ESTHER GATÓN

Born in 1988 in Valladolid Spain (ES)
Lives and works between Madrid (ES) and London (GB).

In the work of Esther Gatón, the sensuality of grafting is propagated through her artisanal technique. Disparate materials are brought together, the gaps between them narrowed in a trope-like game of seduction in which organic and osseous forms appear as a reaction to the surroundings, while also being reflected as a stimulus, being placed and assuming their position within a material history of both past and present circumstances. Skin grafting: poetic transplants of marked and reactive material, of speech embodied, and skins that become tropes. Reddened, shiny and wrinkled, with bruises and scars that are infected, contorted and embellished, material surfaces are a simile and hyperbole for what surrounds them.

SOLO SHOWS

2018

ARENA, with Ana de Fontecha and Florence Sweeney, Espositivo Madrid (SP)

​Abrigo La Nuca, Galería Aldama Fabre, Bilbao (SP)

Las virtudes, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid (SP)

2017

MANERAS / Oh, how we need a new language to go with our new bodies!, Gextoarte, Bilbao (SP)

​Sombra de Ojos with Julián Cruz​. Galería Javier Silva, Valladolid (SP)

2016

19 with editorial cientodieciocho, Estudio Mendoza Madrid (SP)

Tsk with Andrea Beade​, Galería h2o, Barcelona (SP)

GROUP SHOWS

2020

El hecho alegre. Una mecánica popular de los sentidos, cur. by Tania Pardo, La Casa Encendida Madrid (SP)

2019

Six Memos, cur. by Branka Bencic, Bridge Gallery in St George Hall, Liverpool (UK)

​Circuitos XXIX, cur. by Bernardo Sopelana. Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid (SP)

Mensaje de Arecibo, cur. by D11. Etopía Centro de Arte y Tecnología, Zaragoza (SP)

2018

Six Memos, cur. by Branka Bencic. Labirynt Gallery, Lublin (POL)

​SWAB,​ ​with Espositivo. Barcelona (SP)

CALL20, Galería Luis Adelantado, Valencia  (SP)

​Six Memos, cur. by Branka Bencic, Sala Las Francesas, Valladolid  (SP)

Lo Digerido, cur. by Dalia de la Rosa​, Espacio Dörffi Lanzadore  (SP)

​No es lo que aparece, Premio Miquel Casablancas​ Fabra i Coats Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (SP)

​Molto Molto Fuori, Casabanchel, Madrid (SP)

2017

Cardar la lana, Espositivo, Madrid (SP)

​Haciendo Días, CENTEX, Valparaíso, (CH)

​Grasping a Concept is Mastering the Use of a Form, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (SP)

2015

Laboratorio intránsit cartec, Madrid (SP)

​Exposición Fronteiras e Estados de Sitio, Biblioteca Río Grande Brasil (BR)

​Creadores Inquietos, Sala Municipal Las Francesas Valladolid (SP)

2014

Premio Cátedra Árte y Enfermedades, UPV Valencia (SP)

2013

Janos, The Inmaterial Worker, centro de arte complutense Madrid (SP)

Entre el reflejo, Entreacto, Galería Espacio Mínimo Madrid (SP)

2011

Projectes Germinals, Sala 0 Museo Picasso Barcelona (SP)

Carne Fresca, El Ranchito, Matadero Madrid (SP)