Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation
Patricia Esquivias (Caracas, Venezuela, 1979) is a storyteller and narrator whose work explores how social relations are shaped through symbolic and narrative mechanisms that imply acts of exclusion and destruction.
In her videos, drawings, photographs, sculptures and installations, she deconstructs these hegemonic stories and offers us alternative ways of reconstructing them, with the firm commitment of revealing lost stories and making visible stories that dispute the official arguments and the hegemonic channels of knowledge transfer. Taking as a starting point events, characters, cultural objects, phenomena of popular culture, archive images or stories that would go unnoticed if we applied other methods of investigation, Esquivias articulates narrations to question or fictionalise the past, as a method of retracing that path in which some interpretations have displaced others.
Work to be developed
A series of publications on pieces hidden in collections and on pieces that have not yet been collected.