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Carlos Roque

Studo On The Street: Carlos Roque, 2009 Artist-in-Residence

Artist Residency Program and Event:
July 6 – August 29, 2009
Open Studio Weekend: August 22 & 23, 2009

Forever & Today, Inc. hosts an open studio weekend featuring new works by Carlos Roque to launch its Studio On The Street Summer Artist Residency program (July 6-August 29, 2009). Studio On The Street provides an artist without a workspace the opportunity to use Forever & Today, Inc. as a studio during the summer months. Complimented by corresponding educational outreach, Studio On The Street coincides with Forever & Today, Inc.'s aim to respond to artists' needs while rethinking the goals of contemporary artist-centered initiatives and non-profit organizations.

As the program's inaugural artist-in-residence, Carlos Roque presents a new sound work, The Sound Of My Gold Record (2009), alongside select works-inprogress created on-site over the last two months. Taken from his observations working at Forever & Today, Inc.'s storefront in New York's Chinatown/Lower East Side, these works emphasize Roque's ongoing interest in music and street culture.

Roque's residency coincides with a special presentation of his work, and featuring a new sculpture, Kill The Rabbit (2009), created with suspended guitars and a PA system. Organized by Forever & Today, Inc. as a non-profit member of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), and in collaboration with NADA sponsor 7 For All Mankind, the work remains on view at their Westchester location until August 29.

Carlos Roque (b. 1969, Lisbon, Portugal) is a Portuguese artist who lives and works in Lisbon and New York. He obtained a degree in painting at the University of Lisbon in 1994, and has been showing his interdisciplinary, neo-conceptual installations, multimedia, and video-based works in solo and group exhibitions since the mid-1990s. Also known for electro-kinetic sound sculptures that are inspired by his experiences as a musician, lately Roque has been combining large-scale murals with abstract projections. In 2004, he was awarded a Gulbenkian and Luso-American Foundation fellowship to participate in an artist residency at New York's International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). Roque regularly exhibits his work in Lisbon, Madrid, New York, and Paris, and has been featured in Artforum and The New Yorker among other international publications.

Studio On The Street: Carlos Roque, 2009 Artist-in-Residence is selected by Ingrid Chu and Savannah Gorton.