2023 Jury

Work Selection Circle 2023

Paola Paz Yee(MX)

Paola Paz Yee (1978, México) is a multidisciplinary visual artist focused on performance art, photography and social art. Her studies are in fine arts and photography. She was a scholarship recipient of the Mexico-Indonesian Cultural Exchange Program, Darmasiswa RI, the small-scale sculpture rescue program of the state of Veracruz, and Centropolis Entertainment to carry out extracurricular studies abroad.

Her work addresses issues such as identity, gender violence, and questions about production and time. Through her art, Yee determines a political position in her own context as a Latin American woman. In recent years, she has worked with her project, PAS, through collective murals and activation of vulnerable communities, naming herself an action device.

Yee´s works have been exhibited in institutions such as the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), Museum of Contemporary Art in Panama (MAC), Manggha Japanese Museum of Art and Technology, Ex Teresa Museum, Museum of the Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca (MACO), Chancery Museum, Contemporary Art Gallery of Xalapa, Haus Der Kunst Gallery Contemporary Art Bridge, MMG Gallery, Nation Gallery of Venezuela, Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC), and The National Art Center in Mexico.

She has exhibited in Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina, the United States, Poland, Germany,Ireland, Spain, France, England, Slovakia, Vienna, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Beijing, Thailand,China, Hong Kong, and Kunming.

Yee´s work has been published in various magazines, catalogs, and books of contemporary art.

Her works are in private collections including the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) in Mexico City and the Haus Der Kunst Gallery Contemporary Art Bridge in Puerto Vallarta.

Michelle Lacombe (CA)

Michelle Lacombe lives and works in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal in Canada, where she grew up. After obtaining her BFA from Concordia University n 2006, she developed a rigorous body-based practice that generally takes the form of either short-duration performance art actions, or long-term research-based projects rooted in conceptual embodiement and corporeal transformation. Her work has been shown in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Argentina, and Europe in the context of performance events, exhibitions, and public interventions. Her artistic practice is paralleled by a commitment to supporting independent, live, and undisciplined forms of art making. She has worked in Montréal artist-run centres for over 15 years and, since 2011, is the director of VIVA! Art Action, an international performance art festival. Art Action, an international performance art festival.

Lorena Lo Peña and Diana Diaf Collazos will act jointly as judges, representing Elgalpon.espacio from Lima, Peru.

Lorena Peña (PE)

Interdisciplinary performance artist, director, producer and teacher. She holds an M.A. in “Contemporary Performance Making” from Brunel University (2011) and an M.A. in “Creative Producing for Live Performance” from the University of London, Birkbeck College (2013), both from the United Kingdom.
Her artistic research traverses the liminal spaces between action, body art and multimedia, interactive / relational, interdisciplinary and autobiographical performance. Since 2009 he has presented his work in several international festivals, seminars, congresses and residency programs. She has more than 18 years of professional experience in management and artistic-cultural production, being also a founding member and co-director of the Cultural Association elgalpon.espacio in Pueblo Libre, a self-managed cultural space and project with 16 years of cultural activism in the city of Lima.
Since 2014 she has worked as an independent and university educator, today she teaches in the Faculties of Performing Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, the Universidad Científica del Sur and the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.

Diana Daf Collazos (PE)

Interdisciplinary artist, audiovisual producer and cultural manager. He has made the documentary short film ¨Edificio Central¨ (2014); and the scenic audiovisual ¨Preludio , ficciones del Silencio¨(2020); both presented at various national and international festivals and exhibitions.. ¨Círculo de Tiza¨, his first co-directed feature documentary was recognized as the best Peruvian film at the Lima Film Festival (2020).

Master in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, she is currently co-manager of the Escuela de Creación Cinematográfica “Salvajes”; at the same time she works in several national productions as a consultant or in the areas of direction, script and production.

Elgalpon.espacio (PE)

The Cultural Association elgalpon.espacio is an interdisciplinary laboratory for research, training, creation and dissemination of contemporary art projects. Founded in 2007, we self-manage our multipurpose space as an independent and decentralized project that has been developing a decentralized activity in the district of Pueblo Libre in the art circuit in Lima.

In recent years, we have focused our work on fostering projects and opportunities for reflection and practice in the areas of action, performance and interdisciplinary art, aimed at the artistic community and the general public. Through the gestation and promotion of meetings, workshops, residencies, conversations and presentations in the field of performing arts, music, video and other interdisciplinary practices, we place our emphasis on performance art or action art.

We are associated with the transcinema.elgalpon.espacio project, specialized in the diffusion, pedagogy and management of independent Peruvian and Latin American cinematographies, expanding our reach to the community.

We take the languages of art as a form of analysis of our realities, taking into account our contexts and cultural particularities, actively linked to our contexts and betting on the transforming character of art and culture from its multiple and diverse manifestations.

Nick Kan (TW)

Born in Taiwan, 1960. Lives in New Taipei.

I am a fan of art and films and those which an anthropologist would be interested in. My works always are questions, or comments of my observation of the world. Meanwhile I also love to explore the ways to express my feelings, impressions of the world.

Education: Graduate school in Mathematics Dept, Louisiana State U. USA.

Career: Writer; Film critique; Journalist photographer; Documentary film director; Performance artist; Installation; Video art.

Some Works:

# The Last Identity (videos & photography installation)
# Smoked Area (installation)
# A Bridge Over My Childhood (installation)
# Self Trapped (performance)
#Back to the River (performance)
# Rendezvous (performance)
#The Lonely Musical Chair ( performance)
# How I Grew Up (performance)
# Resurrection ( performance)
# One Piece ( performance)
# Chia Yi Fine Art Museum and Mr Umezawa (ducumentary film)
#Sun Set Concerts (documentary film)
# My Mother’s Portrait (short film)
# My Park (short film)

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Daisuke Takeya (JP)

Born and raised in Japan, interdisciplinary artist Daisuke Takeya obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art and received Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Currently based in Toronto, Canada and Ishinomaki, Japan, Daisuke has had numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally Venues have included the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Nuit Blanche (Toronto), SVA Gallery (NYC), Wagner College Gallery (NYC), Kyoto Art Center, Sezon Art Program, Roppongi Art Night 2013, Fukushima Contemporary Art Biennale, Canon New Cosmos Exhibition, Yamagata Biennale, the Japan Foundation, Toronto, and the Prince Takamado Gallery at the Embassy of Canada in Japan. Daisuke is also the representative and curator of Field Trip Project/Field Trip Project Asia, Responding Performance Art Initiative, and one of the founders of Transnational Coalition for the Arts (Transnation).