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artist in residency

 

During the month of October 2018 I curated the Artist In Residency program at The Ace Hotel in New York, to include artists from the Refinery29 Design Team. This meant that every weekend, two of our designers spend a night at The Ace to create an exceptional piece of art.

During the last weekend, Elliot Salazar and myself, wanted to create an experience, not just art. We blew over 4000 yellow balloons, brought in a few friends and created an interactive piece called UNTITLED ROOM 11.

Inspired by three of the most influential living artist of our time — Martin Creed, Yayoi Kusama and James Turrell — UNTITLED ROOM 11 is an homage to their art. From the balloons completely covering the floor, to the Kusama-like dots on the wall and the lights in the bathroom. The room became the art itself. 

 
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ARTIST IN RESIDENCY Creative Direction: Isabel Castillo Guijarro

UNTITLED ROOM 11 ART DIRECTION: ISABEL CASTILLO GUIJARRO & ELLIOT SALAZAR. WITH ADDITIONAL BALLOON SUPPORT BY EVELYN ZHANG.

ALL aRTISTS PART OF THE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY INCLUDED : lOUISA CANNELL, JANET SUNG, ABBIE WINTERS, SEETA KHANAI, EVELYN ZHANG, EVA LEE, Elliot Salazar AND ISABEL CASTILLO GUIJARRO

 

new york 2018