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2019 Summer Artists in Residence

2019 Summer Artists in Residence
Exhibition Dates: September 1 - October 1, 2019

Work by Ana María Hernando and Tadeo Muleiro
Opening Reception: September 14, 6 - 9pm

Curated by Marisa Caichiolo

In partnership with Now Art LA and The Broad Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP), BBAX will host two artists, Ana María Hernando coming from Colorado and Tadeo Muleiro coming from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

September 1 - October 1 / Opening Reception: September 14, 6 - 9pm

Both artists work with textiles to create amazing, one of a kind pieces and will be incorporating the LA Metro into their work. They will be performing daily using the Metro Line, traveling from the 26th Street/Bergamot Station to the 7th St / Metro Center.

Follow us on instagram @buildingbridges_ax to get daily schedules and meet the artists along the way.


We’re excited to announce that BBAX is one of 20 national projects selected to receive a 2019 Creation & Development Award fromNational Performance Network (NPN)! Find out more about the award and NPN here.

We would also like to thank the City of Santa Monica for their support by awarding us a grant through their Organizational Support Program (OSP).

Go Metro to our 2019 Artists in Residence opening reception at Bergamot Station on September 14. Building Bridges Art Exchange is located right off the Expo Line at the 26th Street/Bergamot Station.

Special thanks to @metrolosangeles for allowing the artists to perform daily.

Ana María Hernando works in installations, textiles, painting, printmaking and poetry. For her residency at BBAX she will explore the topic of invisibility and loneliness, of empathy and longing. The inhabitants of Los Angeles and their surroundings spend enormous amounts of time in transit. It might be in their cars on their epic highways, or in the public transportation system. In any city and public environment, the tendency is to envelope ourselves with a cocoon of separation, arbitrary but real. Hernando will be using the train as the first medium and environment to explore these issues, working on paying attention, on breaking the tendency to disappear and pulling away.

Tadeo Muleiro uses a mix of northern carnivals and superheroes to compose a syncretism of images which has allowed him to construct fictions that may include ancestral myths, autobiographical facts, or social histories. His residency will consist of a performance where the core crosses the memory, the individual, and the collective identity. A suit, consisting of a series of bags, functions as a receptacle for the experience; within them you can find elements of his life in Argentina: clothes, drawings, papers, etc. Moving in the Metro wearing this suit, he will add objects that he finds in different stations and neighborhoods of LA.

For more information about this and other programs at BBAX, please visitour website.

Later Event: September 21
The Room