Saelia Aparicio

Saelia Aparicio

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La Manada (The Pack), 2017
Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper 
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 centimeters)
Edition of 10

© Saelia Aparicio, 2017.

Saelia Aparicio (b. 1982, Spain) is a London-based Spanish artist who completed her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2015. In 2019, Aparicio won Generaciones 2019, one of the most prestigious awards for emerging artists in Europe, was commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery to make the film ‘Green Shoots’ for their General Ecology symposium and research project, ‘The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants’ in London and did a collaboration with fashion designer Craig Green (winner of the BFC British Menswear designer in 2016, 2017 and 2018) presented at Matches fashion Carlos Place and Frieze art fair.

Selected solo exhibitions include: ‘Planta, Alzado, Raiz’, The Ryder, Madrid, (2019) ‘Prótesis para invertebrados’, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (2019); ‘The World of Craig Green and Saelia Aparicio’, Matches Fashion and Frieze art fair, Carlos Place and Regents Park, London (2019); ‘Cadena Atrofica’, Murcia, Spain in collaboration with designer Attua Aparicio from Silo Studio (2018); ‘Your Consequences Have Actions’, The Tetley, Leeds (2017); ‘Peaks & Troughs’, TURF Projects, London (2017); ‘Burning With Joy’, ASC Gallery, London (2016); and ‘Espeleologia epidermica’, Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain (2015).

Selected Group shows include:‘Our Ashes Make great fertilizer‘ co curated with Harminder Judege at Public Gallery London, Dancing at The Edge Of The World’, Sarah Zanin, curated by Marcelle Joseph, Rome (2020), ‘Sarabande x Joyce’ Joyce, Hong Kong (2019), ‘In a World Where Immortality Is the Norm, Your Future Is my Future’, Galeria Duarte Sequeira, Portugal (2019) ‘Retour Sur Mulholland Drive’ (curated by Nicolas Bourriaud), La Panacée, Montpellier, France (2017); ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, and The ICA, London (2016), and ‘A Mysterical Day’ (curated by Tai Shani), Serpentine Gallery public programme, London (2016).

Aparicio has undertaken the following residencies: Emerging artist residency at Porthmeor Studios, funded by the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, FIBRA Platform, Mexico (2019); The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK (2019); New Contemporaries Studio Bursary with Sarabande: The Lee Alexander Mcqueen Foundation (2017-18); Sema Nanji Residency, Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea (2016); Salzamt Aterlierhaus, Linz, Austria (2014); and Joan Miró Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2012).