Next April 26th we will carry out our monthly Open Studios’ night. We invite you to join us at Centro Negra to take a look at the artworks of the artists in residence: Tiana Hemlock-Yensen (Germany / Australia); Mara Marxt & Tyler Lewis (Scotland); Ron Wild (Canadá); Sol Depetris and and Ezequiel Manasseri; Marianela Casado and Lucas Tibaldi (Argentina). Starting at 9:00 p.m. Open Canteen.


·Mara Marxt Lewis and Tyler Lewis ( Austria / U.S.A)

Mara and Tyler are visual and sound artists respectively.-wife and husband duo- began collaborating in 2013 at the Banff Centre, Canada. Their immersive multimedia artworks have continued to be the main focus of their collaborative practice as their working relationship strengthens and evolves with each piece. In their practice they focus on the complex relationship between humankind and nature, believing that how we engage with our natural environment is at times harmonious and other times oblivious. They present both of these perspectives in installation artworks using found objects, photography and audio-recordings to place elements of the natural world in dialogue with those of modern humanity. They participated in artist in residence programs in Scotland (Common Ground Residency), Germany (Pilotenkueche), Canada (The Banff Centre), United States (Elsewhere Studios) and even organized their own residence program in Seattle area (With the berries). Their work has been shown in venues in Scotland, Canada, the United States and Germany. Their artwork has been commissioned by Nuit Blanche Calgary in Canada, and the public art department of Klagenfurt, Austria.
They currently live and work in Glasgow, Scotland and Graz, Austria.


·María Sol Depetris and Ezequiel Adelmo Manasseri (Argentina)

Depetris and Manasseri -couple and partners in work and life- are architect by the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design of the National University of Rosario, UNR.
In 2015, they founded the architecture studio MANASSERIDEPETRIS, dedicated to design, art, architecture and urban planning. During 2016 they started a research project about techniques and trades of craftsmen to experiment with different materials and processes, resulting in CITRINO -a furniture design enterprise.
In 2009 Ezequiel received the award for Best Project of Graduation Archiprix International Award -local instance- and in 2011 he obtained the mention PF in the international instance in MIT, Boston, Massachusetts. Between 2010 and 2014, he have participated in the subject Architectural Project of the chair of Dr. Aníbal J. Moliné. He was the coordinator and jury of the contest for the selection of the Best Graduation Project of the FAPyD, Archiprix International Award, Local Instance, 2013 and 2015 Edition.
María Sol, from 2007 to 2015, served as Assistant Secretary for Extension of the FAPyD and
between 2009 to 2010 she participated as a Student Counselor in the Independent Domino Group to be part of the Board of Directors. In 2009 she was a member of the Superior Council of the UNR and in 2012 she founded the Centro Cultural y Galería de Arte DOSCUARTOS, a place that worked until mid-2016. María Sol also has participated as a jury and evaluation committee in various competitions and she obtained awards and mentions in photography. She made several workshops, seminars and clinics.
From 2016 to 2017 she worked as Secretary of Interinstitutional Relations in the College of Architects of District 2.


·Marianela Casado (Argentina)

In 2010, she began her studies in Anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities and Arts of the National University of Rosario, UNR. Since 2011 she was part of a neighborhood work group called the Popular Education Group, with which she carried out university extension work in various peripheral neighborhoods of the city of Rosario. Some of the projects that she have been guiding are: Sembrando Realidades and Está por ver. In 2015, she coordinated the Popular Education Group and held an adult literacy program called “Yo sí Puedo” in the Ludueña neighborhood. Currently, she is part of the Course ‘Curriculum and Didactics of Teachers in Anthropology’ as an Assistant Professor and is a graduate member of the Center for Philosophical, Historical and Anthropological Studies in Education, UNR. Her thesis is a research within the area called Urban Anthropology. In 2017, she began an investigation based on a neighborhood in the city of Rosario that is in the process of being privatized.


·Lucas Tibaldi (Argentina)

Tibaldi studied Statistics for 5 years and in 2007 he began his studies as an architect in the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design of the National University of Rosario, UNR.
At the same time, he began to investigate and train in visual arts with Professor P. Silquiti (2007) and the Lic. in Fine Arts: V. Gómez Haid (2008-2009). In the following years he exhibited his first artistic productions individually and collectively, as well as he participated as a collaborator in the construction of sculptures by the artist Dante Taparelli. In 2017 he entered in the Municipal School of Plastic Arts Manuel Musto, where he attended art history workshops: Avant-garde of the 20th Century and Contemporary Art by Nancy Rojas and Silvia Ferrari.
In this same year and up to the present, he carried out a clinic for the work of the visual artist Mauro Guzmán, which allowed him to enter into the investigation of contemporary art. In 2017 he was selected to participate in a Workshop on MACRO coordinated by Leticia Obeid.


·Tamara Ascanio (Spain)

Ascanio is researcher and scenic creator, performer and singer. Graduated in Drama Art (2010), Master in scenic practice and visual culture by (MPECV) and ARTEA (2013, Madrid).
In 2012 participates as a performer in the piece Untitled, Still Life, by Borralho & Joao Galante. Ascanio studied at MPECV where she developed Zoom, her first work as a creator. In 2014 she participates in the seminar Teatralidades Expandidas programed by ARTEA giving as a result the performance Cocina en Directo in collaboration with Mariona Naudin and Marta Batisttella. The same year Tamara is selected for the program of the artists in residence from La Casa Encendida together with CA2M, there is where she starts La Voz Transparente, a long research developed along Leal Lav (Tenerife), La Caldera (Barcelona) at currently at Centro Negra (Murcia).
Her scenic research work is characterized by navigating in the hidden territory of our daily reality and his fascination with the experience of estrangement. Lover of a slow temporality that expands, necessary to optimize our perception and deepen it. Silence and sound composition in real time have a fundamental presence in Tamara´s work.

This residency is supported partially by Canarias Crea.


·Tiana Hemlock-Yensen (Australia / Germany)

Tiana is a dancer, writer, choreographer, teacher graduated from the S.N.D.O, Amsterdam in 2016 with a bachelor in Choreography. Before moving to Europe she performed and made work in NYC from 2008- 2012. She has a deep interest in the intimate and personal while continually questioning whether there is anything concrete about being a person anyway. Her works are informed by ritual and obsession, by intense physical practices, by extensive reading and by looking to identify the specific machines and constructions that we coproduce ourselves with. She is generating site specific performance work during her AADK residency in Murcia, Spain supported in part by the European Cultural Foundation’s STEP Travel Grant. She looks for and works around how to build meaningful fictions and connections of all kinds for the futures. Tiana is currently part of the Klein Technique Teacher Certification Program and is making her own work as well as touring as a dancer in Europe and the world. Tiana has the pleasure of often working with and/or performing for Cristina Kristal Rizzo, Oneka von Schrader, Giulio D’Anna, Juli Reinhartz, Jeremy Wade and Benjamin Kamino and continues to draw physical and artistic inspiration from Maria F. Scaroni, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Katie Duck, Ria Higler and Susan T. Klein.

This residency is supported partially by the STEP Travel Grant financed by European Cultural Foundation.


·Ron Wild (Canada)

Ron is an artist living in Toronto, often collaborating with mathematicians, scientists, and medical researchers. These collaborations facilitate the melding together of disparate processes, ideas, and contexts toward the goal of new discovery. A cross-camp runner, transporting ideas from one silo of expertise to another, he not only cross-pollinates original ideas, but also illustrates the lateral thinking explorations that spawned them in the first place. Rapid prototyping enables a fearless ‘let’s see what happens’ mode of playful experimentation and development in Wild’s work. Ron’s most widely known for his unique ‘smART Map’ digital mashups incorporating 80-100 layers of icons, graphics, and opaque background images. His Raw’n’ Wild signature montage style evolved from a personal visual note keeping system he developed while prototyping graphical user interfaces in the computer industry.
Now he actively explores ‘Digit All’ capabilities including; CNC (computer numerical control), interactive / programmable (Internet of Things), smart phone apps, virtual graffiti, projection, and 3D printing. An active portfolio of long term projects includes; Map of the Great Ideas (information mapping interface), MAPSwithOUTborders (‘No Compromise’ alternative dispute resolutions), LazyR Cutting (public art stencils), Tensegrity (cardboard tube structures), The Arctic Circle Expedition (Facebook group concerning global warming and single-use plastic pollution), WallBridge and Bottled Water Glacier (public art sculpture / structure), lenticular and anamorphic projections. Ron has been Artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre (Canada), Canadian Film Centre Media Lab (Toronto), Foundacion Vasarely (France), the Arctic Circle Expedition (Norway), and AADK Centro Negra (Spain).


On May 19th, AADK Spain participates with the works of the Artists in Residence of May, in Blanca Museum’s day. Different installations / interventions in the streets of Blanca, at Centro Negra and its surroundings, photography and video exhibition at EDOM, as well as the projection of artworks made in 2016 and 2017, en Victoria Theater, will be part of this artistic itinerary:


Streets of Blanca

At 12.30 pm. Performance. Tiana Hemlock-Yensen. (Germany / Australia). Calle de la Iglesia 6.

From 12.00 pm to 10.00 pm. Installations / Interventions:

·Mara Marxt and Tyler Lewis (Scotland); at the cross of the streets: Calle de la Merced, and Calle Esperanza del Castillo.

·Ron Wild (Canada); Address: Calle Nueva.

·Marianela Casado y Lucas Tibaldi (Argentina). Address: Calle Rafael Molina. (Beside Centro Negra)


EDOM. 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm / 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm. Address: Calle Ortega y Gasset.

·Sol Depetris y Ezequiel Manasseri (Argentina); Fotography.

·Tamara Ascanio (Spain); Video-performance.


Teatro Victoria. 2.00 pm / 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm. Entrance of Calle Ortega y Gasset.

·Video-projection of the artworks created by AADK artists in 2016 and 2017

Pietá. Abraham Hurtado (Spain)

Terrain. Daniel Gwirtzman (U.S.A.)

Phoenix Dactilífera. Carlos Cartama (Spain)

Deserts. Anders Bigum y Troels Primdahl (Denmark / Germany)

Sonora. Collective Creation Experience with children from 4 to 6 years old (Blanca)


Centro Negra. From 9.00 pm

Artwork of the artists in residence.

Performance by Tiana Hemlock-Yensen. (Germany / Australia).

Open Canteen and music by Dj P#

The Reflecting Group Dakar derives from a tangible urgency to conceive of the global conditions of artistic production today. It applies a format of self-education, sharing and (un)learning, in order to grasp a complex condition that is intrinsically linked to our own ‘normative’ working contexts.

From its very outset, the DAK’ART Biennale has put a special emphasis on territorial, pan-african and international networks and exchange. But also in Europe, debates on the African Diaspora and the postcolonial condition have reached a new critical peak, ever since the “Humboldt Forum” came into being in the heart of Berlin. It’s “The Red hour. The hour of reason”, claims the title of this year’s biennial. With our trip to Dakar, we want to respond to this call, eager to challenge our critical tools in this field and to grow our sensitivity towards a world in which the “global” and “international” are just about to gain their full meaning and complexity.

Our main goal is to gain hands-on experience with the cultural working context in Senegal and the African context at large. In line with the mission of the “Reflecting Group”, this will take shape through a series of meetings/workshops with artists and cultural experts, as well as through exploring various sites of productions (studios, institutions, off-spaces, etc.). It also involves a (collective) documentation process on site that leads to a swift sharing of the project with the network.

Our shared interest is the relationship between the arts/culture and the society that surrounds it. In the context of Dakar, this leads to a number of specific questions, e.g. the dynamics between official institutions, state and private fundings, self-organisation, activism and underground culture. It also propels questions about sustainability, long-term thinking and the urge to develop alternate structures of arts and education.

In this context Elena Azzedin will mediate the work “Exploring The Sonic Cosmologies of Halim El-Dabh” curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (CM/DE), Kamila Metwaly (EG/PL), and Marie Hélène Pereira (SN), an exhibition project that aims to serve as a platform for deliberations and experimentations as – to what is and where is sound art in contemporary African art.


Within the action 3 of our project AADK Sonora, on May 12th and 13th we host the workshop Explorative Orchestra Collaborative Sound Creation held by the artist Nacho Muñoz (madamme cell). A meeting in which to explore different sound imaginaries, combining traditional and specific knowledge from the local community place (songs, melodies, rhythms, songs) with contemporary global aesthetics (field recordings, generative electronics, gestural conduction).

Facilitated by Nacho Muñoz collaborating with La Capaza, Blanca’s Folklore Group.

Free Improvisation with Josep Lluís Galiana

The big game of sonic roaming

Workshop guided Josep Lluís Galiana (

Target group: specially for professional and amateur musicians, but also for any other people interested in sonic knowledge.

Essential to provide instrument, be it musical, body, texts, sound objects…

Dates: May 12th – 13th 2018
Duration: 10 h (8 practical + 2 hours performing)
Schedule: Saturday: 10am to 2pm / 4pm to 6pm; Sunday: 10am to 2pm

Workshop fee: 20 €
Place: Centro Negra and streets of Blanca.
Subscriptions at:
Deadline: May 10th
Participants: maximum 30 people.

Optional Accommodation: Las Navelas, rural houses.
(- 20€ per person/night –

Organized by: AADK Spain
founded by : Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso.
Coordinated by: Selu Herraiz
Collaborates: Intonarumori, Asociación Murciana de Música Experimental.

More info and inscirptions:


Transloca in The Netherlands

Transloca is a group of artists that have been joined by the shared conviction that true power and artistic quality are to be found at local scale – in both, central urban surroundings or in the rural areas. With a strong and open imprint, Transloca can appear everywhere and always takes on shapes that fit with the local situation and with any kind of cultural landscape.

In this opportunity, Transloca will be part of the Kunst Achter Dijken festival, which takes place on May 5th and 6th in the small town of Pingjum -Netherlands. There, she will present a collaborative work based on the proposals Your neighbor at home and Lend me a gesture, two starting points that reflect on everyday life.


Participate in this works:

Andrea Moeller and Marinus Groen (MediaArt Friesland, Leeuwarden, Netherlands)

Abraham Hurtado and Daniel Hernández (AADK Spain, Murcia, Spain)

Björn Säfsten (Säfsten Produktion, Stockholm, Sweden)

Heleen Haijtema (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)

Image courtesy: Heleen Maijtema


The following April 28th at 8:30pm AADK Spain opens the Centro Negra’s doors to share to all of you the processes of the Artists in Residence of this month. With many different backgrounds such as architecture, anthropology, visual arts, sound installation, filmmaking, writing and photography, they will bring focus specificly upon territory and spatiality. Open their studies:


  • María Sol Depetris, Ezequiel Adelmo Manasseri, Marianela Casado and Lucas Tibaldi – Argentina.
  • Emma Löfström – Sweden- Supported by Iaspis (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee).
  • Isaac Wilcox and Lisa Parr – Scotland and England- supported by The Cross Trust.
  • Mara Marxt Lewis and Tylor Lewis – Austria and U.S.A.
  • Rami Tsalka and Nava Aizescu -Israel and Brazil-


In addition, from the collaboration between Sofia Zuluaga – Colombia, residing in Argentina – and AADK Spain, we will exhibit the work of the following artists: Cristina Portela, Cecilia Soldano, Hernán Salvo, Giuliana Grippo (Argentina), Karen Bendek (Colombia), Jose David Sánchez Carrillo (Blanca) and Selu Herraiz (Murcia).


Cartographies: Creation and practices around the body Tenerife 2018

This month we will present a new Cartographie. Invited by the Teatro Leal.lav in La Laguna, Tenerife, we will carry out two creation laboratories and two performances:


Transformation by Repetition (Björn Säfsten)

Within this workshop we will experiment with a praxis Säfsten built and used for various works since 2016.The practice is built on a tactile scanning of movement, sound and breath, where the tactile analysis and consciousness drives the transformation of the material at hand. To direct one’s consciousness is to transform what one looks at. Inserting awareness makes things change and choreographing the mind shows what is at stake. The method can both be used to de-create our movement heritage as well as produce choreographic material. It is a physical experiment of becoming through repetition where the dancer needs to juxta-point their wish to produce and control in contrast to realizing the subconscious transformation that is always moving within the body.

The body in crisis (Abraham Hurtado)

Abraham Hurtado’s laboratories are focused on the idea of the body as a container of emotions arising from personal and social occurrences; to reflect the desolation or collateral damage that lives in the body after re-connect with these situations.
Hurtado explores the role of fiction in the era of cynicism and disillusionment, as well as the relationship between the artist and his environment to give rise to new models and the construction of discourses. For ten years he has been working on the concept of “body in crisis” and its overflows in relation to Space and Territory.
The body has its own language and it cans, from the image that generates its presence, talk about the emotions that inhabit us-frustration, brutality, explosion, euphoria, anger, emptiness, desire.-




A.C.A.B. (All Cats Are Beautiful) Spin Off Danza
“The imposed silence, the silence as a void to accommodate all what is muted, the silence as the only possible answer in a society with an increasingly sophisticated repression” – Elena Azzedín.

The economic crisis has caused the dehumanization of society as a side effect. Capitalism takes advantage of this and because it sees in criticism and opinion a problem, it generates an individualistic philosophy and places us in a constant competition. There is a crisis of humanity and an imprint of fear. A vicious circle of imposition and manipulation, a permissiveness that reaches unsuspected limits.

·Idea and concept: Alberto Alonso, Daniel Hernández y Abraham Hurtado.
·Direction: Abraham Hurtado
·Movers and Makers: Alberto Alonso and Daniel Hernández
·Curatorial text: Elena Azzedín
·Sound: Selu Herraiz
·Production and Coordination: Spin Off Danza
·Co-production: AADK Spain
·Photographies: Eva Viera

Residencies: Research in AADK Spain at Centro Negra -Blanca, Murcia- and in Centro de Danza Canal -Madrid- (2017)


Prologue (Björn Säfsten)
The work is a re-creation of a piece for two performers from 2012, moulded into a work for a single performer.

An open space offers a view of an individual, eyes covered, a woman looking out into nothing. She is tracing a world of signifiers, searching for a language to hold onto. She arms herself, and leads herself to becoming something new through transforming inputs and cliches that otherwise would have led her to another identity. It is all a game, a game of perception, a game of agency and of who is in charge. She is being recreated becoming a new, together with the audience, the spectator. She unfolds the possibilities of what the situation itself wants her to become.

In Prologue Björn Säfsten and Sophie Augot explores the violence of language. The body and the mind and its connected actions are here laid bare. The focus is on creating identified representations and then engaging them in a role-play, juggling both their construction and their possible meaning. It’s a game with both the syntax and the semantics of the body and it´s gestures, to bring images to life that visually problematize our notion of interpretation.

·Idea and concept: Björn Säfsten, Anja Arnquist and Sophie Augot
·Performer: Sophie Augot
·Light and Scenography: SUTODA
·Costume: Sophie Augot
·Sound editing: Jon Skoog
·Music: Four Tops, George Michael, Four tet and Chairlift
·Production: Säfsten Produktion and Nordberg movements

Prologue is a co-production between Säfsten Produktion and Nordberg Movements.
Created in support by The Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and The Swedish Research Council.

Free Improvisation with Josep Lluís Galiana

The big game of sonic roaming

Workshop guided Josep Lluís Galiana (

Target group: specially for professional and amateur musicians, but also for any other people interested in sonic knowledge.

Essential to provide instrument, be it musical, body, texts, sound objects…

Dates: April 14th-15th 2018
Duration: 10 h (8 practical + 2 hours performing)
Schedule: Saturday: 10am to 2pm / 4pm to 6pm; Sunday: 10am to 2pm

Workshop fee: 20 €
Place: Centro Negra and streets of Blanca.
Subscriptions at:
Deadline: April 12th
Participants: maximum 30 people.

Optional Accommodation: Las Navelas, rural houses.
(-20€ per person/night-

Organized by: AADK Spain
founded by : Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso.
Coordinated by: Selu Herraiz
Collaborates: Intonarumori, Asociación Murciana de Música Experimental.

More info and inscirptions:

Open Studios March 2018

Slow Party

This month, two of the artists in residence of AADK Spain work in collaboration,  to create an atmosphere which recontextualizes elements of the surroundings generating a multisensorial experience that have named “slow party”.


The following March 24th, at 8:30 pm, AADK Spain opens the Centro Negra’s doors to share to all of you the processes of the Artists in Residence of this month:

· Mischa Doorenweerd -Tilburg, Netherlands-

· Lisa Parr -London, England- and Isaac Wilcox -Glasgow, Scotland- supported by “The Cross Trust”.

· Hanna Brandén (aka Name The Pet) –Stockholm, Sweden- supported by “Konstnärsnämnden”.