OPAF7_Arantxa Araujo

Arantxa Araujo (New York, USA): Prunus
  • duration: 60 min
  • watch: 11th February 2018 at 00 UTC

DESCRIPTION: A one-hour performance studying the passage of time and its effect in species and specimens. An exploration of the perception of aging, fertility, and preservation by various tactics that include: pruning, embalming and freezing. A repetitive task to preserve the prunus species over one hour. Needed: Jars, formol, syringe, cherries, white fabric, gloves, white lab coat. Music: a ticking clock.

BIO: Arantxa Araujo is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist and neuroscientist based in NYC. Araujo is interested in how art changes the brain by allowing curated sensorimotor stimuli to create awareness. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Mexico, Canada and USA. Some spaces that have featured her work include Brooklyn Museum, Last Frontier, Glasshouse Gallery, Queens Museum, JACK, Panoply Lab, Garis & Hahn Gallery, SITI Lab, Live Love Festival, Art in Odd Places (AiOP), Radiator Gallery, Triskelion Arts, Idio Gallery, Walls-Ortiz Gallery, and The CAVE (NYC); SPACE gallery and Bunker Projects (Pittsburgh) and El Teatro de los Sentidos Residency, El Monumento a la Revolución, and El Vicio, in Mexico City; RAW during Miami Art Week in Miami; The Semel Theater and Huret & Spector Gallery in Boston, and Performance Art Festival (PAF16) at SPACE Gallery and Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh; Nuit Blanche Festival in Saskatoon, Canada. Araujo was part of EMERGENYC program in 2017 and was awarded a full scholarship from Mexican Government Institution CONACYT. She holds an MA in Motor Learning and Control from Teachers College, Columbia University. ARTIST WEBSITE