Mabel Palacín

Birth placeBarcelona Birth date1965

'My work examines our relationship with images and the mediating role they play with reality. There are two aspects of this relationship that particularly interest me: images’ resistance to a stable interpretation and technical images’ ability to become a kind of lingua franca for contemporary art. Bearing these two considerations in mind, I have created photographs, videos and installations where images set up alternatives to their usual way of working, because for me the important thing is researching how images work.'


Mabel Palacín represented Catalonia and the Balearic Islands in la Biennale di Venezia (2011) with the project 180º, which has won unanimous plaudits from international critics.

Mabel Palacín has shown her work at FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon (Montpellier), Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg (Florida), Colecçao Berardo Museum (Lisbon), Museu Empordà (Figueres), Casino Luxembourg Forum d'Art Contemporain (Luxembourg), MACBA (Barcelona), Museo Patio Herreriano (Valladolid), Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis (Bregenz), Reykjavik Art Museum, Kunstbunker Tumulka (Münich), Kwangju Biennale, Norwich Gallery, Norway. Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona), MUA (Alicante) and ARTIUM (Vitoria), among others.

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