"an old / piece of gum that / streeeeetches " ~ During Amsterdam Art Week Lumen Travo Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Mercedes Azpilicueta (DAI, 2013). For this occasion, the works are combined with a selection of her recent poetry; the die is cast / in search of / four petals (2022). ~ At DAI our hearts always leap up whenever we have a chance to return to Mercedes' powerful "voice". June 2 - July 14, 2023
In the last few years Mercedes Azpilicueta has been working on large installations in which she intertwines décors in the form of tapestries, textile sculptures, performances, video and soundscapes.
Her solo exhibition an old / piece of gum that / streeeeetches consists of works from her new series Kinky Affairs at Home produced for her recent exhibition at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein in Vaduz (2022).
Mercedes Azpilicueta (La Plata, Argentina, 1981) is a visual and performance artist from Buenos Aires living and working in Amsterdam. She obtained her MFA from the Dutch Art Institute in 2013, was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (2015-16) and was nominated for the Prix de Rome (2021).
Solo exhibitions include: Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf (2022); Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz (2022); Gasworks, London (2021); CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge (2021); Museion, Bolzano/Bozen (2020); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2019); CentroCentro, Madrid (2019); and Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (2018). In 2020 ROZENSTRAAT- a rose is a rose is a rose commissioned Onze Roeping - On Joyful Militancy, a new performance piece in the public space of Amsterdam.