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7. June, 19:0021. June, 22:00

Exhibition Chamber II. reflecting river by Guadalupe Aldrete

Chamber II. reflecting river
by Guadalupe Aldrete

Curated by Lale Rodgarkia-Dara


07.06. / 19h

18.06. / 16h bis 19.06. / 16h (24 Stunden)

Exhibition’s duration
07.06. – 21.06.2024

21.06. / 19h

With her intervention at Mz*Baltazar Laboratory, Guadalupe visits and explores a personal landscape discovered by herself within her own somatic memory. Relevant visual elements, actions and movements take form in this exhibition, in which she interconnects her own imaginary with actual archaeological finds located in the caves of northern Mexico, the place she considers to be the earliest connection to her ancestors. The linear patterns on human bodies (re)presented in the cave paintings, as well as the superposition of paintings over lapses of hundreds of years, are some of the major references that find reflection in this performative landscape.

Like in some of the caves referred to, the visitor can stand at the edge and observe the surrounding landscape: a neighbourhood of welfare buildings similar to the one in which Guadalupe grew up in Mexico. By connecting these seemingly opposing landscapes, the magical interior of the art space and the arid reality outside, the artist points exactly to the multiplicity of realities that are able to intersect through a single ancestral family line.

Foto credits: Collage, Guadalupe Aldrete + Portrait, Rozina Patkai @rozinapatkai

With the kind support:

Guadalupe AldreteExhibition Chamber II. reflecting river by Guadalupe Aldrete

About Guadalupe Aldrete

Guadalupe Aldrete creates performative landscapes using a transdisciplinary approach, employing the media of painting, installation, performance, video, and photography with intentionality. Her current focus lies in exploring ancestral relationships among family members and the immaterial heritage passed down through generations. In her works she tries to catch glimpses of our ability to transcend, inviting us to observe our own stories and inspiring dialogue and reflection on the interconnectedness of past, present, and future.

Her work has been showcased internationally, including at the Infinite Present festival in Ljubljana (2024) and in solo exhibitions like "Diluidos" at the Michaela Stock Gallery, Vienna (2018) or “Un Pueblo” at eindorf Kunst Raum (2023). She's been commissioned for notable projects like the inauguration of the Croatian Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art MMSU in Rijeka (2018) and a performance art piece for PCP at the Science Gallery London (2023). Aldrete was resident at the Austrian Frauenmuseum Hittisau (2021) and the Lushan Art Museum in China (2018). In 2023 she was holder of the TQW “Stipendium Körper- & Performancepraktiken”.

Website: https://www.instagram.com/guadalupe_aldrete/ https://www.facebook.com/guadalupe.aldret

Event details

7. June, 19:00
21. June, 22:00
Door policy:
all genders
No registration required.
bring your own computer
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Mz*Baltazar’s Laboratory, Jägerstraße 52-54, 1200 Wien + Google Map


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