ART WORKS Artist in Residence: Negative Space

Image: Negative Space, Negative Space team, Alycia Bennett & Florian Cinco, 2019.

We are excited to announce our 2019 ART WORKS residencies! Artists in Residence Brad Lay and Negative Space ARI (facilitated by Alycia Bennett and Florian Cinco) will work alongside Writer in Residence Kate Larsen in the Minor Works Building.

Alycia Bennett is an emerging artist residing in Adelaide and a recent graduate of Adelaide Central School of Art obtaining a Bachelor of Visual Arts First Class [Honours] in 2017. Bennett works in a variety of mediums including liveness, community social practice, relational performance, installation, sculpture, video, sound. Bennett’s practice investigates ideas surrounding privacy, territory, ownership, and re-distribution of class and power.
Bennett has held a number of roles within the Adelaide art community including Co-Director of Sister Gallery, Adelaide Bike Kitchen, Animal House and Noise Garage (Manila).
Bennett has exhibited in internationally and at a range of Adelaide spaces including Sister Gallery, Holy Rollers Studios, FELTspace, Format Inc, Floating Goose Studios, Prospect Gallery.

Image: Negative Space “Art space/ info shop”, 2018.

Florian Cinco is artist based in Las Pinas, Manila, Philippines. Cinco works in a number of mediums including social practice, community outreach, performance, sound. His practice interrogates ideas surrounding autonomy from structures of power, self-sustaining communities and non-institutional learning.
Cinco has been involved in a variety of spaces and local autonomous networks in the Philippines, currently facilitating a info-shop/artspace Noise Garage located in Manila. Noise Garage hosts a number of social activities including workshops, presentations, film screening and art exhibitions.

Negative Space is a community info-shop/art space facilitated by Alycia Bennett (Adelaide) and Florian Cinco (Philippines) in collaboration with a number of artists from Australia and the Philippines. Negative Space strives to create a space for artists, creatives, activists and thinkers to come together, collaborate and create outcomes that open a discussion surrounding social issues that communities face. They hope this residency creates an open dialogue between neighbouring south-east Asian countries as well activating local community voices.