Basel | ArtRegion: Basel - Oberrhein
Cecilia Bengolea: Oneness
8. – 16. Juni 2019
Geöffnet ab 1. März 2021
For the 4th year, the Art Institute at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel organizes its Summer exhibition in collaboration with [N.A!] Project and invites Argentinian-born and Paris-based artist, dancer and choreographer Cecilia Bengolea to realize a new site-specific project in der TANK. This new commission consists of a multimedia intervention that culminates in a new public performance on Tuesday, June 11.
A multidisciplinary artist, Cecilia Bengolea investigates the history of both vernacular and urban dancing through her installations and performances. She’s particularly interested in the relation to nature, elements, animist beliefs and choreographed figuration. She conceives of her artistic practice as an animated sculpture that allows her to become both subject and object within her own work.
Since 2005, Bengolea has been collaborating with François Chaignaud with whom she created and presented pieces in numerous art and dance institutions around the world, among which the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon, the Ballet de Lorraine or Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal. They were awarded the Prix de la critique de Paris (2009) and the young Artist Prizeat Gwangju Biennial (2014). Bengolea also frequently collaborates with dancehall artists such as Craig Black Eagle, Bombom DHQ, Damion BG and contemporary artists among which Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Jeremy Deller.
Sa - So: 14 - 18
Der TANK des Institut Kunst Gender Natur
Tram: 10, 11 bis Dreispitz