Delfina Foundation

Kate Rich

London: 18/03/15 — 05/06/15

Kate Rich is an Australian-born artist and trader currently based in Bristol, UK. In 2003 she launched Feral Trade, an underground freight network and grocery business trading goods internationally along social routes. The word 'feral' describes a process that is wilfully-wild as in pigeon, as opposed to romantically or nature-wild (wolf). Feral Trade uses the spare capacity of existing journeys in particular the surplus hot air of the art world as a freight resource. Feral Trade was conceived as a material investigation into the life of the circulating commodity, with a side interest in sustaining the artist's own subsistence should other funding sources go belly up.

During her residency Kate prepared and served a lunch composed entirely of socially traded provisions including blue corn from Mexico, olive oil from Extramudera, salt from Georgia and cola from Barking & Dagenham.

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.
César lives and works in Mexico.

César Martínez’s work tackles the diverse economic, social and cultural tensions that Mexico has faced in the last decades. Departing from the logic of provocation, criticism and uncertainty, and displaying humorous appropriations of language’s conceptual ambivalence, César employs multiple supports to tackle complex topics. From installation and sculpture made of edible materials to performance and conceptual objects he explores social malaise in the face of a frustrating system, the defeat of the institutions, globalization and the submission of the Mexican government to U.S. dictates among others subjects.

 

César has done over 200 performances in International venues, and has also participated in many conferences and round tables. His work is in important art collections such as the Carsten Norman in Germany, Fundació Sorigué in Spain, Colezzione “La Gaia” and Associazione Prometeo in Italy, MUCA UNAM, and various private collections in the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.

 

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.

 

César lives and works in Mexico.