Ivana de Vivanco: Pink Maneuver
16 January 2021—27 March 2021

The exhibition »Pink Maneuver« by Ivana de Vivanco brings together a group of colour-intensive allegories in whose compositions, on closer inspection, irritations open the view to complex to confrontational statements.

We encounter the works of artist Ivana de Vivanco in a playful realism, in joyful and intense colours and pictorial protagonists that are designed between lifelike and caricature-like. The fact that her pictures are critical reflections of our contemporary historical present is shown by a pictorial scene that is sometimes marked by conflict and violent symbolism. Further pictorial irritations reinforce this expression of absurdity and conflict. In the spirit of Giorgio Agamben, Ivana de Vivanco presents works of art that skilfully give rise to a questioning of social conditions experienced as natural, bring the historicity of our reality to mind and thus challenge our own thinking.
—Philipp Anders

Juxtapox Magazine /San Francisco, CA

Ivana de Vivanco [CL], Chilean-Peruvian artist, born 1989 in Lisbon [PT], completed her art studies at the Universidad de Chile with Gonzalo Díaz Cuevas. She moved to Germany in 2013, studied at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig [DE] with Oliver Kossack and graduated as a master student of Annette Schröter in 2016. Her works have appeared in important publications, such as »100 Painters of Tomorrow« by Thames & Hudson, and have been exhibited in Chile, Germany, Spain, Belgium, England, Italy, Poland, Luxembourg and Switzerland. She has received a scholarship from the DAAD, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and was awarded the Marion Ermer Prize in 2015. Recent exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago [CL], the Kunsthalle Darmstadt [DE] and The RYDER Projects Madrid [ES].

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