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Studio visit to Pier Stockholm, one of the artists selected for the ICADE ART RESIDENCE



Pier Stockholm
Visual Artist


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Exact time to be confirmed

10, rue Waldeck Rochet, Bât 521,
Metro: Front Populaire (line 12)



Pier was born in (1977) Lima, Peru and currently lives in Paris.

The work of Pier Stockholm is on the one hand quite formal, on the other hand he embeds private thoughts and obsessions and subjective stories that boil down to the drama of life. Art is about endurance, about losing faith and rediscovering it. The artist likes personal stories and references and tries to slip them in his work. Over the years Stockholm has developed his own distinct vocabulary. Many of the tools and materials he uses refer to his studio practice. His work often starts with a rule that he sets himself or by drawing a geometric diagram, a colour chart or another existing system. Working on them allows unexpected things to happen. He believes the unexpected is essential for creativity. The artist is keen on universal systems like measurements, scales, and colour charts. He also relies on a large repository of references like (modernist) architecture, history, design, patterns, diagrams, scale, rituals, classification, icons and ornaments

After studying architecture in Lima he moved to São Paulo to do a Masters in Fine Art at the Universidad De Sao Paulo (USP) specialising in “Poeticas Visuais” at the “Escola de Artes e Comunicações” (ECA). After living for 5 years in Sao Paulo he moved to Paris to continue his studies thanks to a grant from Ecole des Beaux arts de Paris (ENSBA) under the Post Master program, “La seine” .

Pier Stockholm has exhibited in institutions and art spaces such as Paço das Artes (Sao Paulo), De Vleeshal (Middleburg), Casino (Luxembourg), and Espace Paul Ricard (Paris). He has participated in numerous residences such as SOART in Carinthia,  Cité des Arts in Paris, MONGIN studios in Seoul, NID in Ahmedabad among others. In 2014 his artist's book "The weight of References" was published by ONESTAR PRESS, Paris.

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