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5-31 October
SELMA FERIANI GALLERY
1- 5 Cromwell Place | London, United Kingdom

Swinburn’s sensational sculptures are produced by intricately weaving together texts to construct robust monumental structures. Through this labour-intensive approach, the material is transformed from delicate pages of books to sculptural forms that the artist often wears as armour to perform in. The artwork is, therefore, activated by the artist’s position as both the fabricator and performer, occupying a determination as she possesses multiple roles. This can be seen as a metaphor for resistance, where woven narratives are portrayed as a substitute for the silence of women throughout history.

The artwork is therefore activated by the artist’s position as both fabricator and performer of the sculpture. This could be seen as a metaphor for resistance, where woven narratives are portrayed as a substitute for the silence of women throughout history.

The recycling aspect in this work happens through many dimensions: content, form and process. Following her performances, the works become sculptures with a history of their own and result in an amalgamation of history and memory. Regenerating these narratives articulates for the artist both a sense of urgency and a mode of resistance.

Catalina’s work translate into key messages and universal concerns such as: sustainability, identity, gender equality and globalization underlining the connections of the Global South throughout history.

It is “Aida”, whose pages are ripped off to make portable sarcophagi of the letter, which makes the tombstones of the unidentified fallen become archaeological findings of a present forced to be recognized acknowledged as a vestige of a damaged memory.

THE STUDIO

Combining the local crafts with the global trends; and showing how selected geographies share universal and mutual creative affinities.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2020 Archaic Contingency

Selma Feriani Gallery.
Cromwell Place. London.

2018 NARRATIVES OF DISPLACEMENT

Selma Feriani Gallery.
Tunis, Tunisia.

2016 THE PERFECT BOUNDARY

Centro Cultural Matta
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2016 FISSURES

Selma Feriani Gallery.
Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia.

2020 Matters of Material

Curated by Dina Nasser-Khadivi
Christie´s, London, UK.

2020 Untitled

Selma Feriani Gallery,
Sidi Bou Said, Tunis.

2013 ANTICIPATED ARCHEAOLOGY

Isabel Aninat Gallery.
Santiago de Chile, Chile.

PUBLICATIONS

Catalina’s work translate into key messages and universal concerns such as: sustainability, identity, gender equality and globalization underlining the connections of the Global South throughout history.

Matters of Material, Christies London.

WE DEFY PARADIGMS

Founded in 2007 and led by the recognized visual artist Catalina Swinburn along with a team of professionals, CATALINASWINBURNstudio turns any creative idea into reality. Commissioning art is a creatively engaging and rewarding process. Getting a work commissioned gives you the opportunity to be part of the artistic process that is involved when creating a work of art.

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