We are excited to announce that our next resident, Liv Schulman, will be at Lagos from July until early September 2019. Schulman is the winner of a two-month residency, an opportunity offered in collaboration with Ch.ACO Art Fair to support artists from Latin America in the first years of their 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.
Schulman has recently participated in group exhibitions such as Incorporated! Biennale de Rennes (2016); Tes Mains Dans mes Chaussures at the CAC Noisy-le-Sec Gallery (2017); Cut The Gap symposium, National Gallery (SMK), Copenhagen (2017); Democracia en Obra at the CCK Buenos Aires (2018); and at Alt_Cph, Copenhagen (2018). Recent solo exhibitions include l’Obstruction at the sityeightartinstitute, Copenhaguen (2017); Los Accidentes Laborales, Galería Piedras, Buenos Aires (2018); The Night Shift at Zoo Gallery, Nantes (2017); Control, Big Sur Gallery, Buenos Aires (2015); and El Método Covensky, Galería Vermelho, São Paulo (2015).
Recent performances include Nuestro Propio Pordiosero, during the public program at Una fuerza posible, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (año), and at the group exhibition Vos désirs sont les nôtres en La TourPanorama, Friche Belle de Mai, Marselle (año).
Liv Schulman (Paris, 1985) 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.