HOPE is a selection of 8 charcoal portraits out of the 20 Verónica Arís made for the exhibition 'Faces of hope: stories of immigration' at the House of Europe in Zagreb May 2017, and it is meant to be an invitation to explore the experience of living abroad and the human growth at work in it. 

The exhibition has a small but very cool catalog. It combines pictures of the details of each charcoal portrait with short texts by different writers: Alejandra Alarcón, María J. Aldanas, Alberto Bagnara, Brigitte Contreras, Jaime Landa, Giovanni Liva and José J. Mena. By reading it, you will be immersed in the experience of living abroad through the possible stories of all those faces. The catalog is for free and you may find it at the bar (198 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8JL, U.K.) HOPE is open from October 29th to November 25th.

I would like to thank Felix Keckeis and Karla for hosting me in London, Felix again for helping me in carrying the heavy frames and in setting them up. Also, I would like to thank Alex Cullen for having taken the official pictures of the opening night, the people of the bar that was super nice during that evening, and the organizers Catherine De Lievre and Esther Freud. Finally, I would like to thank all the friends that could make it that evening, supporting me in this lovely adventure. Thanks.

More pictures on these links:
Opening night
Ambling around London with the catalog
Invitation to the exhibition
The Catalog