Arnold Kemp,  When the Sick Rule the World , detail, Biquini Wax EPS, 2017

Arnold Kemp, When the Sick Rule the World, detail, Biquini Wax EPS, 2017

Teaching and Exhibiting

Artist Arnold Kemp brought his painting students to Mexico City in 2016 through a study abroad experience with AtravesArte, where he was introduced to the Biquini Wax project space. One year later, in 2017, Arnold had a solo show with Biquini Wax in their new home in the Doctores neighborhood of Mexico City.

 

Reliving references

In 2015 AtravesArte partnered with Texas State University to host the first summer-long study abroad program in Mexico City. For many of the students it was their first time to leave the country and gave them an opportunity to be artists and learn from the welcoming community in Mexico. Upon their return they recreated the Chapultepec Audiorama in the Texas State University Galleries.

 

Road tripping

After many years of bringing visitors to her workshop and studio, famed fashion designer Carla Fernandez collaborated with AtravesArte to travel the brand to the state of Texas. On the tour they stopped in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. It was the design houses first time to experience Texas sun, take a dip in Barton Springs, and eat Texas BBQ.

 Dallas based artist  Keer Tanchak  modeling a Carla Fernandez design during the Dallas Pop up

Dallas based artist Keer Tanchak modeling a Carla Fernandez design during the Dallas Pop up

 

Two in one

After meeting the Directors, Yoshua Okón was invited to produce a collaborative exhibition at testsite Austin, and curate a cycle of the International Artist in Residence Program at Artpace, San Antonio.

 
 Miguel at The University of Texas at Austin with his finished piece made of styrofoam

Miguel at The University of Texas at Austin with his finished piece made of styrofoam

Connecting scenes

A visit with young artist Miguel Angel Salazar is one of our favorite spots. After years of following his work, and career, he was invited to Austin for a month to produce an exhibition for the Museum of Human Achievement with the Unlisted Projects Residency Program. In Austin, Miguel collaborated with the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, Conflict of Interest Magazine, and the FuseBox Festival. On his return to Mexico City, Miguel curated a group show and invited Rebecca Marino, and Landon O’Brien, two artists he met in Austin to participate.