Author: Martín La Roche
Foreword: Megumi Andrade Kobayashi
Format: Digital printed Manila Envelope. Risograph printed booklet bound with omega staples. Images and contents printed in differentes papers/techniques.
Publishing House: Naranja Publicaciones
Size: 24 x 36 cm
Print run: 100 numbered copies
About the author
Martín La Roche (Chile, 1988. Works and lives in Amsterdam)
Martín La Roche studied Visual Arts at the University of Chile in Santiago and then in 2015 he completed a postgraduate research program at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and since then lives and works between Amsterdam and Santiago.
Martin’s practice explores the construction of invisible architectures. These processes configure networks that are built around objects
and images, spoken and written language. In this approach collective memory is understood as the writing of an ongoing thoughful body (thinking from head to toe, from cell to tissue, to organ) that overlaps with polyphonic imagination. Installations and collections displays, unfolding performances, storytelling, drawings and printed matter among others, are used as means to weave these connections.
In 2017 he initiated the Musée Légitime, a nomad art institution that was born inside a hat. Since 2018 he established with Dongyoung Lee an artist book platform in Amsterdam called “Good Neighbour”.
His work has been shown among others at Die Ecke Arte Contemporary, Barcelona; Manifoldbooks, De Appel and Akinci gallery in Amsterdam; U10, Belgrade; Galería Gabriela Mistral, Museo de Arte Visuales and Die Ecke in Santiago de Chile; Salts in Basel; Editions Shimizu, Shizuoka city, Japan; CIAP, Hasselt; Musée du Petit Format, Nismes; Lugar a Dudas, Cali; B32, Maastricht; Palacio Molina, Cartagena, España.
Residences include FLAT Station (2015), Calipso Press Cali (2016) and Beautiful Distress at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York (2018- 2019).
MoMA Library, New York, NY, EEUU