Portrait of Grimanesa Amorós with AMPLEXUS – light sculpture at The Cultural Palace Diplomatic Quarter
You are cordially invited to attend the opening of
AMPLEXUS
on November 3rd

NOOR RIYADH 2022
Cultural Palace Diplomatic Quarter
7320 Amr Aldamri St, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12512


AMPLEXUS – light sculpture at The Cultural Palace Diplomatic Quarter



ARTIST STATEMENT
AMPLEXUS (Latin for embrace) is an immersive light sculpture installation that embodies global identity.

The piece communicates directly with Riyadh’s contemporary and historical architecture, viewers, and the surrounding environment by connecting the city’s past and its ever-evolving tomorrow, nature, and the digital world. The work looks toward Riyadh’s global future while celebrating the city’s cultural heritage and community.

AMPLEXUS takes inspiration from traditional Islamic architecture, reinterpreting it within a digital age. At the same time, it engages with the modern shape of the installation site, Riyadh’s Cultural Palace, the heart of the city’s global relations. A light sculpture will be installed into the distinctive circular overhang of the building. The lighting sequence reconnects the city with the surrounding desert by recalling sunrises and sunsets on dunes. Tubing structures formed with the columns of the building and reflective material installed on the floor below will envelop viewers within their cultural heritage, community, and environment.

Thousands of souls dreaming and working together created the city of Riyadh. The breathtaking ferocity of the surrounding desert is a testament to human innovation. AMPLEXUS embraces this collective community consciousness, the city’s architecture, and the untamed magic of the desert itself.

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Noor Riyadh
Noor Riyadh is an annual citywide festival of light and art that nurtures creativity, promotes talent, and delivers awe-inspiring experiences.

Noor Riyadh, the groundbreaking annual citywide festival of light and art, will launch on November 3, 2022 (until November 19, 2022), accompanied by a 3-month art exhibition (November 3, 2022 – February 4, 2023) and a dynamic public program. Following the success of the festival’s inaugural edition in 2021, this edition will see the festival triple in size, with activations in 40 locations across the city of Riyadh.

Noor Riyadh’s 2022 theme is ‘We Dream of New Horizons,’ responding to a motif that is both literal and metaphorical in meaning. It alludes to the distant glow of sunrise or sunset and the shining light of our dreams, with a sense of hopefulness for the future inherent in the phrase. Its connotations are positive, optimistic, and reflective of confidence in renewal and transformation. Through a sense of wonder, the artists will explore the use of illumination, luminosity, and their encounters with materials as staging relations to otherness and hope in the form of light.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Grimanesa Amorós is a Peruvian-born American artist whose work explores community connection within the intersection of history, technology, and architecture. Her monumental lighting sculptures incorporate video, lighting, and electronic elements to create immersive environments. Technology compliments the concepts of her work without defining them. She draws upon important cultural legacies for inspiration. Still, she does noes not hold a nostalgic view of her subjects. In the art of Grimanesa Amorós, the past is meeting the future.
Amorós is often invited as a keynote speaker at museums, foundations, and universities, where her lectures empower young women, attracting future artists, students, and faculty working in architecture, science, and technology.

Amorós has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. She was a guest speaker at TEDGlobal, a recipient of the ‘NEA Visual Arts Grants Fellowships, and has the distinction of being part of the ‘Art In Embassies Program of the U.S. and the Civita Institute NE Chapter Fellowship Grant. Her work has been exhibited in numerous museums, including the Ludwig Museum, CAFA Museum, Katonah Museum, and Seoul National University Museum of Art.

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Rendering of SCIENTIA – light sculpture – image not for press use
 
SCIENTIA
A MONUMENTAL LIGHT SCULPTURE FOR THE WELLBEING SUMMIT
Curated by Manuel Bagorro, on view June 1st – August 30th, 2022

AZKUNA ZENTROA
Arriquíbar Plaza, 4, 48010 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain

Hello Everyone!
On June 1st, 2022, we’re launching SCIENTIA, my latest project in Bilbao, Spain, for the Wellbeing Summit.

The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change will take place from June 1st to June 3rd, 2022. The Summit is a unique opportunity to connect and discuss social change, government, arts, and business leaders working at the intersection of social change and inner wellbeing.

SCIENTIA is a Latin word meaning knowledge, experience, and expertise. It implies a socially interactive activity; the seeking and sharing of knowledge. This monumental sculpture will explore the human connection using our understanding of the world—fire, water, earth, and light. Through this primordial immersion, SCIENTIA provides a means of accessing our emotional selves that nurtures wellbeing and promotes community engagement.

All my best,
Grimanesa

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LinkedIn: @grimanesaamoros @TheWellbeingProject


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You can pick up a copy from Design Miami, art fairs, and art venues: you can purchase a copy on the official website: https://www.arteallimite.com/2018/10/03/revista-92/
Grimanesa Amorós is a TEDGlobal guest speaker, a recipient of The NEA Visual Artist Fellowship, Art In Embassies Program, X Tumi USA Award, and Visionary Art Exhibition Lifetime Achievement Award. . Arte Al Límite (AAL) started in 2001 with the mission of spreading Latin American art and being a window for art and a bridge between different artists and the global public.

 
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I am so thrilled to be a part of this exhibition with the sculptural dress, Precious Nipples, which I collaborate with designer Manuel Fernandez. It was worn by actress Juana Acosta and selected as the featured image by photographer Omar Ayyashi to represent The Exhibition N5. N5 is an organization created to defend all genders’ rights and empower all women and girls.



Thursday Feb. 11th to March 14th, 2021
REAL JARDIN BOTANICO
Plaza de Murillo, 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain

GRIMANESA AMORÓS
PRECIOUS NIPPLES by Grimanesa Amorós collaboration with fashion designer Manuel Fernandez and photographer Omar Ayyashi
Actress Juana Acosta and photo © Omar Ayyashi

 OMAR AYYASHI
Lograr la igualdad entre los géneros y empoderar a todas las mujeres y las niñas

N.5 is an exhibition project created by Manuel Fernández for the Fashion Art Institute and Omar Ayyashi. It addresses the fifth sustainable development objective (ODS) set by the European Union in its 2030 plan. The photographs address the different ODS number five raises in everyday life situations. The dresses have been photographed with actresses such as Belén Rueda, Paz Vega, Juana Acosta, Anna Castillo, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo. These actresses wear Manuel Fernández, designed exclusively for “Fashion Art Institute” lighting artist Grimanesa Amorós intervene Precious Nipples, which Juana Acosta wore.

N.5 es un proyecto expositivo ideado por el diseñador Manuel Fernández para Fashion Art Institute y el fotografo Omar Ayyashi que aborda el quinto objetivo de desarrollo sostenible (ODS) marcado por la unión europea en su agenda 2030. Las fotografías abordan las distintas metas que el ODS número cinco plantea, en situaciones de vida cotidiana. Estas se han creado con actrices de primera línea de nuestro cine: Belén Rueda, Paz Vega, Anna Castillo, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Ester Expósito son algunos de los personajes inmortalizados para este proyecto de“Fashion Art Institute” Juana Costa fotografiada con Precious Nipples vestido intervenido por Amoros.

For more information, please visit the websites below:
www.omarayyashi.com/  
www.fashionartinstitute.org  
www.lafabrica.com/madriddesignfestival/actividad/n5/  
www.rjb.csic.es/jardinbotanico/

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Read the article on AS IF Magazine website: click here

As If Magazine Issue 18 Let There Be Light Grimanesa Amoros As If Magazine featuring Grimanesa Amoros Portrait and Interview by Tatijana Shoan “There’s a certain Slant of light” is the first line of a poem of the same name written by American poet and writer Emily Dickinson back in 1861. The poem likens winter sunlight to cathedral music and considers the spiritual effects of the light. Light has been a theme throughout history for poets, writers and artists, and Peruvian-American artist has taken this theme to an experiential level. More than using light to illuminate her work, light is her main medium, which she controls through a complicated and intricate proprietary computer system that allows her to choreograph rays of light in various color hues to hypnotic music. This interdisciplinary artist is known for her large-scale light sculpture installations that incorporate elements from sculpture, video, drawings, printing and technology to create site-specific installations that engage architecture and captivate viewers. Amorós’ ephemeral and transcendent works reflect her Peruvian heritage and the communities where the artwork lives, and aims to bring communities together and build a bridge between the past, present and future. Grimanesa Amorós “LIGHT IS EPHEMERAL, AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT EVERY PERSON CAN CONNECT TO IT—PEOPLE HAVE A RELATIONSHIP AND ATTACHMENT TO LIGHT.” Grimanesa Amorós As If Magazine featuring Grimanesa Amoros As If Magazine featuring Grimanesa Amoros As If Magazine featuring Grimanesa Amoros As If Magazine featuring Grimanesa Amoros As If Magazine featuring Grimanesa Amoros As If Magazine featuring Grimanesa Amoros As If Magazine Issue 18 Cover As If Magazine Issue 18 featuring Naomi Watts, Dominique Fishback, Jennifer Sears, Rainsford, and Richard Butler. AS IF Magazine is a large-format luxury biannual publication focused on the realms of artistic expression and the visionaries behind them. We feature individuals who have made a creative mark in our society in fashion, art, design, architecture, music, film, and business. We are the recipients of over 20 national and international awards in platinum and gold for Best New Magazine, Best Editorial Design, and Best Cover Design. AS IF Magazine is currently distributed by Speedimpex USA, a leading national distributer to major US cities such as New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco, among others. AS IF can also be found in five- and six-star hotels and private charter jets both domestically and internationally. Send an email or media kit to info@AsIfMag.com for more information.
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We talk with Grimanesa about everything from childhood influences in engineering to her Peurvian heritage to the development of an architectural process, and how she uses light to illuminate new perspectives.

Link to the article and video interview:
https://www.womenwecreate.com/post/in-conversation-with-grimanesa-amor%C3%B3s

Link to the audio podcast interview:
https://www.womenwecreate.com/podcast/episode/464892a6/interview-with-grimanesa-amoros

ArtW WWC Marjorie Martay Grimanesa Amoros Interview

Art W formed “Women We Create” as a platform for global, experiential journeys to connect art enthusiasts with artists of all disciplines to create more dialogue and opportunity for women in the arts. “Women We Create” had its inaugural journey in London during the fall of 2019 and met with Julie Cunningham, Siobhan Davies, Skye Gyngell, Tali Pelman, Gilane Tawadros, and many others.

Art W is an organization committed to promoting women working across creative disciplines by means of advocacy, curation, and education. Through a combination of awareness-raising campaigns, educational panels and tours, salon discussion series, and professional curation services, Art W aims to bring collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts together with notable women artists from around the world.
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AS IF Magazine
What Are Your Favorite Artists Cooking-Up During Quarantine?


Marina Abramovic’s recipe for “Drinking Water”
Grimanesa Amoros’ recipe for Pisco Sour


Link to the article: https://www.asifmag.com/story/grimanesa-amoros-quarantine-recipe
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