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Teresa Solar Abboud

Madrid, Spain. 1985
When Forms Come Alive (Group Exhibition)

Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 2024

When Forms Come Alive (Group Exhibition)

Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 2024

When Forms Come Alive (Group Exhibition)

Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 2024

When Forms Come Alive (Group Exhibition)

Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 2024

Pájaro sueño de máquina

CA2M, Madrid, Spain, 2024.

Pájaro sueño de máquina

CA2M, Madrid, Spain, 2024.

Pájaro sueño de máquina

CA2M, Madrid, Spain, 2024.

Pájaro sueño de máquina

CA2M, Madrid, Spain, 2024.

Pájaro sueño de máquina

CA2M, Madrid, Spain, 2024.

Pájaro sueño de máquina

CA2M, Madrid, Spain, 2024.

Vida na superfìcie

Kuntshalle Lissabon, Lisbon, PT, 2023.

Vida na superfìcie

Kuntshalle Lissabon, Lisbon, PT, 2023.

Vida na superfìcie

Kuntshalle Lissabon, Lisbon, PT, 2023.

Kuntshalle Lissabon, Lisbon, PT, 2023.

Kuntshalle Lissabon, Lisbon, PT, 2023.

Vida na superfìcie

Kuntshalle Lissabon, Lisbon, PT, 2023.

Vida na superfìcie

Kuntshalle Lissabon, Lisbon, PT, 2023.

Vida na superfìcie

Kuntshalle Lissabon, Lisbon, PT, 2023.

Vida na superfìcie

Kuntshalle Lissabon, Lisbon, PT, 2023.

Tunnel Boring Machine

Arsenale. International exhibition “The Milk of Dreams”
59th Venice Biennale 2022, curated by Cecilia Alemani.

Tunnel Boring Machine

Arsenale. International exhibition “The Milk of Dreams”
59th Venice Biennale 2022, curated by Cecilia Alemani.

Tunnel Boring Machine

Arsenale. International exhibition “The Milk of Dreams”
59th Venice Biennale 2022, curated by Cecilia Alemani.

Tunnel Boring Machine

Arsenale. International exhibition “The Milk of Dreams”
59th Venice Biennale 2022, curated by Cecilia Alemani.

Tunnel Boring Machine

Arsenale. International exhibition “The Milk of Dreams”
59th Venice Biennale 2022, curated by Cecilia Alemani.

BIG MOUTH WITHIN BOUNDARIES OOZING OUT

1646, La Haya, Netherlands, 2022.

BIG MOUTH WITHIN BOUNDARIES OOZING OUT

1646, La Haya, Netherlands, 2022.

BIG MOUTH WITHIN BOUNDARIES OOZING OUT

1646, La Haya, Netherlands, 2022.

BIG MOUTH WITHIN BOUNDARIES OOZING OUT

1646, La Haya, Netherlands, 2022.

BIG MOUTH WITHIN BOUNDARIES OOZING OUT

1646, La Haya, Netherlands, 2022.

BIG MOUTH WITHIN BOUNDARIES OOZING OUT

1646, La Haya, Netherlands, 2022.

BIG MOUTH WITHIN BOUNDARIES OOZING OUT

1646, La Haya, Netherlands, 2022.

Osteoclast (I do not know how I came to be on board this ship, this navel of my ark)

Liverpool Biennial 2021.
Curated by Manuela Moscoso.
Photos by Mark McNulty and Colin McPherson

Osteoclast (I do not know how I came to be on board this ship, this navel of my ark)

Liverpool Biennial 2021.
Curated by Manuela Moscoso.
Photos by Mark McNulty and Colin McPherson

Osteoclast (I do not know how I came to be on board this ship, this navel of my ark)

Liverpool Biennial 2021.
Curated by Manuela Moscoso.
Photos by Mark McNulty and Colin McPherson

Osteoclast (I do not know how I came to be on board this ship, this navel of my ark)

Liverpool Biennial 2021.
Curated by Manuela Moscoso.
Photos by Mark McNulty and Colin McPherson Photography by Colin McPherson (@germanocean)

Osteoclast (I do not know how I came to be on board this ship, this navel of my ark)

Liverpool Biennial 2021.
Curated by Manuela Moscoso.
Photos by Mark McNulty and Colin McPherson

Osteoclast (I do not know how I came to be on board this ship, this navel of my ark)

Liverpool Biennial 2021.
Curated by Manuela Moscoso.
Photos by Mark McNulty and Colin McPherson

El hecho alegre Una mecánica popular de los sentidos

2019. (group show). La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Tania Pardo.

El hecho alegre Una mecánica popular de los sentidos

2019. (group show). La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Tania Pardo.

El hecho alegre Una mecánica popular de los sentidos

2019. (group show). La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Tania Pardo.

Querer parecer noche

2019. CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo), Madrid, Spain. Curated by Beatriz Alonso y Carlos Fernández Pello.

Querer parecer noche

2019. CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo), Madrid, Spain. Curated by Beatriz Alonso y Carlos Fernández Pello.

Querer parecer noche

2019. CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo), Madrid, Spain. Curated by Beatriz Alonso y Carlos Fernández Pello.

Querer parecer noche

2019. CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo), Madrid, Spain. Curated by Beatriz Alonso y Carlos Fernández Pello.

Ride, ride, ride

2019. Index Foundation (The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation), Stockholm, Sweden.

Ride, ride, ride

2019. Index Foundation (The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation), Stockholm, Sweden.

Ride, ride, ride

2019. Index Foundation (The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation), Stockholm, Sweden.

Ride, ride, ride

2019. Index Foundation (The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation), Stockholm, Sweden.

Flotation Line

2018. Der Tank (Kunst Institut Basel), Switzerland. Curated by Chus Martínez.

Flotation Line

2018. Der Tank (Kunst Institut Basel), Switzerland. Curated by Chus Martínez.

Flotation Line

2018. Der Tank (Kunst Institut Basel), Switzerland. Curated by Chus Martínez.

Flotation Line

2018. Der Tank (Kunst Institut Basel), Switzerland. Curated by Chus Martínez.

Flotation Line

2018. Der Tank (Kunst Institut Basel), Switzerland. Curated by Chus Martínez.

Flotation Line

2018. Der Tank (Kunst Institut Basel), Switzerland. Curated by Chus Martínez.

Cabalga, cabalga, cabalga

2018. Abierto x obras. Matadero Madrid (Centro de Creación Contemporánea), Spain.

Cabalga, cabalga, cabalga

2018. Abierto x obras. Matadero Madrid (Centro de Creación Contemporánea), Spain.

Cabalga, cabalga, cabalga

2018. Abierto x obras. Matadero Madrid (Centro de Creación Contemporánea), Spain.

Cabalga, cabalga, cabalga

2018. Abierto x obras. Matadero Madrid (Centro de Creación Contemporánea), Spain.

Cabalga, cabalga, cabalga

2018. Abierto x obras. Matadero Madrid (Centro de Creación Contemporánea), Spain.

Pumping Station

2017-2019. IX KölnSkulptur, Cologne, Germany. Curated by Chus Martínez.

Pumping Station

2017-2019. IX KölnSkulptur, Cologne, Germany. Curated by Chus Martínez.

The Night is Dark Enough for Us to See It

2015. The Green Parrot, Barcelona, Spain.

The Night is Dark Enough for Us to See It

2015. The Green Parrot, Barcelona, Spain.

The Night is Dark Enough for Us to See It

2015. The Green Parrot, Barcelona, Spain.

The Night is Dark Enough for Us to See It

2015. The Green Parrot, Barcelona, Spain.

All the Things that are Not There

2014. Matadero Madrid (Centro de Creación Contemporánea), Spain.

All the Things that are Not There

2014. Matadero Madrid (Centro de Creación Contemporánea), Spain.

All the Things that are Not There

2014. Matadero Madrid (Centro de Creación Contemporánea), Spain.

All the Things that are Not There

2014. Matadero Madrid (Centro de Creación Contemporánea), Spain.

Sin heroísmos, por favor

2012. CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo), Madrid, Spain. Curated by Tania Pardo.

Sin heroísmos, por favor

2012. CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo), Madrid, Spain. Curated by Tania Pardo.

Sin heroísmos, por favor

2012. CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo), Madrid, Spain. Curated by Tania Pardo.

Teresa Solar Abboud’s imaginary is based on the morphology of speech and, by extension, of thought. Concepts such as resistance, insulation, tightness and immunity are developed through a multidisciplinary production focused on sculpture and drawing, and based on the creation of multi- layered narratives. Throat, pore, hatch, tongue, pipe, her pieces are populated with connotations of connectivity and flow. Hers is a practice full of words and full of organs that create words: a talkative work that doubts itself but nevertheless wants to talk.

In recent years, Solar Abboud has developed large-format installations in which families of sister sculptures vary in shape and size, creating complex ecosystems of thought. The reflection about the great stories of progress in contemporary society are opposed to micro-narratives that have to do with her own body: sports injuries, stuttering and daily transits through her city are a fundamental part of her expressive sphere. She takes up the space with pieces of very different size and materiality: clay, found objects and human symbols coexist in her work. Teresa Solar Abboud approaches these relationships from an organic sensibility, as if they were bodily functions, but she also accentuates the complex system of relationships in the industrial world, where hybrid forms of existence that combine organic and synthetic properties are constantly being produced. She interprets the clay as a metaphor for the relationship of mankind with the geological mantle on which our civilizations lay and thus creates, through the intrinsic insulating qualities of the material, cavernous systems with which to tell stories of self-protection and isolation.

Her current solo exhibition at CA2M in Madrid will travel to MACBA in Barcelona in 2024 and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Torino in 2025, and it will be accompanied by the publishing of her first monograph. In 2024 she will also open a major commission at The High Line in New York City.

She participated in the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Cecilia Alemani (2022). In 2021 she took part in the Liverpool Biennial curated by Manuela Moscoso with a public art installation at Exchange Flags titled ‘Osteoclast’. She also participated in KölnSkulptur #9 curated by Chus Martínez in Cologne (2017-2019).

Recent solo shows include venues such as the Hayward Gallery in London, UK; Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon; 1646, The Hague; Matadero Madrid; Index Foundation, Stockholm; Der TANK, Institut Kunst in Basel. She has taken part in group shows at Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev; Museo de Arte Abstracto, Cuenca, Spain; Centro Conde Duque, Madrid; Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain; CA2M, Madrid; Haus der Kunst, Münich, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander; Maxxi, Rome; General Public in Berlin; Kunstverein München; and La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

Her work is part of public collections such as: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Spain; MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain; TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Madrid, Spain; Colección Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain; Colección CA2M – Comunidad de Madrid, Spain; Colección MAEC Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, Madrid, Spain; Colección Fundación Coca-Cola, Madrid, Spain, and the Colección Museo FRAC Córcega, France, among others.

Teresa Solar Abboud lives and works in Madrid, Spain.