Democracia

Artist selected by Estévez, Ruth at 2011
More artist content updated at 2016


A working group set up in Madrid by Iván López and Pablo España.

 

We decided to set up an art group centred on discussing and brainstorming different ideas and forms of action. Working in a group forges an interest in taking action in the social sphere, through approaches grounded in reality. Our projects tackle our concerns about the progressive staging of areas of respect and coexistence, something visible not only in the increasing importance of the image, but also in the creeping incorporation of simulations in different fields of everyday life, such as politics, technology or culture.

 

Democracia also works in the field of publishing (they are editors of Nolens Volens magazine) and curating (No Futuro, Madrid Abierto 2008, Creador de Dueños). They were founding members of El Perro collective (set up in 1989) until it disbanded in May 2006.

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Curriculum vitae

Democracia (Pablo España e Iván López)
Viven y trabajan en/Live and Work in: Madrid

Exposiciones Individuales (Selección)/Selected Solo Exhibition
2011
1812-2012. Una mirada contemporánea, comisariado por/curated by Jorge Díez, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, MEIAC, Badajoz.
Ser y Durar, Prometeogallery Di Ida Pisani, Milano.

2010
Libertad para los muertos, Espacio Marzana, Bilbao.
Contra el público, comisariado por/curated by Piedad Solans, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca.

2009
Ne vous laissez pas consoler, ADN Galería, Barcelona.
Subtextos, comisariado por/curated by Nacho Ruiz y Carolina Parra, La Mar de Músicas ‘09 [Especial Marruecos], proyectos de arte público en las calles de Cartagena, Murcia.
Democracia – “Welfare State”, comisariado por/curated by Eric den Hartigh, Roodkapje, Nederlands; Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Nederlands.
Sin Estado, proyecto en colaboración de Democracia, Santiago Cirugeda y Todo por la Praxis, ADN Galería, Barcelona.

2008
Todos sois culpables salvo yo, Galería T20, Murcia.
Smash The Ghetto, Galeria Caprice Horn, Berlin, Deutschland.
Welfare State, Prometeogallery, Ex Chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca, Italia; Galería Salvador Díaz, Madrid.
Charity, Prometeogallery, Ex Chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca, Italia.


Exposiciones Colectivas (Selección)/Selected Group Exhibitions
2011
Declining Democracy, comisariado por/curated by Franziska Nori, CCCS Centro Di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze.
VideoStorias, comisariado por/curated by Blanca de la Torre e Imma Prieto, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Democracia: Ser y Durar / Regina José Galindo: XX, ADN Galería, Barcelona.
Hors Pistes 2011, comisariado por/curated by Géraldine Gomez y Charlène Dinhut, Centre Pompidou, Paris.


2010
Proyecto Juárez, comisariado por/curated by Mariana David, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, México D. F.
Erased Walls, comisariado por/curated by Juraj Čarný, Space, Bratislava.
Mediations Biennale 2010. Erased Walls, comisariado por/curated by Georgi Begun, Building Complex in E. Orzeszkowej Street, Poznán, Poland.
ONE SHOT! Football & Art Contemporain, comisariado por/curated by Pierre-Olivier Rollin, B.P.S.22 Espace De Création Contemporaine, Charleroi, Bruxelles.
VÄLPARAÍSO: INterVENCIONES, comisariado por/curated by Jorge Díez, José Ignacio Roca y Paulina Varas, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y de las Artes, Valparaíso, Chile.


2009
EVENTO 2009 “1ère Édition: Intime Collectif”, comisariado por/curated by Didier Fiuza Faustino, Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Ville De Bordeaux, France.
Off Street, comisariado por/curated by Blanca de la Torre, A Foundation, Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, London.
There Goes the Neighbourhood, comisariado por/curated by Zanny Begg and Keg de Souza, Performance Space, Sydney.
X Bienal de La Habana. Tinieblas. Poéticas del Vídeo sobre la Violencia, comisariado por/curated by Manuel García, Fortaleza San Carlos de la Cabaña, La Habana.

2008
2008 Taipei Biennial, comisariado por/curated by Manray Hsu and Vasif Kortun, Taiwan Beer Brewery.
Everstill - Siempretodavía, comisariado por/curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Casa Museo Federico García Lorca, Granada.

2007
Tomorrow, comisariado por/curated by Sumjung Kim, Kumho Museum, Seoul.
10 th Istanbul Biennial, Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary - Optimism in the age of global war, comisariado por/curated by Hou Hanru, Entre-Polis, Antrepo nº3, İstanbul.
4 thGöteborg Biennial, Rethinking Dissent – on the limitations of politics and the possibilities of resistance, comisariado por/curated by Joa Ljungberg and Edi Muka, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sverige.


Proyectos curatoriales/Curatorial Projects
2011
Nolens Volens / Arte Útil, Espacio Off Limits, Madrid.

2008
Creador de dueños, Espacio Off Limits, Madrid.
Madrid Abierto 2008. Proyectos de Arte Público, Madrid.

2007
Nolens Volens / Actualidad, Espacio Off Limits, Madrid.
No Futuro. 3er Ciclo de Videoarte en la ONG, Organización Nelson Garrido, Caracas.

Contacto/Contact
Democracia
C/ General Varela, 26. 6ºA.
28020 MADRID
T. +34 91 444 23 29
dmocracia@gmail.com
www.democracia.com.es