Oscar Murillo

Frequencies is a long-term international arts project conceived by Turner Prize winning artist Oscar Murillo and produced by Clara Dublanc. Initiated in 2013, the project sent pieces of raw canvas to schools around the globe with the sole requirement that they be affixed to desks for a semester.   Over the last decade , the project has visited more than 400 schools in over 35 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 50,000 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 managed the production of the project from 2014 to 2022. 

All images courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner