Exhibition

Venezuelan Youth

27 Feb 2020 – 24 Mar 2020

Regular hours

Monday
09:00 – 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 – 19:00
Thursday
09:00 – 19:00
Friday
09:00 – 19:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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London
England, United Kingdom

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  • Bus: From Old St. 243 towards Wood Green; 149 North; From Liverpool St. 149 or 242 North on Bishopsgate.
  • Tube: Old Street, Liverpool Street

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"Since 2017 I have returned to my home country of Venezuela every year, exploring the lives of the youth and their daily struggles. Traveling outside Caracas, the capital, I met a number of subjects and families who I shared time with in order to gain a more intimate insight into their realities.

I initiated this project due to the frustration and anger I feel towards the current crisis in Venezuela. As well as a faint nostalgia towards a Venezuela that my parents once lived in, yet one that myself and the young living in Venezuela today didn’t.

What intrigues me are the children’s constant shifts from a state of playful naivety, hardening into a more rigid, stoic attitude to their lived realities. Not only are they confronting the extreme food and medicine shortages that have caused the death of many around them, but also the lack of opportunities, leaving little room for hope, except for the possibility of leaving the country.

With the images, I intended to create an abstract calming state I imagine the young feel between their innocence and a seemingly inevitable premature maturation." - Silvana Trevale

The private view for Silvana's solo exhibition 'Venezuelan Youth' will open on the 27th of February at theprintspace Gallery in Shoreditch, London. RSVP now for free and we'll see you then.

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Curators

Nathan De Ruwe

Exhibiting artists

Silvana Trevale

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