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UNCOOL ARTIST PARTICIPANTS + FERIA CLANDESTINA

 


DEC 1 – 4 | 12PM – 6PM

5940 BISCAYNE BLVD.
MIAMI – FL 33137
MIAMI MODERN DISTRICT

THE FAIR

Miami Art Week starts next week and, parallel to Art Basel, will happen the Feria Clandestina at Seven Seas Motel. A four-day Miami art fair that will host artists, galleries, and independent projects, from December 1 – 4, 2022.

UA participants Bella Cardim and Fernanda Fróes present an independent project each. Congratulations on your participation, Bella and Fernanda!

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December 1 – 3 | 12 – 7 pm
December 4 | 12 – 6 pm
5940 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL 33137
MIAMI MODERN DISTRICT

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BELLA CARDIM

FERNANDA FRÓES

BELLA CARDIM

Bella Cardim artistic research evolves around emotional hunger, nourishment, excessive consumerism, and body image issues. For this open call I propose to occupy a small room and I chose six series of work to purposely fill the space.

“What are you hungry for?”, Installation,
approx. 90in, 2021

The starting point of this installation is my questioning of what I am hungry for, what attracts and nourishes me, a question that has always permeated my work. For this installation I created two interactive word searches, with the things that I AM hungry for, not only foods and drinks but also places and emotions – hidden in the grid. The viewer can find fifteen words on each word search. To to visually represent my search, I displayed an arrangement of 1000 postcards with 46 photographs that I took of things that I was or still am hungry for. I want to invite the viewer to interact with the piece- I ask them to circulate the first word they can find on the word searches, and I offer them a postcard as a souvenir – or to use it to write back to me, letting me know things that they crave. I decided to use this word puzzle game as a metaphor for my inner search and also because, during the pandemic, while isolated at home, those games were part of my daily life.

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FERNANDA FRÓES

Fernanda-Froes

Fernanda Fróes proposal for Feria Clandestina is a series of works that can be divided into Brazilwood and Mangrove. Both are endangered species in Brazil and US that must be protected and preserved. Brazilwood works are about my connections with my original home, Brazil. The Mangrove works represent the recent roots connecting me with my new homeland: Miami. Both are essential representations of the feeling of belonging, transiting from different places, like immigrating to a foreign country but still preserving my identity. The motel, being a place of transit, symbolizes the feeling of impermanency present in my work. The Seven Seas Motel is one of the oldest buildings in Miami’s historical center. My pieces carry historical context and degradation, aspects that resonate with the atmosphere of the building. I will occupy a small room with four series of works.

My artwork takes a critical view of environmental and colonization aspects. Often referencing natural history, I research the relationship between humans, their identity, and their heritage in the Americas. I bring attention to the importance of environmental and anthropological preservation as a contemporary urgency and investigate subjects related to colonialism and identity. Through diverse media, I construct visual narratives where materiality is essential in my work.

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