Artist-in-Residence, Duo Exhibition:

Sanae Arraqas, Manuela Picallo Gil, Mind the Gap!, 2020, digitale fusion of two artistic positions


Mind the Gap!

22/03 – 09/05/2020
postponed due to COVID-19, new date to be announced 

philomena+ project room , Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna

With the warning phrase “Mind the Gap”, the artists refer to two areas of their interest, public transport and cause study of social imbalances.
Sanae Arraqas’ painterly paper works, for example, show the alienation of the individual in the context of the growing pace of everyday life. Technical acceleration in the area of (mass) mobility but also in the digital sector causes spatial and social distance between people.
Social gaps also arise from biased news reporting. According to Manuela Picallo Gil, tabloid papers, often distributed free of charge at public transport stops, play a major role in shaping public opinion and greatly influence the intellectual life and actions of our time. For some time now, she has chosen this free print medium in question as the starting material for her artistic practice. 

SANAE ARRAQAS born in 1989 in Rabat, lives and works in Casablanca. In 2013 she graduated from the National Institute des Beaux-Arts de Tétouan. Besides her artistic work she teaches art at the Technical University of Casablanca.

MANUELA PICALLO GIL born in 1985 in Eisenstadt, lives and works in Vienna. She studied „Art Education“ at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and graduated in the subject „Art and Communication“ (Doris Guth). She is currently studying in Ashley Hans Scheirl’s course „Contextual Painting“.





Artist-in-Residence, Duo Exhibition:


How to make a bee-line!

12/05 – 30/06/2020

Residency Elma Riza: 15/05 – 29/05/2020
Opening: Wednesday, 27/05/2020, 7pm
philomena+ project room , Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna