artistic residency: March—May 2019

Simon Asencio (Belgium)

Simon Asencio

His practice addresses invisible choreographies, often using impersonation and the expression of doubt as means to develop, circulate and present his work. Since 2014, he leads the immaterial gallery Galerie together with Adriano Wilfert Jensen. He is also a body for Jessicas work, a protracted performance of real-life background acting and works currently as an editor for The Book of Rumours, to be published by Divided. In 2018, he launched Memes, a series of viral texts to enable transferences of subjectivity. He joined the Army of Love in 2016.

Simon holds a BA in Soft Scupture and a MFA from HEAR Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin, Stransbourg, and graduated from SNDOSchool for New Dance Development, Amsterdam. His works has manifested in venues such as De Appel Art CenterAmsterdam, Celje Center for Contemporary ArtsCelje (Slovenia), Saal BienaalTallinn (Estonia), Goldsmiths University of London, Jan MotBrussels, Dutch Arts Institute Eindhoven/Arnhem, FeeelingsBrussels, Bureau des RéalitésBrussels, BAR ProjectBarcelona, ImmaterialMexico, Black Box TheaterOslo.

During his residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, the artist will be researching on hermetic forms of speech: secret languages and jargons used by communities to communicate and organize among themselves. At the cross between vernacular poetry and underworld social choreography, the research will investigate the performance of secrecy within the slippery and metamorphic capacity of language. He will also take part in To Be Real performative and music project.

  • Curator
    • Michał Grzegorzek

Film: Marta Wódz

This residency is financed by the Flanders State of the Art and the City of Warsaw.