June Tea Oval Session: Critical Art and Political Resistance in Venezuela

Date: Wednesday, June 12th

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

In this second session, we are privileged to delve into the political perspective of the exceptional Venezuelan artist and researcher Augusto Gerardi. His works, spanning various artistic mediums and methods, offer a unique and immersive portrayal of daily political life in Venezuela. Augusto will present a selection of critical projects that have challenged authoritarianism from 1959 to the present, providing a rare insight into the struggles and triumphs experienced during political protests in Venezuela through an artistic lens. TIER invites Audiences with Venezuelan connections to actively participate in the conversation with Augusto, offering a stimulating and engaging experience. 

The Tea Oval session is not a passive event but a dynamic monthly forum. As an audience member, your role is crucial. You are not just a spectator but an active participant in studying and exploring new and emerging perspectives on artistic resistance against political dictatorships worldwide. Zoncy Heavenly, an artist from Myanmar currently in residence at TIER, is leading the Tea Oval sessions until November 2024, ensuring your active participation and contribution, making your presence and insights invaluable. 


Augusto Gerardi Rousset, born in 1989, is a passionate art activist whose expressive performances resonate more strongly than a simple status report. His primary work is a thoughtful and satirical response to the political turmoil in present-day Venezuela. Born in Caracas in 1989, he graduated in media art and sound engineering, a background that informs their unique approach to art. Augusto is studying Fine arts at UdK Berlin, further honing his artistic skills and knowledge. As a researcher and archivist, he worked with Venezuela’s most extensive video archive and developed video art projects that facilitate parallel narratives. His ethno-musicological, researched-based electro music project referenced and used traditional folk music that he recorded while traveling for one year around Venezuela. His other research included net art in Venezuela, its political dimension, and the history of the relationship between art and computer machines in Venezuela, searching for and documenting erased and forgotten artistic practices. He contributes his time to coordinating international cultural projects that promote social cohesion while exhibiting his works from New York, Paris, and Berlin to his home, Caracas.

No RSVP required

Event held onsite: Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin

Video, Inercia (2009) By Ivan Candeo:  https://vimeo.com/7661752