Julieta Aranda

Guest Artist 2017 

Mexican-born Julieta Aranda is a conceptual artist that lives and works in Berlin and New York City. Central to Aranda’s practice are her involvement with circulation mechanisms and the idea of a “poetics of circulation”; her interest on science-fiction, space travel and zones of friction; the possibility of a politicised subjectivity through the perception and use of time, and the notion of power over the imaginary. Julieta Aranda’s work spans installation, video, and print media, with a special interest in the creation and manipulation of artistic exchange and the subversion of traditional notions of commerce through art-making. 

In addition to her many gallery exhibitions, Julieta Aranda's work has been exhibited internationally, in venues such as PAM – Public Art Munich (2018), Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017), CAP Bordeaux  (2018), Der Tank, Basel (2016), Guggenheim Museum (2015, 2009), 56th Venice Biennale (2015), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2015), 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); amongst many others.

In 2017, she visited CERN as part of the Guest Artist programme. Inspired by her residency at CERN, Julieta Aranda produced Stealing One’s own Corpse (an alternative set of footholds for an ascent into the dark) – PART 3, 2018. As part of a trilogy, this video essay investigates the contemporary existential conditions which are brought about by scientific and technological developments and explores the possibility of creating an ‘escape route’ for the human in such overwhelming times.

This work has been exhibited in Broken Symmetries, an international touring exhibition celebrating the partnership of Arts at CERN and FACT and created in collaboration with ScANNER - Science and Art Network for New Exhibition and Research. This work has been exhibited at FACT, Liverpool (2018); CCCB, Barcelona (2018) ; iMAL, Brussels (2020); National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2020); Kumu, Tallinn (2020-2021); Le Lieu Unique, Nantes (2021).