Azucena Vieites

Rehacer. Break Out of Your Shell

ExhibitionIVAM Centre Julio González

This project for IVAM by the artist Azucena Vieites (1967, Hernani) delves into the languages linked to a subcultural aesthetic and its forms of production, between low-fi (low-fidelity) artistic practice and the idea of editing. Vieites proposes a reflection on contemporary visual culture from resources such as multiplicity, fragment, appropriation or concealment and she questions the logic of classical narrative.

As its starting point, this project takes the realization of a workshop on feminist fanzine with students from the city of Valencia. Part of its development focuses on “remaking” a previous work by the artist called Break Out of Your Shell (2009).

The proposal will be installed in different transit spaces of the museum and will directly question the subjectivities that inhabit it.

Her work makes approaches to contemporary visual culture through graphic resources such as drawing or silkscreen printing. In 1994 she co-founded Erreakzioa-Reacción, an initiative to develop the project between art and feminism. Among her latest solo exhibitions are: Playing Across Papers, Sala Alcalá 31 (Madrid, 2020-2021); Hey Baby!, Box 27, Casal Solleric (Palma, 2018); Woollen Body, Carreras Múgica gallery (Bilbao, 2015); Tableau Vivant, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, 2013), or Fundido encadenado-Break You Nice, MUSAC (León, 2012). She has been part of the 11th edition of the Berlin Biennale 2020. Her work can be found in the collections of Museo Reina Sofía, CA2M, Artium, CGAC, Basque Government, MUSAC, Juntas Generales de Gipuzkoa and Fundación Botín.


Conversation between Azucena Vieites and Sandra Moros

18 feb. 2021
ConversationsIVAM Centre Julio González