Asociación Islas Canarias de Artistas Visuales (AICAV)

Room 101

Asociación Islas Canarias de Artistas Visuales (AICAV)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Artists

Francisca Rubio Wenk

Gabriel Tondreau

Héctor Hernández

Noemí Arrocha

Saskia Rodríguez

Exhibition

Given our geographical reality as an outermost region, it is often difficult for us to compete with the rest of the national territory. The Canary Islands offers multiple artists, with a characteristic and unique idiosyncrasy, depending on the island they come from. The islands are known for their microclimates, and this same metaphor can be extrapolated to the diverse realities they encompass as a whole. Tourism, post-colonialism, landscape, historical memory, feminist and queer views are some of the many themes currently being addressed by Canarian artists.

Many have found themselves in the position of having to leave the islands in order to be recognised. The art market on the islands is very insignificant, so it continues to be a context of scarcity and precariousness, in many aspects.

AICAV is a non-profit association founded in 1999, which represents Canarian artists and fights for their rights. Our aim is to make the work of our members visible and to disseminate the work of Canarian artists.

We are an association that seeks the wellbeing of visual artists and that fights for a better promotion and mobility of Canarian art, leaving aside the image we have of the islands as a place of sun and beach.

Director
María Luisa Hodgson Torres

About the exhibitor

AICAV is a non-profit association founded in 1999, which represents Canarian artists and fights for their rights. Our aim is to make the work of our members visible and to disseminate the work of Canarian artists.

We are an association that seeks the wellbeing of visual artists and that fights for a better promotion and mobility of Canarian art, leaving aside the image we have of the islands as a place of sun and beach.

Director

María Luisa Hodgson Torres