Edición 2017

GEMA RUPÉREZ PRESENTS HER WORK TO THE ART HISTORY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA

GEMA RUPÉREZ PRESENTS HER WORK TO THE ART HISTORY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA

On 21 March, Gema Rupérez(Zaragoza, 1982), one of the artists intervening in Cáceres Abierto 2019, participated in an interactive session with about thirty students of Art History of the University of Extremadura. The session took place at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the Cáceres Campus, with the collaboration of María del Mar Lozano Bartolozzi (full professor) and María Carmen Díez González (associate professor) of the Department of Art and Territorial Sciences.

During the session, Gema talked about her artistic career, presented some of her works and exhibitions and, subsequently, engaged in an interaction with students and teachers about their curiosity and interests in the field of contemporary art.

Gema Rupérez has a degree in Fine Arts from the Faculty of San Carlos (Valencia). She completed her training in Urbino/Italy and with workshops delivered by artists such as Chema Madoz, Jannis Kounellis, Rogelio López Cuenca and Cristina Lucas. She obtained her Diploma of Advanced Studies with the project Materiales plásticos en la escultura contemporánea. La seducción dela transparencia(Plastic Materials in Contemporary Sculpture. The seduction of transparency).

The work of this artist revolves around the longing for survival. The confrontation and struggle for hegemonic power is a constant theme in her latest projects. Instability, vulnerability and frustration are also part of the emotional content of her work. Through different mediums such as installation, photography, video and drawing, she reflects on the system, our inability to communicate with each other and, finally, the dystopias of the modern society.

The purpose of this session, in addition tothe one held in December 2018 with Jorge Díez and Raúl Belinchón, is to introduce the students to contemporary art practices through the experiences shared by some of the artists participating in this second edition of Cáceres Abierto and, at the same time, bring them closer to the interventions that will be carried out soon.