Resident 10 Jul — 10 Sep 19

Liv Schulman

Liv Schulman is the artist on residence from July 10 to September 10, 2019.

Schulman lives and Works between Paris and Buenos Aires. In her own words, her work centres in the capacity of language to affect a body. Under the form of filmed fictions, theatrical representation or novelistic writing, Schulman creates characters that pronounce logorrheic discourses, unarticulated monologues, Marxist critical history or psychotherapy, recreating the affects of the economy we live in through the instrumental use of a body. She is interested in the different ecologies of sense that seem to emerge when these resources worsen, spinning around an invisible gravitational centre: the common place of a work figure, a police officer without a crime, a detective, a blocked writer, a workwoman on a factory. This figure informs a discourse producing tool, calling upon a mass of histories that merge with each other and document a tragic idea of a politic commotion based on the alienation of the bodies, the devaluation of identities and the frustrations of the search for meaning.

Free of a receiver, separated from its interlocutor, on inhospitable situations, through the explanation of invisible systems, a mass of connections attires the portrait of a disenchanted world.


Liv Schulman (Argentina 1985) lives between Paris and Buenos Aires. She studied art and writing at ENSAPC, Paris, also at MFA Art Writing de Goldsmiths University, London, UTDT, Buenos Aires and Post Diplôme at Lyon.

She was recently part of Biennale de Rennes (2016) Incorporated!, curated by François Piron, and the series of exhibitions Tes Mains Dans mes Chaussures at CAC Noisy-le-Sec Gallery, 2017 (curated by Vanessa Desclaux and Emilie Renard), at the symposium Cut The Gap on National Gallery (SMK) of Copenhague, the exhibition Sans Brides ni Mors et Rênes at PHAKT Rennes (curator Dorian Spiteri), the exhibition Democracia en Obra (curator Laura Buccelato) on CCK Buenos Aires, and Formal Economy on Alt_Cph, Copenhague.

Some of her recent individual exhibitions include Control a TV Show Season III, curated by Christine Macel, at the MUSÉE, SALLE DE CINÉMA, NIVEAU 4, Centre Pompidou, París; Le Goubernement, curated by Melanie Bouteloupe and Emilie Bouvard with Camille Chenais, Villa Vassilief, París; Comercio Interior, curated by Rafael Equivocado, Laboratorio, Festival, Buenos Aires; l’Obstruction at the sityeightartinstitute, cur. Celine Kopp, Copenhague, Dinamarca (2017), Los Accidentes Laborales, Galería Piedras, Buenos Aires (2018), The Night Shift at Zoo Gallery, Nantes (2017); Control at Big Sur Gallery, Buenos Aires (2015) and El Método Covensky on Galería Vermelho (cur. Marcos Gallion), São Paulo (2015).

She published the books Infinite Bet with editorial RSS in Copenhague, ¿Qué Faire Liv Schulman? with Inmixtion Books Marseille, El Mítodo Covensky and El Camino del CNTRL with editorial Tammy Metzler in Buenos Aires. Her most recent performances are Propio Pordiosero during the public program ‘Una fuerza posible’ at Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, and the collective exhibition Vos désirs sont les nôtres curated by Céline Kopp and Marie de Gaulejac in La Tour-Panorama, Friche Belle de Mai, Marsella. Collective exhibitions include Det Fatala Momentet at Växjö Konsthall, Suecia, and the Vingtieme Prix d’Entreprise Ricard.
She recently got the ADAGP/ Villa Vassilief grant and the 20eme Prix by Fondation
d’Entreprise Ricard.

Schulman is on residency at Lagos thanks to the price given in collaboration with Feria Ch.ACO to support Latin American artists on their first years of career.

For her residency project, Schulman will follow Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño’s traces in Mexico City, through his novels and short stories, by physically visiting the places mentioned, getting lost in a process that will imply intensive writing. This will eventually become a publication or a film. It will be a research process in which the body, the space and writing will combine, and from which other media and materials –possibly graphic or visual fiction, the narration of space– will originate.

Special thanks to Piedras, Buenos Aires.