Beatriz Olabarrieta

Shifty Show (While Undoing Shoelaces)
24 Jul 2014 to 27 Jul 2014

Live Event Thursday 24th July 2014, 7pm–9pm
A three day intervention
open Friday 25th July-Sunday 27th July, 3-8pm

A collaborative text by Ellen Mara De Wachter will reflect on the exhibition and a performance of special guest live 'voice overs' by Sophie Cundale, Patrick Goddard, Kati Kärki, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Eleanor Vonne Brown, featuring cosmic socks by Marie D'Elbée. 

Cell Project Space invite  Beatriz Olabarrieta to occupy the gallery for one month to develop a presentation of new sculpture and video. These works will be concerned with the artist’s ongoing research into the inherent potential of construction materials through undoing some of the roles and functions that have been imposed on them. The guiding image for this deculturing approach is the action of tying and untying shoelaces. Separating laces can be viewed as a metaphor for the pulling apart of sense. This, in turn, opens up the possibility of generating a new language, perhaps closer to the intrinsic voice of the materials at hand.

The gallery transformed into studio will enable Olabarrieta to produce an interactive event space for the last weekend of the project, which will be developed in dialogue with writer and curator Ellen Mara De Wachter and her supporting text for the exhibition.

Beatriz Olabarrieta lives and works in London, solo exhibitions include a solo presentation at Parallel, Oaxaca, Mexico (forthcoming), 'PANDORA', (two person show) at Casado Santapau Gallery, Madrid, Spain (forthcoming), a solo presentation at ARCO, Madrid, Spain in 2013, 'Scene 10 What happens when all characters leave the stage', Form Content, London, UK, 2012, 'It's moving from I to it', Liverpool Biennal at The Royal Standard, UK, 2012,  'Motor Motor', Praxis Programme, Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 2012, Beatriz Olabarrieta, MOT International, Brussels, Belgium, 2012. Group exhibitions include: Have To Hand, By My Hand, Oh Handyman, FLOOD, Dublin, Ireland, 2014, 'X- Operative', Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK, 2013, 'One-Off. Slam', Jerwood Space, London, UK, 2013, 'The Fresh Air Collection', Space, London, UK, 2013, 'Young London' 2013, 'V22 Collection', London, UK, 2013, 'Jerwood Drawing Prize', 2013, JVA at Jerwood Space, London, 2013, 'Perdiendo los papeles', Adora Calvo Galería, Salamanca, Spain, 2013, 'Landmark Seizures', Aid & Abet, Cambridge, UK, 2013