May 12 – July 2, 2022
C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba

Regina De Miguel, Arbustos de nervios como bosques de coral 07, 2020. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection
Photo: Roberto Ruiz | Courtesy the artist and Maisterravalbuena, Madrid
C3A Córdoba


Prismas invites contemporary visual artists and cultural agents of the territory to deepen in first person in some of the lines of force of Abundant Futures from a single work of the exhibition. It is a series of 45-minute talks that take place in the rooms of the C3A and is part of the proximity program of TBA21.

Prisma 01: Julia Martos on Regina de Miguel, May 12, 2022

"Telling, seeing and listening to Regina de Miguel seems to me a good way to signify the premises underpinning the Abundant Futures exhibition. I have chosen her because through her pieces we can talk about what it means to embrace a speculative position of the world, consider other alternative ways of thinking, analyze the possible effects of science and technology, and reflect on the current social and political organization, but, above all, because she invites us to think about how we want to embody the stories we tell ourselves."

Julia Martos (Córdoba, 1989) is a visual artist and programmer. She finished her Master in Film Programming and Curating at Birkbeck University (London) in 2021, thanks to a grant from the Botín Foundation. She has produced in residencies such as: Fundación Bilbaoarte (2021), Bulegoa z/b (2022) or at the Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía (in progress). Her work has been exhibited in festivals in the USA, Europe and Latin America, as well as in national contexts such as LOOP FESTIVAL (2020), Festival Bendita Tú (2020), Antic Teatre Barcelona (2018) or in the Festival Mes de Danza de Sevilla (2017).

Prisma 02: Álvaro Albaladejo on Ceryth Wyn Evans

"An artist observes another artist and does not cease to have the doubt of whether this act has already been performed. It may be that neon gas, astrophysics, the theory of perception, the nostalgia provoked by the image of the cosmos, the emotional relationship between forms and the plastic processes that construct them and even the vertigo of distances and measurements are conduits of relationship between the adepts of the movement of the image and its hallucinatory capacity."

Álvaro Albaladejo (Granada 1983) is a sculptor and lives in Córdoba. He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Granada. He has participated in many exhibitions in galleries and art centers such as the Rafael Botí Foundation, Cordoba; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, CAAC, Seville; SCAN, London; Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, C3A, Cordoba; MAC de Genalguacil, Málaga; Passinger Kultfabrik, Munich, Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada, among others. He has been a finalist in the VI Cervezas Alhambra Emerging Art Award (2022) and his work could be seen in fairs such as ARCO, Estampa, Swab, or Marte.

Prisma 03: Beatriz Sánchez on Diana Policarpo, June 9, 2022

The work that Beatriz Sánchez takes as a reference point to guide us through the exhibition of Abundant Futures is CPMK2 (2021) by Diana Policarpo, a work created for st_age, the online art platform of TBA21 and currently on display at C3A. CPMK2 will serve as a starting point to activate a collective ritual that will detonate the doors of our rational and perceptive coherence. The artist will act as a guru who, through the elaboration of a delirious experience in which the public becomes a participant, builds a parallel and unforeseen journey through the exhibition.

Beatriz Sánchez is a visual artist with a degree in Fine Arts from the UPV in Valencia, with a Master's Degree in Digital Arts from the Pompeu Fabra University. She is a drawer, performer, audiovisual creator, agitator in the multimedia field and acts, from different fronts, against the heteronormative discourse and the information society, mixing and hacking all kinds of images and sound. She currently lives in Bilbao, where she combines the production of her artistic work with the making of video clips.

Prisma 04: Christian Lagata on Abraham Cruzvillegas, June 17, 2022

"It always gives me a sense of familiarity and pleasure to face the work of Abraham Cruzvillegas. His way of assimilating and relating to objects and materials takes me back to childhood, to the wastelands where we played as children and where we imagined impossible constructions. For me he is a reference for turning his artistic practice into a constant learning process. A very personal research process where he explores his own origins, learning about the materials, the landscape and the people around him."

Christian Lagata (Jerez de la Frontera, 1986) is a visual artist who lives and works in Madrid. His practice is based on a sculptural way of understanding and building installations where materials play a leading role. Beyond the logic of the found object, it is the human trace, its quality of "remainder" that interests him in these elements. He has exhibited in national and international institutions and galleries and his work can be found in collections such as the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo de Madrid (CA2M), the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) or the Centro de Documentación del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. 

Prisma 05: Violeta Mayoral on Ana Mendieta, July 2, 2022

The artist Violeta Mayoral will walk through different pieces of the exhibition Abundant Futures, focusing on the tensions between discourse and practice to delve into the works of Ana Mendieta and observe the relationship between art, life and nature. The tour will try to highlight other ways of approaching artistic work beyond the legitimizing channels.

Violeta Mayoral (Almería, 1988) is an artist based in Barcelona. She studied Communication and Cultural Industries at the UB (2012-2016) with a mention in Semiotics at the UNAM (DF, Mexico) thanks to the Banco Santander Iberoamerica scholarship she won in 2014. Currently, her work is represented by etHall gallery in Barcelona and she is a long-term resident artist at the center for artistic research and production . He has shown his work at the Joan Miró Foundation, the Reina Sofia Museum, the Sala de Arte Joven in Madrid, at the Art Nou Bcn festival, at the etHall gallery in Barcelona and at the contemporary art fairs SWAB and Arte Santander. He has also published on the platforms Lateral Addittion (Philadelphia), Atmos (Montevideo) and A'DESK (Barcelona), among others. He has taught at the Casa Encendida (Madrid) and in the 'En Residència' program (Barcelona).