ACERVO is pleased to present LATITUDE, the first solo show by Gema Rupérez Alonso at the gallery
Opening : Thursday, May 23 rd . 7 - 10 PM
Duration : 23.05.2019 - 31.07.2019
The history of the Greenwich meridian is a history of scientific, commercial and political convention, and above all a history of struggle for hegemonic power.
"Latitude" oscillates between what the "first meridian" means, the exploration of the landscapes that sustain it, and a feeling of emotional belonging, to speak of the desire for survival, of emotional belonging and the dystopias of contemporary society.
Each work corresponds to an intervention developed in the province of Aragon along the Meridian, which crosses it, constructing a visual topology that relates anthropology, in its field of social structure, with the individual experience of the artist. An artistic approach to the demographic deserts in the territory that values void as a creative element and reflects on wastelands as performative stenographies, rethinking imaginary lines as contingent constructions and opposing them to to the primitive nature, so as to to provoke a debate around the human dimension the territories, of inter - subjective spaces and of frontiers.
GEMA RUPÉREZ (Zaragoza, 1982). Fine Arts Degree, University of San Carlos, Valencia ES (2005). Erasmus scholar at the Accademia di Belle Arti Urbino IT (2005). FPI Research Grant, Polytechnic University of Valencia ES (2006 - 07). DEA Research Diplome. University of San Carlos, Valência ES (2008); PhD Applicant, San Carlos University, Valência ES. Lives and works in Zaragoza.
Her work is represented in inumerous public and private collections, notably : Pilar Citoler Foundation (ES), UNED Ramón J. Sender Foundation (ES), Casa Velázquez (Madrid, ES), Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum (JP), Jose García Jiménez Foundation (Murcia, ES), Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza (Zaragoza, ES), Ibercaja - Fundación Antonio Gala. (Córdoba, ES), Antonio Gala Foundation (Cordova, ES), Centro 14 (Alicante, ES), Genalguacil Museum (Malaga, ES), Diputación Provincial de Huesca (Huesca, ES), University of Zaragoza (Zaragoza, ES), University Politécnica de Valencia (Valencia, ES), and Enate Collection (Huesca, ES).
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