Bodies of Water
the 13th Shanghai Biennale
The gallery loaned artworks by José Manuel Egea on the occasion of the 13th Shanghai Biennale.
Since November 2020, the Biennale has been unfolding in a temporary project space in three different experiences that allows the artists, thinkers and curators to develop their work in close collaboration with the City of Shanghai, its people, networks of activism, organizations, and institutions. Bodies of Water will culminate with the opening of the third and final phase: an exhibition, that will run through PSA and expand into a series of locations along the Huangpu River and across the city.
Curators : Andrés Jaque, Marina Otero Verzier, Lucia Pietroiusti, Dr. You Mi and Filipa Ramos.
Convinced of his magical ability to become a wolf, this young artist from Madrid is fascinated by the Kafkaesque metamorphosis found in the world of comics and mythology. As polymorphic as he is, his work consists of drawings, sculptures and performances, and urges us to accept our own repressed gifts for shape-shifting. Promoted by the gallery since 2016, he had a major show that same year by the Biennale de l’image possible in Liège, Belgium. In 2022, his work was featured in the exhibition Photo | Brut #2 at the Botanique in Brussels. His work is now part of several major European collections of contemporary art such as those of Antoine de Galbert, or Laurent Dumas.