Sin Título (Quién es el hambriento), 2014

Photo: the artist, 2014

Hand-painted ceramic pieces, handwritten wall text
50 x 50 x 2 cm


Today’s wealth is unparalleled. We have more food and money than ever before and our capacity to feed the world’s population has exceeded any prediction. We grow enough food to nourish the entire planet and a half. Ignoring this fact, mainstream rhetoric keeps overwhelming people with ideas of overpopulation and lack of resources, pushing to increase agricultural output even more. This exhibition moves away from the mythology of hunger that has filled the social consciousness with images of misery, poverty, and scarcity, in order to better understand those other reasons why nearly 1 billion people around the world are deprived of food.

During a residency at Delfina Foundation in London as part of the program “The Politics of Food” Molinos studied David Harvey’s concept “accumulation by dispossession,” which elaborates on how the centralization of wealth and power in the hands of a few is caused by dispossessing and expropriating the public of their wealth and/or land. Connecting the dots that join the places where food accumulates and those where it gets extracted from produced a number of “economic objects”—some hand-made, others machine assembled, computerized, or mechanized—that reveal the artisan character of the financial system that has turned hunger into a true manufactured product.

First economic object: who is “the hungry”?
The sector of the population that is deprived of safe and continuous access to food is often the farmers themselves.


Group show: Remedios
Venue: C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba
Curator: Daniela Zyman
Exhibition 14 April 2023 -  March 2024

Born in Aranda de Duero, Burgos, Spain, in 1979. Lives in Spain.