Felipe Castelblanco // “BorderlessTV” // April-June, November 2016 (and ongoing)

BorderlessTV  is a new film collective which was developed by Felipe Castelblanco during his residency with CAT Cologne and a group of nine refugees from Syria. For this project, Castelblanco became a film instructor, collaborator, teammate and instigator. The group developed new skills on filmmaking, created short documentaries and experimental videos, contributing new perspectives. As the closing event of the residency, the group presented some work in progress and invited audiences to take part of a live film shooting and re-enactment. This event included video projections, temporary interventions, interactive art, music and performance in public spaces near CAT Cologne. As an ongoing initiative, BorderlessTV is continuously supported by CAT Cologne, in order to consolidate existing structures, professionalize their work and to reach out to a larger audience.

founding members are:

Abood Al-Hamchari

Basel Abas

Ehab Toumah

Mohamad Al-Hamchari

Mohamad Maaz

Fadhi Kalli


Mohamad Rajab

Wesam Al-Hamad

Termine | Dates

Sonntag, 24. April, 12-16 Uhr -> Brunch and artist talk

Samstag, 11. Juni, 18 Uhr -> final presentation and performance

Freitag, 16. September, 17 Uhr -> opening WiN Haus International, filmscreening Dormagener Str. 5, 50733 Köln-Nippes

Mittwoch 17. November, 19 Uhr -> “Felipe Castelblanco & BorderlessTV – Fernsehen als Selbstbestimmung” in collaboration with PLURIVERSALE V at the Academy of the Arts of the World / Akademie der Künste der Welt ACADEMYSPACE, Herwarthstr. 3, 50672 Köln

Felipe Castelblanco (*1985, Bogotá) holds and MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He has also studied Fine Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, in Bogotá and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in Skowhegan, Main. Felipe Castelblanco is a Colombian/American interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of new media and socially engaged art. Implementing educational practice in a subtle and parasitical way is a concomitant mechanism in his work. Through urban interventions, video, sculpture, performance and networked installations his work creates participatory experiences of publicness and coexistent encounters between unlikely audiences. His work has been shown internationally, including the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the San Diego Museum of Art, FAD festival in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, FIVAC festival in Camagüey, Cuba, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, the Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogotá, and numerous international new media and film festivals. Felipe Castelblanco has been awarded several grants and distinctions internationally, including the John Fergus Family Post MFA at The Ohio State in University in Columbus, the International Artist Fellowship Award from Kala Institute in Berkeley, an Honorable Mention from CAA’s Anual Professional Development award, New York, the Starr Fellowship at the Royal Academy Schools, London, and served as a cultural emissary in Manila, Philippines, through the US State Department during the inaugural American Arts Incubator program in 2014.

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