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Piña Matriz, 2014
Installation View: Carlos Fernandez

Proyecto basado en dos sistemas distintos para el cultivo de la piña, producto estrella de exportación en Costa Rica y a la vez un ícono de la vida en el trópico.
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Dino Real
Red Leopard Duke, 2014
Photo: Julian Garita / Natalia Jimenez
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Aníbal López
Central American Biennial, 2016 at Despacio
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Dino Real
Caleidoexótica for Traffic Magazine, 2015
Photo: Juan Caliva
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Aníbal López
Central American Biennial, 2016 at Despacio
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Performance
Naufus Ramirez Figueroa
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Performance
Naufus Ramirez Figueroa
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El hábito de estrofas, 2011
Installation View: Fabiola Carranza
Carranza hand painted nineteen signs for ambulatory and home-operated businesses in his ancestral hometown Atenas, Costa Rica. Each sign was made in accordance to the demands of its owner. She exchanged the signs she crafted for the originals and exhibited at Despacio. She also invited local vendor, Idalia Martinez, for whom she had made a sign to sell food at the opening reception.

Photo: Ronald Reyes
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Naked Fish Festival
The happening took place on April 2016 at Despacio.
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No One Belongs Here More Than You, 2016
No One Belongs Here More Than You, 2016
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First Day of Good Weather
The group show took place at Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
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First Day of Good Weather
The group show took place at Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
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Video Art Manual, 2015
Installation View: Keren Cytter

In "Video Art Manual" Keren Cytter undermines the relationship between actors, setting and camera as typical for her handling of the medium film. Thematically the approximately 15 minutes feature is about the history of video art. Instead of offering a historical analysis of the medium and its development in the last forty years Cytter focuses on the conditions of how contemporary video art will be produced, installed and consumed. By doing this her video work can literally be seen as a manual to her own work.
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Naked Fish Festival
The happening took place on April 2016 at Despacio.
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No One Belongs Here More Than You, 2016
In the background: The Totality of True Propositions (Before) by Julien Prévieux
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Julian Charrière
Siempre cuenta cuántos cuentos cuentas, 2016 at Despacio
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Avenida Central, San José
Entrance for Despacio
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Naked Fish Festival
The happening took place on April 2016 at Despacio.
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La última

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Once again, Despacio transforms into an artist run space during the months of May and June. La última [The Last One] will be conducted by Verónica Alfaro, Pablo Cianca, Sussan Corrales, Frederico Filippi, Alejandra Ramírez, Andy Retana, Christian Salablanca, Konstantina Stamatiadis and Alessandro Valerio, who were selected to participate in this residence.

Studio Visit: Carlos Fernández

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Studio Carlos Fernández

Independent of location and thanks to a world surrounded by constant inspiration, Fernandez has no reason to separate his daily life from art. He always finds little pieces of the puzzle that then fit into the big picture and give rise to new projects.

Studio Visit: Javier Calvo

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Studio Javier Calvo

For Javier Calvo art is not made but happens, and that can make for an opportunity similar to what Bardeau calls a promise. His concerns revolve around myths that in one way or another have repercussions in our day-to-day lives, in how we observe, perceive ourselves or imagine ourselves. Contemporary art enables him to take a critical stance, but also address that which is urgent for him, policies that dehumanize us and are established through the collective.

Studio Visit: Verónica Alfaro

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Studio Verónica

Alfaro's investigation process emerges from the formal and topical elements of a house, from inhabiting and the possibilities it offers, from materiality to the manifestation of emotional processes. That observation also generates a certain symbolic material that is reflected in discourse: sometimes the house is also a being. A drive based in memories passed from generation to generation, whose conquest is demarcated by the very rebellion of the house, its resistance to being conquered.

Studio Visit: Pablo Cianca

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Studio Pablo

Cianca knows things about the cameras of the past. Since beginning his university studies he has focused on film; more in-depth explorations over the course of his studies led to an interest for other ways of filming and creating that moved beyond fiction, and he was led to documentaries. Finding old video cameras in his grandmother's house was a good start. A TV and a collection of videotapes to go through. He began working with home movies, naturally drawn to memory.

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