February / March 2018
"Circuitos Híbridos", 2007. Textile, interactive and sound installation. Mixed media. Threads of handmade black fiber, electrical circuits, physical computing (arduino hardware, processing and Pd software).

Bárbara Palomino Ruiz (São Paulo, Brazil, 1982) is a visual artist whose work focuses on mixed and multimedia creations, with a particular concentration on textiles and the relationship between old and new technologies. Following her interest in textile and digital narratives and technological heritage she has also reached an artistic research about social productions of memory, affective cartographies, fictional aspects in documenting “reality” as well as in ethnographic narratives and “invented traditions”. Her work usually involves “translations” to different media and repetitive manual operations, to create serialized patterns or to bring a prefabricated material back to its most elementary primary state.

Bárbara Palomino Ruiz holds a postgraduate diploma from the art and audiovisual research center Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France (2013-2015), and a MA in Visual Arts (2001-2004) with an emphasis on Textile Arts from the University of Chile. Her work is part of national and international art collections and has been exhibited at renowned venues such as Medienwerkstatt Wien (Austria), Pallazo Mora (Italy), Le Cube (France), Fact Liverpool (England), Galería Gabriela Mistral (Chile), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago (Chile), among others. She currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria, where she was granted in 2017 a studio by Das weisse haus, where she continue developing her work.

"Cross Patterns: Paths to be able to return", 2015-2017. Multimedia and interactive installation. View in the exhibition Panorama 17, Techiquement Douce, Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France.

Residence in collaboration with Studio das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria. As part of this cooperation Lucía Simón Medina (Santander, 1987) has been invited to participate in the Studio das weisse haus residency programme from February 3 to March 3, 2018.

Studio das weisse haus is a residence and studio program for local and international artists, curators/theorists and journalists. The main purpose of the studio das weisse haus is to offer a platform where local and international artists, curators and theorists can work together, encouraging intercultural exchange and artistic discourse. The programme seeks to support artistic practice and create a space where innovative projects can prosper. The idea is to connect international artists and curators with the local art community and to involve the public in the creative process.

"Cross Patterns: Paths to be able to return", 2015-2017. Detail. Multimedia and interactive installation.