Contexts from a Collection | Sahatsa Jauregi. Flux Cored

From: Friday, 31 March 2023

To: Sunday, 03 September 2023

Place: A02 Gallery

Sahatsa Jauregi (Itaparica, 1984) presents a series of works in this exhibition that form a set of various assemblages of objects, some found and others manufactured by the artist. Supported by tensile forces that shape them, the assemblages bring together silhouettes of body parts made from cut-out metal sheets that often stretch or are supported by textile elements. Their composition stems from a specific temporality and the possibility of transformation is always latent in the pieces. This potential and the relationship established by the artist with her work endow them with a performative nature.

The exhibition’s title refers to a type of welding wire that does not require the propulsion of an external gas as it is already built in. This idea of internalised technology becomes part of the bodies assembled in Flux Cored. Jauregi creates a succession of suspended characters, created as transitory bodies that parade through the exhibition space. They are bodies made up of various technologies: prosthetic, muscular, decorated, at times excessive. Often based on photography, Jauregi's “plain sculptures” express the desire to create and materialise situations that she finds stimulating.

Sahatsa Jauregi lives and works in Bilbao. She currently lectures in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) and was a member of the Okela independent space, located in Bilbao, during the years 2017-2022.

She has had solo and group exhibitions in a variety of spaces, such as The Ryder (Madrid, 2022), Aparador Monteleón (Madrid, 2022), The Goma (Madrid, 2022), Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao), Artiatx (Bilbao, 2021), Tabakalera (Donostia-San Sebastián, 2021), Fran Reus Gallery (Palma de Mallorca, 2021), Palacio Horcasitas (Balmaseda, 2021), Halfhouse (Barcelona, 2019), Swamp Horses (Espinavessa, 2019) and Carreras Múgica (Bilbao, 2016).

She has also won several prizes, including the Gipuzkoa New Artists Programme Award 2013, Ertibil Award 2017, Gure Artea Award 2019 and ARCO Madrid Community Award, and has had residencies at Tabakalera (Donostia-San Sebastián, 2019), Halfhouse (Barcelona, 2019), Fundación Bilbaoarte (Bilbao, 2016) and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley 2012).

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Contexts from a Collection is a programme of exhibitions that aims to showcase the work of artists that has recently been incorporated into the museum’s collection. It is an additional proposal to other initiatives that aim to raise awareness of the Artium Museoa Collection, an outstanding contemporary public collection comprising almost 2,800 works of art.

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