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Book launch (leporellos) at PrintRoom

Saturday December 18th 2010, 16.00 – 18.00

PrintRoom, Schietbaanstraat 17, Rotterdam

Please join us for an informal afternoon with book launches by David Maroto, who will present two new leporellos: Seven Masks and A Dream_Teeth, followed by the presentation of The Book of Paper by Antje Peters and Oliver Helfrich. PrintRoom will serve glühwein and cakes and the shop will be open until six.

David Maroto’s leporellos are books that contain narrative sequences of images that unfold over several meters. They come accompanied by a sound track in an mp3 player with headphones. Unlike video and film, where pictures “move” while the spectator’s body remains still, in David’s narrative installations and leporellos the pictures are printed and still, while the spectator is compelled to move his body in the space in order to introduce time within the visual material and, in so doing, activate its narrative elements. Also, unlike video and film, the soundtrack is not synchronized beforehand; it is up to the spectator to relate sound and images. This narrative system, according to the author, gives more room to spectator’s interpretation.

PrintRoom is a platform dedicated to artists’ publications, the small press and self-publishing projects by artists and designers, based in Rotterdam.

Thursday – Saturday 13.00 – 17.00
and by appointment: 06-1801247


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We Like 6%

Group show in Nieuw Dakota (Amsterdam)

In reactie op de kabinetsplannen om de btw te verhogen naar 19% organiseert Nieuw Dakota in samenwerking met het weblog We Like Art een last minute protestverkoop van hedendaagse kunst.

21st Nov 2010 – 9th Jan 2011

Nieuw Dakota
Ms. Van Riemsdijkweg 41b – 1033 RC Amsterdam

I participate with two Close-up Cut-outs editions: Fortune Cookie and All Your Way





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Speed Bump. De Passie van het Verzamelen

Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen

Fortwachter 1. 2141 EE Vijfhuizen. The Netherlands

From 4th July to 22nd August 2010. Opening Sunday 4th July, 14.00

Matthew Barney, Jaap Kroneman, Daniel Buetti, Alex Kals, Maarten van Schaaik, Joep van Lieshout, Tony Oursler/Mike Kelly, Aernout Mik, Job Koelewijn, Erik van Lieshout, Mark Wallinger, Jonathan Monk, Franz West, Olaf Nicolai, Ryan Gander, Jannis Kounellis, Tom Roosenboom, Jeff Koons, Tobias Rehberger, Pipilotti Rist, Carlos Amorales, Dave Allen/Douglas Gordon/Jonathan Monk, Erik Kessels, David Nuur, David Maroto, Ives Maes, Thomas Hirschhorn, William Sweetlove, John Armleder, Keren Cytter, a.o.

Speed Bump is the summer exhibition 2010 of Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. The exhibition presents an overview of Frans Oomen’s art collection, from Amsterdam. Oomen has specialized in collecting art editions and multiples. Speed Bump is the first in a series of exhibitions about the fascination for collecting.

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New Publications

Article appeared in [lacan.ru]

On my solo show Hyper-palimpsest, in Freud Dreams Museum, St Petersburg. By Natalia Shapkina (pp 64-67)


Sublime #24. Sobre la defensa / About defense

Contribution to publication. Issue launched during 29th edition of ARCO, 17th-21st February 2010.



Kabinet X. Freud Dreams Museum, St Petersburg

Contribution to publication. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Freud Dreams Museum


Natalia Shapkina

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Solo exhibition in Freud’s Dreams Museum
Saint Petersburg. Bolshoy pr. Petrogradskaya storona, 18A

11th October – 7th November 2009



The exhibition displays a number of printed works, which are digital collages consisting of an accumulation of superimposed layers that form a complex tangle of images, texts and meanings –like a hyper-palimpsest. This term was coined by Russian linguist Andrey Zaliznyak to refer to the Novgorod Codex, an 11th century old book unearthed on July 13, 2000 in Novgorod (not far from St Petersburg) in which hundreds of texts have left their traces on an almost inextricable tangle. The contents of the digital collages are deeply rooted in psychoanalytical concepts. Psychoanalysis is used here as a tool to reflect on the nature of subjectivity, which ultimately leads to the disclosure of any boundary between the subject and the Other as a primary illusion. This is why all the characters that appear in my works are invaded by their surroundings in both a physical and psychical way, as if the world passing through them would fulfill their fundamental lack. For this exhibition all my printed works have been gathered and showed together for the first time.






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Lecho de Muerte

Group show in Corrosia! Almere (NL)

2nd October – 15th November 2009

I participate with Seven Masks, an installation formed by a long narrative sequence (16,74 meters x 49 cm) that public walk along with an accompanying sound track in a mp3 player with headphones.





You can get a detailed impression of Seven Masks and its sound track in the section Narrative Sequences.

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Transfer Lounge

Group show curated by Ima Picó and Carolina Loyola García. It takes place in two locations. I participate with Patchwork Man in its two versions:

Forja Arte (Valencia)

17th September – 23rd October. C/ Lebón 19, Valencia, 46023

Patchwork Man as a sound piece (ES)


SPACE (Pittsburgh) 2nd October – 17th November. 812 Liberty Avenue. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Patchwork Man as a video installation (EN)

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Article appeared in Tribune, Pittsburgh

Article appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper


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El Corazón del Sujeto es una Pieza del Exterior

Solo project in ECAT, contemporary art space in Toledo (Spain)

16th July – 2nd September 2009


It is about a sound installation in ECAT’s exhibition space: a former Renaissance chapel. Visitors can listen to the pieces at each set of seat + headphones. Additionally, the works also sound through the PA system in the space. The only visual element is the cut-out “Frame 04”, from the series Close-up Cut-outs.





Just follow this link to listen to the sound pieces (only Spanish versions)

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Walls and Gateways

Group exhibition in Existentie, Ghent (Belgium)

June 2008

Other participanting artists: Brody Condon, Liam O’ Callaghan, Davide Bertocchi, Julia Oschatz, Vargas Suarez-Universal, Lode Geens, Filip Berte, Nathaniel Rackowe and Mihail Milunovic.

Curated by Lara Pan

I participate with the video installation A Dream_Teeth and the narrative installation Mimicry, in a new version: printed in posters, which are displayed in four stacks and available for public to take home.

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