Born in Caracas (VE), lives in Antwerp (BE).
Carla Arocha (°1961, Caracas, Venezuela) has been living in Antwerp with her husband Luc Tuymans for many years now. She has been working with Stéphane Schraenen since 2005. With Schraenen, Arocha created work poised at the narrow edge of art, design and environment. Together they exhibit worldwide.
Before she began her career as an artist, Arocha studied biology at the St. Xavier University in Chicago. The scientific experience left significant traces in Arocha's interests as an artist: her work is characterised by an awareness for nature and human behaviour, especially with regards to perception. Traces of modernist and abstract-constructivist traditions in Venezuela and Chicago, as well as in art and kinetic art are also found in her work - traditions through which she was both formed and that she uses as dialogue.
Arocha often creates her work with an intent to register what characterises our way of looking at it. With the help of light and light effects like colour, reflection and transparency, she stimulates the eyes of the spectator and investigates our way of visualising. Arocha was trained as a painter, also in Chicago. Arocha's carefully executed installations, works with paper, as well as paintings, show a deep respect for the formal appearance of artworks, as well as a fascination for the elegance of optical effects.
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Carla Arocha, Persiana, 2014. Print, silkscreen in 5 colors on bfk rives 300gr paper, 80 x 120.5 cm.
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Narcisse Tordoir – The Pi...
13 March 2014 - 25 May 2014.
In the exhibition The Pink Spy, artist Narcisse Tordoir (°1954, Mechelen) tells stories in an intuitive and associative way about the existen
EXTRA MUROS: Visite Diest
27 November 2014 - 21 December 2014.
Under the umbrella termVisite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cultu
14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016.
The M HKA collection is always expanding. With Recent acquisitions, M HKA showcased purchases that help shape our excisting collection. When
Superdemocracy – The Sen...
01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.
The exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY engages with the collections of M HKA (Antwerp) and BPS22 (Charleroi). The exhibitions allows the voices of ind
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
SUPERDEMOCATIE / SUPERDEM...
The voices of citizens are heard louder than ever in parliaments all over the world, while the diversity of who and what these institutions r