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Leticia Ybarra, Feline, 2021. Inkjet printing on pasteboard, paper, chalk. 594 x 841 mm. Courtesy of the artist.

Open Studios: 12-6pm 
Artist Presentations: 4pm
Ring True - A Reading and Sound Event: 6:30pm

Visit the artists in residence in their studios, and hear about their research and work-in-progress, ranging from drawing, installation and textiles to poetry and performance. ⁠

The artists will also make some of their recent projects and research available on our website for those who are unable to visit.

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Ring True

On the occasion of their open studio, artist in residence Leticia Ybarra (via their project, Juf) convenes a poetry reading with S*an D. Henry-Smith, Nisha Ramayya, JOVENDELAPERLA, BERENICE and Leticia Ybarra, exploring the potential and possibilities and limits of enunciation in situations of constraint.

The invited poets will approach the functionality of language in different contexts: those of illness, dreams, translation, nature, love or desire. Their poetry and/or sound practices suggest the necessity to constantly dispute and rebuild those contexts by means of semantic accumulation, phonic slippage, corruptions of meanings or evasive representations.

Juf is a Madrid-based poetry project curated by Leticia Ybarra and Beatriz Ortega Botas.

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Katie Numi Usher works across performance, sculpture, painting and embroidery to explore blackness and interrogate black female erasure within the both the colonial history of Belize and the present day. She regularly uses online social media platforms as virtual galleries, challenging the gatekeeping of traditional museum and gallery spaces and providing a space and a platform for other Belizean creatives to connect with both their community and the wider black diaspora. 

Adelaide Cioni’s works at the intersection of textile, painting, and performance. The constant elements at the core of her practice are drawing and an absence of narration. Cioni’s work also utilises decorative patterns to engage with a form of shared non-verbal communication that has existed throughout human history.

Issay Rodriguez's practice revolves around projects that deal with themes such as humanism and ecology which sometimes touch upon sociology and anthroposophy. Her work emanates from the act of drawing as foundation, and is developed into different configurations in the form of tactile and sensory, at times participatory, projects that occupy a space between the tangible and the virtual.

Leticia Ybarra’s work is based on the relationship between the concrete nature of poetry and the capacity of different forms - visual, gestural and textual - to contain and to circulate excess as a characteristic of queer expression.