The evaluation commission, formed by Alfredo Puente of the Cerezales Foundation, Alba Colomo as director of La Escocesa and Ane Rodriguez as head of the Matadero Madrid artist residency centre, have decided to select the following artists as part of the open call for La Escocesa - Matadero Madrid 2023 residencies.
Megane Mercury is a multidisciplinary artist based in Madrid who uses visual arts as their main medium of expression. They also writes songs, sings, produces and provides creative direction for all their musical and visual projects. Their interests include dissident identities, capturing the everyday, film, documentary and anything that causes them visual pleasure or curiosity.
Previously, they has collaborated in the OFF of the XIV Dakar Biennial, with PHotoESPAÑA and is one of the winners of the first Afronteriza Residence launched by Conciencia Afro.
During their residency at La Escocesa, Megane Mercury will develop the project 'Deayípaká', that explores the cultural and identity intersection experienced by those whose lives have been marked by migratory processes. By mixing objects, locations, attire and other elements that refer to both their origins and the context in which they live, the project aims to create an archive and a contemporary and customary imaginary that portrays the realities of migrants and children of migrants.