///Traveling Open Studio

“Traveling open studio” is a community-based project where the sharing of the artist studio is used as a presentation space to encourage dialogue between artists around the world. The project opens new discourse in its curatorial approach, by focusing on artist spaces and developing their communities.


///T.O.S – 2020

Tehran (Iran) >> Hoda Kashiha /// September 10-12 + project review
Amsterdam (Netherlands) >> Rosa Johanna /// August 23
Mexico City (Mexico) >> Mariana Dianela Torres /// August 12
Tokyo (Japan) >> Mina Arakaki /// July 30
São Paulo (Brazil) >> Jp Accacio /// July 18 and 19

Hoda Kashiha is a graduate of painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran (BA, 2009), and Boston University (MFA, 2014). Her work has been featured in five solo exhibitions in Iran and one in the United States, as well as numerous international group shows. She has received awards such as the Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Award, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Rare Book Prize, Iranian Association Of Boston Scholarship, and Boston University Women’s Council Scholarship. She was a fellow at MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for creative art and she received the John Mitchel Foundation Grant at Vermont Studio Center.

Rosa Johanna is an artist whose work is based on the language of abstract painting. In the first place in her painterly practice as such, in which grid structures have been defining most of her series of late. Secondly this practice is questioned and extended through other media, such as short films, perfomative installations and recently embroidery based work. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2015 and was nominated for the Van Abbemuseum Theodora Niemeijerprijs, The Royal Prize for Modern Painting (2017 – 2018) and Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs (2018).

Mariana Dianela Torres Valencia is an independent experimental filmmaker and researcher from Mexico City focused in social, philosophical, and artistic approach through audiovisual exploration. She graduated with honors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication specialized in audiovisual production. Additionally she has attended several seminars and workshops about moving image and cinema studies. Since 2015 she has been displayed her work at different film and video festivals, museums and exhibitions, in Mexico and USA; also South America and Europe.

Mina Arakaki was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2007 she has been exhibiting work that is inspired by experiences and discoveries she has made of her daily life, mainly surrounding her interpretation of the interplay of dark and light in urban areas at night. She pays attention to easily ignored, ordinary objects or scenes, and tries to capture both her inner appreciation of those moments, but also as a way of recording larger societal movements as well. She paints not only on canvas and paper, but also utilizes empty boxes of food and other commercial containers, as well as paper bags, with the same sense of “drawing on the back of flyers” she retains from her childhood. Recently she has also worked on wall paintings at bouldering gyms, as well as collaborations with other artists.

João Paulo Accacio is a multimedia artist, photographer and videomaker, Jp produces works in photography, video, installation and performance. His research investigates the constitution and movement of the image under the prism of temporal, spatial and narrative construction, as well as the possibilities of dialogue and coexistence between languages, media and technologies of different periods.
Among the main themes of his interest are the creation of hybrid works that simultaneously shelter the static and moving image, the making of unusual and peculiar temporal narratives, the coexistence between analog and digital and the relations between space and audiovisual, through the exploration and use of diverse equipment and technologies of diverse ages.
He has been participating in solo and group shows around Brazil since 2008, having works exhibited at Memorial da América Latina, Funarte, Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo, Pinacoteca de São Bernardo do Campo, Casa das Caldeiras, contemporary art galleries and alternative venues. He has also exhibited and presented his works at SESC Santos and SESC Campinas, Red Bull Station, FILE (International Festival of Electronic Language) and Casa da Luz, among others.