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Announcing Leonardo Hidalgo’s Exhibition “Dwelling in Silence”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Dwelling in Silence by Leonardo Hidalgo on December 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sun), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Leonardo Hidalgo is a designer and textile artist based in Bogotá, Colombia. His work explores weaving, dyeing and mixed media and completed his BA (Hons) in Design, specializing in Communication and Textile Design at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá (2015). Leonardo has worked in fashion, community research and artistic projects, participating in one solo exhibition during 2016 at Olga Piedrahita’s showroom and selected group exhibitions in 2015 at Universidad de los Andes and La Garza (2016).

His work studies the concepts of territory and materiality, looking for different relationships that individuals have with places and the interactions created by living, exploring, thinking and imagining them. He analyses how practices like migration, dwelling, costume and territory transformation, manifest bonds and materiality through places.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

At my arrival in Itoshima I got the feeling of living in a desolated landscape. Between the houses, I saw open garages, hanged fruits and clothing drying in the yards, but there were no people, just objects. However, during the night the inhabitants get life, the interior of the houses reveals itself through blurry signals of light, shining from its distant and silent windows.
Dwelling in Silence imagines a place where the life of its inhabitants can just be seen at the distance of the privacy and intimacy of home. I explored the material universe of the interior and exterior of Japanese traditional houses at Itoshima, to create textiles using washi, plastics and weaving.

Leonardo Hidalgo “Dwelling in Silence”
Date: December 23 (Saturday), 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 24th (Sun), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Leonardo Hidalgo

Leonardo Hidalgo (Colombia) Residence: November-December 2017

Leonardo Hidalgo is a designer and textile artist based in Bogotá, Colombia. His work explores weaving, dyeing and mixed media and completed his BA (Hons) in Design, specializing in Communication and Textile Design at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá (2015). Leonardo has worked in fashion, community research and artistic projects, participating in one solo exhibition during 2016 at Olga Piedrahita’s showroom and selected group exhibitions in 2015 at Universidad de los Andes and La Garza (2016).

His work studies the concepts of territory and materiality, looking for different relationships that individuals have with places and the interactions created by living, exploring, thinking and imagining them. He analyses how practices like migration, dwelling, costume and territory transformation, manifest bonds and materiality through places.

During his artistic residency at Studio Kura, Leonardo plans to explore the territory of Itoshima and the concept of topophilia (the emotional relationship between people and place), in order to develop woven cartographies that represent the historical, mental and material layers of landscape that lay in this land and in its inhabitants. This project will work with textiles as a map that becomes the territory itself and also a way to rediscover and rethink it.

– Leonardo Hidalgo’s website

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