March 18, 2011

Exhibition : Esmeralda Valencia Lindström 
Plans for the Morning 
Arcade Projects 
Arcade, London 
17 - 26 march 2011 

Esmeralda Valencia Lindström 
Plans for the Morning, 2011 
Clay, plastic, wood, paper, paint, video projection 
Photo Courtesy the artist and ARCADE, London 
"I have been thinking about how to name the show in a way that keeps a balance between the sense of activity that I feel is an important aspect of the work and a kind of hesitant optimism that I have become more aware of after thinking about the piece some more. Having plans for  the morning is to me an image of emotional safety; the opposite of waking up to empty time. It relates to the confort of moving objects and oneself around, or experiencing something in motion. I am interested in how making work can be this kind of organising but yet vague activity consisting of small shifts or adjustments. like opening and closing kitchen cupboardsEsmeralda Valencia Lindström.

Esmeralda Valencia Lindström was born in 1983 in Sweden. She studied at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 2003-2007 and at Royal Academy Schools, London, 2008-2011.

Recent group shows include Red Mansion Art Prize, London, 2010, The Thought of Stuff, RBS, London, 2010, Public House, event at the Moot Gallery, Nottingham, 2010, Floating and Waterlogged Objects at Fold Gallery, London, 2011. 

She received the Red Mansion residency to Beijing in 2009. 

Esmeralda Valencia Lindström will graduate from the Royal Academy in June 2011.


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