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Influenza
Mercedes Azpilicueta with Ness Herringshaw, Sam Kan, Seren Metcalfe, and Jazmin Morris; Marije Gertenbach because of Holly Beer, Jess Eastwood, Georgia Holman, and Michelle Leck; Tamar Harpaz through Hannah Brown, Grace Elder, Maddy Sadler, and Emily Uttley; Christine Moldrickx by Jess Carnegie, Peter Holgate, Is van Leest, and Anna Stacey
Curated by Alex Farrar
18/03/16 – 01/04/16














Another Exile
Christine Moldrickx by Jess Carnegie, Peter Holgate, Is van Leest, and Anna Stacey, 2016
potatoes and glass wear, table cloth, furniture
dimensions variable





Blue wagons being painted red, or
Marije Gertenbach because of Holly Beer, Jess Eastwood, Georgia Holman and Michelle Leck, 2016
silicate paint on the wall
dimensions variable









Sound Barrier
Tamar Harpaz through Hannah Brown, Grace Elder, Maddy Sadler, and Emily Uttley, 2016
video performance
00:05:04 / dimensions variable









Sports et Divertissements
Mercedes Azpilicueta with Ness Herringshaw, Sam Kan, Seren Metcalfe, and Jazmin Morris, 2016
performative installation
dimensions variable


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‘As regular writers of press releases/exhibition preambles will know, this text is written blind, about an exhibition that doesn’t yet exist, and works that are very much in progress. Regular readers of press releases/exhibition preambles will think, ‘ah, this is going to be one of those meta press releases/exhibition preambles that talks transparently from a position of not knowing’. Anyone who finished art school in London in the last six years will now be thinking about speculative fiction.

I’m not asking for sympathy, only stating that I am in a particularly difficult position with this one as the works that make up the exhibition are closer to avatars, interpretations, cover versions or translations of the primary artist’s work. I’ll start with what has at least already happened. One year ago Sean and Harry asked me to invite some artists from the Rijkskademie van Beeldende Kunsten (a two year residency in Amsterdam) for an exhibition at blip blip blip. Now halfway through I have asked Mercedes Azpilicueta, Marije Gertenbach, Tamar Tzvia Harpaz, Christine Moldrickx to make a new work, with one caveat: It had to be made possible by the current volunteers, all art students, who help run blip blip blip.’

- Excerpt from the introduction to Alex Farrar’s catalogue essay that will accompany the exhibition.


Mercedes Azpilicueta (b.1981 La Plata, Argentina) is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. She has a BFA from Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA), Buenos Aires, she also did the Artists Program from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires (2009/2010) and has an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute, ArtEZ, Arnhem (2013). Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include Todo Afuera Adentro / All Outside Inside, solo show in Móvil, Buenos Aires, 2015, Geometric Dancer Doesn´t Believe in Love, Finds Aspiration and Ecstasy in Spirals -Motion /Labour /Machinery, group show in TENT Rotterdam, 2015, Un Mundo Raro / A Rare World at the RijksakademieOPEN, Amsterdam, 2015, Brutal at #SoloProjects: Focus Latinoamérica and nominee for the Illy SustainArt Prize ARCO Madrid, 2016, t.b.a. at SlyZmud Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2016 and at #SoloProjects ArteBA, Buenos Aires, 2016. Other projects include Studium Generale Rietveld Academie, Looking at ART through the lens of THEATRE, Maagdenhuis, Amsterdam 2015, Performatón, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, 2014, Artistic Justice: Positions on the Place of Justice in Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2014, Doors of Perception, A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam, 2014, Composing Through Words, Het Veem Theatre, Amsterdam, 2013, Dutch Art Institute Istanbul, Galata Fotoğrafhanesi Fotoğraf Akademisi, Istanbul, 2013, The Poetry Readings Program, Documenta13, Offener Kanal Café, Kassel, 2012.

Marije Gertenbach (b.1990, Amsterdam, Netherlands) is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Recent solo shows include Fathers at Clark House Initiative, Bombay, India and Saturnus at Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, the Netherlands. Recent group shows include Rijksakademie Open 2015, Amsterdam.

Tamar Harpaz (b.1979, Jerusalem, Israel) currently a resident at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Earned a BFA and MFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design where she teaches today. She is the 2013 Keifer Prize winner awarded by the Wolf Foundation. Her work has been shown at MACRO Testaccio in Rome; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Tel-Aviv Museum; the Petah Tikva Museum; CCA; Vela Gallery, London; and Spaces Gallery, Cleveland. She is represented by Sommer Gallery.

Christine Moldrickx (b. 1984 Münster, Germany) is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. She studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and Städelschule Frankfurt. Recent and forthcoming solo shows include Caput, Mur Brut, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2016, Klares Herz, A4, Innsbruck, 2014, Wände aus Papier, Artothek, Cologne, 2014, Pieces of crab, Kunstverein Ahlen, 2012, eine teilweise alte Frau (mit Bettina Marx), Center, Berlin 2012, Letters and, Galeria factor92, Bukarest, 2011. Recent group shows include My Castle is your Home, nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, 2016, BON-GAH #1, private collection space, Tehran, 2015, Die Abwesenheit von Angst, Lungengasse, Köln, 2015, Album (Von Norden nach Süden, von Osten nach Westen), Galerie Speckstraße, Hamburg, 2011.