Unedited conversations between artist in a productive critique  discovering  thesis and processes behind the work.








January 2017



For January, artists Agustina Woodgate, Willie Avendano, and Patrick Wilkins, discuss their practice with Olivia Ramos.

Avendano in conversation with Ramos

Wilkins in conversation with Ramos


Agustina Woodgate


Agustina Woodgate creates sculptural works, performances and interactions that generate and imagine new landscapes. These new landscapes transform socio-political phantoms into generative proposals for re-organizing space.


Woodgate’s works invert fields of symbolic reference from the gallery/exhibition hall to the public domain. She combines surreal, conceptual, formal, and contextual practices in works that playfully test the tension between the viewer and reality, converting surplus material and fantasies of outmoded objects into new possibilities of perception and action.




Willie Avendano


Willie Avendano was born in Miami, Florida in 1989. Avendano works in the medium of sound, video art, and projection mapping. Avendano competed a BS in Computer Science at Columbia University in New York City in 2012. He has shown work featured at the Pew Center of Humanities: New Spaces New Formats in Philadelphia, at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, has work featured in the Women and Performance Journal, and has given lectures and workshops at iii Points Festival and Miami Beach Urban Studios in Miami, and at NYU in New York. He currently lives and works in Miami.



Patrick Wilkins


Patrick Wilkins was born is Wiesbaden, Germany and grew up in Elkhart, Indiana.  He got his BA in Painting and Printmaking at Purdue University.  His work is informed by the odd jobs he's worked in his life including, but not limited to, construction, landscaping, and being a butcher.  After cutting meat for years in Denver he is not an MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.