On a full time basis. When work and art practice come together


Planta Alta, Plaza de Santa Cruz 3, 4ª planta, Madrid

October 1, 2021, 6 to 9pm.


In the present context of extreme precariousness and fear of the future, who can earn a living as an artist? And who, despite their academic degrees, creative gifts or vocation, has to survive doing other things? Would it be possible, however, to mobilize the professional peculiarities of artistic practice to include other occupations under that category? In an attempt to answer these questions, On a full-time basis starts from the hypothesis of the artist as a paid worker; not as an art worker, but as a person who inserts himself into the traditional labor market without abandoning their artistic identity.

This activity includes a series of creators who consciously use their occupations as a fishmonger, Pilates instructor, cook, taxi driver and house painter as part of their artistic work. Instead of talking about the artist's working conditions in a self-referential way, or simply portraying the problems of work in contemporary societies, these workers use their own circumstances to rethink the relationship between paid work and artistic practice.

With talks and actions by:

Amanda Alonso del Río is an artist and cook. Both in her native Havana and in Madrid she has combined the study and practice of art and cooking. In addition to his current job in a restaurant in the neighbourhood of Carabanchel (Madrid), she participates in different artistic events designing catering and actions related to food.

Lydia Garvín is a painter and manages the independent space PROA in addition to working as a taxi driver on the streets of Madrid.

Olalla Gómez Valdericeda is an artist who during one stage of her life worked as a house painter, while continuing to reflect on her own career and the art system.

Zlatan Hadžifejzović is an artist and currently works in a fish market in Cadaqués. In both his present job and in his previous job at a Japanese restaurant in London, Zlatan uses his workspaces as direct inspiration for his videos and sculptures.

M Reme Silvestre is an artist, pilates and aquatic activities instructor, among other things. Gyms, bodies, swimming pools and the routines of sports classes are the subject from which she develops her artistic projects.

Idea and organization: hablarenarte

This event has a limited capacity. To attend it is necessary to register here.

Image: Zlatan Hadžifejzović


Activity organized with the support of the grant to independent spaces of contemporary creation of the Madrid City Council (2020-21)

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