Arocha + Stéphane Schraenen (artist duo)

Carla Arocha and Stéphane Schraenen artistic practice is the result of a common effort and a shared vision that has been uninterruptedly developing since their first official collaboration at the Kunsthalle Bern in 2004. The work of Arocha + Schraenen is a constant enquiry on visual culture, modes of perception and, more broadly, on reality itself. Their practice is influenced by the 20th century European and Latin American abstract tradition specially by those experiences stemming from Minimal Art and Op Art. Their work is characterised by a great formal coherence that has allowed them to develop a highly singular artistic vocabulary which very often takes the form of site-specific installations and concerns itself with the productive relation that arises between subject, object and context.

Arocha + Schraenen have extensively exhibited in Europe, US ans South America. Recent exhibitions include: Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main (upcoming June 2024), Ballroom Gallery, Intersice, Brussels, 2023, Floop, Galería Fermay, (2022), Unvollendet, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main (2022), Look Out, Galería Maior, Pollença (2019), The Aftermath, Gallery of Fine Arts, Split (2019), Sanguine/Bloerood, curated by Luc Tuymans (M HKA, Antwerp and Fondazione Prada, Milano), Concrete, Parasol Unit, London, UK (2016). Their work is part of institutional and private collections such as MoMA New York, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago Contemporary Art Museum, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, US), Clermont-Ferrand (FR).

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