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ONLINE Welcome to EOP

Friday, 25 February 2022
1 – 2pm

Recently joined EOP, but not sure how to get stuck in? This event is for you! Join EOP members Yva Jung and Aitor Gonzalez as they introduce you to EOP from their perspective. Hear about things they have got up to and experienced in EOP, and get stuck into some informal ‘getting to know you’ activities. This event will be a relaxed and gentle introduction into EOP, it will be a chance to ask questions, get to know other members and become a part of the EOP family. Whether you have just joined or been a member for a while you are very welcome to come along.

 

Aitor Gonzalez practice explores the poetic and formal possibilities of objects, processes and stories taken from the everyday. Uprooted from their context, materials and signs are queered and transformed in order to create alternative narratives.

With an intuitive and urgent approach, Aitor’s pieces move in between the liminal spaces of knowing and understanding and bring up exercises based on associations with subjects such as the collective memory, the family heritage as a burden, the diaspora experience and childhood narratives.

Aitor is an hispano-peruvian artist based in London. Selected projects include, Index- Curated by Club as part of the Public Program at Yorkshire Sculpture International (2019), a residency at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2018), a residency at Celine Bureau (2018), Lo Que Le Susurra Bob a Charlotte at A del Arte Gallery (2017) and Panorama at Fran Reus Gallery (2017)

Yva Jung‘s work begins with a particular way of observing the external world. Often the slightly skewed observations of everyday situations are based upon placing herself in an unfamiliar environment or a particular place. She works mainly with installation, moving image, digital print, drawing, and improvised encounters, and her practice is an ongoing, reflective dialogue with daily experiences and everyday objects that Jung subverts to add stories to.

Jung studied Fine Art in Seoul and New York before receiving her practice-led PhD from Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2016. She has been awarded with many grants including from Arts Council England and the Arts Council Korea. She has undertaken numerous artist residencies including the Arctic Circle Residency. Jung’s work is exhibited in various institutions globally such as CAFAM Biennale (China), König London (UK), Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Germany) and the St Albans Museum (UK).