Cecilia Mandrile and Ola Khalidi
Mandrile, Cecilia OneOther/ UnOtro Bristol, United Kingdom, 2015 ISBN 978-1-906501-09-9 Text: Ola El-Khalidi Concept and Images: Cecilia Mandrile Graphic Design: Lucas Di Pascuale Published by Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol Essay - Who I am to Judge? © Ola El Khalidi Images © Cecilia Mandrile
Cecilia Mandrile and Gill Saunders
Solitaire was developed during Cecilia Mandrile's Collaborative Print Studio Fellowship at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol in 2014.
Cecilia Mandrile, Gill Saunders, Federico Falco, Elvis Fuentes, Yuneikis Villalonga, and Ibrahim Nasrallah
The Perfume of Absence/ El Perfume de la Ausencia, an accompanying publication to the homonymous retrospective exhibition (1995-2013), means the outcome of theoretical and creative research that explores the fragmentation and fluidity of identity caused by prolonged periods of displacement and migrancy. As the artist journeyed across Argentina, the United States, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, England, Croatia, Estonia, Belgium and Jordan, she systematically documented her evolving experience of displacement through the continual production and exhibition of small, fragmented, printed art works and artefacts, notably small dolls, created in different places using a laptop, digital printer and found objects, a portable studio. The whole body of work presented here wanders around in a suitcase. The publication that follows this traveling project includes an introduction from Gill Saunders, Senior Print Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; essays from Argentinean writer Federico Falco; Elvis Fuentes, Associate Curator, El Museo del Barrio, New York City and Yuneikis Villalonga, curator at CUNY Lehman College Gallery, as well as an epilogue by Ibrahim Nasrallah, Palestinian – Jordanian poet and novelist. The contributing writers represent important referents of the critical approach of the visual arts landscape in what have meant the artist's ‘homes’ during the last decades: Córdoba, Argentina; London, England; Amman, Jordan and New York City.