ERROR Proyecto, History of Hiding

15.12.2022 – 15.01.2023

Nina Fiocco, Oscar Formacio, Corina Hofner, Mari Kalabegashvili, Tatsiana Licheuskaya, Mary Mikaelyan, Ingrid Sosa, Sebastian Wulff

After a three-day collective reflection oscillating between the concept of discovering, organising and (not) showing and the value and concept of hiding as a political possibility and as a tool of resistance for postcolonial strategies, the artists present an exhibition, with works by the participants.

The workshop negotiated examples from different contexts, particularly Mexico (Oscar’s birthplace and place of residence) and Italy (Nina’s birthplace and place of residence). The workshop consisted of conversations, artistic exercises and case studies related to the participants’ backgrounds, ending with a collective installation/performance or nothing.


ERROR is an artist-run space and workshop for research, individual and collective production, dialogue and exhibition of artists’ works, processes and practices in Mexico. It is currently co-directed by Nina Fiocco (Feltre, Italy, 1985) and Oscar Formacio (Cholula, Mexico, 1989). Nina and Oscar are both artists and they often work together, specially using the media of par- ticipatory art, installations and performative lecture. As well, since 2017 Error has produced and organized projects of different nature, residencies for more than forty artists coming from different cities in Mexico and countries of the American continent and Europe.

Error has organized more than eighty public meetings for discussion, presentation, exchange of knowledge. Currently, with the support of the Universidad Ibero and the sponsorship of Fun- dación Jumex and PAC, it is producing the cycle “Cauces. A curatorship in movement”, analyz- ing the theme of water at a historical, ecological and cultural level in the urban area of Pueb- la-Cholula and in a national perspective. Error is also working to the project “Sister Tongues” supported by IIC and to the exhibition “Working Tongues” in 12-14 in Vienna (AU). In 2020-21 she has produced the curatorial project Escucharlacalle, sponsored by Fundación Jumex. Since 2018, ERROR together with La Verdi CDMX (a contemporary art space), has hosted the IMÁN program, coordinated by Nina Fiocco and Ana Gallardo. Since 2020, ERROR has also been experimenting with the book format, producing dialogues and exchanges on paper. ERROR has collaborated with numerous institutions and organizations at national and international level including FISL (Monterrey, MX), MUME (Vienna, AU), Larada (Locarno, CH), Interzona (Verona, IT).


Gefördert durch:

Kulturamt Stadt Köln