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26-27 May 2016


This workshop offered by Marisa González (Bilbao, 1945) will focus on her artistic practice within the context of the exhibition Registros domesticados, that can be visited at the CGAC until 19 June 2016.

This exhibition brings together the thematic, technical, and formal motivations in the over forty-five years of the career of an artist who was a groundbreaker (both in Spain as internationally) in the use of new technologies for art reproduction and communication. Since the 1970s she has been addressing themes such as memory and industrial archaeology, ecology, feminism or the marginalisation of minority groups. 

The workshop will focus on the dialogues between the machine, perception, and action.



First session
Thursday, 26 May, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

The following themes will be addressed during the first part of the workshop:

- Development and evolution of a multidisciplinary work through a parallel reading on the spread of communication tools in the 20th century and their application as creation instruments.

- The link to technological art arises from the incorporation of communication tools in art production. These new instruments, with their own properties, identity, and limitations, each generate a dialogue that uses their resources, codes, their trace and their print, evolving simultaneously and implementing technology as a language and as an instrument.

- The interweaving of art and technology generates a hybrid consisting of the different tools and elements that build the process for the creation of a work that is referred to as multidisciplinary because of its variety of technical resources, its concept, and its process.

Second session
Friday, 27 May, from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The second part of the workshop will focus on the following themes:

- Space/time

- The visual dialogue that arises from the difficulties in reconstructing an identity that is partly allegory, artifice, and subject or object.

- Masks as figurative I: a metamorphosed identity.

- Development in the search of a personal language.

Participants will need to bring a digital camera to the workshop to take photographs following a search line of that which is close by, based on an image or an object, with the aim of delving into the possibilities of perception, transformation, and metamorphosis of the chosen subject.

Would it be possible to penetrate into the fabric of the image, to enter it? It is not a question of looking at images, but to enter into the intervals of reality, creating a new space—scale—a story, revolving around the theme chosen by each participant; to build a new reading, a new meaning in order to develop a story of one's own.

Marisa González holds a BA in Music from the Conservatory of Bilbao and a BA in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid. She has completed postgraduate studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington. She is a groundbreaking artist in Spain in the fields of electrography and generative systems networks. Her most outstanding exhibitions include Spanish Video Art, ULLENS Center, Beijing Centre for Contemporary Art; BAC Barcelona Video Festival, Fundación Miró and CCCB, 2009; the International Architecture Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, 2012; Genealogías feministas, MUSAC in León, 2012; La fábrica, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, and Sala Rekalde, Bilbao; La central nuclear Lemóniz, CAB of Burgos; Ellas filipinas, the TINAG Festival, London, 2012, and Registros domesticados at Tabacalera, Madrid, 2015.

She has exhibited in countless international art shows such as ARCO, Madrid; Loop, Barcelona; Paris Photo; Art Köln, Colone; SML, São Paulo; Moving Image, London, and CIGE, Beijing, as well as at photography festivals in Latin America and Africa. She has also participated in consecutive editions of Photoespaña since its beginnings. Her work is present in a large number of public and private collections, including the Museo Reina Sofía of Madrid, the Museo Artium of Vitoria, or the MACBA of Barcelona.



REGISTRATION: those interested in signing up for the workshops may do so by sending an email to or calling 981 546 602. Applications must be accompanied by a statement of interest, a résumé, and a professional dossier (maximum 15 MB). The following data must also be included: full name, email address, and contact telephone number. Once we have sent confirmation of the registration we will forward detailed instructions on how to pay the registration fee.

MATERIAL: Participants will need to take their own digital cameras or mobile device with a camera and a pen drive or memory card to export the files and press clips or photographs on the theme they are interested in developing.


DIRECTOR: Marisa González



Among Women
Thursday, 26 May

CGAC Auditorium

7:00 pm Screening of Ellas filipinas, by Marisa González

This is a documentary where the author addresses the situation of Filipino immigrant women in Hong Kong. The video narrates how the over 150,000 women that belong to this group get together every Sunday (which is their only day off) at the city's financial hub. Their presence transforms the city's landscape, turning public spaces into domestic spaces and into areas for coexistence, growth, and relaxation, where they carry out their customs and traditions.

7:50 p.m. Round table with Marisa González, Anxela Caramés and Menene Gras Balaguer

Anxela Caramés holds a BA in History of Art and a PhD in Fine Arts, with a dissertation on feminist curating practices in Spain. She works as a curator and art critic. She has organised debates with video sessions and has worked as a curator for performances, artistic interventions in the street and exhibitions. As a researcher in the field of visual arts and feminisms, she has published articles in specialised journals and exhibition catalogues. She has also delivered conferences at universities and museums. She is a member of Contenedor de feminismos and M-Artech.

Menene Gras Balagueris an art critic and exhibition curator. She holds a PhD in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Barcelona, and was director of Culture and Exhibitions for Casa América de Catalunya and professor of aesthetics at the University of Barcelona, Elisava and the Pompeu Fabra University. After working as a correspondent for Artforum (New York) in Barcelona for 12 years, she is currently the director of the Department of Culture and Exhibitions for Casa Asia, a Consortium between the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Generalitat de Catalunya and the city councils of Barcelona and Madrid. Her exhibition Languages and Aesthetics of Spanish Video Art: Ten Years of Critical Practices received the 2015 award from the Catalan Association of Art Critics (ACCA) for her promotion of Catalan art abroad.

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