Artists Bio

Eder Oliveira
(b. in Timboteua, Brazil, 1983). Lives and works in Belém (Brazil).

Eder Oliveira painter by métier, and since 2004 he has developed works that deal with the issue of cultural identity. Oliveira’s main focus is the Amazonian man and his identity, image, and marginalization. Oliveira creates site-specific works, interventions, and oil paintings on canvas. The artist’s main group exhibitions include: 31st São Paulo Biennial, Pavilion Ciccillo Matarazzo, Ibirapuera (2014); ‘Pororoca: A Amazônia no MAR’, Museum of Art of Rio de Janeiro, (2014); ‘Amazon, Cycles of Modernity’, Cultural Centre Bank of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, (2012); and “The Triumph of Contemporary”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rio Grande do Sul, 2012).

Ivan Grilo
(b. in 1986) Lives and works in Itatiba (Brazil)

Ivan Grilo graduated in Visual Arts at PUC-Campinas (2007). In 2015 he had the solo show ‘Eu quero ver’, Casa Triângulo, Sao Paulo; in 2014 the solo show ‘Quando Cai o Céu’, Centro Cultural São Paulo; and took part in the group shows ‘Novas Aquisições da Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand’, MAM-Rio; and ‘Pororoca, a Amazônia no MAR’, Museu de Arte do Rio. In 2013 he exhibited the project ‘Estudo para medir forças’, Casa França-Brasil, as part of Projeto Cofre, and was also awarded at the PROAC Artes Visuais, Governo do Estado de São Paulo. The artist had previously been awarded in 2012 with the Prêmio Funarte Marc Ferrez de Fotografia. Main solo shows include ‘Sentimo-nos Cegos’, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea; ‘Quase/Acervo’, Museu da República; ‘Ninguém’, Paço das Artes.

Nicole Franchy
(b. in Lima, Peru, 1977) Lives and works in Lima (Peru) and New York (USA).

She moved to Belgium in 2010 where she graduated from The HISK: Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Belgium. She recently did ArtOmi residency upstate New York (2018) and the ISCP International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York (2015-2017), sponsored by the Yoko Ono Foundation and The New York Foundation for the Arts. From 2015 to 2017 Franchy was selected for the EFG-ArtNexus Latin American Art Award (2014). Her solo exhibitions include: ‘Vacío Tropical’, IK Projects Gallery, Lima (2018); ‘Ocaso / Sunset’, Luis Miró Quesada Garland Cultural Center, Lima (2017); ‘Vertical Horizons’, The Chimney, New York (2016); ‘Boundary / Lugar Desconocido’, El Ojo Ajeno Gallery, Lima (2013), among others.

Allan Villavicencio
(b. in Mexico City, 1987) Lives and works in Mexico City and Paris (France).

Graduated in 2010 from Visual Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts, UNAM. Some of his 11 different solo shows include: ‘Notes for a landscape', IK Projects Gallery, Lima (2018); and ‘Despliegues’Galería Libertad, Querétaro (2017); ‘Un vacío edificado’, Galería Luis Adelantado, Mexico City (2016); and ‘Solo Project’, Matadero, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid (2015). His work is part of the collections Museo Mario Testino (Peru), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Aguascalientes (Mexico) and JM SR collection.

Gallery Statement

Founded in 2016 in Lima (Peru), IK Projects is not only an art gallery but also a digital space that adapts itself to a multisensory contemporary art experience. It promotes visual arts by Latin American artists as well as cultural exchanges between emerging artists in the contemporary art scene.

Artists at Material

Eder Oliveira
Ivan Grilo
Nicole Franchy
Allan Villavicencio

Represented or Affiliated Artists

Nicole Franchy
Fabian Marcaccio
Glexis Novoa
Colectivo DOMA
Vargas Suarez-Universal
Francisco Valdes
Eder Oliveira
Rafael Carneiro
Bruno Miguel
Lucas Simoes
Ivan Grilo
Andrey Zignnatto
Allan Villavicencio
Mariana Roman
Rodrigo Sassi
Juan Pablo Uribe
Erik Bendix


Peru - Lima
Av. Mariscal La Mar 1265 Miraflores