Oscar Murillo

Frequencies is a long-term international arts project conceived by Turner Prize winning artist Oscar Murillo in collaboration with Clara Dublanc. Initiated in 2013, the project sends pieces of raw canvas to schools around the globe with the sole requirement that they be affixed to desks for a semester.   Over the past 7 years, the project has visited more than 300 schools in over 30 countries and affixed artist canvas to classroom desks, inviting students to freely mark, draw and write on their surfaces. The canvases, with their accumulated intentional and non-intentional marking, are collected after approximately six months of ‘sedimentation’ in the classroom. The growing archive has collected to date more than 30,000 canvases from all corners of the world.
Frequencies has been exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale: All the World's Futures in 2015. During 2016, it was presented at the 2nd Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art in China and the 3rd Aichi Triennial, Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan in Japan. In 2017 it was exhibited as part of Oscar Murillo’s Capsule 07 exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich and as part of the group shows A Poet*hical Wager in MOCA Cleveland, and Fragile State at the Pinchuk Arts Centre in Kiev. In 2019, it had a dedicated exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK.

Itinerant Works is managing the production of the project. 

All images courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner