Belén Zahera

Margins of Ten

NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona
Nov 24 - Jan 4, 2019
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Curated by Rosa Lleó

NoguerasBlanchard is pleased to announce a new programme in the gallery’s space in L’Hospitalet. Margins of Ten, curated by Rosa Lleó (Barcelona, 1980) is a cycle of presentations by four international artists: Belén Zahera, Ad Minoliti, Tamara Henderson and Rodrigo Hernández, over the period of one year.

The title takes its name from Charles and Ray Eames’ celebrated film Powers of Ten made in 1977 on behalf of IBM. The first image is of an American family having a picnic in a park, the camera enlarges and reduces our vision mathematically, in square meters, from the human figure to the universe and from there to the protons inside our body. Men (in masculine) dominate nature thanks to technology, a celebration of modernity and the so called Capitalocene. This group of four presentations suggests a journey through the margins of this vision of science. Organic forms will unfold through subtleties and emotions, queer and sci-fi geometry, or the universe that exists from our bodies to other cosmologies.

“A good day for palmistry” is a presentation of Belén Zahera (Madrid, 1985), in which she proposes an exercise of memory and reconstruction of the footprints of previous artworks articulated around cellular regeneration, mutation and the idea of copy in natural forms. By trying to blur the limits of her previous projects the exhibition will become a scenario for new works and older ones edited for this occasion.

Halfway between the performative and the production of objects, between the monstrous and a more prosaic imaginary, her practice investigates the unfolding and the creation of characters, different types of liminal states and the mechanisms that underlie emotions such as strangeness.

Belén Zahera (Madrid, 1985) lives and works in Madrid. She has a degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, MA in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Arts (University College London) and a PhD in Fine Arts (UCM). Between 2015 and 2017 she studied Performing Arts in Madrid. She has been part of the Zahera + Cuenca collective, co-founder of Salon Flux (London) and member of Proyecto Rampa (Madrid) and (play) ground-less. She has received the Generaciones award from the Montemadrid Foundation (2013), the Visual Arts Scholarship from the Botín Foundation (2014) and has recently been an artist in residence at E.M.M.A (2017). Her work has been exhibited at La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Künstlerhaus (Vienna), Care / of (Milan), W139 (Amsterdam), Gasworks (London) and CA2M (Madrid), among others.

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Installation

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Selected Works

Rodrigo Hernández
Tan ligero (Langosta)

2019

Oil on primed mdf

20.32 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 inches)

Rodrigo Hernández
Tan ligero (Suéter, guante)

2019

Oil on primed mdf

20.32 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 inches)

Rodrigo Hernández
Tan ligero (Pterosauro)

2019

Oil on primed mdf

20.32 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 inches)

Rodrigo Hernández
Tan ligero (Cuchara)

2019

Oil on primed mdf

20.32 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 inches)

Rodrigo Hernández
Tan ligero (Caracol)

2019

Oil on primed mdf

20.32 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 inches)

Rodrigo Hernández
Tan ligero (Infinito)

2019

Oil on primed mdf

20.32 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 inches)

Tamara Henderson
Endless

2016

Mixed textiles

388 x 340 cm (152 34 x 133 78 inches)

Tamara Henderson
Sewers and the Valley

2016

Mixed textiles

325 x 339 cm (127 1516 x 133 1532 inches)

Tamara Henderson
Capers Weep For the Wine hued Burgundy

2016

Mixed textiles

299 x 340 cm (117 2332 x 133 78 inches)

Tamara Henderson
Seasons End: Out of Body

2018

16mm colour film with optical soundtrack

00:25:30

Ad Minoliti
Fantasia (35)

2017

Acrylic and marker on paper

50 x 40 cm (19 1116 x 15 34 inches)

Ad Minoliti
Fantasia (28)

2017

Acrylic and marker on paper

50 x 40 cm (19 1116 x 15 34 inches)

Ad Minoliti
Fantasia (27)

2017

Acrylic and marker on paper

50 x 40 cm (19 1116 x 15 34 inches)

Ad Minoliti
Fantasia (33)

2017

Acrylic and marker on paper

50 x 40 cm (19 1116 x 15 34 inches)

Ad Minoliti
Abstract porn

2011

HD video

00:01:19

Ad Minoliti
Oral sex

2009

Flash animation, loop

00:07:00

Ad Minoliti
Presentación

2015

HD video

00:02:45

Ad Minoliti
GSFC3w

2016

Print on canvas

140 x 100 cm (55 18 x 39 38 inches)

Ad Minoliti
GSFC4w

2016

Print on canvas

140 x 100 cm (55 18 x 39 38 inches)

Ad Minoliti
Cyborg mom 4

2018

Print on canvas

80 x 45 cm (31 12 x 17 2332 inches)

Ad Minoliti
Cyborg mom 1

2018

Print on canvas

80 x 45 cm (31 12 x 17 2332 inches)

Ad Minoliti
GSFC7w

2016

Print on canvas

140 x 100 cm (55 18 x 39 38 inches)

Ad Minoliti
GSFC5w

2016

Print on canvas

140 x 100 cm (55 18 x 39 38 inches)

Ad Minoliti
GSFC5w

2016

Print on canvas

140 x 100 cm (55 18 x 39 38 inches)

Ad Minoliti
Cyborg mom 2

2018

Print on canvas

80 x 45 cm (31 12 x 17 2332 inches)

Ad Minoliti
Cyborg mom 5

2018

Print on canvas

80 x 45 cm (31 12 x 17 2332 inches)

Belén Zahera
Sin título

2018

Digital print on RC paper (framed)

40 x 49 cm (15 34 x 19 932 inches)

Belén Zahera
Martyr #2

2018

Wood engraving, painting

190 x 110 cm (74 1316 x 43 516 inches)

Belén Zahera
Insideout

2015

HD video

00:11:38

Belén Zahera
Palm reader #1

2017

Brass, methacrylate, wooden pedestals

160 x 20 x 1.6 cm (63 x 7 78 x 58 inches)

Belén Zahera
Palm reader #2

2017

Brass, methacrylate, wooden pedestals

160 x 20 x 1.6 cm (63 x 7 78 x 58 inches)

Belén Zahera
Glosa #2

2018

Collage (framed). Previous work photos, archive images, old magazines

65 x 50 cm (25 1932 x 19 1116 inches)

Belén Zahera
Glosa #2

2018

Collage (framed). Previous work photos, archive images, old magazines

65 x 50 cm (25 1932 x 19 1116 inches)

Belén Zahera
Surface breeding #2

2018

3D printing on ceramic powder, car paint and painted wood structures

65 x 50 cm (25 1932 x 19 1116 inches)

Belén Zahera
Palm reader #3

2018

Brass, methacrylate, wooden pedestals

160 x 20 x 1.6 cm (63 x 7 78 x 58 inches)

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