Artist originally selected by Estévez, Ruth at 2011
This is a 2016 content update.

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.