Manifested - Performance and Activism through intercultural exchange - Presentation by Julia Villaseñor Bell and Priyanka Choudhary

16 August 2014 | Vadehra Art Gallery, D53, Defence Colony

This event is part of FICA Homepage 2014

This presentation offered an account of the possibilities offered by art, activism and performance in different spaces of trauma and memory as well as an overview of Priyanka Choudhary’s performance practice in such places around the world which she developed after a residency in Mexico City facilitated by FICA, Prince Claus Fund and R.A.T. in 2013. The analysis of notions like making trauma visible and performing political violence were studied at the Encuentro Hemisférico 2014 in Montreal last June. Julia Villaseñor brought forth an exposition on the artist/curator participation at the Encuentro and the new outcomes the experience has brought to both their practices and they way they envision activism as a means of cultural exchange.

Julia Villaseñor Bell completed her MA in Curating from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2010 after a BA in Art History in Paris X Nanterre. Her focus on bringing together distant cultures has been the core of her professional career, she has also started exchanges between artists in Mexico, France and India during her work in order to contrast sensibilities and find common threads of aesthetic and conceptual preoccupations between the Mexican and the International art scenes.

Priyanka Choudhary is a visual and performance artist based in Delhi who completed her BFA from College of Art, New Delhi, India. Her visual vocabulary traces its antecedents to Arte-Povera and Minimalism among other contemporary art movements. She has been exploring performance since 2012 and has travelled around the world to perform in places of trauma and memory.