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WHERE ARE THEY?

Installation of sculptures made with diverse found objects, white cloth and plaster.
600 x 400 cm
2018

Deepbreath

Installation of sculptures made with clay and wood.
70 x 40 cm
2018

"MOM WAS SUPPOSED TO BRING ICE-CREAM”

Installation view
Cotton cloth, glue, latex, dress, leggings, construction cables, latex and metal.
Size variable
2018

Are They Still There

Installation view
Glass, plaster, potatoes, wood, and sculptures made with found objects and fabric
Mix media.
2017

“Girl’s Trauma”

128 x 126 x 104 cm
Piece of wood found on the street after a storm, teddy bears, boy clothes, diaries, wedding photo, plastic roses, mattress foam, glass, acrylic paint, styrofoam, white cloth, furniture fabric, acrylic wool, cardboard, plywood and metal.
2017

”No Shadow, No More”

140 x 200 x 100 cm
Pink plastic children’s chair (burnt), animal skin with hoofs, rose sticks, cloth, silicone, coffee machine, white cotton bedsheets stiffened with glue, cardboard, plywood and metal.
2016

Suffocation

180 x 120 x 100 cm
Fisher’s chair and equipment, old television, wires, couch pieces wrapped in cloth, and white cotton bedsheets stiffened with glue.
2017

Emptiness series

First photo: 220 x 100 x 40 cm
Second photo: 180 x 100 x 40 cm
Third photo: 130 x 100 x 50 cm
White cotton, stiffened with glue.
2017

Struggling II

140 x 118 x 90 cm
Chairs with leather cover, rolled mattress, dirt, teddy bears, fiber fill, white cotton stiffened with glue.
2017

From The Deep Ocean

Size variable
Installation with video and sound. Video called: “expectations”.
White cotton stiffened with glue, TV screens, audio boxes.
2017

Untitled

185 x 90 x 20 cm
Transformed mattress, dirt,
wires, foam.
2016

Eleonor La Rosa

135 x 75 x 5 cm
Chair part, bed sheet and glue.
2016

Struggling I

80x60x60 cm
Cushions, chair, glue, draad, foam.
2016

Behind

45 x 60 cm
Rice paper, plastic, silicone, soil, wood, dirt.
2016

Untitled

170 x 80 x 30 cm
Burned mattress and encrusted metal wire.
2016

Fujimori’s palace

5 x 6 mt
Old found mattresses, metal, dirt, video called “Nippon lover”.
2016

1997

Installation with variable dimensions
Sink full with orange paint and water, cushions, mattresses parts,
chair, orange rope.
(Orange water drips from sculpture).
2016

Heritage

Installational view
4 x 3 mt
Fabric, oxide in fabric, wires, foam, metal, chain.
2016

How many more?

66x 42 x 15
Cushion with oily dirt found in the street, metal.
2016

One more time

300 x 240 x 83 cm
Dirty cushion, soil, electricity cables.
2016

Stitchy and Deep

Installation variable dimensions ceramics, wol, pallet
2015

Becoming

Sculpture at the Oude Kerk,
Amsterdam
300x 100 cm
cardboard, epoxy, glue, foam, wood
2015

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Expectations(2016)
3:05 min

This video is using the voice of a fictional character representing the Mexican immigrant woman, who talks to the tyrant. The monologue aims to manipulate the tyrant’s plans to oppress. The images show something that is unwanted in the eye’s of the tyrant, this is a strategy used by the woman to gain power. In this case the oppressed becomes an oppressor. The video will be presented in a tv screen using USB, and will be placed inside of one of the shelfs at the Brewery space.

Full video

A PLACE TO BE MYSELF?
46 min

This video is the registration of a sculptural action that took place at the Vishal in Haarlem. This sculptural action aims to mirror western society reaction towards the migration of refugees. It reflects upon the ways in which many refugees stories have been silenced in order to make irrelevant their request for asylum. Here the exhibition space becomes a battle field, in which the participants of the action strive for different goals. Mohannad tells his story as a refugee, while Magali forms a sculpture around his body, in a way that she ends up covering him completely. The sculpture becomes a sort of monument about Mohannad’s life and an instrument for silencing.

Trailer

Vogelsang(2017)
3:06 min

Nipon Lover(2016)
3:17 min

 

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My First Fifteen Years
Collage
300 x 220 cm
Diverse materials and objects on canvas.
2018

Explopation
2018

Fat black and perfumed series
2017

I am blue series
2017

Superrabit powerforce counterattack series
2017

The return series
2017

Ever Lasting Neon Light
2015

Space series
2012

Artist Statement

Inspired in the world that surrounds me; I observe behaviour in social, political and natural structures. It fascinates me to observe processes such as the search of refuge and protection, rituals of liberation, destruction, the search of identity and metamorphosis. My work reacts with physical and metaphorical gestures to these observations, reflecting about my own experience and perceptions as a human being.

Sculptures, installations, collage, drawings and video work are the mediums I use. Physical gestures though collage and sculptural work entail different actions like covering stuff, burning, sewing through objects associated to the research and collecting. The gesture is reflecting on physic needs, fantasies and desires. It has a ritualistic element on it, and the materials I use go through diverse symbolic actions. Often I use found objects that manifest meanings and associations to certain behaviour. The objects get a new life and play a new role. They get transformed in the process of my work.

I am also interested in analysing the human experience of architecture within installations and sculptural work. Corners, the hight of ceilings or the way our footsteps feel within a space and landscape are taken into consideration to create atmospheres with symbolic meanings. My practice includes social interactions and the creation of working groups to deal with certain social issues through art. Recently I initiated a working group with Syrian refugees to understand the process of migration as a global phenomenon.

My practice is influenced by history, phenomenology and by art movements such as Arte Povera and Post-Minimalist Art.

Maga Berr


“Magali Llatas Berrios combines a strong sense of observation with a natural instinct for imagery in relation to the topics of interest. The conciseness of her work, and talented ease with which she develops it, are the result of a focused and organic working process, as if she is following a hidden execution plan. Her imaginative thinking process enables her to deal with a personal mix of content in an un-compromising way, powerful and at times radical and confrontational. With a weird, rich versatility of means, she seduces the viewer to get involved in and accept her re-interpretations of wasted materials with political cross-references in the ‘surrounding world’; she takes her Peruvian background in full account there. Her tongue- incheek approach bounces simultaneously on issues such as the cultural and subversive, capitalistic materialism, as well as double layered display of the dark side of the human mind in regard to oppression and exclusion. Magali’s work suggests an invitation to question ideas of so- called reality, truth and myth in contemporary 21st society”.

Written by Roos Theuws, March 2017


CV

Magali Llatas Berrios
Born in Lima, Peru Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Educational Background and International Work Experience

2017-2018: Coaching program for recently graduated artists, Bcademie-Rotterdam.
January 2018: Training for Trainers from The One Minutes initiative, Amsterdam.
2012-2017: Bachelor Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, graduated July 2017.
Thesis key words: Power Dynamics of Oppression, the Artist as a Shaman, Homeopathic Healing in Art
2007: One week course on International Financial Institutions by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, in Washington DC.
Study of the Structure and Operations of the World bank and International Monetary Fund
2005: Postdoctoral Education in International Development Studies, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen.
Thesis on Politics of International Cooperation for Development.
2004: Field research in the Amazon rainforest of Peru, for MA thesis on intercultural education.
2002-2004: Master in International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam.
Thesis on the dynamics of Racism, Multiculturalism, De-colonialism, Environmental protection and Empowerment in Education System in the Amazon rainforest in Peru
1999-2002: Worked in the broadcasting business in Peru in diverse positions as set designer, script writer, photographer and producer.
1996-2000: Bachelor in Communication Sciences, specialisation in audiovisual communication (Film and Television), University of Lima.
 
 
Work Experience
 
 
2005-2011: Worked as a coordinator in diverse international social and environmental projects (in South East Asia, Europe and Latin America), at organisations such as Oxfam-Novib, Amnesty International and Both ENDS. Research on environmental and social inequality in diverse regions of the world, gathered experience in bottom up approach for participatory project development, facilitation processes, intercultural communication and project management.
1999-2002: Worked in the broadcasting business in Peru in diverse positions as set journalistic researcher, designer, script writer, photographer and producer. Gathered relevant information about the socio-political situation in my own country, Peru, by developing journalistic research.

Exhibitions

"Jetzt Schlägt's Driezehn”, Bcademie-Rotterdam, 2018.
“Bougie 2017”, CBK Amsterdam, 2017.
“Summer of Love”, Vishal, Haarlem, 2017.
Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, 2017.
“Notes”, Peer Paper Platform, Amsterdam, 2016.
“Syzygy”, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, 2016.
“Excellence. Simply delivered. (1/3)”, as part of the Uncut Festival from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, 2016.
“For example: etc.”, A lab, Amsterdam, 2016.
‘Wonder and Wander’, De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, 2015.
Final Exhibition 1st Year Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, 2015.
Final Exhibition Second Basic Year Dogtime, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, 2014.
"BIT(e)S,Sixty One Gallery, Amsterdam, 2014" Final Exhibition First Basic Year Dogtime, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, 2013.
Open day at Artless, 2012.


Publications

Uncovering the Wound, The Empowering Capacity of Art, Thesis for BA in Fine Arts, 2017.
Space and Places, 2015.
Old Lady’s House, 2013.
From the Educational Policy to the School Reality: A case study in Peru, Thesis for MA in International Development Studies, 2004.


Film screening:

Screening of “expectations’’ at SWITCH, Roodkapje Rotterdam, 2018


Publications

Uncovering the Wound, The Empowering Capacity of Art, Thesis for BA in Fine Arts, 2017
Space and Places, 2015
From the Educational Policy to the School Reality: A case study in Peru, Thesis for MA in
International Development Studies, 2004

Magali Llatas Berrios

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magalillatas2012@gmail.com
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