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Ian Waelder

AND THEN I SLIPPED, 2018

Candle wax on the three walls

Variable dimensions

AND THEN I SLIPPED, 2018

Candle wax on wall

Variable dimensions

I REMEMBER BETTER DAYS, 2018

Found iron bar, old used shoes.

29 x 237 x 15 cm

“we feel untied, but why?” part of the exhibition view. Curated by Sonia Fernández Pan at Centro Párraga, Murcia (Spain).

“we feel untied, but why?” part of the exhibition view. Curated by Sonia Fernández Pan at Centro Párraga, Murcia (Spain).

“we feel untied, but why?” part of the exhibition view. Curated by Sonia Fernández Pan at Centro Párraga, Murcia (Spain).

A PIECE OF FLOOR WHERE WE USED TO DANCE, 2018

Removed wooden floor from the Centro Párraga building. After the show, the removed piece returns to its original location.

431 x 232 cm each (patch of new floor, and original floor on wall)

 

ONE KNEE MISSES THE OTHER, 2018

Found rest of wooden chair, clay.

67 x 64 x 27 cm

THOSE MEMORIES, 2018

Scratches and oil stick on raw linen. Artist’s frame.

162 x 130 cm

UNTIED SHOELACE (Self-portrait), 2018

Raw linen with spray, oil stick, pencil and laser print overlaid with raw linen with spray and acrylic paint. Artist’s frame.

162 x 130 cm

BROKEN FACE, 2018

Scratches, pencil, laser print and wood on linen. Artist’s frame.

162 x 130 cm

DEAR LEG (SHOELACE #05), 2018

Scratches, pencil, pen, oil stick, marker, dirt and found photograph glued on raw linen. Framed in hand-painted beech wood.

130 x 160 cm

THIRTEEN YEARS OF DIRT (Four year old photograph), 2018
Inkjet print on Epson photo paper. Framed in aluminum.
Edition of 3.
142 x 92 cm

UNTIED SHOELACE, 2018

Spray paint, scratches, dirt on raw linen. Hand-painted beech wood.

160 x 130 cm

SOMETHING FELL ON THE FLOOR (Shoelace #03), 2018

Oil stick, pen, pencil, scratches, shoelace on raw linen. Hand-painted beech wood.
160 x 130 cm
 

SHOELACE LAYING ON A LEDGE, 2017

Oil, shoelace, spray paint, wood and scratches on raw linen

162 x 130 cm

A FEW MONTHS LATER, 2017

Oil stick, spray paint, marker, pen, pencil, wood, frottage of a shoe, shoelace on raw linen

132 x 160 cm

I USED THESE SHOES FOR A FEW MONTHS (March/April, 2015), 2016

Bronze with black iron oxid patina, black shoe laces

Variable dimensions

Ed of 3

THE NOISE, THE TRACES AND MARKS ARE THE RESULTS OF AN ACTIVITY THAT DID NOT NECESSARILY EXPECT TO PRODUCE THEM, 2016

Text written with marker on a found aluminium piece

200 x 10 x 4 cm

THE NOISE, THE TRACES AND MARKS ARE THE RESULTS OF AN ACTIVITY THAT DID NOT NECESSARILY EXPECT TO PRODUCE THEM, 2016

Detail

DEAR LEG, 2016

Inkjent print in Hahnemühle paper framed in aluminium

40x30cm

Ed. 3+1

DEAR LEG, PLEASE DO AS I SAY FROM NOW ON, 2016

Vinyl letter cut on wall

300 x 20 cm

Ed. of 3

A NICE REASON TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN, 2016

Quadraphonic site-specific sound installation at L21.

The four loudspeakers play a composition with sounds of the results of recording a skateboard session at the same space with friends from his childhood he didn’t have the chance to see in years.

7 mins in loop

 

PROFESSIONAL PORTRAITS (A CHRONICLE OF SKATEBOARDING), 2016

Laser print on sketch paper

72 pieces. 21×28 cm each

Ed. of 3

PROFESSIONAL PORTRAITS (A CHRONICLE OF SKATEBOARDING), 2016

Close-up

WHITE FOLDS #19, 2016

Inkjet print, laser print, duct tape, spray paint and marker.

140×90 cm

A FORM THAT MAY WORK, 2016

Wood and rests of concrete tile

87,5x65x24 cm

Part of the installation views of the duo show RUIDO, with Élia Llach.

Ana Mas Projects, Barcelona. 2016

WHITE FOLDS #10, 2016

Inkjet print, spray paint and marker

140×90 cm

UNTITLED (OMAR SALAZAR’S HANDS), 2015

Laser print glued to the wall

440×295 cm

THE ACROBAT PLAYS WITH HEIGHTS, 2016

Vinyl letter cut

200×300 cm

I SERIOUSLY COULDN’T UNDERSTAND WHY, 2015

Rest of plasterboard with dirtiness and marks after being hitten by skateboard wheels.

64×120 cm

THIS IS WHAT I KNOW ABOUT MYSELF AND THAT COMPANY, 2015

Paving stone tiles, acrylic paint, piece of metal and used skateboarding wheels.

88x24x20 cm

GRIPTAPE. DECK 8”, 2014

Rest of a griptape sheet used for skateboard decks.

Variable dimensions

WALLRIDE #01, 2014

Laser print, duct tape and skateboarding wheel dirtiness on the wall.

Variable dimensions

AFTER A HIPPIE JUMP, 2014

Bricks, acrylic paint and cardboard tube runned over by a car with paint marks and dirtiness after being left somewhere in the studio.

120 x 20 x 16 cm

WRONG #02, 2014

Laser print with marks and dirtiness after being dragged by the floor of places where people practices skateboarding.

59,4×84 cm

Exhibitions
Bio

American born in Madrid in 1993. Lives and works in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 

 

His artistic practice explores urban materiality from memory with those mediums he has at his reach, from photography to sound, passing through text, painting or sculpture. It is also the practice of the collector applied to the experiential: an investigation about the traces and marks that the individuals leave in objects and the material surroundings.

He uses the following sentence as statement of his work: THE NOISE, TRACES AND MARKS ARE THE RESULTS OF AN ACTIVITY THAT DID NOT NECESSARILY EXPECT TO PRODUCE THEM.

 

In his recent solo exhibitions, we find Das Kniegelenk (L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, 2018) We feel untied, but why? (curated by Sonia Fernández Pan at Centro Párraga, Murcia, 2018), Who Would Be Interested in an Empty Parking Lot? (The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, 2018), SUEDE (L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, 2016), The Noise, The Traces and Marks (LOCAL Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, 2015) or To Play With Heights With a Kind of Void (DAFO Projectes, Lleida, 2015). He’s also shown in two-person and group exhibitions, at Ana Mas Projects (Barcelona), Galería Bacelos (Madrid), Salón (Madrid), L21 (Madrid and Mallorca), Sant Andreu Contemporani (Barcelona) and La Casa Encendida (Madrid).

 

Artist in residence at HANGAR Lisboa (2016) and NauEstruch Sabadell (2015), in 2013 he receveid the Full Contact Prize at the photography festival SCAN Tarragona as well as the Honor Mention at the Ciutat de Palma Prize.

 

He’s the co-founder of Printer Fault Press (formerly called editions & publications) next to Óscar Florit; an art publisher project focused in limited editions and books by artists, that seeks the collaboration and exchange between artists, theorists, curators and others.

EDUCATION

Städelschule. Prof. Haegue Yang, Mark von Schlegell (Pure Fiction), Peter Fischli. Frankfurt am Main, Germany  (Ongoing)

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018 

Das Kniegelenk. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

we feel untied, but why?. Curated by Sonia Fernández Pan. Centro Párraga, Murcia (Spain) 

Who would be interested in an empty parking lot?. Project Space. Finnish Museum of Photography. Helsinki (Finland)

2016

SUEDE. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

Dear Leg,. (w/ Bel Fullana). Bacelos Gallery. Madrid (Spain)

Ruido. (w/ Èlia Llach). Ana Mas Projects Gallery. Barcelona (Spain)

Photographs. Fundació Forvm. Tarragona (Spain)

2015

To play with heights with a kind of void. DAFO Projectes. Curator: Jordi Antas. Lleida (Spain)

El Biombo y el Eco (w/ Felipe Mujica). Salón. Curated by Carolina Castro Jorquera. Madrid (Spain)

The noise, the traces and the marks. LOCAL Arte Contemporáneo. Santiago (Chile)

Believe Me, I Tried. Chirivella Soriano Foundation. Valencia (Spain)

2014

After a Hippie Jump. L21 Gallery. Madrid. (Spain)

2013

Cover. Espazo Miramemira. Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Side/walk. Palma Photo ‘13. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Ver as vozes dos artistas. Curated by Miguel von Hafe Pérez. Metro do Porto (Portugal)

ARCO Madrid (Spain)

Rundgang. Städelschule. Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

2017

Lockers V2. Curated by Diego Díez. Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Ayudas a la Creación INJUVE. Sala Amadís. Madrid (Spain)

ARCO Madrid. (Spain)

2016

LENGUAJE. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

Ch.ACO. Santiago (Chile)

Biennal d’Art Ciutat d’Amposta. Lo Pati. Amposta. (Spain)

Do you believe?. Fabra i Coats Centre D’Art. Barcelona (Spain)

Statement. L21 Gallery. Madrid (Spain)

2015

Untitled Miami Beach. Miami (USA)

Artists in residence at NauEstruch. Campanar de Sant Félix. Sabadell (Spain)

Hot drinks and minimal punk. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

ARCO Madrid. L21 Gallery. Madrid (Spain)

Ciutat de Palma. Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2014

The Apartment (piloto). L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

AGRICULTORS. Curator: Sema D’Acosta. Sant Andreu Contemporani. Barcelona (Spain)

Queso de cobra. Casas da Hedra. Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Ende der party. Tokonoma. Kassel. (Germany)

Present Indicatiu. Fabra i Coats. Barcelona (Spain)

Aprender a caer. Inéditos. Curator: Ángel Calvo Ulloa. La Casa Encendida. Madrid (Spain)

Misha Bies Golas: 27 Negros. Contemporary Art Center of Galicia (CGAC) Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Behind the scenes. CAC Ses Voltes. Mallorca (Spain)

¿Por qué la noche…?. Panal361. Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Sobre el muro. Curator: Ángel Calvo Ulloa. L21 Gallery. Madrid (Spain)

JUSTMAD5 Artfair. Madrid (Spain)

Ciutat de Palma. Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2013

Certamen artes plásticas de Binissalem. Centro cultural Can Gelabert. Binissalem, Mallorca (Spain)

“Objetos”. L21 Gallery Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

“Certamen Ciudad de Manacor”. Museo de Historia-Torre dels Enagistes, Manacor (Spain)

“RAL 9005”. L21 Gallery. Madrid (Spain)

Art Jove. Ses Voltes. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

 

RESIDENCIES

2016

HANGAR. Lisboa (Portugal)

2015

NauEstruch. Sabadell (Spain)

2014

 Tokonoma. Kassel. (Germany)

Centro PANAL 361. Buenos Aires (Argentina)

 

ARTIST TALKS

2017

Montserrat Artist Residency (Spain)

Grisart Escola Internacional de Fotografia (Spain)

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. (The Netherlands)

2015

EAM Leandre Cristófol. Lleida (Spain)

Universidad Diego Portales. Santiago (Chile)