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Saelia Aparicio mixes multiple impulses and ideas to create installations that are like very personal alien landscapes; touching on inequality, sustainability, and the inherent humour that underpins our fundamental human existence.
Emily Gosling, Elephant Magazine, August 2019
Pickled Balloons and Prosthetics: Saelia Aparicio Finds Humour in Dystopia
SAELIA APARICIO is a London-based Spanish artist who completed her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2015. Her multidisciplinary work dwells on ideas of the organic, establishing analogies between corporeal and social mechanisms. In her practice, the body is a malleable source of wonder and horror, often featuring modified found objects and mouth-blown glass. Humour, and an aesthetic style inspired by comic books and cartoons, belies a concern for the bodily impact of daily life, the environment, disease and age.
In 2019, Aparicio won Generaciones 2019, one of the most prestigious awards for emerging artists in Europe, and was commissioned by The Serpentine Gallery to make the film ‘Green Shoots’ for their General Ecology symposium and research project, ‘The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants’ in London. Solo exhibitions include: ‘Protesis para invertebrados’, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (2019); ‘Smudging Gooey Airs’, Sarabande Foundation, London (2018); ‘Cadena Atrofica’, Murcia, Spain in collaboration with designer Attua Aparicio from ...
Things like fermentation and digestion are seen as gross and scary, but we all have this whole world inside us that we don't know or understand - I find that fascinating.
Bio-speculations for an expanded cohabitation is a solo project by the Spanish, London-based artist Saelia Aparicio for Liste 2021.
The city is in lockdown for the third time due to a new variant of COVID 19 and just a few days ago, Brexit broke a fifty-year-old relationship with Europe. The city is lonely and isolated, the people is asked to stay home, but in East London at Carpenters Estate more than 360 houses are completely empty (of human life). In the borough with th ...
In 2019, Saelia Aparicio was commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery to make the film ‘Green Shoots’ for their General Ecology symposium and research project, ‘The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants’ in London.
Green Shoots (2019):