The work of Mabel Palacín (born 1965, Barcelona) is a constant investigation about images. The subject of her work is photography considered in all its mutations, including cinema, video and its digital variants. She considers images as theoretical agents capable of developing models from which to understand and expand the contemporary visual landscape. The notion of project is essential in her method of work, in which images generate instructions for use and engender narratives that arise only because of the images themselves. In her work the content of the images is always the spectator, and the spatial dimension as well as the multiple projection of some of these works strongly request the viewer, establishing links between image and architecture.
In 2011 she represented Catalonia and the Balearic Islands in the 54th Venice Biennale with the work 180 degrees. Her work has been seen in individual and collective exhibitions at the Ángels Barcelona Gallery, Frankfurter Kunstverein and LA Galerie (Frankfurt), Centre d’Art Santa Mònica(Barcelona), The Agency (London), Norwich Gallery (Norwich), Transmission Gallery (Glasgow), Kwangju Biennale (South Korea), Artothek (Cologne), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Taiwan), Kunstbunker Tumulka (Münich), Bolsky Gallery (Los Angeles), Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), MUA (Alicante), Colecçao Berardo Museum (Lisbon), Salvador Dalí Museum St. Petersburg (Florida), Frac Languedoc-Roussillon (Montpellier), MACBA (Barcelona), OK Center (Linz.), Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Artium (Vitoria), Reykjavik Art Museum (Reykjavik) among others. She currently resides and develops her work between Barcelona and Milan.
180º Fragmentos, 2010-2011
30 × 40 cm Edition 3/3
180º In the city. Ventanas 12, 2010-2011
Color Photography, Giclée. Baryta paper
150 × 163 cm Edition 2/3