karina villavicencio

Bio

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Karina Villavicencio is a performance artists, artist-researcher, curator and educator currently based in Berlin .
The pivotal point of her work is her personal story. As Argentinian living between France and Germany, she is interested in approaching concepts such as shifting, migration and frontiers, thinking them from the sensation of vacuum, encounter with the other and memory. The question of identity and social space underly her propositions. Elements guiding her practice are: collaboration with other artists and participation of the public in different levels.
She works with hair and wool, elements that are easy to carry around. “I think there is a direct relation between these materials and identity, both have the possibility of performing reversible changes. They can cover and reveal us at the same time,” she says.
Currently she lives in Berlin and actively organises manyfold platforms and artistic festivals and addresses gender problematics. She has performed NORMATIVE GAZE IN PERFORMANCE ART, MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART-BERLIN, FESTIVAL BLAUVERSCHIENUG, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Berlin art week and she has curated Fieber festival, practicas in.visibles-Argentina, F*uK (frauen und kunst).
In 2016 she became La Red Grants for Performing Arts

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2020 K Versus K, curated by PAF- Performing Arts festivals Berlin 2020 Berlin@home
2019 MYSTIC WATERMELON #VOL 3, curated by Sporadikos at Berlin con mucho arte, PAF-PERFORMIG ARTS FESTIVALS
2019 A TRUE NAILSTYLE, Curated by Karnekunst, Fem-spoken Word Poetry, Festival öffenes Neukölln, berlin
2018 KEEP in TOUCH Series, curated by Julieta Palomi, el Almacén de Fausto, Berlin
2018, NO MÁS, PERO SI. Arte Resistencia Resilencia. Group Exhibition, Curated by Marcela Villanueva, Povvera, Berlin
2017 GESTURE MAPPING BERLIN* - Immaterielle Kollektionen, BERLIN ART WEEK,Curated by Stephanie Hanna
2016 Wispy, Performance, LA RED GRANTS FOR PERFORMING ARTS, Lange Nacht der Museen/ Spanische Nacht am Kulturforum, Berlin.
2016 DIS-placement Mapping, KUNST AM SPREEKNIE, Curated by Ianessa Norris, Schöneweide. Berlin.
2016 APAB performance series #1 - come undone, Curated by Lan Hugh, GLOGAUAIR, Berlin.
2016 Collection Po(i)litique # 5, comPARTE arts festival, Universität Potsdam, Postdam.
2015 Collection Po(i)litique # 4, YES/NO/OTHER/ALL Curated by Brigid Fitch, The Club, Berlin.
2015 Funkhaus Mapping, Curated by Lady Gaby, FUNKHAUS BERLIN as part of am Spree Knie. Berlin.
2015 Aufzug zur Chirurgie, Group Exhibition, Spreehöfe as part of am Spree Knie. Berlin.
2015 Vuelta, performance, Curated by Maria Luisa Herrera, Fieber Festival, Acud Kunsthaus, Berlin.
2015 Domestic Mapping, interactive performance, Gallery Kleiner Salon/ Berlinconmuchoarte as part of the 5th and closing edition of the MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART-BERLIN -Anthology, Berlin.
2015 Loss of Continuity. EXDRESS: Trauma, Exclusion and Inclusion curated by Adi Liraz as part of the 5th and closing edition of the MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART-BERLIN -Anthology, Berlin.
2015 Geflüsterte Überlebenstrategien, Group Exhibition, Gallery Pony Royal, Berlin.
2014 What you will, Performance / text of Guillermo Tirelli, FESTIVAL INVASION, Berlin .
2014 Carte Blanche, Performance, Gallery Kleiner Salon,/ Berlin con mucho arte, Berlin.
2014 NGinPA Perform (Normative Gaze in Perfomance Art), Group Performance/ Discussion, West Germany, MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART-BERLIN
2014 Hysteria # 3, Photography, Curated by Nabi Nara, Soma Gallery, Berlin.
2014 Protoplasm, Group Exhibition, Gallery Pony Royal, Berlin.
2013 Autotomia. Performance/ Text of Guillermo Tirelli. Curated by Franziska Eißner & Christian Liefke Galerie KUB, Internationale Performancekunst
FESTIVAL BLAUVERSCHIENUG n°6. Leipzig.
2013 Die Sammlung. Performance. Festival 48 Stunden Neukölln. Berlin.
2013 Um Haaresbreite Je t’aime. Performance/ Lecture. Curated by Maria Luisa Herrera, Fieber Festival, Acud Kunsthaus. Berlin.
2013 Peluqueria in Progress. Performance with Guillermo Tirelli. Galerie OKK. Berlin.
2012 484. Intervention. Marseille police station. France.
2012 Je suis un être responsable, je m’épile. Performance/ Video of Carolina Moreno. Galerie Pony Royal. Berlin.
2012 Lavoir, Performance with Compagnie Tatem. Paris/ Marseille/ Aubaugne/ Istres, France.

Curatorial Experience

Curator of Performance Art Festival PRACTICAS (in)VISIBLES, Argentina. PRACTICAS (in)VISIBLES
Co-Organizer Discussion « Frauen* und Kunst », Kunsthalle Weißensee, Berlin.
2015 Curator of Performance Art Festival acciones ranDOM, Argentina.
2015 Organizer Discussion « Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? », Fieber Festival, Acud Kunsthaus, Berlin.

Awards

2016 La Red Grants for Performing Arts - Programa de Jóvenes from the Ministry of Employment, Labor and Social Security and with the support of the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Spanish
Embassy, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Instituto Cervantes Berlin

Education

2004-2006 Master of Arts in Arts Sciences, Université de Provence Aix-Marseille I. France.
Dissertation subject: « Shapes of Interaction »
2002-2004 Master studies in Fine Arts, Université de Provence Aix-Marseille I. France.

Member of APAB e.V. Berlin
Member of NGinPA (Normative Gaze in Performance Art)

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Karina Villavicencio spricht mit ihrer Kunst an der Schnittstelle von Performance und Forschung aktuelle gesellschaftspolitische Themen an. Es geht in ihren Aktionen um die Situation des Ausländerseins, um die Erfahrung von Ortsverlagerungen, um Möglichkeiten der Annäherung und um Wege der Überwindung von Distanz. Durch ihre Arbeit zusammen mit anderen Künstlern und mittels Partizipation des Publikums macht sie Diskurse nicht nur sichtbar, sondern – sogar noch intensiver – fühlbar. Damit öffnet sie den Horizont für neue Ideen und Perspektiven. 

Die Künstlerin verwendet alltägliche Materialien, die sich leicht verändern und in eine andere Form bringen lassen (wie zum Beispiel Wolle, Wasser, Körperhaare) oder Gegenstände, die dazu beitragen, etwas zu transformieren (wie Lupen, Scheren, Plastiktüten…).
Indem sie den Blick der teilnehmenden Beobachter auf Abweichungen und Gegensätze zwischen Inhalt und Form lenkt, zeigt sie uns eine andere Möglichkeit auf, mit Diskrepanzen umzugehen und einen neuen Weg zueinander zu finden.

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Karina Villavicencio nació en Córdoba y es artista de performance, curadora y educadora. El punto de partida de su trabajo es su historia personal. Como argentina que vive entre Argentina, Francia y Alemania, le interesa abordar conceptos tales como desplazamiento, migración y fronteras a partir de reflexiones sobre lo que significa « el encuentro con el otro ». La cuestión de la identidad y del espacio social están naturalmente subyacentes en sus proposiciones
Sus proyectos incluyen fotografías, videos, dibujos y performances. Ella ha participado diversos festivales como Chalon dans la rue, Festival Villeurbanne, MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART-BERLIN, FESTIVAL BLAUVERSCHIENUG, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin art week. En el 2016 recibió La Red Grants for Performing Arts.
Actualmente trabaja en Berlin y es organizadora activa en Berlin y Córdoba de diversas plataformas artísticas y festivales con perspectiva de género (PRACTICAS in.VISIBLES, NGinPA- Normative Gaze in Performance Art, F*uK mujer y arte, Fieber Festival)