Galería Marta Cervera is pleased to announce Coyote, the first solo exhibition by BEatriz Olabarrieta in Madrid. The show will be on view from March 4 until April 10, 2021.
Beatriz Olabarrieta's work is all about communicative errancy — the space of misbehaving words and images. She makes installations with text, objects and images where each component retains a certain elasticity. Rarely anything is fixed or glued and the work has a literal and metaphorical mobility. Speech is (mis)translated into textual and material acts, and there is a conversational and sociable tone between the various components in her installations. The sculptures are logographic and diagrammatic, continually pointing outwards to other things. There is a lexicon of simple and suggestive shapes. The profile of a face and onomatopoeic forms. The installations are often accompanied by sounds that merge static, and somatic references. The body belches and breathes as do the sculptures. There is a constellatory quality to the work with elements pushed to the edge of legibility.
- George Vasey
Beatriz Olabarrieta (Bilbao, 1979) lives and works between London and Berlin. She holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Deusto, another in Sculpture from the Wimbledon School of Art (London) and a master's degree in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (London). Her solo exhibitions include: Stay Twice, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany (2019); Faces, Espai 13, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain (2019); Ask the Dust, Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Barbara, California, USA (2018-19); New Clear Family, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Germany (2018); The only way out is in, The Sunday Painter, London, UK (2017); Book! Don't tell me what to do, Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico City, Mexico (2017); Dumb Bells, Saturdays Live, Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (2016); Cosmic Clap, MOT International, London; UK (2015); Motor Motor, Praxis, Artium, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2012). Recently, she was part of the curatorial project Absolute Beginners at CentroCentro, Madrid, Spain (2020).