Degrees of Freedom artist group was set up in 2014 by Ahmed Farooqui to work collaborately with artists inside and outside the group to investigate, make conscious and challenge the rules governing public, private and hybrid spaces. Over time our interest has expanded beyond "real" spaces to include poetic, metaphorical and other interpretable spaces.
Ahmed Farooqui's current practice is concerned with investigating the role of art and artistic resistance in creating the conditions for small scale, progressive and collaborative human relationships. He is the founder of the Degrees of Freedom artist group. In 2016 he set up Space36, an occasional arts space based in an inhabited house in a residential street in North London to investigate the boundaries of the domestic, the private and the public. www.ahmedfarooqui.com, www.space36.org.uk
Esperanza Gomez-Carrera has worked in the organisation of cultural events in Spain and the United Kingdom. She was the co-ordinator of visual arts in the 1st International Congress of Brilliant Minds (‘El Ser Creativo’). ‘El Ser Creativo’ was held in Málaga,during which events were held at the Picasso Museum and at the Centre of Contemporary Arts. For many years she acquired sponsorship for the International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada. She is a member of MALAGON, an organisation of artistic events where various projects of cultural exchange take place. Whilst living in London during the past years she has organised an array of expositions in different locations throughout the city. www.esperanzagomezcarrera.com