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DRAWN ONWARD - Progetto Diogene




Turin – Wednesday, May 24 (9 pm) at the Diogene Tram

Within the exchange of the international project Drawn Onward, Dutch artist and guest speaker Paul Geelen will give a talk on his work, while developing a solo exhibition at Associazione Barriera, Opening: June 8, 2017.

Paul Geelen was born in 1983 in Ittervoort (NL), a small border village with Belgian Limburg.

“My work explore the primal state of being, installations, sculptural works and interventions are dominated by the experience of a cross-polluted and receptive approach.
Convinced that the magic nature of an artwork appears from an uncontrived encounter, the work will temporarily solidify and serve the process of an endless rehearsal.”

From 2004 to 2008 he studied at the AKV | St. Joost in Breda. In 2014 he completed his two-year residency at de Ateliers in Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions include: A Minor State of Flux, Amsterdam (2017), Sliding under traces – A Tale of Tub, Rotterdam (2016), Survival Blur – Grey Light Projects, Brussels (2015), Percussive Hunter – Akbank Sanat, Istanbul (2015), Axis Mundi (Art as a healing tool) – Moinsun, Paris (2015), The Hidden Picture – Cobra Museum, Amstelveen (2014), Offspring – de Ateliers, Amsterdam (2014) and Æon Flux at P/////AKT, Amsterdam (2014).

Geelen lives and works in Amsterdam

DRAWN ONWARD is an exchange project between P/////AKT in Amsterdam (NL) and Progetto Diogene in Turin (IT). Both organisations operate on a non-for-profit basis and are dedicated to supporting and facilitating emerging artistic talents. The aim of this collaboration is to share audiences, networks and experiences and to promote the work of young artists on an international platform. Francesco Pedraglio (IT, lives and works in Mexico City) and Paul Geelen (NL, lives and works in Amsterdam) are the artists that were invited for this 2nd edition. DRAWN ONWARD offers the artists the possibility to produce new work on location – conceived specifically for the given space and context – and to present it to an international audience.