Delfina Foundation

Alan Poma

London: 26/09/16 — 06/11/16

Alan Poma (Peru) is a multidisciplinary sound artist, whose work has focused on creating site-specific projects and spectacles. His presentations often integrate performance, video art, visual art, sound art and scientific research, creating productions that provide sensory journeys for viewers. 

In recent years he has developed a series of live events that reflect an investigation into the futurist Russian Opera Victory Over the Sun (1913), working with an interdisciplinary group of collaborators including anthropologists, historians and physicists. With their input, Poma has raised a close relationship between Russian futurism and Andean culture, drawn from their shared iconographies.

While at Delfina Foundation, Poma will further this line of work by researching links between his work and English Vorticism, in addition to developing a new opera inspired by the vorticist play Enemy of the Stars. Alan’s residency results in an exhibition at the Museo Mario Testino (MATE), Lima, in February 2017.

Poma studied Sciences and Arts of Communications at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has presented Victory Over the Sun in several venues in Peru, including the Goethe Institute (2011), Galería E(star) (2012), MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – Lima (2014), as well as at the Museo Experimental El Eco in Mexico City. Victory Over the Sun won the Best Experimental Film Award granted by the Ministerio de Cultura del Peru (Culture Ministry) (2014). In 2015 he participated in the Nuevo Teatro Musical residency programme organized by the Bienal de Múnich/Festival de Nuevo Teatro Musical in Buenos Aires, Argentina.