AIVA艺术家驻地项目 | 2019 Maria Ignacia Walker
Maria Ignacia Walker
María Ignacia Walker obtained her first degree in Art Direction at Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile, 2007. In October 2015 she graduated from an MFA in Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence. She is based in Florence, Italy where she works as independent artist.
In 2018 she was welcomed into Khio, Oslo National Academy of Art in Oslo, Norway for a special artist in residency programme.
While working on her personal projects Maria likes to share her knowledge by giving lectures and workshops. She has taught in Florence, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Santiago de Chile.
Her artistic realization finds its shape in Wearable Art. She is obsessed with the human body, its changes over time, bodily losses and renewal. Her work is the result of a dialogue with her body, created from the interaction with objects, amulets, installations and performances.
Maria and her work
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Sand Casting Workshop
Photo by Pat
Artist Talk & Exhibition
Photo by Star
Work by Maria
100 Ring – Portraits
100 Ring – Portraits
100 Ring – Portraits
An experimental research by Maria Ignacia Walker：
“ The constant movement, without pauses or detentions is what has driven me these last ten years. I live spinning around the world to observe, and it is in the details where I have been able to discover hundreds of faces and gestures of different individuals that are engraved in my memory.
Breeds, shapes, colors, angles and features are the particularities that have inspired me to create a contemporary jewellery installation composed of ‘100 rings-portraits’.
With this work I intend to immortalize and freeze in my memory, factions and faces of different people who have been intertwining and mixing in my photographic memory. Facial features of various people who have cast, have created 100 new faces.
I want to keep these gestures forever and never lose them, that's why I chose to work with wax, a material that allows me to intuitively recreate these portraits, then melt them and create a final piece in metal that will remain forever. The final result of the work is in the Shibuichi alloy, a fusion of copper and silver that has an infinite range of random and almost uncontrollable colors. ”
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AiR in AIVA
关 于 A I V A
AIVA in Shanghai
埃瓦国际视觉艺术学院（Academy of International Visual Arts）成立于2005年，是一家独立的艺术和设计机构，位于中国上海的中心地带。 在过去的十几年里逐渐发展成为一个创意和文化中心，拥有专业的艺术工作室、教室、展厅以及完备的首饰工作室。AIVA也是专业的国际艺术教育培训机构，在艺术、设计、传媒、首饰、服装以及数字媒体等多个专业与国际先进的本硕艺术教育课程接轨。
Academy of International Visual Arts (AIVA), founded in 2005, is an independent art and design institution located in central Shanghai, China. It has expanded into a creative and cultural hub in the last decade with studios, lecture rooms and a dedicated jewellery studio.
Address: 4-6F, No.688, North Shaanxi Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
关 于 驻 地
Artist in Residence
Jewellery Studio, Fashion Studio, Gallery Space, Lecture Room
The artist will have independent space and workbench during the AiR, free access to basic facilities and other related resources, including: classrooms, gallery space, Riso printing machine, bookbinding materials, photographic equipment, casting machine, sand blasting machine, soldering benches, drilling machine, various polishing machines, melting machine, kiln, hydraulic press, rolling mill, bench cutter etc.
AIVA can provide artist with various opportunities of exhibitions and promotion activities, including cooperation with local galleries and museums in Shanghai; having lectures in colleges and universities; workshops, exhibitions and salons at AIVA; consignment of the work; exchanging experiences with teachers in AIVA and participating in tutorials with foundation and Pre-MA students.
关 于 上 海
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Culture Tour in Shanghai
Shanghai is the economic and culture centre of China. A modern city that combines classic and fashion, the East and the West. A challenging place for people who want to discover and create. We will show you the most exciting part of Shanghai and tell the stories which are untold. There are not only interesting ideas but also unexpected inspirations.
关 于 项 目
Balcony, Dining Room,
往返机票 + 住宿补贴
WHAT WE NEED：
At least 1 workshop, 1 public lecture, 1 exhibition, 1 salon during AiR
5-10 pieces on consignment in AIVA Gallery
1 work donated to AIVA Gallery after AiR
WHAT WE OFFER：
Round-trip flight tickets
Shanghai Local Culture Tour
Platforms for promotion activities
Studio space, Workbench, Basic facilities
关 于 申 请
Fashion Studio, Gallery Space
Please fill out the forms below：
1. Personal Information Form
2. Work Info Form（at least 3 different series of work）
Send to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PS: The AiR Programme will start from March to June every year. The application deadline is on 30th November of each year. The result will be announced before 31st December.
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