Exhibition: Felipe del Águila, 28 October – 1 November 2017 (WORM S/ash Gallery, Rotterdam)

Octubre 11th, 2017  |  Published in Ahora, Christian Galarreta, Janneke van der Putten, Proyectos  |  1 Comment

FELIPE DEL ÁGUILA – ‘Connection-Disconnection’

Location: WORM S/ash Gallery – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam

Free entrance | Opening times:
Sat. 28.10, 18:00 – 02:00
Sun. 29.10, 13:00 – 17:00 (to be confirmed)
Mon. 30.10, 10:00 – 14:00
Tue. 31.10, 10:00 – 14:00
Wed. 01.11, 10:00 – 14:00
Want to visit the gallery later during the day? Make an appointment: info@worm.org, subject: visit expo Felipe Del Aguila. The artist himself will only be present during the opening on October 28th during Aloardi Festival – ‘Peruvian New Music and Arts’. FB event | FB Aloardi

See here the trailer!

FELIPE DEL ÁGUILA ‘Connection-Disconnection’

Bottle of mine, it’s you I’ve always wanted!
Bottle of mine, why was I ever decanted?
Skies are blue inside of you
The weather’s always fine;
There ain’t no Bottle in all the world
Like that dear little Bottle of mine.

‘Brave New World’, Aldous Huxley


Image: ‘El jardín de las delicias’ (‘The Garden of Delights’), painting-collage.
Photos by Ines Inico.

To mark Aloardi’s 19th anniversary, visual artist Felipe Del Águila (Lima, 1974) has been granted an artist-in-residency as part of the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017. His solo exhibition, ‘Connection-Disconnection’ will conclude this residency. Felipe’s work often seeks a balance between art and activism. He will immerse himself within the context of Rotterdam, in order to understand and ‘hack’ the local dynamic.

He mainly works with performative interventions in the urban public space, collecting found materials and trash, using language and text within a social-critical approach. Growing up in the Piñonate district in Lima, located close to busy street markets, Felipe was inspired by the constant appropriation of public space within Peruvian cities in relation to street commerce something that is practised in Peru mostly by people with lower incomes. Since the mid-90’s he has been designing independent publications on the alternative circuit, with the publication studio Contenidos Mutantes. In 2001 he joined the Aloardi collective and remained one of its core members until 2009. Currently Del Águila runs his communication studio, AIRE COMMUNICACIONES.

Felipe del Aguila, portrait_web


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, Aloardis headquarters serves as venue for workshops, a residency programme, and a mediatheque.

Felipe del Aguila’s work is made during the artist-in-residency of the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017, supported by City of Rotterdam, WORM, Idraola and CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam). Thanks to ‘Residency … at the Waterfront – International Residency Program: State of the City#3 Rotterdam’ and galerie Gallery.


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Fundado en el año 1998, Aloardi inicia sus acciones como uno de los primeros sellos y colectivos independientes dedicados a difundir y producir música experimental y electrónica, arte con nuevos medios, intervenciones sonoras, investigaciones acústicas y expresiones culturales autóctonas de Sur y Centro America. ". Apoyamos y generamos colaboraciones entre diferentes individuos, grupos autogestionados e instituciones a nivel local, nacional e internacional. Organizando eventos y exhibiciones transdisciplinarias, compartimos conocimiento sobre recursos (no) tecnológicos, trabajo sostenible e intercambio entre comunidades locales. Ubicado en Lima, desde el 2004 nuestro local funciona como mediateca y sirve para la realización de encuentros, talleres, laboratorios de investigación, programas de residencias, producciones audiovisuales y transmisiones de radio por Internet. Puedes encontrar en este sitio web información sobre nuestra actividad reciente; para conocer mas de nuestra actividad pasada, puedes visitar nuestro antiguo sitio web.

Founded in Peru in 1998, Aloardi started as one of the first labels and independent iniciatives in South and Central America diffusing and producing experimental and electronic music, media art, sound related interventions, alternative acoustic research and autochthonous cultural expressions of its región. We support and generate collaborations between people with self-managed associations and institutions on local, national and international level. We organize events and transdisciplinary exhibitions, initiate actions and share knowledge: the association is engaged in approaches towards (non)technological resources, sustainable work and exchange with local communities. Based in Lima, our space serves since 2004 as venue for meetings, workshops, research laboratories, a residency program, audiovisual productions, internet radio broadcasts and a mediatheque. Recent news about the Aloardi activities can be found on this website; to see more, you can visit our old website here.