Tenia Simbionte is a collaborative artistic project and a pseudonym for a cultural reality with all its problems.
It harvests exhibition catalogues from museums and transforms them by including it´s own work of art, taking care of the layout, the font and style, as well as the composition, colors and images. During the exhibition period Tenia returns its parasite to its original stand.
Uses camouflage to become critical with the institution: with the museum, the art market, with artists, with the authority of the work, with context, with the curator, with the viewer, with art itself.
It is appropriationist, but never establishes a destructive relationship with the host, it rather engages in a “I win you win” relationship with it, adding creative input at the time of taking advantage ot it. http://teniasimbionte.wordpress.com/
In collaboration with Alex de las Heras
ACT_No.1 TENIA_Simbionte. Der Nackte Mann. Exhibition. LENTOS Museum, Linz (Austria).
We behave like a parasite, but our goal is a symbiotic relationship where both organisms become beneficiaries. Like an Endoparasite it is also an Exoparasite, half inside and half outside of the organism. It has appeared in the host, printed, embedded and making a profit while the host is not harmed.