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Gabriela López DENA

Country(activity based):
United States / Mexico
Genre:
Architecture

Profile

Graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana, Architecture, 2008

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are
-"Feminist Manifestos", public program/performance, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York City, 2018
-"Cooperative Cities", public program, Parsons, New York City, 2018
-"Places en Relation", group, George Pompidou Center, Paris, 2018
-"Urban Emptiness", group, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels, 2018
-"Walking the A", personal, Brooklyn, NY, 2018

Other activities (including awards received) are
-Davis-Putter Scholarship, 2018
-Vera List Center for Art and Politics, 2017-2018 Art and Social Justice, Fellowship

Gabriela López Dena is an Brooklyn-based architect and artist from Mexico City. In 2012 she founded DENA--a transdisciplinary studio with which she designs and builds spaces, develops short and feature-length films about the built environment, and collaborates with other artists mostly on large-scale art installations.

About works / performance

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"Feminist Manifestos", 2018, public reading/performance in
collaboration with Abby Zan. Photograph Manuel Molina.

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"Feminist Manifestos", 2018, public reading/performance in
collaboration with Caroline Macfarlane. Photograph Manuel Molina.

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"Feminist Manifestos", 2018, public reading/performance in
collaboration with Caroline Garcia. Photograph Manuel Molina.

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"Xipe Tótec", 2016, LED lights, aluminium and electric materials.
In collaboration with Thomas Glassford.

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"Voronoi", 2016, variable dimensions, concrete, steel and plaster.

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"Walking the A", 2017, documentation of a walk along New York´s longest train line.

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"Walking the A", 2017, documentation of a walk along New York´s longest train line.

Comment

As an architect and artist I am interested in spatial practices taking place within a wide range of scales. My recent work focuses on the development of processes to reshape the dynamics with which we construct urban space and our relationship with it. For the last year I have been exploring some of the body-city tensions through a series of walks and public programs. Additionally, I am working on a magazine that will explore social, spatial and cultural practices through which women are reshaping New York City.
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