La courte échelle 

Guest-curated by Yto Barrada, Mateo Lopez and Carlos Garaicoa

Meriem Bennani, M'Barek Bouhchichi, Yaima Carrazana, Johanna Castillo, Juliana Góngora,

Dania González, José Manuel Mesias, Mazenett Quiroga and Santiago Reyes Villaveces

Online viewing room

July 1 to August 8, 2020

Yaima Carrazana

Your residence permit, 2016

Oil on canvas

100 x 70 cm

Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Angeles Baños, Badajoz

Euro 3 300

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How can you become a Dutch national?, 2016

Oil on canvas

100 x 70 cm

Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Angeles Baños, Badajoz

Euro 3 300

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Declaration Letter No. 9, 2016

Oil on canvas

70 x 50 cm

Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Angeles Baños, Badajoz

Euro 2 800

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This selection of paintings by Cuban artist Yaima Carrazana appropriate and re-articulate the meticulous design of the Dutch government, reaching out to the government-wide corporate identity. The paintings are part of a series entitled “Declaration letters” taken from designs of the Ministry of Justice, Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst), and documents regarding her immigration status in the Netherlands. For the artist to try to understand these documents has led her to reflect on the complexity of her own process of integration into Dutch society. Creating a series of abstract paintings in which she takes the freedom to transform the official designs of the Dutch Ministry of Justice from a very personal point of view. Yaima Carrazana’s latest works summarizes several years trying to figure out “the good life” in a foreign country.

Biography

 

Yaima Carrazana (b. 1981, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba). Trained initially as a painter at the San Alejandro National Academy of Arts in Havana. Carrazana moves freely among various media and formats such as painting, video, perfor­mance and installation. Throughout this range of media, Carrazana’s work stands out for the way it engages in a highly informed yet frequently irreverent dialogue with the history and discourse of contemporary art. Creating work that explores the unstable limits between what is considered art and what is not, Carrazana weaves a delicate web of commentary on the contexts political, cultural, gender-based – that determine the way art is received and interpreted in today’s globalized art world. Her work has been exhibited in the 14th Cuenca Biennial, 2018, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US in 2017, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CU in 2014 Wilhelm-HackMuseum. Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE in 2012, Kunsthal KAdE. Amersfoort, NL, 2012, 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2011, the Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Mudam-Luxem­bourg, the Fondation Cartier, the 2011 Liverpool Biennial, the 2008 Gwangju Biennial and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP. In 2010 she completed a two year residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. Yaima Carrazana lives and works in Amsterdam.

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