“My artistic practice develops within and around the relationship between the west and the un-western, an intimate as well as a historical relation that lead to my involuntary migration from Bolivia.

In my work I’m particularly interested in how coloniality lives and sets the premise for the development of globalism, capitalism, immigration. 
Working with contemporary art in Bolivia calls for an experimental approach to how to practice and there is an aspect of necessary adaptability and resistance in exploring different disciplines as well as audience and form. This has lead my practice to include installation, painting, sound, video, text production, activism and performance, and I’m continuously questioning what I consider a part of my practice, who the practice is for and where it is shown.

It is reoccurring themes and interests that bind the various production together as the works circles the seemingly inseparable relationship between the personal and intimate to the political and historical.

Among recent projects is an investigation of the phenomena that was European cannibal films from the 70s-80s and looking into how global immigration and world politics shaped and continues to shape Norwegian rap scene.

Recent/Upcoming Exhibitions/events:

   1. TBA
Brown Tears, Brown Sweat and Brown Blood.

   2. Spriten Kunsthall 28.01.22
       The Current is Strong and Un-Western.

    3.Telemark Kunstsenter 24.02.22
       I Wish You Would Call Me More Often.

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Born in La Paz, Bolivia, 1987. Raised in Norway.

Web: www.vicente-mollestad.com
E-mail: vicente.mollestad@gmail.com

2015-2017    The Sandberg Instituut, Department of Fine Arts, MFA
2012-2015    Bergen Academy of Art and Design Department of Fine Arts, BFA
2013-2014    Korea National University of Arts (Exchange, 2 semesters)

Selected solo exhibitions:

2022    The Current Is Strong And Un-western
            Spriten Kunsthall, Skien, Norway.
2021    The Cannibal Archive: Green Infernos
            Skien Bibliotek, Skien, Norge.
2021    More Lost Summers of My Youth
            Telemark Kunstsenter, Skien, Norge.
2019    Los Veranos Perdidos de mi Juventud,
            Eufforia Games, La Paz, Bolivia.
2018    I Close My Eyes But Never To Sleep,
            Abondoned building, La Paz, Bolivia
2017    Green Infernos,
            Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2016    CGDGCE,
            Gallery 427, Riga, Latvia.

Selected group exhibitions:

2021    Hvitsten Salong 2021,
            Hvitsten, Norge.
2019    IAP Residency Artist’s Exhibition,
            Incheon Art Platform, Incheon, South-Korea.
2019    Pictorica, Aproximaciones a la nueva pintura boliviana,
            Centro Cultural Simón I. Patiño, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
2018    In The Forest,
            Odru Project, Seoul, South Korea
2018    Larga Noche de Museos,
            CAF, La Paz, Bolivia

Curated exhibitions:

2022    I Wish You Would Call Me More Often - A screening of Bolivian contemporary art,
            Telemark Kunstsenter, Norway.


2021    Skien Kommunes Kunstnerstipend med opphold,
            Skien, Norge.
2019    Incheon Art Platform AIR Program
            Incheon, South Korea.
2018    La Pan Residencia (October and November)
            Valparaiso, Chile.
2018    Residencia Inmaterial
            La Paz, Bolivia.