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LA CAJA BLANCA

La Caja Blanca is an independent art gallery and production space which specialises in the production of site-specific projects within the gallery space, site-specific projects in public spaces, and the publication of catalogues and artist books.

Many of our projects are produced in collaboration with the galleries which represent the artists, public institutions, and private collectors.

 
NEWS
 
LITTLEWHITEHEAD
THE OVERMAN IS A BEARDED, SEMI-NAKED MAN
11.04.2015 - 06.2015

The show brings together a series of works sculptures, drawings on paper and a two channel video installation produced by the artists within the framework of La Caja Blanca's guest artist residency programme, which on this occasion has been supported by Creative Scotland.

Echoing Nietzsche's Ubermensch, The Overman is the protagonist in a collection of eerily familiar three-dimensional scenes, where the main characters appear to be suspended in an ominous state of pause; a split instant away from taking a nose-dive into a spiral of delirious, unhinged events.

Inspired by the aesthetics of popular Hollywood films and video-nasties from the 1980's and 1990's, and soaked in Glaswegian humour, the scenes presented by Littlewhitehead at La Caja Blanca, draw the visitor into an orgy of assaults on contemporary society's pretentious hypocrisy, submission to mass manipulation through mass culture, and its pathetic addiction to recreating itself through virtual identities


Press Release  (PDF File)
 
NOA LIDOR
Undo
18.09.2014 - 20.12.2014

Noa Lidor's works include sculpture, installation and drawing. Her sculptures and installations incorporate bells that cannot ring; recorders that cannot be played; and Braille sentences spelt out in the dark in light beams from lamps. Often her works reflect ordered and systematic forms of communication, which stand in contrast to the sensuality required to understand them. Noa exposes the limitations of the media in which her work is made, as she explores the unfulfilled sense of longing and the anomalies in human experience.

Press Release  (PDF File in Spanish)
 
PalmaPhoto 2014
Newsha Tavakolian

Look
05.06.2014 - 01.08.2014

Tavakolian started her career as a self-taught photojournalist at the age of 16, and has covered wars and natural disasters, and produced photo documentaries in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Pakistan and Yemen. One of few female photographers in this context, she gained international success with work published in magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek, Stern, Le Figaro, New York Times, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and National Geographic. Over the past few years, while the conditions for her photojournalistic work in Iran became increasingly difficult, she developed several art projects – still maintaining a largely documentary style – focusing particularly on women's issues, through projects such as Mother of Martyrs (2006) and The Day I Became a Woman (2010).
Look, Tavakolian's most recent series, consists of staged large-scale photographs in which lone subjects are framed against a window view of high-rise buildings. All shot at the same evening hour, the images are permeated with a cold bluish note, giving them a richly cinematic quality.
Press Release  (PDF document)

PalmaPhoto 2014
Julia Geiser

PHOTOSTREET
05.06.2014 - 01.08.2014

1854, París.- Disdéri patenta las tarjetas de visita, un medio muy utilizado por la burguesía menos pudiente debido a su carácter económico, la moda se extendió por Europa convirtiéndose en un objeto de coleccionismo. Estas tarjetas fueron utilizadas hasta principios del siglo XX cuando aparece la "Brownie Camera" de Kodak que, bajo el lema "you push de button, we do the rest", facilitó el acceso del público a la imagen.

2014, Palma de Mallorca.- 160 años después de la aparición de las tarjetas de visita, PalmaPhoto recupera la tarjetomanía. Doce imágenes de principios del siglo pasado son seleccionadas y entregadas a doce artistas, invitándoles a intervenirlas libremente, mientras se convierten en una muestra de las diferentes visiones del arte actual.


Locations:
Plaza Weyler and Plaza de la Reina, Palma de Mallorca
 
Yara El-Sherbini
Steps leading to The Current Situation

05.04.2014 - 27.06.2014

Steps leading to The Current Situation se centra en el pensamiento crítico que nutre el nuevo trabajo de la artista egipcio-caribeña Yara El-Sherbini (Reino Unido, 1978).

Mediante el humor como lingua franca, la colección de obras inéditas presentadas reflexionan sobre la carga explosiva del lenguaje políticamente correcto.

Las esculturas interactivas, asumen la forma de juguetes en los que el público puede intervenir, permitiendo que la tensión se convierta en protagonista. Miembro de una nueva corriente de artistas orientales que empuñan el choque de civilizaciones como seña de identidad, El-Sherbini gira el cañón del primer mundo 180 grados, como claro gesto de desafío.

Press Release  (PDF document in spanish)

IN COLLABORATION WITH
SushiGo
 
Julia Geiser
C'est pas la vie, c'est toi Cherie

19.09.2013 - 15.01.2014


La Caja Blanca is pleased to present Julia Geiser's first solo show in Spain. Geiser's works grow out of found images that "wash ashore" onto her personal digital micro world, or filter bubble.

Geiser re-contextualises these images by slitting and slicing them like a horticultural botanist pruning off a shoot from one specimen and grafting it onto another.
In thus doing, she creates, new microcosms, with their intimate narratives.

Press Release  (PDF document)
 
"Family portraits: childhood, coming of age and the veiled secrets of conjugal life"

27.06.2013 - 15.09.2013

Artists: Amitis Motevalli, Abbas Kowsari, Samira Eskandarfar

The exhibition presents projects by three artists who use humour to explore the collusion between the camera's lens, cultural identity and collective memory. The collection of photographs and a video installation engage the viewers to explore the mechanisms involved in engineering social perceptions.

Each artist appropriates a familiar genre - the family album, the photo documentary, and video diaries / teen films - to weave a narrative which parodies western conspiracy theories and stereotypes of The Mysterious Middle East.
 
"Leave to Remain"
(Permiso de Residencia)


La Caja Blanca is pleased to present two solo exhibitions running concomitantly under the title "Leave to Remain" (Original title in Spanish: "Permiso de Residencia"). The two exhibitions with works by Murad Khan Mumtaz and Yara El-Sherbini bring together a collection of site-specific works developed in the context of artist residency programmes in Europe throughout 2012 at The Hayward Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum in the UK, ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Germany, and La Caja Blanca gallery in Spain. Special thanks to Tracy Williams gallery (New York, US), ZKM Center for Art and Media (Germany), Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK), Hayward Gallery (London, UK). The exhibition was organised in collaboration with Art Palma Contemporani. Catering courtesy of Puro Hotel.

Press Release  (PDF document)
 
Yara El-Sherbini
(UK, 1978)

Born in the UK, to parents of Egyptian and Caribbean descent. She is currently based in London and Amsterdam. Her practice straddles a variety of artistic disciplines ranging from live participatory performances, to large-scale installations and sculptures, which are inspired by traditional game-playing and the rules of popular social interactions. Humour is a leitmotif, which she uses to challenge "politically incorrect" subjects, and compel audiences explore the invisible processes which shape individuals beliefs and behaviour in society at large. El-Sherbini's work not only challenges social apathy and conformism, it takes a starkly defiant position with regards to traditional art world market-driven systems; which explains why her work is supported by some of the most reputed institutions despite appearing very rarely in the commercial art gallery scene. This show brings together three projects developed as a direct response to the cultural, geographic and political contexts she encountered with during her participation in curated residency programs in the UK (Victoria & Albert Museum, Hayward Gallery), and Germany (ZKM).

Press Release  (PDF document)
Yara El-Sherbini  (artist page)
Yara El-Sherbini  (ZKM)
 
Richard Mosse at the 55th Venice Biennale
Biennale di Venezia 2013

Richard Mosse will represent Ireland with The Enclave, a major new multi-media installation at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The Commissioner and Curator is Anna O'Sullivan, Director of the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny. Richard Mosse's first solo show in a gallery took place in 2007 at La Caja Blanca in Spain, after which he completed his MFA at Yale University. Mosse is the recipient of a Gugenheim Fellowship, a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in Performing and Visual Arts and a Visual Arts Bursary form the Irish Arts Council. He is currently represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.

Biennale di Venezia  (official website)
Richard Mosse  (project in la caja blanca, 2006)
Richard Mosse  (official website)
 
Press: Murad Khan Mumtaz on Hand Papermaking
Guggenheim blog

Article on contemporary miniature painting by artist and researcher Murad Khan Mumtaz.

Miniature Painting in Pakistan  (link to article in Guggenheim blog)
 
Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz
Nit de l'Art 2012
Private view: Thursday 20th September 2012
Address: La Caja Blanca, Calle Can Verí 9, Palma de Mallorca 07001

La Caja Blanca is pleased to present Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz's first solo exhibition in Spain. An American artist currently based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Pheobus Mumtaz is best known for monumental drawings that link archaic architectural forms to a hieroglyphic language of abstraction.

Created in the context of La Caja Blanca's Artist Residency Program in Mallorca, the works assembled in the exhibition reflect the artist's expansion into new drawing strategies that incorporate collage, graphite rubbings and ikat weaving. Like her abstract works on paper, these new projects display a sensitive engagement with materials that echoes her deep reverence for traditional and devotional craft practices.

With special thanks to: Teixits Bujosa, Monasterio de la Purísima Concepción (Palma de Mallorca, Spain). Tracy Williams, Tracy Williams Ltd. (New York).


press release  (pdf document)
La Nit de l'Art  (official website for la nit de l'art)
Programme 2012 Edition
  (official programme in pdf format)
Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz

Peseta Tarot: Strength, 2012
Courtesy of the artist, Tracy Williams Ltd (NY) and La Caja Blanca Gallery (Palma de Mallorca, Spain).
Artwork produced during La Caja Blanca's Residency and Research programme for Visual Artists in Mallorca (Spain).
 
Encuentros del Círculo de Bellas Artes

Conference and artist talk with Murad Khan Mumtaz (Pakistan) and Alyssa Pheobus (USA)

 

Date and time: Monday 2nd of july 2012 at 20:00 h
Address: Caixafòrum, Calle del General Weyler 3,
07001 Palma de Mallorca, Spain

 

Price: Free (confirmation required)
Confirmations:
Mª Ángeles González
Tel. 971 722 364 | recepcion@lacajablanca.com


Organized by: Círculo de Bellas Artes

press release  (pdf document in spanish)

Conferencia: Murad Khan Mumtaz
 
Yara El-Sherbini, performance at The Hayward Gallery
How to stop being friends with someone you no longer have anything in common with
Venue: Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Date and time: 05.07.2012 from 17:00 to 18:30h

During the weeks leading up to the opening of Wide Open School, resident artist Yara El-Sherbini will work with The 'Huddle', a visual arts youth group at Southbank Centre, to create and enact a syllabus that provokes people into asking how we know what we know.

More information on the artist (Yara El-Sherbini)
More information about the event  (Hayward Gallery)

Yara El-Sherbini
 
Murad Khan Mumtaz
Glimpses of contemporary miniature
Venue: La Caja Blanca
Private View: 24.03.2012 From 11:00 to 14:00
Participating in Art Palma Brunch 2012

Mumtaz (Pakistan 1980) is one of the most prominent members of the new generation of contemporary master miniaturists who develop their practice at the crossroads between Western and Eastern traditions in visual arts with a special emphasis on ancient techniques such as Mughal Miniature. For Mumtaz's first exhibition in Spain, La Caja Blanca brings together a selection of miniature paintings developed on newspaper clippings and dollar bills, which the artist created during a Fullbright scholarship in Columbia University, and a series of new pieces previously unseen where the artist uses original Pakistani rupees.

More information on the artist (currently available in spanish only)
press release  (pdf document in spanish)

art palma brunch  (artpalmabrunch.com)

 
Kira Ball at the Coll Bardolet Cultural Foundation
Feel
Venue: FUNDACIÓ CULTURAL COLL BARDOLET C/ BLANQUERNA 4, VALLDEMOSSA, Mallorca

Private View: 26.04.2012 at 20:00h

The Coll Bardolet cultural foundation is pleased to introduce artist Kira Ball's latest body of work.
The exhibition will be open to visitors until the 29th May 2012.

More information on the artist (Kira Ball)
press release  (pdf document)

Kira Ball
 
Noa Lidor in Museo ABC
Exhibition: "Doubting Thomas"
Museo ABC. Calle Amaniel Nº 29 - 31. 28015 Madrid
Exhibition: 31.01.2012 - 18.03.2012

We are very pleased to celebrate Noa Lidor's first individual museum exhibition in Spain at the ABC Museum.

The inauguration will be held this Monday 30th January at 20:00 hrs at Calle Amaniel 29 -31 (Madrid). The inauguration celebrates the 2011 ABC Museum Drawing Award; a joint project between the JustMad art fair and the museum, created to identify the most outstanding artist in the field of contemporary drawing.

The installation "Till Human Voices Wake Us" by Noa Lidor, produced by La Caja Blanca gallery in September 2010, was chosen for the award.
Thanks to this recognition, the artist has been invited to exhibit her solo show at the museum, coinciding with the week Madrid celebrates the art season in 2012.

more information on the artist  (Noa Lidor)
view selection of works (image gallery)
press release  (pdf document in spanish)
more information  (museoabc.es)
more information  (pdf document in spanish)

Noa Lidor | Museo ABC
 

Regina José Galindo in Artium
Exhibition: "Piel de Gallina"
Artium, C/ Francia, nº 24 01002 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Exhibition: 27.01.2012 - 01.05.2012
Performance: 27.01.2012 at 20:00h
In Conversation: 28.01.2012 at 12:30h

more information on the artist  (Regina José Galindo)
view selection of works (image gallery)
more information  (Artium.org)
more information  (pdf document)

Regina José Galindo
 

Yara El-Sherbini performance "Pub Quiz"
Subject: "This week Hamas freed Israeli Solider Gilad Shalit in exchange for Israel freeing 1,027 Palestinian political prisoners. Using this exchange rate, if Hamas freed 8 Israeli prisoners, how many Palestinian prisoners would be freed?"

Friday 21st of October at the Cafeteria in the National Portrait Gallery, London at 19:00

Saturday 22nd of October at The Quad Gallery, Derby at 19:00

more information on the artist  (Yara El-Sherbini)
view selection of works (image gallery)

 

JeongMee Yoon Finalist in the "Sovereign Asian Art Prize"

With her work "Pink & Blue Project II - Lauren & Carolyn and their Pink & Purple Things"
The work will form part of a travelling show to Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong throughout 2012

more information on the artist  (JeongMee Yoon)
view selection of works (image gallery)
more information on the pize  (Sovereign Art Prize)

 

ATSUKO NAKAMURA
In Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4's New Sensations

Date: 11th of October to 17th of October 2011
Location: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1

more information about the artist  (Atsuko Nakamura)
view selection of artworks (image gallery)

Atsuko Nakamura
 

Regina José Galindo wins the Grand Prize Award at the 29th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts
September 2011

The jury of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts (Dave Beech, Christian Höller, Urška Jurman, and Ulay - Frank Uwe Laysiepen) has awarded the Grand Prize to Regina José Galindo for the works: Confesión (2007) , Caparazón (2010) e Móvil (2010).

more information about the award (29th Biennial of Graphic Arts)
more information about the artist (regina josé galindo)
more information about the project (confesión, 2007)

Regina José Galindo wins the Grand Prize Award at the 29th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts
Image: Video still from the installation in Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana
 

REGINA JOSÉ GALINDO OBTAINS THE PRINCE CLAUS AWARD

The Prince Claus Awards are presented annually to individuals, groups and organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for their outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development and the positive effect of their work on their direct environment and on the wider cultural or social field.

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more information about the artist (regina josé galindo)

Regina José Galindo
 

ATSUKO NAKAMURA
The Pulsating Earth
Nit de l'Art 2011
Date: Thursday 15th of September 2011 from 19:00h - 23:00h
Location: Various locations in the City of Palma de Mallorca

Atsuko Nakamura's first site specific solo show

press release (pdf document)
more information about the project (the pulsating earth, 2011)
more information about the artist  (Atsuko Nakamura)

view selection of artworks (image gallery)
view images of the project (image gallery)

Atsuko Nakamura
 

NIT DE L'ART 2011
Palma de Mallorca
Date: Thursday 15th of September 2011 from 19:00h - 23:00h
Location: Various locations in the City of Palma de Mallorca

 

The following document contains a list of all galleries and institutional spaces which participate in the event including a map of their locations and the event they will be sharing:

download list of galleries and map (pdf document )

LA CAJA BLANCA | NIT DE L'ART 2011
 

NEWSHA TAVAKOLIAN TRAVELS TO LA CAJA BLANCA
Artist Talk

Date: Thursday 28th of July 2011 from 20:00 -21:00 h
Location: Auditorium, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
Admission: Free entrance for guests of La Caja Blanca

Special thanks to: Nazila Noebashari
Collaborators: Es Baluard, El Corte Inglés, La Agencia, Hotel Melià de Mar (Guest Experience Partner and Cultural Ambassador).

more information about the artist (Newsha Tavakolian)
conference press release (pdf document)
linkview selection of artworks (imagegallery)

colaboradores

 

NEWSHA TAVAKOLIAN
Listen
Solo Show and Conference
16th of June 2011

Solo show by artist Newsha Tavakolian (Tehran, 1981), one of the most promising photographers emerging from the Middle East. The young photographer began her career working as a photojournalist at the age of 16 and is a regular collaborator for international magazines such as: Time Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, National Geographic and Stern.

Her artistic work has been presented in various international festivals such as: Visa pour l'image in Perpignan (France) and the Photojournalism Festival in Gijón (Spain). "Listen", focuses on women's role living under Islamic rule in the 21st Century.


Special thanks to: Nazila Noebashari
Collaborators: Art Palma Contemporani,
El Corte Inglés, La Agencia (www.laagencia.info)

collaborators

more information about the artist (Newsha Tavakolian)
exhibition press release (pdf document)
more info on this project (listen, 2011)
linkview selection of artworks (imagegallery)
download programme for palma photo (pdf document in spanish)

Newsha Tavakolian
 

Regina José Galindo en el ICA
A Dying Artist
Symposium
22 - 23 of April 2011

The ICA presents A Dying Artist – a two-day symposium and online archive organised by artists Ed Atkins and Siôn Parkinson.

Artist Regina José Galindo’s video, ‘Reconocimiento de un Cuerpo’ will be screened, as selected by Stewart Home. It features the artist examined, postmortem, completely anaesthetised.

more information (ica.org.uk)
more information about the artist (Regina José Galindo)

 

ART MONTHLY
March 2011: Issue #344

Feature

Frames of Resistance
Francis Frascina on the aesthetics of violence

On Regina José Galindo's project "Confesión", produced by La Caja Blanca in Palma de Mallorca.

link to art monthly magazine website
more information about the project (Confesión, 2007)
more information about the artist (Regina José Galindo)

Art Monthly
 

RADIO PROGRAMME "FLUIDO ROSA"
Radio 3, Radio Nacional de España
Presented by Rosa Pérez

MADRID 21.02.2011


Interview with Regina José Galindo about her audiovidual intervention "Alarma" in the Metro Station Banco de España in Madrid.

Presentation of "Earth-Moon-Earth" by Katie Paterson in the presidential suite of the Hotel Gran Melià Fénix under the full moon on the evening of the 18th of February 2011.

link to the podcast (mp3 in spanish)

 

I EDITION, "PREMIO DE DIBUJO MUSEO ABC"
Noa Lidor obtains first prize, awarded by the ABC Museum of Drawing in Madrid
MADRID 20.02.2011


Noa Lidor, has been awarded the first prize by the selection panel composed of members from the Museum and the Art Fair, Just Madrid for her installation "Till Human Voices Wake Us", presented by La Caja Blanca at Just Madrid Art Fair.

>more info on this artist (noa lidor)
museo abc
press clipping abc 21.02.2011 (pdf document in spanish)
press release museo abc 21.02.2011 (pdf document in spanish)

La Caja Blanca | Noa Lidor is awarded "I Premio de Dibujo Museo ABC"
 

ARTIST INSTALLATIONS EMBEDDED INTO MADRID’S URBAN LANDSCAPE
Katie Paterson: "Earth-Moon-Earth"
18.02.2011 from 19:00 to 21:00 hrs
Presented in: Presidential Suite, Hotel Grán Melià Fénix, Madrid

Sound installation by Katie Paterson (UK, 1981)

Presented to the public in one of Madrid’s most unique rooftop locations, with panoramic views across the city, coinciding with the full moon.

For this work, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata has been translated into Morse code and sent to the moon via E.M.E. Returning to earth ‘fragmented’ by the moon’s surface, it has been re-translated into a new score, the gaps and absences becoming intervals and rests. In the exhibition space the new "moon–altered' score plays on a Disklavier grand piano.

press release 17.02.2011 (pdf document)


Audio: "Earth-Moon-Earth" By Katie Paterson
 

ARTIST INSTALLATIONS EMBEDDED INTO MADRID’S URBAN LANDSCAPE
Regina José Galindo: "ALARMA"
17.02.2011 - 20.02.2011

Presented in: Banco de España Station, Madrid

This Site – specific video installation by Regina José Galindo, was commissioned by La Caja Blanca gallery for the tunnels adjacent to the vaults which protect Spain’s national gold reserves. Whilst on the streets of Madrid, the growing sense of social unease becomes palpable, a crisis is strangling the economy, breaking down the borders that once preserved the privileged life of a carefree European city.
With breathtaking speed and the unmistakable sound of a siren, the streets of Madrid merge with those of Guatemala City.

more info on this project
press release 17.02.2011 (pdf document)

more info on this artist (regina josé galindo)


Trailer: "ALARMA" Regina José Galindo
 
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