Descrizione Opera / Biografia
OVERLOAD is an experimental video art, which consists in reloading fruits and vegetables imported from Latin America, through a USB adapter. The charge is an installation of proteins, qualities and nutrients, ending in an updating of current political, social, economic, religious and cultural themes. The video exposes the migratory problem, the models of identity and freedom of choice in a society governed by social conventions and consumption habits.
OVERLOAD manipulates and alters the life-time of things, creating an artificiality of the natural.
Rafael Triana is a multidisciplinary artist. His work combines performance, video art and installation. He was born in 1988 in Cuba. After graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Havana (ISA) where he obtained the Gold Diploma in Scenic Design, he moved to Paris in 2015. It is in the field of video art that Rafael Triana has multiplied exhibitions in Latin America. His videos are also exhibited in Europe during the Annecy International Festival 2018 (France) and in Spain on the occasion of the MADATAC Festival in Madrid and the URBAN Barcelona Gallery that represents him.
2018-19 - Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo EAC. Uruguay (upcoming)
2018 - Casa Velázquez. Madird, Spain. (upcoming)
2018 - Stripart Gallery Center Cívic Guinardó. Barcelona, Spain (upcoming)
2015 - Gallery THE VOLTA. Girona, Spain
2014 - Zalle Zero Gallery, French Alliance. Havana, Cuba
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
- 2018 -
International Biennial Cerveira, Lisboa, Portugal. (upcoming)
International Annecy Festival. France. (upcoming)
International Biennial PerFoArtNet. Bogotá, Colombia.
VI Edición Nemo Art Festival (Tatami). Priego de Córdoba, Spain.
Oftálmica Festival. México.
- 2017 -
Cold bench. London. England.
MADATAC Festival. Spain.
VIDEO BABEL Festival. Peru.
INTERMEDIACIONES Festival. Bogota. Colombia.
CARTON Festival. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
3th Biennial CMUCH. Mexico.
URBAN Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
Stripart Festival. Barcelona, Spain.
- 2016 -
CUVO Festival. Madrid, Spain.
SUR-KO Festival. Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil.
Video Bardo Festival. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cartón Festival. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
International Video Mapping Festival. Girona, Spain.
International Video Art Festival BANG. Barcelona, Spain.
Without cardinal points, Art Space Fidencia, Mexico.
International Biennial SIART. La Paz, Bolivia.
- 2015 -
4th International Festival FIVA. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
6th International Video Art Festival. Camagüey, Cuba.
12th Biennial of Havana, Cuba.
Gallery Factoría, Havana, Cuba.
2017 - First Prize. Prize of Videoarte City Hall of Astillero-El Amacén de las Artes, Spain
2017- First Mention. FIVAC Festival. Camagüey, Cuba
2017- Special Mention. Five Continents International Film Festival, Caracas, Venezuela
2014 - First Mention. 14th Art Fair, Cuba
2014 - First Prize. Design Center of Plastic Arts, Luz y Oficio Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2014 - First Prize. Imago Festival, Havana, Cuba
RESIDENCE AND PROJECT
2018 - Audiovisual residence MADATAC, Casa Velázquez. Madrid Spain.
2015 - Residence Bòlit Center d’Art Contemporani. FIMG International Video Mapping Festival. Girona, Spain.
2014 - Worshop with Marina Abramović. 10th Biennial. Havana, Cuba