Soloshow en BilbaoArte, Bilbao.

“Incubators” is an exhibition that connects dissident youth from the Basque Country (queers, punks and skaters) with other young people from Buenos Aires, our city of origin. The title is a reference to that place in the imaginary of science fiction in which the gestation of superheroes occurs, but it is also a symbol of the attempt to preserve the punk philosophy by young people today. The comic book incubators we rely on – like a test tube or a bathtub of amniotic fluid – empower or regenerate wounds. In the exhibition, these incubators are represented by refrigerators that contain some of the photographs of our young monsters.

On the other hand, the installation that arises puts photographs in dialogue with wax objects that refer to the ancient practice of offerings in this material, very common in Latin American churches, a popular custom that is still present. As with incubators that are capable of regeneration, there are pieces that suggest the idea of an altar to pray to for wounds, produced by skateboarding or fighting, to heal.

︎What is it: solo show exhibition

︎Where?: BilbaoArte Fundazioa. Urazurrutia 32, Bilbao.
︎When?: 01/02/2020 - 31/03/2020

Fotos x Jorge Isla

Video-sculpture. DVD ntsc format video in loop on 14 ″ TV. Railings Stickers and stickers from the Argentine album of 78 World Cup figures. Copy 1/2. 2019

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My own private totem
Floor sculpture. Laser cut closet doors. Bee wax. Argentina 78 World Cup Estickers. Basket. Beer bottles. String of garlic. Inverted cd boxes. Led light. 2 meters x 1.80 meters. 2020.

In arcadia ego sum.
Sculpture. Skate ramp modeled in paraffin and beeswax. LED light. 110 x 130 x 80 cm. 2020.

Javi y su navaja
168x112 cm
Edition of 1/3 + 1A

Spanking paddle. Object. Wood, canvas and ink on canvas. 86 X 37 cm. 2020. (This piece was used in the performance "Abanderados").

"Abanderados" (the home video). Installation. Cathode ray TV reproducing in loop the recording of the performance "Abanderados". Railings for skate tricks. Votive offerings in wax. 2020.

Offering to skate (broken hand, metacarpals). Sculpture. Skate bar and hand modeled in wax. 120x45 cm. 2020.

Flag to roll up. Arm device. Metal and canvas fabric. Artifact used in the performance "Abanderados". 2019.

Sword-whip-fishing. Metal. Carved wood. Rope. Cloth. Land. Device used in the performance "Abanderados". 2020.

Palace gangs. video-documentary. Interviews with different young Basques belonging to different countercultural movements (skate, lgtb, anti-fascist skinheads, punks, among others) about different topics: the underworld, friendship and the countercultural history of the city of Bilbao from their perspective. 1:28 hours duration. 4k format. Two 40-inch led tvs. 2019/2020.


Pandillas de palaciegas. video-documental. Entrevistas a diferentes jóvenes vascos pertenecientes a diferentes movimientos contraculturales (skate, lgtb, skinheads antifascistas, punks, entre otros) sobre diferentes temas: el hampa, la amistad y la historia contracultural de la ciudad de Bilbao desde su perspectiva. 1:28 horas de duración. formato 4k Dos televisores led de 40 pulgadas. 2019/2020.

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