Para-Site [mattress factory] 2011

Pablo Valbuena
Factory Installed: November 28, 2011 – May 27, 2012
video projection

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Curated by Katherine Talcott

About the Artist

Pablo Valbuena develops art projects and research focused on space, time and perception. Born in Spain and currently based in the south of France. Some key elements of this exploration are the overlap of the physical and the virtual, the generation of mental spaces by the observer, the dissolution of the boundaries between real and perceived, the links between space and time, the primacy of subjective experience as a tool to communicate and the use of light as prime matter. These ideas are mostly developed site-specific, formulated as a direct response to the perceptual qualities, physical conditions and surrounding influences of a certain location or space. This body of work has been presented in public and private institutions, biennials and galleries in the form of exhibitions, site-specific commissions and large-scale public interventions throughout Europe, Asia and America.

He has presented his work recently at the Museum of the Moving Image, 5th International Seoul Biennale, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Laboral Centro de Arte, Netherlands Media Arts Institute, BankArt, Matadero Madrid, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, gallery Max Estrella in Madrid and others. He has also presented public art projects in Singapore, Canada, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Brazil and Spain. His large site-specific interventions in the public space have been seen in The Hague City Hall, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Plaza de las Letras-Medialab Prado, Murcia City Hall and Vooruit-Ghent University.