HALA, in cooperation with Tansart Communication, organizes Performance Box 2 at the Pohoda Festival 2019, which is a follow-up to last year's activity, when 8 performers from Asia presented themselves at the space of the box. Based on a positive audience response, our dramaturg, the visual artist Rokko Juhász, addressed the interdisciplinary artists from Latin America. This year at Pohoda, in an area of 6 m2, they will allow viewers to experience an unconventional, conceptual show and to recognize the thinking of artists' from other cultures.
You will find Performance box at the area of airport, at the main runway on Friday and Saturday, from 11:30 to 21:00.
Program HALA Pohoda 2019
Piatok 12. 7. / 11:30 – 21:00
11:30-13:30 - Paola Paz Yee (Mexico)
14:00-16:00 - Amor Experimental (Brasil)
16:30-18:30 - Graciela Ovejero Postigo (Argentina)
19:00-21:00 - Victor Martínez (Mexico)
Sobota 13. 7. / 11:30 - 21:00
11:30-13:30 - Chelsea Coon (USA)
14:00-16:00 - Alexander del Re (Chile)
16:30-18:30 - Pilar Talavera (Peru)
19:00-21:00 - Yvonne Navas (Columbia)
Chelsea Coon Chelsea Coon is an artist and writer. Her works explore the beginnings and ends, life and death, the inner and outer phases, and the way the body moves in space at elementary level. She received her education at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Tufts (2014), as well as a certificate of study of theater and contemporary live arts (2015) at the University of Applied Sciences and Scuola Teatro Dimitri, Switzerland. Coon presented herself largely in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. She is the director of the FUCK ALL performance festival in Los Angeles and New York. Coon holds the Rose Hill Performance Art Award, the Yousuf Karsh Award in Photography, and the Emergency Grant Foundation.
Alexander Del Re is an artist from Chile. For more than 25 years in the field of performance art, he has presented his work in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia and America. He is an educator and also a curator and organizer. He has recently been a guest curator of the Interakcje International Art Festival in Poland and “Blow!" festival In Germany. As an artist, he has performed at numerous international festivals of contemporary performance art. For example, he will present himself at Venice Performance Art Week.
Graciela Ovejero Postigo Graciela Ovejero Postigo is a performer and transdisciplinary artist, curator and organizer from Argentina. Her artistic work deals with physical writing in interspace and peripheral contexts in performance but also in the art of installation, photography and moving images. She participates in international art festivals but resides in Buenos Aires, where she founded the Peras de Olmo - Ars Continua Performing Forms Platform.
Paola Paz Yee Paola Paz Yee is a curator, visual artist and performer dealing with photography and social issues. Her work has been presented internationally, in the countries of Europe, America and Asia. She attended workshops at the Museo Universitario del Chopo and at various universities in Latin America. In 2008, she participated in the Ex Teresa Arte Actual Biennial, where she presented a performance known as indelible, which allowed her to explore identity themes.
Pilar Talavera was born in Lima, Peru. He lives and works in Barcelona. Her work focuses on the role of memory as a channel through which we build our identities, desires, and hierarchies. She uses different forms of expression, such as the performative form of art, video, installation and writing. In recent years, her research has focused on food in relation to memories, the important role of eating in our subjectivity. Her work has been presented at several festivals and galleries in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Rodrigo Munhoz aka Amor Experimental is an artist from Brazil. He is a performer with free art training, experimenting between performance art and audiovisual forms, but also developing educational activity. His work is spread in many Brazilian states as well as in other countries: Bangladesh, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Portugal, Serbia and Venezuela.
Victor Martinez Victor Martinez studied art, philosophy and music composition. In his performances he uses multidisciplinary means and his work explores the position of man in urban and natural contexts where the body is like geography and memory as a sign of existence in times of ideological crisis. He has presented his work in Mexico, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, USA, Denmark, Portugal, Poland, Cuba, Greece, Japan and Argentina. He currently lives in Mexico City and runs Espacio 553, a space for cooperation in the arts and education.
Ivonne Navas is a Visual Artist, Pedagogue, Performer, Cultural manager, Creator and content manager, Skater. Bachelor of Visual Arts. Developing Experimental Laboratories of creative processes: Experimental video, videoperformance, video installation and Skateboarding Video. She participates in international performative festivals and is currently completing her master's degree in fine arts, specializing in art and environment.
The HALA civic association was founded in December 2013 with the vision of creating a specific space within the city of Trenčín designed to present contemporary visual art. During the five years, the main project of the association was a six-day symposium of contemporary art HALA, situated in dilapidated industrial brown-field premises. Since 2017, the program has been conceived as public art in the public space of the city of Trenčín. The programme's symposium focuses on multi-genre installations and performances in an effort to showcase the diversity of contemporary site-specific art and its creators in order to try to educate the Trenčín public through current forms of art.
Transart Communication Festival was founded in 1988, reflecting current local and world events on contemporary performative and multimedia art. The leading dramaturgist is the Hungarian-Slovak visual artist and performer Rokko Juhász, and since 2007 he has continued his activities under the Kassak Center. Over 30 years of existence, the traveling festival has hosted more than 500 artists from all over the world engaged in experimental forms of performance art. http://kassak.me