MDC Museum of Art + Design

Arrhythmic Suite, an Exhibition of new works by Odalis Valdivieso

Arrhythmic Suite, an Exhibition of new works by Odalis Valdivieso

February 19 – May 17
Main Gallery

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) presents an exhibition and new body of work titled Arrhythmic Suite by Venezuelan-born, Miami-based artist, Odalis Valdivieso. The exhibition comprises paintings and photographs made from 2014 to the present. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication of an artist's book containing images, and an essay written by Federica Bueti and designed by Kristin Metho.
Arrhythmic Suite unites four bodies of work: fifty inks on paper, six watercolors, six photocopies, and two c-prints. It was conceived by Odalis Valdivieso’s month-long residency in Berlin, Germany in the summer of 2014 establishing a dialog between a sense of place and her own practice, with place serving as a catalyst for the formation of investigation. Each work possesses a dubious quality, never committing to a singular process. Her photographic works are created entirely outdoors leaving nothing but a grayscale in place. They are ephemeral images that relate to organic shapes resembling graphite or charcoal intending to feel light and pictorial.

Odalis Valdivieso was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She is the recipient of the 2004 and 2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship as well as various Miami-Dade Community Grants,  has been featured in such exhibitions as The Sinking Parenthesis, Central Fine, Miami;  This is not a Museum, Centro Cultural Español, Miami;  Paper Folding, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery and Dimensions Variable, Miami; Grid’s World, Locusts Projects, Miami; Object Implied, Emerson Dorsch, Miami; Play-forms, Woodland Gallery, Chatham University, Pittsburgh; New Work Miami 2010 and 2013, Miami Art Museum; 365 Lives, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art; Practices Remain, Regina Rex, New York; among others. Valdivieso has created or contributed to community engaged projects such as Fall SemesterTalking Head Transmitters and The Nightclub. She has been mentioned in various publications including Artforum, The Miami Rail, ArtSlant, Temporary Art Review, Miami Herald, The New Yorker Magazine, Time Out, Art Nexus and Arte Al Día Internacional among others. Valdivieso currently lives and works in Miami.