Cristina Garrido Solo Show
Aerial photography does not create space but register surfaces
23.11.2018 > 22.12.2018
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Aerial photography does not create space but register surfaces is the first solo show of Cristina Garrido in Belgium and is an ongoing project started by the Spanish artist in 2016.
This installation presents a series of photographic images on different media – such as canvas, paper, vinyl, fabric and moving image – displayed in a manner that resembles a contemporary art group exhibition. The images belong to a collection of aerial views posted by international art curators on their Instagram accounts, as these agents document and publish an evidence of their movement. By this appropriation through exhibition, Garrido seeks to emphasize the role of the curator as a producer of images through shows, publications and other media, and seek to invert the established power roles between artist and curator.
Cristina Garrido (b. 1986, Madrid, Spain) is an artist based in Madrid. Having studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid (2004-2009) and Camberwell College of Arts (2007-2008), she obtained an MA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art (2010-2011) with a Fundació “la Caixa” Grant for Postgraduate studies in Great Britain. She has been awarded the prize Generación 2015 Proyectos de Arte Fundación Montemadrid (2015), the Fundación Botín Visual Arts Grant (2017-2018) and the ARCO Award for young artists (2018).
Her work has been exhibited internationally, including shows at Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo (Móstoles), Centro de Arte Andaluz (CAAC) (Seville), Centrale for Contemporary Art (Brussels); Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia – EKKM (Tallinn), CITY GALLERY des Kunstverein Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg), CentroCentro (Madrid), l´ISELP – institut supérieur pour l’étude du langage plastique (Brussels), Espacio Odeón (Bogotá), Fundación Luís Soane (A Coruña), Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (La Habana), Galerie im Taxispalais, (Innsbruck), SESC Sorocaba (Sorocaba/ Sâo Paulo), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Lugar a Dudas (Cali), Banner Repeater (London), Spike Island (Bristol), Matadero (Madrid) and AKV St. Joost (Den Bosch), amongst others. She has been an artist in residence at Casa Maauad (Mexico City), Artista X Artista (Havana) and : B A R I L Gallery (Cluj-Napoca).
Curated by Maud Salembier, this project is part of a collaboration with Mira Sanders for the 3rd Wandering Arts Biennial which is a research and production biennial that focuses on versatile production and presentation methods in the field of contemporary arts, and the nomadic practices of artists: http//:wab.zone
Thanks Frédéric de Goldschmidt for hosting the Show at FdG Projects and to Société d’électricité.
Vues de l’installation Aerial photography does not create space but registers surfaces, Bruxelles, FdG Project, 2018.