The Social Art Network co-founder R.M. Sánchez-Camus and SEAS's founder and director Gil Mualem-Doron in conversation about what social art is; participation & collaboration; the role of the socially engaged artist; the parameters for evaluation of social art; social art and the art market and the place of social art in the modern and contemporary art history.
R.M. Sánchez-Camus is a UK-based creative practitioner creating public works of art that uncover social narratives while giving a space for reflection. His practice incorporates community co-authorship into installation, performance and text with a focus on collaboration, participation, psychogeography, and community wellbeing. He is Artistic Director of Applied Live Art Studio (ALAS) a social art practice studio. Marcelo is the co-founder and co-caretaker of Social Art Network, a UK wide association of creative professionals dedicated to socially-engaged work. He is Social Producer & Lead Artist on Axisweb’s Social ARTery and Social Art Library (SOAL) two new online platforms dedicated to building legacy around social practice and is Creative Producer & Lead Artist for the AHCR Fellowship Social Art for Equality Diversity & Inclusion with Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art. He has extensive experience in arts & health with a focus on arts as community wellbeing intervention.
Follow him on social media: @appliedliveart
Gil Mualem-Doron (PhD) is a transdisciplinary artist working across social, critical and research-based practices. His work is often collaborative - creating projects with other individuals and small communities through creative workshops to staging mass participation events in the form of interactive installations. Maulem-Doron's work focuses on issues of social justice, identity (national, cultural, sextual), transcultural aesthetics, urban histories and de-colonial practices. He created works in institutes such as Tate Modern, Turner Contemporary, the South Bank Centre, Brighton Museum, Pump House Gallery and had solo exhibitions at the People's History Museum (Manchester), P21 Gallery (London), Gratemore Studio (Cape Town SA) and RichMix (London). He has invited to give talks and workshops in numerous places including Tate Exchange, The National Gallery, the Centre for Urban Ecology (Detriot) and in numerous universities. He is currently a visiting lecturer at The University of Brighton.
Mualem-Doron is the founder of the Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) which promotes social art and artists from underrepresented communities through exhibitions and cultural events. SEAS is based at the Black and Ethnic Minorities Community Partnership (BMECP) and at the LGBTQAI+ The Ledward Centre, Brighton.
Follow him on social media: @Gil_Mualem_Doron and www.gmdart.com