Art Taaalkssss: Mariokissme / El Palomar

Thursday 27 April 2023, 5 pm
Mariokissme / El Palomar (ES) in conversation with Phoenix Atala and Elise Lammer

On site
Auditorium D 1.04, Tower Building, HGK Basel FHNW
Online  → Livestream

→ Art Taaalkssss Spring 2023

Following Art Taaalkssss, the opening of Sincerely, Yara, Svenja, Lale, Claudius, Babette will take place at Sincerely from 6.30 pm (room A 1.07, Atelier Building).

Parallel to Art Taaalkssss the bar at MESSY KIOSK @CIVIC is open from 5 – 9 pm

Mariokissme, It’s not homosexual just the homophilic but also the one blinded by the lost phallus table sculpture, La capella Barcelona (2016)

Mariokissme / El Palomar lives and works between France and Spain. The collective El Palomar (Mariokissme and R. Marcos Mota) was founded in Barcelona in 2013 with the goal to create a cohesive cultural panorama in which LGBTQI people could participate with equal rights and opportunities. Born out of self-determination and self-management, the collective focuses on concepts such as queer identity and sexual or gender dissidence and exists across mediums as diverse as performance, photography, installations, publications and sound productions. El Palomar aims to empower and emancipate those involved, while prioritizing collaboration between trans and non-binary artists and other cultural agents.

Its members pride themselves to apply a queer and feminist methodology to the organization and management of the project itself. To date, the collective has authored more than sixty artistic and curatorial projects.

Recently El Palomar participated in the Berlin Biennale (2020) with the work Schreber is a Woman, which was exhibited afterwards at Macba Barcelona (2021), Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC (2022) and Frankfurter Kunstverein (2022). Their work was also presented in solo exhibitions, including Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona (2016) and La Capella in Barcelona (2016). Their performances were presented at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (2017) and CentroCentro in Madrid (2017). Among their recent curatorial projects, There must be Justice (online, 2022) was a compilation of remixes by Trans and non-binary artists. They also recently curated Principios de refinamiento at Casal Solleric in Palma de Mallorca (2018). Together with Chus Martínez, El Palomar will co-curate the graduation exhibition of the Institute Art Gender Nature HGK Basel FHNW at Kunsthaus Baselland in August 2023.