Wisrah Villefort, 2021

Wisrah Villefort (Buritizeiro, 1989) is a mixed-race individual with African, Indigenous Brazilian, and European roots. Currently, they live and work in São Paulo, Brazil. Within their work, the artist incorporates sound, sculpture, text, photography, score, instruction, and video in installations, mixed and hypermedia pieces exploring the relationship between the concepts of nature and capital. In their more recent online work, EEE (2021), Villefort relocated an existing map that allows the visitor to track the geolocation of many vessels around the world to conceive a hypermedia work that addresses the flux of commodities that once started with the colonization of where is now called the Americas. During the «Quilombo» Project, Wisrah focused on their ongoing research towards the colonial structures that still to this day inform some of the dynamics of communities made vulnerable, human and non-human.

20. April 2022

Lago Mio summer residency Residency: 18 June – 17 August 2022 Application deadline: May 8 Selection date: May 15 The Lago Mio Lugano artist residency invites all Fine Arts students from Swiss art schools to apply for a two-month summer …mehr

18. März 2022

Project Quilombo setting off on a trip around the world — next stop Lago Mio Lugano artist residency — please join us, with drinks & snacks Lago Mio Lugano artist residency Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 6pm Exhibition: 14 April – 31 …mehr

20. October 2021

SALTS (CH), Waza art center Lubumbashi (DR Congo), and Lago Mio Lugano artist residency (CH), in collaboration with Culturescapes 2021 Amazonia, are delighted to announce the exhibition opening of the tri-continental project «Quilombo» a …mehr