Originary from Argentina, Luisina Sosa Rey lives and works in Montreal, Canada, where she obtained her BFA in Visual Arts with a major in Painting and Drawing at Concordia University.
Through drawing, installation, writing and various “infiltrations” in reality, her work is a mean to implement experiences which can regenerate the intimate and sensible attention we have towards the world around us.
During her participation in Despina Residency Programme, Sosa Rey intends to dedicate herself to a form of experimentation which reserves an important place to process-based ideas and a child-like playfullness freed from auto censorship: ordinary experience and its connection to quotidian time; situations of meditative solitude which will nourish the dialogue with oneself; a research through actions and stumblings on materials which can resonate in peculiar ways. Her research at Despina will focus on the notions of the self as a social construct, the permeability of our beings and our ways of being transformed through alterity and adversity.
This residency was partly supported by the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec (CALQ) and Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ).