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Aay Liparoto awarded 2019 Artist Residency at FACT by the European Media Art Platform



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We are delighted to announce that artist Aay Liparoto will join FACT as artist-in-residence in 2019 after being awarded the European Media Artist Residence-in-Exchange by the European Media Art Platform.

Aay Liparoto is a multidisciplinary artist who uses long term performance as a form of research, seeking value creation through art practice. The works touches a range of topics such as debt, intimacy, friendship, privacy, isolation and the examination of normative gender identities. Their output is predominately video, text and performance, working with accessible technology, personal digital archives and DIY strategies to reflect on the mechanics of the everyday life. The work is largely auto ethnographic and often requires participation. This is typified in the series Andrew Has His Period (2015 ) which is centred around a 9 month long performance in daily life, examining the power of the banal in gender performativity. The short film Andrew a Strong Courageous Warrior which premiered at the 2016 International Film Festival Rotterdam and book Andrew Has His Period (Anecdotes of Androgyny) continue to be key catalyst for their work .

In 2017 and 2018 Liparoto received Flanders Cultural Development Scholarship, with which they produced the short film What Devious Cunts We Are during the Dusangneuf Osangsett Residency Brussels (2017). This and their installation Everyone’s Invited created for Nucleo Solo Residency (2018), reflected on the isolation, friendship and social class.

Plural Authorship Collective is a playful collaboration between Aay Liparoto & Zed Morales. Their short documentary We Were Fools For Thinking is Was Going to Be Fun (2019) is a snapshot of friendship and anxiety to succeed.

Liparoto is currently living and working in Brussels and will be in residence at FACT in Spring and Summer 2019.