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Asunción Molinos Gordo

Aranda de Duero, Spain. 1979
Como solíamos

2020. IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern. Curated by Sandra Moros.

Como solíamos

2020. IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern. Curated by Sandra Moros.

Como solíamos

2020. IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern. Curated by Sandra Moros.

Como solíamos

2020. IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern. Curated by Sandra Moros.

Como solíamos

2020. IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern. Curated by Sandra Moros.

Como solíamos

2020. IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern. Curated by Sandra Moros.

IN TRANSIT: Botany of a Journey

2020. Jameel Arts Centre, Artist Garden Commission. Curated by Dawn Ross and Nadine El Khoury. Dubai, UAE.

IN TRANSIT: Botany of a Journey

2020. Jameel Arts Centre, Artist Garden Commission. Curated by Dawn Ross and Nadine El Khoury. Dubai, UAE.

IN TRANSIT: Botany of a Journey

2020. Jameel Arts Centre, Artist Garden Commission. Curated by Dawn Ross and Nadine El Khoury. Dubai, UAE.

IN TRANSIT: Botany of a Journey

2020. Jameel Arts Centre, Artist Garden Commission. Curated by Dawn Ross and Nadine El Khoury. Dubai, UAE.

IN TRANSIT: Botany of a Journey

2020. Jameel Arts Centre, Artist Garden Commission. Curated by Dawn Ross and Nadine El Khoury. Dubai, UAE.

Accumulation by Dispossession

2019. Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom. Curated by Dani Burrows.

Accumulation by Dispossession

2019. Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom. Curated by Dani Burrows.

Accumulation by Dispossession

2019. Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom. Curated by Dani Burrows.

Accumulation by Dispossession

2019. Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom. Curated by Dani Burrows.

Accumulation by Dispossession

2019. Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom. Curated by Dani Burrows.

De campesino a campesino

2019. La construcción de lo posible (group show), XIII Bienal de la Habana, Cuba. Curated by Margarita González, Nelson Herrera, Margarita Sánchez, José Manuel Noceda, José Fernández, Ibis Hernández and Lisset Alonso.

De campesino a campesino

2019. La construcción de lo posible (group show), XIII Bienal de la Habana, Cuba. Curated by Margarita González, Nelson Herrera, Margarita Sánchez, José Manuel Noceda, José Fernández, Ibis Hernández and Lisset Alonso.

De campesino a campesino

2019. La construcción de lo posible (group show), XIII Bienal de la Habana, Cuba. Curated by Margarita González, Nelson Herrera, Margarita Sánchez, José Manuel Noceda, José Fernández, Ibis Hernández and Lisset Alonso.

Dunia, Mulk, Yabarut [Tierra, Cielo, Espíritu]

2019. III Cervezas Alhambra Emerging Art in ArcoMadrid. Curated by Alicia Ventura.

Ghost Agriculture

2018. Submerged – On Rivers and Their Interrupted Flow (group show). CIC (Contemporary Image Collective), Cairo, Egypt. Curated by Andrea Thal y Ahmed Refaat.

Ghost Agriculture

2018. Submerged – On Rivers and Their Interrupted Flow (group show). CIC (Contemporary Image Collective), Cairo, Egypt. Curated by Andrea Thal y Ahmed Refaat.

Ghost Agriculture

2018. Submerged – On Rivers and Their Interrupted Flow (group show). CIC (Contemporary Image Collective), Cairo, Egypt. Curated by Andrea Thal y Ahmed Refaat.

El Santísimo

2018. CAB (Centro de Arte de Burgos, Fundación Caja de Burgos), Burgos, Spain.

El Santísimo

2018. CAB (Centro de Arte de Burgos, Fundación Caja de Burgos), Burgos, Spain.

Hambre, un objeto hecho por el hombre

2017. Festival of Political Photography. Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland. Curated by Tiina Rauhala.

Hambre, un objeto hecho por el hombre

2017. Festival of Political Photography. Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland. Curated by Tiina Rauhala.

Hambre, un objeto hecho por el hombre

2017. MAZ (Museo de Arte de Zapopan), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.

Hambre, un objeto hecho por el hombre

2017. Festival of Political Photography. Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland. Curated by Tiina Rauhala.

Hambre, un objeto hecho por el hombre

2017. Festival of Political Photography. Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland. Curated by Tiina Rauhala.

WAM (World Agriculture Museum)

2015. Sharjah Biennial 12. Sharjah Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

WAM (World Agriculture Museum)

2015. Sharjah Biennial 12. Sharjah Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

WAM (World Agriculture Museum)

2015. Sharjah Biennial 12. Sharjah Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

WAM (World Agriculture Museum)

2015. Sharjah Biennial 12. Sharjah Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

El Matam El Mish-masry [The Non-Egyptian Restaurant]

2012. Installation in Artellewa Art Space, Cairo, Egypt.

El Matam El Mish-masry [The Non-Egyptian Restaurant]

2012. Installation in Artellewa Art Space, Cairo, Egypt.

El Matam El Mish-masry [The Non-Egyptian Restaurant]

2012. Installation in Artellewa Art Space, Cairo, Egypt.

El Matam El Mish-masry [The Non-Egyptian Restaurant]

2012. Installation in Artellewa Art Space, Cairo, Egypt.

Untitled 1 [Chozos de Pastor]

2008. Nomad Architecture Intervention, Guzmán, Burgos, Spain.

Untitled 1 [Chozos de Pastor]

2008. Nomad Architecture Intervention, Guzmán, Burgos, Spain.

Untitled 1 [Chozos de Pastor]

2008. Nomad Architecture Intervention, Guzmán, Burgos, Spain.

Untitled 1 [Chozos de Pastor]

2008. Nomad Architecture Intervention, Guzmán, Burgos, Spain.

Asunción Molinos Gordo (b. 1979, Aranda de Duero, Burgos, Spain) is a researcher and visual artist.

Her practice is strongly influenced by disciplines such as anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. She questions the categories that define “innovation” in mainstream discourses today, working to generate a less urban-centric way of understanding progress.

The main focus of her work is contemporary peasantry. Her understanding of the figure of the small or medium farmer is not merely as food producer but as cultural agent, responsible for both perpetuating traditional knowledge and for generating new expertise. She employs installation, photography, video, sound and other media to examine the rural realm driven by a strong desire to understand the value and complexity of its cultural production, as well as the burdens that keep it invisible and marginalized.

She has produced work reflecting on land usage, nomad architecture, farmers’ strikes, bureaucracy on territory, transformation of rural labor, biotechnology and global food trade.

Molinos Gordo won the Sharjah Biennial Prize 2015 with her project WAM (World Agriculture Museum) and represented Spain at the XIII Havana Biennial in 2019. In 2020 she was commissioned to create Art Jameel’s Artist Garden, in Dubai, where she presented the project In Transit: Botany of Journey.

Her work has been exhibited at venues including Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK), Delfina Foundation (London, UK), ARNOLFINI (Bristol, UK), The Townhouse Gallery (Cairo, EG), Darat Al Funun (Amman, JO), Tranzit (Prague, CZ), ART BASEL Miami Beach (US), Cappadox Festival (Uchisar-Turkey), The Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, FI), Museo Carrillo Gil (Mexico), MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan (Guadalajara, MX), MUSAC (León, ES), CA2M (Madrid, ES), CAB (Burgos, ES), Matadero (Madrid, ES) and La Casa Encendida (Madrid, ES), among others.

She obtained her B.F.A. from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she also pursued her Master in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice. She is currently studying Anthropology and Ethnography at UNED (Spain).

Molinos Gordo lives and works in Madrid, Spain.

Wafaa El Nil, 2017. Ritual doll, egyptian cotton. 156 x 55 x 55 cm.

A Mayúscula, b minúscula, 2017.
Fayoum Ceramics.
21 x 23 x 3 cm each, 180 x 70 x 27 cm installation.

A Mayúscula, b minúscula.
2017.
Fayoum Ceramics.
21 x 23 x 3 cm each, 180 x 70 x 27 cm installation.

Profile of debt, 2017. Comb profilometer coated in 24k gold, 3 microns. 8 x 13 x 2cm.

Lake Burullus, 2017.
Fish head and tail belonging to the trays used commonly by egyptian elites in the 1950s, to serve the fish’s body ready to eat.
90 x 20 x 3 cm

Cultivando Desierto, 2017.
Paint on silk drawing from an aerial photograph of the Bahariya desert.
290 x 136 cm.

25 de Enero, 30 de Junio, 2017. Photographic print on brass slate. 80x62 cm.

Buy the rumor, sell the news, 2014. Neón. 26 x 75 cm.

Detail of ''Buy the rumor, sell the news,'' 2014. Neon. 26 x 75 cm.

Cultivando Desierto, 2017.
Paint on silk drawing from an aerial photograph of the Bahariya desert.
290 x 136 cm.

Banco, 2014. Digital photograph on paper 120 x 85 cm.

Dumping, 2014. Serigraphed jute sacks, slings, carabiner. Variable dimensions.