Artist Talk with Paula Hurtado Otero

Thursday 5 January 2023, 7 pm

moderated by Nadja Quante (curator)

The Bremen 2022 Studio Grant recipient Paula Hurtado Otero will speak with curator Nadja Quante on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 7 p.m. about her artistic practice and the making of her new work The Carrier, The Plot, The Instrument, on view through January 15, 2023, in her final presentation.

In her multimedia installations, Hurtado Otero explores forms of storytelling and questions narratives shaped by colonization. Her artistic practice is based on long-term research, collaborations and travels. During her one-year studio grant at Künstlerhaus Bremen, Hurtado Otero investigated vessels as potential archives and carriers of invisible histories. In her new work, titled The Carrier, The Plot, The Instrument, the artist combines video, sound, text, and objects to create an installation that suggests a story of bodies within the interplay of the five elements earth, water, fire, air and space. Hurtado Otero is interested in the community-building and unifying element of narratives and the potential of fiction to draw an alternative, multi-perspectival reality. 

Paula Hurtado Otero (b. 1988 in Colombia), has lived and worked in Bremen since 2011. She studied fine arts at the University of the Arts Bremen and graduated in 2019 as a master student with Natascha Sadr Haghighian. In 2014, she received a scholarship from the DAAD and in 2016 the Heinz A. Bockmeyer travel scholarship. She participated in projects in Bremen, Berlin, Mainz and Bogota.