Opening Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017, 5 October (Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam)

Septiembre 2nd, 2017  |  Published in Ahora, Christian Galarreta, Colaboradores, Janneke van der Putten, Wilder Gonzales A  |  1 Comment

Artist talks, studio visits & music

From 19:30 – 23:00
Open to the public / Free entrance
Het Wilde Weten, Rober Fruinstraat 35, Rotterdam
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With: Felipe del Aguila, Jonathan Castro, Wilder Gonzales Agreda, Priscila FernandesEdward Clydesdale ThomsonJulien Grossmann and galerie Gallery.

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‘Cholopoly’, by Felipe Del Aguila

Aloardi, one of the first labels and independent platforms in South and Central America, started in 1998 diffusing and producing experimental music, audiovisual art, sound related interventions, internet radio broadcasts and alternative acoustic research. Based in Lima – Peru, Aloardi’s headquarters serves as venue for workshops, a residency programme, and a mediatheque.

Aloardi and Het Wilde Weten welcome you for the opening of the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017. At this event we will present the practices of contemporary Lima- and Rotterdam-based initiatives, artists, designers and musicians. Come meet colleagues and potential collaborators, at this starting point to the artist-in-residency period of the Peruvian guests Felipe del Aguila and Wilder Gonzales Agreda who will be hosted at ‘Residency …at the Waterfront’, Rotterdam.


In his artistic practice, Felipe Del Aguila (1974, PE) often moves on the verge of art and activism, making performative interventions in the urban public space, using language and text within a social critical approach. Growing up in a district called Piñonate, located in the heart of one of the more concentrated street markets in Lima (Caqueta Market), Del Aguila is very much inspired by the constant appropriations of public space in the Peruvian cities in relation to the ambulant, street commerce – something that is until today very much practised in Peru by people of low economic resources.

Del Aguila is a visual artist and cultural manager with a background as photographer, graphic designer and web programmer. Graduated from the Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Perú – Visual Arts (2004), Universidad ESAN – Marketing (2011) and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Management (2012), Del Aguila is currently Head of Communication at the MAC – Museum of Contemporary Art (Lima).

Since the mid-90’s, Del Aguila has been designing independent publications in the alternative circuit in Lima; he was founder of cultural projects as Red Peruana de Periodistas; producer within the women’s-rights association Movimiento Manuela Ramos and collaborating with activist collectives as Arte sin Argollas and CKE. Together with Produtora Mutante he made the publication ‘Se acabo el show: 1985 el estallido del rock subterráneo’, about the underground rock movement in Peru in the ‘80s, written by Carlos Torres Rotondo. Del Aguila was a core-member of Aloardi between 2001 and 2009. In 2008, he co-curated Aloardi’s 10-year anniversary at CCE (Cultural Centre of Spain, Lima).

This month, Del Aguila is artist-in-residence within the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 and will have a solo exhibition at S/lash Ga//ery (WORM Rotterdam), opening on the 28th of October at 18:00.

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Wilder Gonzales Agreda (Lima, 1977) is a Peruvian spacey non-musician of electronic experimental music, music journalist, radio-maker and owner of independent neo-psychedelic label SuperSpace Records (since 2003). As said through the 90’s, what he looks for with his music is to “harmonize with the endless cosmos” so – be your own totem and trip out.

He begun his music career in 1995 with his first band Avalonia and with Fractal. Both groups were part of the new Peruvian avant-garde history born with the post-rocker and ethereal scene Crisálida Sónica. Gonzales Agreda has been releasing more than 60 discs on his own label and on other ones across the world. In 2014 he put out the album “Lima Norte Metamúsica” (Superspace Records) with artwork by the neo-psychedelic painter Anthony Ausgang, that has been received with great reviews.

Since 2004 he redacts and manages the online music journal Perú Avantgarde, and writes reviews in various South- and Central American music magazines and newspapers. Gonzales Agreda conducts a weekly radio programme PERÚ METAMÚSICA, dedicated to avant-garde rock and electronic music, which is transmitted by the FM Radio Comas, Lima. He graduated in Communication at the University of Lima (2010) and specialized in Philosophy at the University Ruiz de Montoya (2005).

As artist-in-residence at the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 in October and November this year, Gonzales Agreda will give a premiere at the Aloardi Festival ‘Peruvian New Music & Arts’ at WORM on the 28th of October, and produce a radio play to be broadcasted at the Dutch national Concertzender, a commission by Studio Klangendum. In November Gonzales Agreda will be available for concerts in the area, for booking requests please contact Wilder directly through FB or email:…/crisalida-sonica-exploring-…/…/scala-mega-hertz

portrait WIlder Gonzales Agreda

Jonathan Castro (1984, Lima) is a graphic designer and musician based in Amsterdam. He grew up living between Comas, San Miguel, La Molina, Miraflores and Barranco, districts of Lima with strong contrasts. He has been active in the alternative Peruvian music scene playing in bands as ‘The Satellite’ and ‘Sociedades Primitivas’ and recently in the Netherlands, presenting concerts at VROOOM and Pink Pank (Rotterdam) for example.

Castro designed posters for independent musicians, record labels, underground venues from Lima as Jardín, Kinder, Pilotocopiloto, Buh Records and international artist as Mauricio Bianchi, Peru Jazz, Sonic Youth and Serenata de los Andes de Jean Pierre Magnet wherein the recognized Andean harpist Luciano quispe participated. Castro works at @Studio Dumbar (Rotterdam) and as a freelancer for organizations as Pantropical, collaborating with amongst others Bar None and Bound Centre.

For the Aloardi Festival Castro makes the graphic design and live visuals.

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Julien Grossmann (b. Metz in 1983) mainly works with installation, dealing with globalization and its cultural, economic and geopolitical dynamics. His work is based on a history of medias and techniques, and in particular the ones tied to sound, ranging from Edison’s wax cylinder to audio Cloud sharing.

Photo: Four and one ways to display an old Peruvian recording © Julien Grossmann, 2011

Priscila Fernandes (1981, Portugal) is a visual artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. For the past few years, her installations, videos and paintings have been part of exhibitions such as the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Brazil; The Book of Aesthetic Education of the Modern School at Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Back to the sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy, Rekjavík Art Museum, Iceland; Playgrounds, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; PIGS, Artium Basque Museum, Spain; Learning for Life, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; 12 Contemporaries, Serralves Museum, Porto; and This is the Time, This is the Record of Time at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam.

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galerie Gallery (Rotterdam) started in 2009 as a place to offer fellow artists an opportunity to develop new work in the domestic and welcoming location of an unused room in Jan Huijben’s Rotterdam South apartment. galerie Gallery’s low profile allows for artists to experiment with new media and new ways of presenting their work.

Over the years they’ve been host to a range of international artists who have all used and filled the small space in their own unique ways, sometimes expanding the exhibition space to the rest of the apartment, the beautiful communal back garden, or the busy Dordtselaan.

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Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 is organised by Aloardi and Idraola. Supported by WORM, Gemeente Rotterdam and CBK Rotterdam. Thanks to ‘Residency … at the Waterfront – International Residency Program: State of the City#3 Rotterdam’, Studio Klangendum, galerie Gallery.

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