una cultura visual, Galerie Neebex, Bogota, 2017; Proyecto Thesis, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo MAC, Bogota, 2016; Ala, Alianza Francesca, Cali, 2015.