|Cuándo:||21 may de 2019 - 31 jul de 2019|
|Inauguración:||21 may de 2019|
|Dónde:||Travesia Cuatro - CDMX / Calle Valladolid 35, Roma Norte / Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México|
|Organizada por:||Travesia Cuatro|
|Artistas participantes:||Teresa Solar Abboud|
CDMX is the materialization of a new partnership between Gerard Faggionato, Jaime Gorozpe and Inés López-Quesada & Silvia Ortiz from TRAVESIA CUATRO (Madrid & Guadalajara). TRAVESIA CUATRO was founded in 2003 in Madrid by Silvia Ortiz and Inés López-Quesada. For more than fifteen years the gallery has focused on representing young and mid-career artists, with the particular aim of creating a tangible link between Europe and Latin America. The identity of the gallery has been largely defined by its relationship to the Mexican art scene, which lead in 2013 to the opening of a second space in the city of Guadalajara, in the Casa Franco, a 1929 home designed by Luis Barragán. The opening in Mexico City is a natural step in the growth of Travesía Cuatro. The two new partners joining the project will bring their different expertise and profiles. Jaime Gorozpe has been collecting and advising Mexican collections for a number of years. Gerard Faggionato was a partner at David Zwirner for 3 years and before that he had his gallery in London for 22 years, through which he represented, among other artists, the Estate of Francis Bacon. His vision and knowledge of the XXth century Art movements will be complimentary to the choice of artists that Travesía Cuatro represents. TRAVESÍA CUATRO CDMX will be located in a 1908 house in Roma Norte. The focus will continue to be on the artists represented by the gallery, as well as in international emerging artists and historical exhibitions. The next exhibition, opening in September 2019, will present a survey of the highly influential Italian artist Alighiero Boetti. ______ Teresa Solar (Madrid, Spain, 1985) works across sculpture, video, drawing and photography. Her audio-visual practice has been mostly focused on language, translation, and the construction of meaning. These topics remain at the core of her practice, but nowadays they are tackled mainly through sculpture. The tactile quality is fundamental in the artist’s practice, which focuses mainly on ceramics but also includes materials like fabric, resin or metal. Solar’s imaginary has a strong narrative drive and her creative process often begins with the discovery of a story or an idea that she later explores in depth. Her exhibitions usually function as an entire whole, creating complex worlds that either draw from literary works of ction, Natural History or more terrestrial narratives that are close to her personal story. Her exhibition ‘Flotation Line’ at Der Tank in Basel drew from universal works such as Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick while in ‘Ride, ride, ride’ at Matadero Madrid the central gure was Nut, the Goddess of the Night in Ancient Egypt, a celestial creature that connects to her family history. The daughter of a Spanish father and an Egyptian mother, Solar speaks Arabic, but she can’t read or write it, and this circumstance has greatly imbued her work, in which everything is a game with transit, language and its changing translation processes. The cultural and linguistic implications of her dual identity are palpable in her work as she constantly explores the transformation of matter, her objects constituting a hybrid between the manmade, the natural and the mythical. Teresa Solar studied Fine Arts in Madrid and later graduated with an MA in Cultural Studies from UEM (Universidad Europea de Madrid). Recent solo shows include ‘Ride, Ride, Ride’ at Matadero Madrid and ‘Flotation Line’, curated by Chus Martínez at Der TANK, Institut Kunst in Basel. Her work ‘Pumping Station’ will be on view at KölnSkulptur #9 in Cologne until June 2019. She has taken part in group shows at CA2M, Madrid; Haus der Kunst, Münich, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander; Maxxi, Rome; General Public in Berlin; Kunstverein München; CA2M, Madrid and La Casa Encendida, Madrid. She was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and a Finalist at the Rolex Mentor & Protégé initiative, both in 2016. In 2018 she took part in the expedition “The Current” organized by TBA21-Academy and she conducted the workshop ‘White Whale, Palace of a Thousand Courtyards’, at Tabakalera San Sebastián.