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Del 1 de octubre al 30 diciembre 2021

Valeria Maculan

Boneless is an experimental project that uses theatrical performance, mechanics and sound to reflect on what is monstrous today

In the 19th century, devices that imitated the figure and movements of an animated being were created. They were called Automata. They were instruments or devices that contained within themselves a mechanism that gave them a certain activity. At the same time, the novel Frankenstein questioned the figure of the monster and the human ambition to generate life after death.

Boneless is an experimental project that uses theatrical performance, mechanics and sound to reflect on what is monstrous today. 

From experimentation in the scenic arts, this project seeks to explore the figure of the monster as everything that we cannot control and do not see and that we do not see and that could have consequences may have consequences for us. 

Valeria Maculan lives and works in both Madrid and Buenos Aires.

She has received several awards such as MataderoCrea, Grants from the Community of Madrid, VEGAP Grants, FNArtes Scholarship, G. Kuitca Scholarship and Antorchas Foundation Scholarship. She has participated in residencies such as Skowhegan School of Art, The Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) and Andratx Cultural Centre.

Her work has been exhibited individually at Magda Bellotti Gallery, Matadero Madrid, Jean Brolly Gallery, Braga Menéndez Gallery and SlyZmud Gallery, Ecole des Beaux-arts de Besançon, France, MACRO Museum and CCEBA.

She has participated in national and international group exhibitions: “Diffractions”, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, “The Good Star”, Espacio OTR, “Transfrontaliers” Le 10 neuf, Montbéliard, “While it is Possible” Casa América, “Southern Exposure”, Dumbo Art Center, “Expansive Link”, Diverse Works Art Space.

Since 2014 she has been directing the project Alimentación30 in Madrid.