A Wasp Nest

A project realized by the Peruvian artist Sergio Verastegui, and the French curator Aurélie Vandewynckele


A Wasp Nest is a conversation-piece between artist Sergio Verastegui and curator Aurélie Vandewynckele, a preliminary work for the exhibition that will be part of the Travelling Museum project. Hosted by the video medium, this dialogue convokes various elements such as texts, sounds and images turning into a multiple form, successively archive and artwork. The wasp nest is here the metaphor for a place where starts possible worlds and languages. Its fragmentation and multiplication give birth to tensions, poetry, mysteries; interrogating at the same time the transformation of the conversation itself and creating inter-spaces that interfere with the public.


Superposing layers of meaning and materials, Sergio Verastegui develops a body of work where he tends to write the fragment within sculptural forms. With a strong presence of the materiality but also supporting the conceptual rigor, his works are to be considered as pieces of reality extracted from a torn world. In the chance meeting of various objects, emerging situations of fragility, between narrative tension and poetry, traces and accidents.

Sergio Verastegui graduated at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro (BR) and then at Villa Arson, Nice. He has recently exhibited at CAPC (Bordeaux); Dienstgebäude (Zurich); MAMCO, Geneva (SW); Meetfactory (Prague); Salon (Madrid) and Casa Imelda (Mexico City). His works can be found in the collections of CNAP, MAMCO, FRAC Bretagne, CAPC Bordeaux, Artothèque du Limousin, FRAC Île-de-France, and FRAC Limousin. He is currently preparing a solo show for the French Institute in Madrid in February 2019. His work is represented by Thomas Bernard Gallery – Cortex Athletico, Paris.


Independent curator and art consultant, Aurélie Vandewynckele (Paris, 1989) lives in Mexico City where she works with the design studio Stromboli.Associates, collaborates with ALMANAQUE gallery and co-runs the Mexican section of the international curatorial platform heiwata, founded in 2016.
She graduated from the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Bordeaux, FR) and received MFA in both curatorial & museum studies (UQAM & Concordia, Montreal). In 2015 she was laureate of the research residency of the Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City).

Aurélie Vandewynckele has mainly pursued her career in North America with Kurimanzutto Gallery (Mexico), the independent art centers The Darling Foundry and Artexte (Montreal) as well as with Spring Break ART FAIR (New York). She has contributed for various editorial projects such as Esse arts + opinions (Canada) and EverythingSolid (Denmark) and collaborates with many artists as project manager and author.