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Sierra Negra

Sierra Negra

Solo Show at Import Projects – Berlin 

26 April – 25 May

extracted from press release

curated by Nadim Samman and Anja Henckel

Ecuadorian artist Paul Rosero Contreras explores the continuum between representing and altering a given landscape, while also probing the distinction between objectivity and enigma. Drawing on fieldwork in locations including active volcanos in the Galapagos Archipelago, Sierra Negra presents perspectives on evolution, experiments and mutation.

In Sierra Negra, Paul Rosero Contreras presents a series of installations regarding concepts of habitat, hybrid ecologies and symbiosis. Dragging research from historically distant paths, from the architecture of slavery to aspects of marine life, environmental science, and hydrocarbon derivatives, this exhibition displays a body of work exploring the post-human biological setting.

In Berlin, the artist offers a series of hybrid objects: amplified natural phenomena shaped as monstrous sculptures stating new possibilities of life after an environmental cataclysm; on land and underwater field recordings, the invisible morphing into the tangible, new organisms in relation to geological activity.