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Gabriel Gonzalez-Acosta

MA work

Requiem For Europa 1

Requiem for Europa 1 is a multiple format project that aims to question, through the Greek tale of Europa, the possibilities, legacy and finitude of the European project. The project takes the fabric of the RCA Show 2015 to weave a series of different manifestations. A 210 page book (limited to 300 copies) portrays an alternative reading of Europeaness. Inside this book is found a collection of images as well as a transcription of a guided visit to Palos de la Frontera, Spain.

Alongside the publication, 40 actors will interpret their version of Europa as part of the public, for the entire duration of the show, in three hour intervals. A poster containing all the participants can also be found inside the publication.

Requiem for Europa is a multi-event project taking place between Europe and America, establishing a dialogue over a three year durational period.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Painting, 2015

  • I'm an artist living between London and Mexico City. My work emerges in the interdisciplinary space of art, literature, cinema, activism, and anthropology. 

    My works to date include paintings, poetry, films, conferences and the reconfiguration of events. All the while dealing with notions of authorship, collaboration, resistance, and open temporalities. 

    Recently I co-founded Aztlan, a transdisciplinary research platform, alongside Laetitia Jeurissen, Maxim Dossin, Fernanda Barreto and Chantal Garduno Israde.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Comparative Literature & Film Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • AN ARK KIT PUNCTURE, ANARCHY TORTURE, AN ARCTIC LECTURE, AN ORCHID TEXTURE, AN ART COLLECTOR, Poppositions, Brussels, 2015; Poxmodernism, Reunion, Zurich, 2014; You Can't Choose Your Neighbours, SOMA, Mexico City, 2014