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PROCESOS VISIBLES

PROCESOS VISIBLES

AN OPEN STUDIO PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH  COMUNIDAD DE MADRID

Open Studio and Comunidad de Madrid launch the project Procesos Visibles, aimed at supporting the artists network, as well as promoting and disseminating recent projects that are in a curated selection of artists residing in the region.

Twelve artists will present their projects and workspaces in different ways that adapt to the current situation, such as talks with curators and visits both virtual and on-site, along with detailed information on artists and their work through the Open Studio and Comunidad de Madrid platforms.

The project will feature two independent curators, Pilar Soler and Virginia Torrente, who reside in Comunidad de Madrid, and have carried out the selection of the participating artists.


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

CLARA SÁNCHEZ SALAS

Selected by curator Virginia Torrente

STATEMENT

The work of Clara Sánchez Sala develops bonds between literature and routines from a poetic point of view using objects from daily life in a first instance, but working with varied techniques and materials, for the purpose of creating a speech always referred to the complex world of fiction that we human beings generate in that incessant un- estrangement in which the meeting with the external world consists, and that we usually call: real.


 

ACTIVITIES WITH THE ARTIST

 

CLARA SÁNCHEZ SALAS

Selected by curator Virginia Torrente

STATEMENT

The work of Clara Sánchez Sala develops bonds between literature and routines from a poetic point of view using objects from daily life in a first instance, but working with varied techniques and materials, for the purpose of creating a speech always referred to the complex world of fiction that we human beings generate in that incessant un- estrangement in which the meeting with the external world consists, and that we usually call: real.


 

ACTIVITIES WITH THE ARTIST

 

PATRICIA ESQUIVIAS

Selected by curator Pilar Soler

STATEMENT

The work of Patricia Esquivias (Caracas, 1979) is mostly presented in video format. In her stories, architecture, history and folklore are blended in a unique manner, stemming from the personal in order to reach the universal. She is a narrator that in a deadpan manner, urges us to question given historical frames, re-signifying history and opening leads to a new way of reading modernity and its constructions. With a very personal undertake, her work mixes fantasy and reality in equal proportions inciting the viewers to question their factual knowledge and understanding of history and society.

 

A universe where the life of others, as in All the Names (Todos os nomes, the novel that José Saramago wrote in 1997, where the main character works at the Town Central Registration Office and collects information on others), are key to her practice. Esquivias’ work would not exist without those lives that crossed paths with hers; different types of people somehow connected to her fields of interest that call her attention and her will of retrieving a moment in history, claiming its relevance in the present moment. A work where these encounters open a door to explore the breakage generated by the transit from modernity to the present time, questioning its relevance and impact on our current society. In this way we, the spectators, become subjects of the stories she tells, questioning also our way of living.
 

ACTIVITIES WITH THE ARTIST

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ANTONIO BALLESTER MORENO

Selected by curator Pilar Soler

BIO

Antonio Ballester Moreno. 1977. Lives and works in Madrid.


He has had solo exhibitions at the Museo Patio Herreriano in Valladolid, at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, MAZ in Guadalajara, Mexico, MUSAC in León, at the MaisterraValbuena Gallery in Madrid, Pedro Cera in Lisbon, Christopher Grimes in Santa Monica and at Peres Projects both in Berlin and Los Angeles.


He has also participated in group exhibitions such as the 33 Bienal de Sao Paulo, the CA2M in Madrid, the MUSAC in León, as well as in galleries in New York, Berlin and Los Angeles, among others.
His work is in the collections of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MUSAC in León, the CA2M in Madrid, the Iberdrola Collection and the Helga de Alvear Foundation.

ACTIVITIES WITH THE ARTIST

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CRISTINA MEJÍAS

Selected by curator Virginia Torrente

STATEMENT

We have got used to accepting the academic world as the legitimate container and transmitter of learning. Today, the responsibility for preserving knowledge is deposited in writing applied to a screen or to paper, after which it then lies in libraries, be they physical or virtual. We have the luxury of being able to forget something because we can always retrieve it from books.

But libraries need to be driven by our desire in order to take on life. It’s not enough to keep a leaf in a herbarium; a living plant is ravaged by the air and it’s important this takes place.

 

My work is normally predicated on familiar narrations, those far from traditional methods used to construct history by means of a linear narrative, and closer to those passed on from mouth to mouth and keep the shape and voice of the one who tells them and the listener who listens.

ACTIVIDADES CON LA ARTISTA

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ANA MARTÍNEZ FERNÁNDEZ

Selected by curator Virginia Torrente

 

 

 

STATEMENT

Ana Martínez Fernández (Madrid, 1982) studied Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country, as well as Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths College University in London. Previous exhibitions include: "La más mala", supermala.europe, 2020; "sueño>suelo", Salón (Madrid) 2019;  "Tongue finishes back at the root of itself",  Pehu (Osaka) 2019; "Giz a Kess", Alimentación30 (Madrid) 2019.
 
Her practice is based on the observation of the complexity in social narratives through artifice, and the absence or presence of innocence, especially in the implications of the consumption of products or media. She is interested in investigating the ambivalence in the appropriation and representation of images or fictions from the vulnerability of intimacy, as well as exploring the mechanisms of desire and perception through the implicit seduction of objects and texts.

ACTIVITIES WITH THE ARTIST

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