Erlea Maneros Zabala

Erlea Maneros Zabala utilizes a conceptual practice to redirect our attention from the experience of looking to how and why this information has been placed in front of us. Using appropriation, reproduction and seriality, she often begins by culling together a group of images in order to analyze how they are composed, displayed and archived. These production strategies challenge the traditional emphasis, particularly in painting, that is placed on the creation of a unique, authored object.

Previous solo exhibitions include the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway, Seamen’s Art Club, Hamburg, Germany and Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain. Her work has also been presented at Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas, Centro de Arte de Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain, Castillo/Corrales, Paris, France, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France. 

Courtesy of Ballroom Marfa