inFirmitas
Iván Gómez

inFirmitas

From 18 April to 25 June 2023. Espai Rampa

A material experiment related to the notions of waste and rest. I am concerned about our material perception of degradation, the abject and death, and how what I call ‘apparatuses of sustainability’ are being erected at this frontier. I seek to address this instant through material poetics, through small sculptures and processes that reveal their fragility and their resistance. The methodology for developing this research seeks an encounter with other ways of approaching the issue.

 

Iván Gómez’s practice has come increasingly to deal with the ways in which images, objects, spaces and people relate to each other. His praxis is hybridised, embracing a range of disciplines that address the issue of the relationship, the ‘between’ and the various ways of addressing it. He has worked on this notion in film, artistic practice, curating, mediation and writing. He graduated in fine arts from the University of Barcelona, gained an MA in Research and Creation in Art at the University of the Basque Country and has taken courses on Critique and Professionalisation in Contemporary Art Curating at the NODE centre in Berlin. He currently combines his work in art with studying for a PhD in Artistic Research at the University of the Basque Country. He has undertaken various curatorial and mediation projects in contexts such as Harriak (Eremuak), Azkuna Zentroa-Alhóndiga Bilbao, ARCO-Lisboa Fair, Sala Rekalde and Arteleku. His work has been shown in spaces such as the MAMM (Medellín), Fundación BilbaoArte, Koldo Mitxelena, JustMad, Museo Vostell Malpartida, Casa Encendida and the Cruce space, and is held in a number of collections, among them the Hamaca archive and the Pi-Fernandino Collection. He has recently created a public sculpture for the municipal cemetery in Bilbao.