• Bryan Giuseppi Rodriguez Cambana

    Solo Exhibition

    Bryan Giuseppi Rodriguez Cambana

    Curator Arianna Mercado

    Working in residence at the gallery during 2021 Bryan Giuseppi Rodriguez Cambana is developing new work for his first UK solo presentation, curated by Arianna Mercado who will devise a public programme in collaboration with the artist

    Bryan Giuseppi Rodriguez Cambana harvests a multidisciplinary practice through the kinesthetics of Afro-diasporic genres of music such as Hip-Hop and Salsa. This in relation to surreal imaginings and personal narratives, seeks to develop a language born out of the dysfunctional marriage between the performances prescribed by these genres (their visual culture) and a contemporary art context participating in conversations about movement, desire, bodies, colour, race, and poverty.

    Bryan Rodriguez Cambana's work has been exhibited in various galleries, museums and festivals including the 'Festival of The New Latin American Cinema Havana', Cuba (2013), 'Performeando 2015' at Queens Museum, NYC, and 'Encuentro XI', Hemispheric Institute at NYU, D.F, Mexico (2018) and '37th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival', Kassel, Germany. In 2018 Cambana was a recipient of the 'Engaging Artists Fellowship' at More Art, NY, New York and presented "Waiting for the Session to Begin', a Public Artwork, Coney Island, Brooklyn and is currently the recipient of 'Goldsmiths ACME Studio Award'. Cambana was selected for 'Bloomberg's New Contemporaries 2021' exhibiting at First Site, Colchester and South London Gallery,(2021).

    Arianna Mercado is a cultural worker from Manila, Philipinnes currently based in London. In 2018, she co-founded Kiat Kiat Projects a nomadic curatorial initiative that focuses on alternative exhibition formats. Mercado’s research has focused on informal networks, geopolitical entanglements, and historical materialism in the Global South previously working on projects with the Asia-Art-Activism, London, Calle Wright, Manila and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Mercado was a recipient of the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism and her writing has been published in Ocula, The Philippine Star, and Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art. In 2020 she co-curated Pigoen Pavillion with Izzy Waite as part of the Bangkok Biennial, London where she collaborated with Bryan Giuseppi Rodriguez Cambana.