Temple Bar Gallery + Studios announces Finnish recipient of HIAP/TBG+S Residency Exchange 2017

25 April 2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce artist Diego Bruno as recipient of the 2017 HIAP/TBG+S Residency. Diego will spend seven weeks working from a studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Diego Bruno’s residency in Dublin will be based around production and post-production for a new film and publication.

Departing from a clandestine printing press operated by the Revolutionary Party of the Workers (PRT) in Argentina, during the period of revolutionary armed struggle in the 1970, the project deals with the formal language of clandestine knowledge production, the publishing activities, and the structures of the collective subjectivity of Marxist-Leninist groups in the seventies in Argentina.

Temple Bar Gallery+ Studios and HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) are now entering their eleventh year of partnership. Since the partnership began in 2007, TBG+S and HIAP have supported a total of 17 artists and curators from Ireland and Finland to undertake new creative work in the cities of Dublin and Helsinki through the exchange programme. Now a well-established opportunity, the TBG+S and HIAP exchange fosters opportunities for Irish artists to gain experience, build networks internationally and engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue with the HIAP community. As part of this residency exchange artist Tamsin Snow is currently on residency at the HIAP residency facility at the Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland.

The TBG+S and HIAP International Residency Exchange Programme is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, The Finnish Institute, London, The Embassy of Finland, Dublin and FRAME – The Finnish Fund for Art Exchange and Dublin City Council.

Diego Bruno (Born in 1978 in Argentina) lives and works in Helsinki. He studied History of Art at the University of Buenos Aires, holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Escola Massana, Barcelona and an MFA in Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Bruno’s work has been shown at Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels; Museum of Latin American Art, Buenos Aires; Centre d´Art Santa Monica, Barcelona; Manifesta 08 Murcia; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York; Center for Contemporary Art Celje; Extra City, Antwerp; The Solo Project, Basel; Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona and Malmö Kunsthalle, among others.