Group Exhibition :
Mutations: Works on paper by ruby onyinyechi amanze, Douglas Rodrigo Rada, Helo Sanvoy & Shoshanna Weinberger
30 May – 5 July 2014
Private View: Thursday, 29 May 2014, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Tiwani Contemporary presents Mutations, an exhibition showcasing recent works on paper by four international artists: ruby onyinyechi amanze (Nigeria/US), Douglas Rodrigo Rada (Bolivia), Helo Sanvoy (Brazil), and Shoshanna Weinberger (Jamaica/US). All artists have exhibited frequently and across the globe, though this is the first time that their work is shown in the UK.
Amanze, Sanvoy, Rada and Weinberger follow distinct conceptual trajectories and approaches to drawing. The works in the exhibition are broadly diverse in technique, scale and imagery, but share an interest in pushing the boundaries of drawing as a medium and in asking essential questions around fixed categories of both forms and identities. Drawing (a line) is, by essence, defining a threshold, however the works in Mutations focus on the hybrid, the liminal, the fragmented and the de-centered as fundamental elements of the human experience, and as devices to probe the possibilities of the medium. Notwithstanding the plurality of their practices, the artists in the exhibition posit their inquisitive approach to the ever-evolving medium of drawing as a vehicle to explore ideas around shifting identities, hybridity and alterity.
About the Artists
ruby onyinyechi amanze was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2012 and has recently exhibited her work at MoCADA (New York, 2013) and CCA Lagos (2013). Forthcoming exhibitions include DISGUISE, at Seattle Art Museum (2015). She is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia) and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She currently lives and works in New York.
Helo Sanvoy’s recent exhibitions include Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Jataí (2013), BIENAL 1, Belo Horizonte (2012) and Museu da República, Brasília (2011). Sanvoy is a member of the artists’ collectives Grupo EmpreZa and Grupo Desenha. He lives and works in Goiânia-GO, Brazil.
Douglas Rodrigo Rada was awarded First Prize at the SIART Biennial in Bolivia in 2005 and won a prize of the Biennale in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in 2012. Recent exhibitions include Museo de Arte Contemporáneo of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Oonagh Young Gallery in Dublín, Ireland (2013), Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil and SIART Biennial at AEC Contemporary Art Space, Montevideo, Uruguay (2011). In 2013, he co-curated the 3rd Performance Festival CIMIENTOS in Bolivia.
Shoshanna Weinberger studied at Yale School of Art (Master of Fine Arts) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include BIAC International Biennale, Martinique (2013), National Gallery of Jamaica Biennale, Kingston (2012), ISE Cultural Foundation, New York (2012) and the Gateway Project (Newark, 2014). She currently lives and works in Newark, New Jersey.