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“Planetary Atoll: Connecting Latin American Dots” by Fabiola Larios – Panke.gallery | 14.09.-05.11.2022

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Planetary Atoll: Connecting Latin American Dots is an exhibition dedicated to a series of net artworks created by artists from the region over the last three decades.

Fig. above: © panke.gallery – Association for artistic-cultural education e.V.

Surrounded by bipolarities, we try to free ourselves from nationalist ideas, while at the same time we have to deal with specific problems. While internet-based projects promise to reach a global audience, they also draw attention to otherwise forgotten regional specificities. The internet has become a political-dictatorial ground, but it is also the place where connective tissue is formed. Rather than creating a cartography characterised by an up-and-down model, this exhibition explores the gap between the local and the global and how this in-between comes to light in certain digital artworks. The exhibition is part of SAVVY Contemporary’s Magical Hackerism project in collaboration with panke.gallery, funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The exhibition takes place within the framework of Berlin Art Week.

Interdisciplinary artist with studies at the Knight Foundation’s Art + Research Center (A+RC) and specialisation courses with Derrick Schultz, Andreas Reefsgard, Amor Muñoz and Jaime Lobato.

His work addresses the concepts of identity, vulnerability and the representation of the self on the internet. Through the use of machine learning, he works with the extraction of information and digital images, using and manipulating facial recognition to address issues such as the selfie, the internet persona, avatars and surveillance capitalism.

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© panke.gallery – Association for artistic-cultural education e.V.

She has presented live acts and video performances at Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Bikini Wax, Mana Contemporary Miami, Teatro de las Artes – Centro Nacional de las Artes CENART, Centro de Cultura Digital, Encuentro Tecnofeminista Cyborgrrrls and at Helloworld 2.0 Festival. She participated in ICONIC, the first cryptocurrency biennial, What’s your Handle? curated by Angelica Fuentes and in the Artificial Realities NFT Exhibition in NYC curated by Ivona Tau.

She has worked for artists such as Jaime Lobato and Paolo Cirio. She is part of the NeurIPS2020 (Neural Information Processing Systems) Foundation and AI Art Gallery, curated by Luba Elliot. She has given workshops at Centro de Cultura Digital and the School of Machines. She was included in the Generation 2021 of Young Artists of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts in Mexico.


Gerichtstr. 23, Hof 5
13347 Berlin


Wednesday, 14 September until Saturday, 5 November 2022

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