Caer Ascendiendo
Francisca Khamis Giacoman

Solo Exhibition and Performance

17.06 – 19.06
Francisca Khamis Giacoman relates the fragmentation of diasporic memories into performances and audio-visual installations. She ties together material family archives and collective memories into different solidifications of in-between states of being. Stories of migration unfold at the boundaries of fiction and materiality. After receiving a package from her family in Chile, she uses the same gesture, and brings forth a new object to the chapel at Kunsthal Extra City. This object folds the fabric of her research together with memories of her family’s business manifesting the multitude of states of in-between-ness that permeate her life.

Francisca Khamis Giacoman’s recent works deal with fragmented diasporic memories. In performances and installations, she recollects stories of migration and unfolds them at the boundaries of fiction and materiality. Her video and sound works use family archives to focus on the solidification of in-between identities.

She has exhibited works at Rozenstraat, Amsterdam; Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn; Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam; Kunstverein, Amsterdam; PuntWG, Amsterdam; Stroom, Den Haag; Stadium, Berlin. She has published her work in Zelda Magazine, Finland; and was artist in residence in Umeå, Sweden. Francisca Khamis Giacoman recently co-founded Espacio Estamos Bien, an art cooperative based in Amsterdam, that organises gatherings, publications and exhibitions.
Curated by
Adriënne van der Werf, Josue Aliendre Carvani

Dramaturgy in collaboration with
Andoni Zamora Chacartegui

Performers
Francisca Khamis Giacoman, Anabel Pérez Lubián

Music
Antonio Duarte

Sound piece
Arif Kornweitz

Graphic Design
Oriol Cabarrocas

Outfit
Avoidstreet
17.06 – 19.06

Caer Ascendiendo
Francisca Khamis Giacoman


Solo Exhibition and Performance

Francisca Khamis Giacoman relates the fragmentation of diasporic memories into performances and audio-visual installations. She ties together material family archives and collective memories into different solidifications of in-between states of being. Stories of migration unfold at the boundaries of fiction and materiality. After receiving a package from her family in Chile, she uses the same gesture, and brings forth a new object to the chapel at Kunsthal Extra City. This object folds the fabric of her research together with memories of her family’s business manifesting the multitude of states of in-between-ness that permeate her life.

Curated by
Adriënne van der Werf, Josue Aliendre Carvani

Dramaturgy in collaboration with
Andoni Zamora Chacartegui

Performers
Francisca Khamis Giacoman and Anabel Pérez Lubián

Music 
Antonio Duarte

Sound piece
Arif Kornweitz

Graphic Design
Oriol Cabarrocas

Outfit 
Avoidstreet