Satellites of Art to take part in ARTMUC
It is our pleasure to announce that from the 13th to the 15th of May, we will be taking part at the art fair ARTMUC in Prater Island, Munich. Founded in 2014, ARTMUC is the biggest art fair in Bavaria. It takes place in Munich twice a year, in May and October. The fair provides a relaxed environment where off-the-beaten-track talent can be discovered and their artworks can be purchased with affordable prices.
The Satellites of Art stall will be an entirely female space, featuring artwork by Bolivian artist Andrea Terceros – who will also be present at the event –, Ugandan artists Pamela Aobo Enyonu, Olivia Mary Nantongo, and Armenian artists Sirin Anoush and Gayane Avetissian. Gayane’s and Sirin’s work was brought to Munich through Satellites of Art’s partnership with Yerevan Biennial Art Foundation, a platform committed to the interconnection of arts, culture and education in Armenia. Moreover, curator Robinah Nansubuga and founder and connector Katrin Imhof will also be present at the fair.
About the Artists
Andrea is an artist from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Her career has included a range of international experiences; she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Stuttgart, enriched by an exchange program with the Politecnico di Milano, and did her Master’s degree in Architecture in UCL in London. She has also lived in Copenhagen and Tokyo, working for various architecture companies such as BIG, Effekt, and Kengo Kuma & Associates. She has held multiple art exhibitions in Tokyo and Bolivia.
In her work, she strongly emphasises colours, rather than objects, as it is through colours that she compels the viewer to examine her feelings and emotions. In the stall, she will be showcasing “Body Landscape and Sand Dunes” and “Body Landscape and Blue Hills”.
Andrea is our next artist-in-residence, so she will be travelling to Berlin after the fair. If you would like to learn more about her practice, head to our Instagram, as we interviewed her live on there.
Pamela is a multimedia artist from Uganda, currently residing in the upcoming suburbs of Najjera in Kampala. In 2010, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Art & Design and Education from the Kyambogo University. After her studies, she worked as an art director in advertising until 2017 when she decided to fully devote her time to her artistic practice.
She has won several art prizes, exhibited internationally and attended numerous international workshops. Her artistic narrative is politically engaged; her work focuses on the concepts of Black female power, self-awareness, and political identity. In the stall, she will be showcasing “Igoe”, “Nuatoto (Those from Our Mothers)”, “Idareu (Wait)”, and “Visual Poetries”. Back in October, we interviewed her on Instagram live, you can watch the interview here.
Olivia is a visual artist from Kampala, Uganda, she was born in 1994. She is known for her portraits of African women, who stand proud of who they are and what they look like.
Her artwork is constantly exploring and questioning the idea of the female body, and its political presence within cultural spaces and public debates. The women in her portraits are independent, liberated, confident and most importantly, born unique.
Olivia hopes to inspire viewers to rethink their notion of female beauty through a process of post-colonial disruption by presenting the self-reliant gaze of her subjects infused in colourful surroundings. She uses mixed media such as photography, digital art, performance, poetry and painting to bring out the message she wants to put across.
In the stall, she will be showcasing “This Black Woman”.
Gayane Avetissian is an emerging contemporary Armenian artist, her main forms of self-expression revolve around painting. Her educational background includes graphics and painting, which she studied first at Panos Terlemezian Yerevan State College of Arts and later at the Academy of Fine Arts and Graphics.
Her ideas question the place of painting in the contemporary world, which is moving towards finding other mediums of expression. Her paintings are highly valued among her age group, making her one of the most interesting and promising personas in the art world of Armenia. Currently, she is residing in Moscow, studying contemporary art.
Her papercraft mixed media series entitled “Exeptis Exipendis” will be exhibited in frames of the ARTMUC. This series examines the clichés and contradictions around women circulating in society.
Sirin Anoush is an emerging artist from Yerevan, Armenia. She received her education from Hakob Kojoyan art school as a kid, moving afterwards to stage design. She used her time as a student to explore various artistic forms – such as ceramics, graphics and photography –to find the one which aligned best to her perception on aesthetics and life.
Her series of building photos, turned into patterns, called “EVN Patterns” received the Presidential Award in 2018. Her cyanotype from analogue and digital photos entitled “Satantango” will be exhibited at ARTMUC. The work is the second version of the same conceptual cyanotype, which received an Honorable Mention Diploma in frames in the Third International Print Biennale, Yerevan 2021.
Due to the pandemic, this is the first time in two years that the ARTMUC spring edition takes place. Organiser Reiko Schwalbe emphasised that “social responsibility and the reflection on values such as trust, loyalty, community and credibility” lay at the heart of the fair, especially within the context of the war in Ukraine.
As part of their solidary to Ukraine, ARTMUC provided Ukrainian artist Iryna Fedorenko with a free stall to exhibit her work. Moreover, the Ukrainian pianist Kyrill Korsunenko and the Munich-based artist Walter Dorsch will take part in a benefit concert, performing a variety of music pieces by European artists.
Doors will open at 11am on Friday 13th of May, the tickets cost 15 EUR per person per day, and Children under the age of 16 get free entry.
Advance sales are not available; tickets must be purchased at the box office.
For more info visit ARTMUC’s website.