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Teresa Solar

During the Barcelona Gallery Weekend, we present Teresa Solar’s second solo exhibition at Galeria Joan Prats, in which we will show recent sculptures and drawings.


Solar digs, through drawing and sculpture, a complex network of tunnels created for an always imminent escape. The new sculptures presented in the exhibition are configured as cavernous sections or corridors, with a clear zoomorphic and organic reminiscence, which are opened up before the viewer not with clean and surgical cuts, but torn and tugged: as if they were fossils discovered and hybridized with the machines that unearthed them. The construction of limits, self-protection and isolation inform a structure that begins in the autobiographical story and ends in the representation of large underground systems such as the urban metro or the mines.


We also present the piece Tuneladora de ficción (Fictional tunnel boring machine), in which the geological materiality of clay is combined with plastic, an unprecedented combination in Teresa Solar’s work. Furthermore, we will be showing a series of drawings, which the artist defines as “wild maps”: they are made on photographs of her own vocal cords and the drawings include different symbols and words as psychogeographic maps.

On peut mourir d'être immortel

On peut mourir d’être immortel: Teresa Solar >< Luca Vanello


o v project room, Brussels


13.02 — 03.04.2021



OV Project is pleased to present ‘OV 26 – On peut mourir d’être immortel’, a dialogue between the works of Teresa Solar and Luca Vanello.


With a special interest for natural materials — clay for Solar and plants for Vanello —, these two artists proceed to various manipulations, creating personal narratives through their sculptural works. These narratives speak directly to the idea of evolution, of development. We witness the division of the subject, between what is a product of Nature and what is manufactured. As an echo to nowadays evolutions — where sciences focus on enhancement, whether it is nature enhancement or human enhancement —, the works of Teresa Solar and Luca Vanello, question our relationship to corporeality and bring new perspectives to explore the discourses surrounding it.



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bajo la superficie

Bajo la superficie (Miedos, Monstruos, Sombras)

Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque. Sala Bóvedas

11.12.2020 – 11.04.2021


Exposición colectiva, comisariada por Javier Martín-Jiménez, con obras de Teresa Solar entre otros.



La crisis sanitaria mundial ha derivado en una crisis existencial generalizada que obliga a reflexionar y a dudar sobre nuestra propia posición en el mundo y particularmente en la sociedad en la que vivimos. Cualquier pensamiento crítico genera dudas y preguntas necesarias para avanzar como individuos en la búsqueda de respuestas. Pero ese cuestionamiento puede derivar en conflictos internos. Mirar la realidad de frente no siempre es plato de gusto, es más cómodo mirarla por el rabillo del ojo para desviar la mirada rápidamente si algo nos perturba. Enfrentarse a ella es lo complicado porque hace aflorar a su vez muchas emociones normalmente escondidas.


Miedos, monstruos y sombras que se esconden bajo la superficie, que curiosamente no desaparecen nunca aunque se miren de soslayo. Por mucho que se tapen siempre están ahí, y se pueden convertir en una carga pesada.


La culpa, el miedo a nosotros mismos, el miedo a tener miedo.


Igual es momento de plantar cara al presente escenario y tratar de visibilizar esos sentimientos ocultos, invisibles o falsamente olvidados, mucho más comunes de lo que sospechamos.



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Forma de fuga (1), 2020

Madrid, 1985

Lives and works in Madrid



Teresa Solar’s work revolves around heterogeneous practices that materialize in audiovisual and sculptural works, in which the languages of the two disciplines connect and interact.


Her projects, structured around characters or catalysts, are typified by being long-lasting and developed in different phases and manifestations. Within this constellation of characters, it is possible to highlight the work with Lawrence of Arabia and with the photographer Harold Edgerton, that allow her to speak of cross-cutting thematic axes in her work, like the figure of the pioneer and of the foreigner.


Her sculptural works are closely linked to her audiovisual projects. Many of the elements she uses, such as sets and props, for her films, are later used as sculptures and vice versa. Teresa Solar explores the double nature of these elements, visited through the partial view of the camera and which, later, develop a new entity in the room.