Leroy, Maes, Hulsmans and Ara

Some news about the current activities of some BD artists plus an important teaser at the end. Dominique Leroy at La Méridienne, Lunéville Dominique Leroy is showing his poetic sonic installation Jardin nô at Theatre La Méridienne in Lunéville (near Nancy). First shown at the Galerie RDV in Nantes this installation refers to the traditional Japanese theatre. This kinetic garden is composed of interlacing vegetals and small mechanics on recycled hard disks that rub, scratch and hit to create a sound that reminds of insects. This sculpture is activated by a series… Read More

Rachel Ara in Controlled Realities

As a conceptual digital data artist Rachel Ara incorporates her background in computer system design with familiar, technological aesthetics. For the upcoming group exhibition Controlled Realities at Anise Gallery in London, Rachel’s work questions value in the art world and beyond, employing satire to highlight these issues. Long-listed for the Arte Laguna Prize for Virtual Art for her piece ‘Cocksure’ and winning the Aesthetica Prize 2016 with the prototype for ‘This Much I’m Worth’, she will present both works in ‘Controlled Realities’ with a further developed version of the latter. Although the… Read More

Rachel Ara – NEAR NOW Fellowship 2017-18 and Ruth Borchard Prize Exhibition 2017

Rachel Ara has been awarded with the NEAR NOW Fellowship 2017-18 for which she submitted some exciting work that they will work on together for the new year. The Near Now Fellowship is aimed at emerging to mid-career artists. Near Now Fellows will display exceptional artistic talent, with work influenced by art, design and technology theory and praxis grounded in contemporary culture. Fellows will critically reflect on their work and have a desire to challenge their practice and push their career forward. Applications are invited from artists, working in any art form,… Read More

Rachel Ara in Transgender, Gender & Psycho-analysis

Bureau Doove is happy to now also represent the exciting artist Rachel Ara who currently lives and works in London. In her work, Ara is specifically interested in the conspiracy of silence, hidden agendas and their repercussions, particularly the inequalities faced against women in our culture. Ara won the 2016 Aesthetica Art Prize with her work This Much I’m Worth (pictured), “a self-evaluating artwork that continually displays its own sale value”. She was also shortlisted for The Lumen Prize 2016 Still Image with her work D.O.A.M IV (The Death of Ana Mendieta), a… Read More