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ⓘ Food of war is a multidisciplinary, open, and non-profit artist collective based in London, England. It was founded in 2010; the artist collective brings out, t ..




Food of War
                                     

ⓘ Food of War

Food of war is a multidisciplinary, open, and non-profit artist collective based in London, England. It was founded in 2010; the artist collective brings out, the relationships of power and the political and social implications that exist in a plate of food through different artistic expressions such as performance, sculpture, painting and video.

The work of the collective Food of War has been exhibited in eight different countries, namely the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Spain, and Colombia.

                                     

1. Members

Food of War, as an open artist collective, gathers artists from different disciplines and collaborates with external artists in projects related to the relationship violence – conflict.

The collective has two directors: Hernan Barros, who has worked in cinema, television, and visual effects in the United Kingdom and Omar Castañeda, graduated from Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London UAL, who has vast experience in fine arts.

They are joined by three artists who have been involved in different projects according to the country where the collective exhibits their work. Among them are Simone Mattar from São Paulo, Brazil, an artist, gastro performer, food designer, and architect; Quintina Valero, a German, a photojournalist with studies in economy and a long career in journalism in Spain, currently rooted in London; and lastly, Zinaïda, a fine artist from Ukraine.

                                     

2. Exhibitions

The first massive exhibition of Food of War was the "Clouded Lands", held in the National Art and Culture Museum Complex "Mystetskyi Arsenal" of Kiev in Ukraine in 2016. Then, the exhibition was moved to Berlin to participate in the Congress Disarm! For a Climate of Peace, and the Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos in Spain, and finally in London. In each country, the artist collective worked closely with local artists to address the Chernobyl disaster and how this event changed the way Europeans eat.

                                     

2.1. Exhibitions Exhibitions by date:

  • May 27 – 9, Clouded Lands, Arsenal de Mystetskyi, Kiev Ukraine
  • April 18–4, 2018, Contamination, Art Fair Art Lima, Lima, Peru
  • March 9 – April 16, 2016, Panela: The New Gold of Colombia, Museum of Contemporary Art MAC Bogota, Colombia
  • February 23–28, 2016, Justmad 7 Emerging Art Fair, COAM Sede del Arte, Madrid, Spain
  • November 8, 2014, Aguapanela is my cup of tea, The Container, London
  • February 21–26, 2017, Justmad 8, COAM La Sede del Arte Madrid, Spain
  • August 26, 2015, Panela: The New Gold of Colombia, Chalton Gallery, London
  • April 5–28, 2017, Clouded Lands, Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery, London
  • February 19, 2018, Insect Flesh, Art week in Mexico City, Mexico
  • April 4, 2017, Opera dos Porcos, Rabieh Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
  • September 24–30, 2015, BSMT SPACE, Dalston, London
  • November 15, 2019 – February 20, 2020. ¿Paz en las Mesas?. Museum of Contemporary Art MAC Bogota, Colombia

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