Armando Andrade Tudela – Nomadismus beginnt zu Hause

27 September – 30 November 2014
Opening: Friday, 26 September 2014, 7 p.m.

Welcoming speech: Johanna Ahlert and Christiane Gruber, board members
Introduction: Fanny Gonella, artistic director

Armando Andrade Tudela (born 1975 in Lima, Peru, lives and works in Berlin and Lyon) approaches in his exhibition for the Künstlerhaus Bremen earlier works from a new perspective. Traces of materials and gestures form the project's core. Tudela draws on already existing sculptures, films and installations, reconfiguring them for the context of the Künstlerhaus. The films and pictures produced for Bremen hence open up a simultaneously documentary and self-reflexive perceptual space around his artistic practice.

The depicted objects and people are embedded in a constant motion and circulation that shape the flow of the films. The hobo as the archetypical migrant worker whose origin can be traced back to the west coast of the United States in the 19th-century stands in the exhibition on the same level as objects' trade. Tudela evokes here a lifestyle that spread after industrialization at the latest and is not very far-removed from the modus operandi of the artist that repeatedly takes him and his works to new places.

Tudela studied in Lima and London, exhibiting since then at numerous institutions in Europe as well as North and South America. NOMADISMUS BEGINNT ZU HAUSE [NOMADISM BEGINS AT HOME] emphasizes the migratory nature of artistic work, making tangible, as it were, how works of art develop anew in terms of content when they are placed on occasion in different contexts. Tudela not only reflects on these processes but also integrates them directly into his production process, pursuing the questioning of the conditions under which art can be experienced through a critical examination of his own working method.


27 September 2014, 2–7 p.m. & Sunday 28 September, 2–6 p.m. Open Studios
16 October 2014, 7 p.m. Guided tour of the exhibition with Anna Moldenhauer
22 October, 6 November and 20 November 2014, 7 p.m. Artists' Interview selected and introduced by Meisterschüler of the HfK Bremen – chosen by Tim Reinecke, Z. Schmidt und Roshan Margraf
9 November 2014, 12 a.m. Guided tour of the exhibition with Fanny Gonella

The exhibition is supported by: