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Alonso Gil


Alonso Gil (Badajoz, 1966). Lives and works in Sevilla. BA in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Sevilla. Some of his solo exhibitions include: DV gallery, San Sebastián (2002); Incómodo, Sala de eStar, Sevilla (2002); Cada Cual a su Tirano, Buades gallery, Madrid (1998); Acceder al interior es necesario, Berini gallery, Barcelona (1997); Casa de Luces, Cavecanem gallery, Sevilla (1996); Alonso Gil, Ascan Crone gallery, Hamburg, Germany (1989). Some of his individual projects are: An Error Occurred, Foro Sur, Caceres (2001); Doméstico 02, Madrid (2000); and Deleitarse en la N y deleitarse en la O, Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico D.F. (2000).

He has participated in group exhibitions and events such as: Political Art Issues,  Periferias 2005, Huesca. La alegría de mis sueños. I Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla (BIACS) (2004); Transacciones / Fadaiat. Multimedia online archive. Tarifa/Tanger I, UNIA arte y pensamiento (2004);  Lost boys, Smart Project Space, Amsterdan (2003); Flashed out, Instant Cities, Mexico Institute, París (2003); Seen, Fact, Liverpool (2003); Manifesta 4, Frankfurt (2002), The Big Social Game, Biennale Internazionale Arte Giovane Torino, Italia (2002);  Living Proof, Newcastle (2002); Falling on you, London (2002); 3 VIDEOROM, Galleria Gian Carla Zanutti, Milan (2002); III Festival Internacional de Arte Sonoro, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico D.F., Mexico; Punto de Partida. Apuntes para una colección, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla (2000); Art for Two, Art & Idea, Hotel de San Francisco, Mexico D.F.; I and II Salón de los Refractarios, Buades gallery, Madrid (1998-1999); Disappearance Act, Bound & Unbound Gallery, New York (1998); One of You, Among You, With You (tribute to Martin Kippenberger), Juana de Aizpuru gallery, Madrid (1997); Obra al piso, Vallarta 1085 gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico (1997); Local Cultura, Museo y Archivo de la Autoridad Portuaria, Ceuta. Part of the multidisciplinary project Almadraba produced on the shores of the Strait of Gibraltar (1997); Pasarse de la raya (vídeo programme), ExpoArte’97, Guadalajara, Mexico and Art & Idea, Mexico D.F., Mexico; Public Secrets. The Knitting Factory, New York (1996); Wheel of Fortune, Lombard-Freid Gallery, New York; Multiples at Printed Matter, Printed Matter, New York; Ida y vuelta. Galería Casa del Joven Creador (parallel exhibition to the V Habana Biennial, Cuba, 1994).

He has received, among others, the following grants: Generación 2002, Caja Madrid (2002); Creación Artística Contemporánea, Consejería de Cultura, Junta de Andalucía (2000); Pollock -Krasner Foundation, New York (1999) and Fundación Rodríguez Acosta, Granada (1989).

His work can be found in numerous private collections as well as in the following museums and public collections: Fundación Caja Madrid; Aduana, Fundación Rafael Alberti, Diputación de Cádiz; Ayuntamiento de Utrera, Sevilla; CAAC, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla; Colección Testimony, Fundación  La Caixa, Barcelona; Congress Centrum Museum, Hamburg, Germany; Diputación Provincial de Málaga; Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Oviedo; MEIAC Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz.

He has produced works in film and video, and collaborated in a number of publications such as Promocional Copy (Robin Kahn, editor), New York; Sin Dios, ni patria, ni ley, Puerto de las Artes, Diputación de Huelva; Atlántica Revista Internacional de las Artes, nº25, pp.182-187, or Costa Cultural, Campo de Gibraltar, 2005.

Statement

I use the poetic language of images to unravel the political realities embedded in metaphoric worlds.