Nora Silva, No Fall Games © Karolina Matuskova
La Casa Encendida is pleased to present an exhibition featuring the winning projects of Generación 2020, a Fundación Montemadrid competition for artists under age thirty-five which, year after year, showcases a selection of the latest developments on the contemporary art scene.
This year’s jury comprised Lisette Lagnado, curator of the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Fernando Pérez, director of Azkuna Zentroa Alhóndiga Bilbao, and Marta Rincón, Director of Programming at Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).
The eight selected artists and projects are: Elisa Celda (Madrid, 1995) with O arrais do mar [Skippers of the Sea]; Miguel Marina (Madrid, 1989) with Celada [Trap]; Gala Knörr (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1984) with Good Bad Not Evil; Claudia Rebeca Lorenzo (Logroño, 1988) with Txukela; Oier Iruretagoiena (Errenteria, Guipúzcoa, 1988) with Paisaje sin mundo [World-less Landscape]; Nora Silva (Madrid, 1988) with No Fall Games; Cristina Mejías (Jerez de la Frontera, 1986) with La máquina de Macedonio [Macedonio’s Machine]; and Javier Arbizu (Estella, Navarre, 1984) with Knee-deep.
According to the curator, the projects created by the winning artists are influenced by the vision of dystopian futures, darkness, fanaticism and the control of our current reality. Yet their proposals are presented as acts of resistance from the present, understood as the only temporal space we can control, a present inextricably linked to the understanding and knowledge of the past.
Curator: Ignacio Cabrero