///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 initiates new discourse in its curatorial approach and breaks new ground 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 and Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and she received the John Mitchell 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 is her painterly practice as such, in which grid structures have been defining most of her recent series. Secondly, this practice is questioned and extended through other media, such as short films, performative installations, and recently, embroidery-based work. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2015 and was nominated for the Van Abbemuseum Theodora Niemeijer Prijs, 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 on a 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, specializing in audiovisual production. Additionally, she has attended several seminars and workshops about moving image and cinema studies. Since 2015, she has displayed her work at various film and video festivals, museums, and exhibitions in Mexico and the USA, as well as in South America and Europe.

Mina Arakaki was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2007, she has been exhibiting work inspired by her experiences and discoveries in daily life, particularly focusing on the interplay of dark and light in urban areas at night. She pays attention to easily ignored, ordinary objects or scenes, aiming to capture both her inner appreciation of those moments and larger societal movements. 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 recalls from her childhood. Recently, she has also worked on wall paintings at bouldering gyms and collaborated 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 from different periods.
Among the main themes of his interest are the creation of hybrid works that simultaneously embrace the static and moving image, the crafting of unusual and peculiar temporal narratives, the coexistence between analog and digital, and the relationships between space and audiovisual realms. He explores and utilizes diverse equipment and technologies spanning various ages.
Since 2008, he has participated in solo and group shows across Brazil, with works exhibited at venues including 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.