Rosebud Performance

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Kurhaus Bergün, 10.02.2019

Rosebud is a new coat hanger designed with old sledge parts by Swiss-based company schnidlersalmerón. With the occasion of its presentation, I will be enacting Rosebud, an act of transferring a large set of clothes from body to body.
Performance #Rosebud for @schindler.salmeron departs from Erwin Wurm’s work Fabio Getting Dressed (Fabio wearing his entire wardrobe), 1992

Opening exhibition SOLID at Knoerle Baettig in Winterthur CH

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Performance 407 during opening. Photo: Caroline Palla

Performance 407 during opening. Photo: Caroline Palla

The works 407 (performance) and The Coffee Machine are part of the group exhibition SOLID, at Knoerle Baettig contemporary art gallery.

Curated by Annita Baettig and Merly Knoerle.
With artists: Muriel Baumgartner, Dominik Heim, Olga Titus, Alicia Velázquez

26 October –  24 November 2018



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November 2016

While Making It Together to be featured in 3 upcoming events:

Photo by Tarek J. Waked for AVA (Alicia Velázquez Atelier)

Photo by Tarek J. Waked for AVA (Alicia Velázquez Atelier)


While Making It Together will be part of the large group exhibition Adapt-r

"This ground-breaking and challenging exhibition is the conclusion of a four-year international research initiative, funded by a major EU grant, and aims to provide rare insights through an extraordinary range of 35 creative practitioners from around the globe." (excerpt from AmbikaP3 announcement, full content here)

Ambika P3, University of Westminster
27 November to 18 December 2016, Daily, 10am – 6pm • Admission: Free
Exhibition Opening Wednesday 23 November 2016 18:30 - 20:30


After an intimate series of making moments with each of my Brussels colleagues at a time, the current sculpture travels to London, where I invite every person part of Adapt-r program to participate in a social performative (and silent) act of wrapping. Together we will wrap the current, chair-sized sculpture, to its temporary home during AmbikaP3 exhibition: a table.

University of Westminster,  35 Marylebone Road. NW1 5LS
Sunday 27 November, 4.15pm
Right after the plenary session of Practice Research Symposium


I will be giving my third PhD in-progress presentation in the upcoming Practice Research Symposium. This time my focus will be While Making It Together, one work to be the lens from which to look through my practice.  

University of Westminster,  35 Marylebone Road. NW1 5LS
Saturday 26 November, 9.30am

Still cutting, ring by ring, moment by moment

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Photo by Alicia Olmos for AVA (Alicia Velázquez Atelier)

Photo by Alicia Olmos for AVA (Alicia Velázquez Atelier)

"Please, don't cut all of your hair". A tiny old lady came in just to give me her beauty advice. One Hair One Purpose. Keeps going. Week 3.

Another public daily setting - the window of a centric hairdressing salon. Transformation to a place where transformation, daily and lightly, is constantly happening.
It was the most naturally fitting performance experience of all. 

OHOP at K-Styling hair salon.
Special thanks to stylist Anabel Blanco.

OHOP continues at UNO Partner Zürich

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While obsessively thoughtful of time, present in every work I produce, I keep miscalculating it. Or, maybe, Time is the one miscalculating me, or my hair, for this particular matter.

3 days and 15 hours after the performance One Hair One Purpose at Corner College, with much of that hair still up on its place, and during the very performance, I had to make a quick decision: cut it all off right here and now? Or continue the performance and the cutting further?

And, while cutting, twisting, ringing and tying up, while lights, cameras and pairs of eyes were expectant on me, the decision came: the slow act of transformation must go on. 

And if this act of transformation comes to a daily environment? 

One Hair One Purpose, Week 2, at UNO Partner Architecture & Development.
With special thanks to partner Sebastian Schaeffer.

One Hair One Purpose live from Corner College

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Thursday 29

With final PUBLIC EVENT between 20-21h

PERFORMANCE is taking place today, Thursday 29th, in

Corner College, 16-21h. Open to the public.

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Wednesday 28, from 12-17h (CET)


Tuesday 27, from 12-17h (CET)

All photos, and assistance during this piece, taken and performed by Alicia Olmos

One Hair One Purpose in Corner College, curated by Dimitrina Sevova. Corner College Collective are Dimitrina Sevova & Alan Roth.

OHOP concept by Alicia Velázquez + creative collaboration of Tarek J. Waked