Paratext #58 with Jenny Abouav, Mariana Portela Echeverri, Olivia Jack and Oriol Fuster

This name, Paratext, hides a monthly program of performances by artists in residence at Hangar as well as artists on exchange grants. They present, in different formats, specific projects or parts of their work. The sessions are always open to the public with the purpose of enabling interaction with the artists themselves. Each Paratext also has an editor who will later publish his or her impressions of the presentation on this blog.

On this occasion, Helena Pérez Guerra will be the editor.

The next Paratext session will take place on Wednesday, November 24 at 6 p.m. in Hangar’s Sala Ricson.

Projects will be presented by:

Jenny Abouav (Exchange Grant Hangar – Casa de Velázquez)

Jenny Abouav’s artistic practice focuses on performance and installation. After a Bachelor’s degree in University of Bordeaux 3 in Film and Audiovisual Studies, Jenny Abouav moved to Montreal for 5 years to study at the University of Quebec in Montreal in Visual Arts and then in Interactive Media and Sound Creation. She moved to Marseille in 2016 and obtained her DNSEP from the Superior School of Art of Aix-en-Provence in 2018. She has presented her work in France and abroad, among others at the Performance Crossing Festival in Prague, the Parallèle Festival in Marseille, the Grenier à sel in Avignon, the ATM: OMNI Festival in Seoul, Inact Festival in Strasbourg and the International Performance Festival in Riga.

Mariana Portela Echeverri (Production grant 2021)

She is a Portuguese-Colombian artist whose work explores the languages of the body from a dreamlike and experimental lens.She graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona (2009) where she was strongly linked to the post-porn art movement collaborating with numerous collectives and artists, among them Shu Lea Cheang. In 2016 she completed an MFA in Fine Arts, from Goldsmiths University of London. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as Sesc_Videobrasil Contemporary Art Festival (BR) and ICA-Institute of Contemporary Arts of London (UK). In 2019 she was awarded the Latin American Artist Research Grant from Pivô Pesquisa (São Paulo) attending their artist-in-residence programme. She is currently the recipient of the Hangar Production Grant (Barcelona).

Olivia Jack (On-the-fly residency)

She is the developer of various browser-based creative tools including Hydra (live-coded video synthesizer), PIXELSYNTH, and LiveLab (peer-to-peer media router). Her live visual sets explore algorithmic representations of unpredictable and chaotic systems, and writing software as a messy and ephemeral process.

Oriol Fuster (Production Grant 2021)

He articulates postcoloniality from his Catalan, neurodiverse, worker and non-binary conditions; “four times a rebel” as the poet Maria-Mercè Marçal would say. He uses materials such as the human, literary and political –bodies without a narrative, narratives for bodies. Withi his owrk he aims to generate concrete impacts; as we need to, in his opinion, go further from the strictly aesthetical practice: artists owe to society as much as society owes to the arts.


The event will be carried out following all security measures.

Attendance is free of charge and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supported by:


Image: Jenny Abouav – Les matins transparents qui dansent


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