Ian Waelder

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Ian Waelder

DEAR LEG (Weight, Marks, Bone), 2018

Found wooden rest, papier mache and wooden foot figure with papier mache on vitrine.

134 x 111 x 23 cm

EVERY WINTER (SWEAT), 2018

Oilstick on superimposed raw linen. Artist’s frame.

195 x 162 x 4 cm

MIN 0:44 (WRONG), 2018

Scratches and spray on raw linen superimposed with inkjet print on raw linen. Artist’s frame.

195 x 162 x 4 cm

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).

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, 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
 

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

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

 

DEAR LEG, 2016

Inkjent print in Hahnemühle paper framed in aluminium

40x30cm

Ed. 3+1

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

Ana Mas Projects, Barcelona. 2016

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-Spanish born in Madrid in 1993. Ian Waelder lives and works in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is currently part of the class by Haegue Yang at the Städelschule and an active member of Mark von Schlegell’s Pure Fyction Seminar.

 

In words by Francisco Correa Cordero, “Ian Waelder’s interest lies in how human life and inconspicuous activity is recorded in the objects around us. Pieces of linen with dirt, dozens of small scratches and smudges, probably accumulated after days or weeks of laying in the studio. Wooden boards with skid marks and footprints, possibly originally from the floor of a bar or a restaurant. Everything we do leaves something behind, which can take a variety of forms. Waelder collects these moments, discards and detritus as poetic artifacts and places them in new contexts where their memory can be reactivated.”

 

He uses the following sentence as the whole 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).

 

He has participated in various publications and readings as a member of Pure Fyction at the Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne), Johanne (Frankfurt) and Ashley (Berlin).

 

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 next to Óscar Florit; an art publisher 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 Fyction), Peter Fischli. Frankfurt am Main, Germany  (Ongoing)

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019

Teo’s Pink Panther. Las Palmas. Lisbon (Portugal)

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

2019

ARCO Madrid (Spain)

Open Mike. Pure Fyction Workshop. Kölnischer Kunstverein. Cologne (Germany)

Pure Fyction Mausoleum. Johanne. Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Rundgang. Städelschule. Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

2018

L21 x Fundación Camper (Mallorca, Spain)

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)