Carne de mi carne: Entraña

Venue: La Capella
Hospital, 56
08001 Barcelona
Price: Free event
Exhibition

Artist María Alcaide (Aracena, Andalusia, 1992) is not simply discussing flesh: she is telling us about her very own flesh, her own experience, her past, present and future.

Throughout the video narration Carne de mi carne: Entraña (2021), the artist processes and digests the symbols and images of the context in which she was born and raised, and, through this narrative, she cuts and assembles her closest ties. Her relationship with her brother, parents and family overlap with a broader research on feminism, the rural world and gender inequality.

When we speak of flesh we speak of the body and, inevitably, of our experiences. To refer to personal experience is to refer to our environment and to the genetic framework that links us to each other.

 

María Alcaide focuses her practice on youth job insecurity and on the social debates that emerge from Europe’s current drift towards xenophobic and conservative movements. Alcaide constructs an intimate discourse that always starts from personal experience and whose body takes the shape of her own financial and spatial limitations.

Alcaide graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Seville, after which she studied fine arts at the Université Paris VIII and obtained her research master’s degree in art and design from Eina-UAB in Barcelona.

Internationally, her works have been displayed in Helsinki (Muu Kaapeli), Berlin (ACUD) or San Francisco (EAS, Reed College). She has won awards at Jeune Création and Salon de Montrouge 64 (Paris) and she has also attended a number of residencies in Berlin (Agora Collective), Leipzig (LeFugitif) or in the Western Sahara (Artifariti). Furthermore, she has participated in a number of group exhibitions at venues such as the Complutense Art Center, CAAC, Can Felipa, at the àngels Barcelona gallery, Dilalica, Fran Reus or the BlueProject Foundation. She has been awarded the La Caixa and Generación 2021 production award, an Injuve scholarship and has been a resident artist at Fabra i Coats-Sant Andreu Contemporani, La escocesa, Bar Projects, Bilbaoarte and the Centro Andaluz de Creación Contemporánea.

Carne de mi carne: Entraña