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A quick view of our studio space in Folkestone UK
Studio Radar was conceived during the pandemic in 2021 by Manuel Vason and Rubiane Maia and launched in  2022 in partnership with Unipegasus InfoTech Solutions. The idea behind the project was to collect all the diverse skills and experiences accumulated over the years within a unique workplace. As artists we constantly feel the necessity to produce a qualitative documentation of our activities and at the same time we are constantly searching for new modes to express and maintain the vitality of our investigations. We share a great obsession for art making and we strongly believe on its transformational power. As the name of the studio suggests our ambition is to make visible and disseminate what we feel so passionate about.
Studio Radar believes the documentation and promotion of an art event should be a creative response in syntony with the artist’s intentions.
In an era of global digitalisation in which most of the artwork is encountered, experienced and analysed virtually, it is extremely important that the translation of an exhibition / live performance into images/videos/virtual tour is not assigned to a technical photographer but provided by an artist sensitive to the responsibility. Manuel Vason, co-founder of Studio Radar, has accumulated twenty years of experience and matured a methodology that brought him to collaborate with more than 250 artists internationally as well as various galleries, institutes and art festivals.
Specialised on the photographic documentation of live art, Vason considers any art presentation, installation or exhibition a particular event with a specific duration and, although technology is imposing a formatted standardisation on the way we record and share their representation, their uniqueness should be preserved by adopting experimentation, dedication and originality.
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Manuel Vason biography
Vason gained his technical proficiency assisting some of the most established commercial photographers of his generation. While working professionally and contributing to magazines such as Vogue, ID, Dazed & Confused and The Sunday Times, in 2003, he completed an MA on Fine Art at the Central Saint Martins in London. By shifting his focus from fashion to performance art, Vason was exposed to a critical perspective that questioned the authoritative power of photography and its fabricated objectivity. As a consequence, he shaped a unique art practice that takes in consideration the limits of the medium as resource for the exploration of a more ethical and sensitive approach to art documentation. In 2019, Vason completed a PhD by Publication that examined the complex relationship between live art and photography and how his unprecedented art practice contributed to existing knowledge. In 2020, he co-founded StudioRadar with the intention to pursue his greatest passion: to experience, document and radiate contemporary art.

Rubiane Maia biography
Rubiane Maia is a Brazilian transdisciplinary artist and independent researcher based in Folkestone, UK. She completed a degree in Visual Arts and a Master degree in Institutional Psychology at Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Her artwork is a hybrid across performance, images and writing; sometimes flirting with drawing, painting and collage practices. In general, she is interested in the body, voice, memory, phenomena and organic matter. She is attracted to states of perception, synergy and healing that encompass relationships of interdependence and affect between human and non-human beings as minerals and plants. She often develops research in site specific contexts, always considering the landscape and the environment as guide and co-creators of her artworks. 
In 2021, she co-founded Studio Radar with the intention to manage the marketing and grow her graphic design skills.

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