Marina Núñez

1966 · Spain

Artist biography

Marina Núñez (Palencia, Spain, 1966) is a Spanish mid-career established artist whose work is part of prominent Spanish and international public collections, and has had wide diffusion within and outside the artistic circuit, with several exhibitions in art centers and galleries in Europe, Latin America and the United States, including a solo exhibition at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid in 1997.

With her recent works, Marina Núñez (who also teaches in University) invites us to reflect on how our subjectivity and our lives are affected by the interferences between the human and the technological that are produced more frequently each time. Because of this sense of anticipation to many of today's most important philosophical reflections, her work has had a great influence on contemporary debates.

A constant in her work is the representation of aberrant, different beings, those that exist on the fringes of the canon. The anomalous bodies that populate her paintings, computer graphics or videos speak to us about an identity that is metamorphic, hybrid and multiple.

She recreates an unstable and impure subjectivity so that otherness is not something alien, but that basically constitutes the human being. Thus, her hysteric women, medusas, mummies, monsters or cyborgs —though they belong to the territory of the outcasts— do not seem to be distant but can affect and identify with us. And her images are perceived as slightly deformed mirrors that suggest us that madness or monstrosity are simply a question of degree.

Marina Núñez is represented by Espacio Líquido La Gran in Madrid, Spain.

Marina Núñez

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