Helena Cabello: Paris, France 1963; Ana Carceller: Madrid, Spain, 1964
Helena Cabello (Paris, 1963) and Ana Carceller (Madrid, 1964) have worked together since 1992. Both trained in Fine Arts in Madrid, the city where they work and live, and they are currently teaching in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cuenca. Their work uses installation, performance, video, writing and drawing to question the hegemonic modes of representation in visual practices and provide critical alternatives. Some of their topics of interest include the social construction of identity and sexual and gender policies. Their collaborative projects incorporate minority voices to highlight the paradoxes of the liberal production system and the way of life that it promotes. The idea of storytelling and narration, language, thought and architecture are placed at the service of social criticism.
Their solo exhibitions include those held at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Sevilla (2010), Matadero in Madrid (2011), Centro Cultural de España in Buenos Aires (2012), IVAM in Valencia (2016), Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles (2017) and Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City (2019). They have also curated exhibitions and authored several publications. Their work can be found in collections such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Fundació "la Caixa" in Barcelona, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Alicante and MACBA in Barcelona, among others.