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Alexandra Hopf,
Odalis Valdivieso,
Marcos Valella,
Siebren Versteeg,
Gabriel Vormstein:
Grid's World

Now celebrating its 15thyear of exhibiting experimental contemporary art, Locust Projects is pleased to present the exhibitionGrid’s World,a collaborative installation by Alexandra Hopf, Marcos Valella, Odalis Valdivieso, Siebren Versteeg and Gabriel Vormstein—artists working in Miami, New York, and Berlin. Considering the exhibition space as a framework, the artists willtreat their individual works as flexible modules, collaging them together throughout all three galleries to create a massive collaborative installation. Throughout the installation, the individual artists’ works will function as exclusive relics within the crisscrossing positions of a new storyline base around inclusivity. The result is a mosaic of a show-construction, using the white cube as an open slate and drawing on a self-reflecting but mutual parallel and perpendicular progression – a grid. 

Throughout the artists’ individual practices, there is a common thread of conceptual place-making, letting the viewer drift through the image. The collaborative impulse stems from the artists’ desire to challenge a structure that is not predefined—the very act of installing in an intransigent space, when the works become the “figure” and the gallery the “ground”. This kind of system sheds light onto the steps and questions of creating a work, when the space operates as a shared agreement.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Alexandra Hopf 

Born in Kassel, Germany, lives and works in Berlin. She is the recipient of the Berliner Senat, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Kunststiftung NRW, Hessischen Kulturstiftung (Los Angeles), and Stiftung Kunstfonds. Her work has been presented in exhibitions, internationally and throughout Germany such as A Private Collection,Cruise & Callas, Berlin, and Vitrine gallery, London; Vertikale, Filmmuseum Frankfurt; Reflexion and Empathy, Arthena Foundation; Practices Remain, Regina Rex, New York; Magic Show, Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition, London; In Times like These, Prague Biennale; and Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland; among many others. 

Odalis Valdivieso

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, lives and works in Miami. She is the recipient of several Miami-Dade Community Grants and the South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant. Her work has been part of New Work Miami 2013and 2010, Miami Art Museum; Paper Folding, Dimensions Variable and Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami; Object Implied,Emerson Dorsch, Miami; Practices Remain, Regina Rex, New York; SET, Bridge Red, North Miami; 5.2011, Cloître Des Billettes, Paris;Urban Interventions, Contemporary Art Museum, Rosario; Intrude: Art & Life 366, Zendai Moma, Shanghai; andTalking Heads, Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale; to name a few.

Marcos Valella 

Born in Miami, United States, lives and works in Miami. He is the recipient of Here and There, Bass Museum of Art Grant and Mildred Pelzer Lynch Fellowship. He has been featured in such exhibitions as Playforms, Woodland Gallery, Chatham University, Pittsburgh; Fish Scales, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami; Practices Remain, Regina Rex, New York; Marcos Valella, Gallery Diet, Miami; Series 5, Dimensions Variable, New Work Miami 2010, Miami Art Museum, Miami; Paintings and Palettes, Farside Gallery, Miami; Present, Centro Cultural Español, Miami; Painting’s Edge, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside; among others.

Siebren Versteeg 

Born in New Haven, United States, lives and works in New York. He is the recipient of a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Merit Fellowship in 2004, and received the Stone Fellowship for Graduate Study from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has had solo exhibitions at the RISD Museum, Providence; Max Protetch, New York; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; the Art Institute of Boston; Bellwether Gallery, New York; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. His work has been exhibited in group shows at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland; the Renaissance Society, Chicago Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and the National Museum of Art, Prague; among many others.

Gabriel Vormstein 

Born in Konstanz, Germany, lives and works in Berlin. His work has been included in exhibitions such as Tempus fungit – amor mannet, Monique Meloche, Chicago;Cornament & Rime, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva;The teeth of the wind and sea, Artpace, Texas;Baby ABC, Casey Kaplan, New York; Domestic Ghosts, Galeria Inés Barrenechea, Madrid;From Head to Toe - Human Images in the Focus of the Würth Collection, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall;Made in Germany, Sprengel Museum Hannover; and Of Mice and Men: 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art; to name a few.

 

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