Carlos Aires

Zilberman, Istanbul / Turkey

October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020
Istiklal Cad. Misir Apt. No:163 K:3 D:10 Beyoglu
34433 Istanbul

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Zilberman is proud to announce the representation of Carlos Aires

Carlos Aires (b.1974, Ronda, Málaga) is a multimedia artist from Spain, who is actively researching the history of civilisation on popular and national culture and it’s mediums at analytic and aesthetic levels of narration. Aires mainly focuses on the audio-visual representation of "value" and order at de facto, memorial and flexible layers (such as literature, specifically poetry, money and LP-vinyl materials). The artist also takes care of a physical and semiological "shadow" in his works from an illusional and critical point of view. He uses icons from the Spanish tradition, such as bullfighters and dwarfs, as well as images of historical and contemporary characters, together with other anonymous figures taken from the media, and incorporates written messages and musical references to popular culture that suggest poetry, beauty and denunciation. His work incorporates photography, sculpture and installation with a fun and festive aesthetic behind which lies content of social and political critique.

He studied Fine Arts in Granada, Spain; Tilburg, Netherlands; Antwerp, Belgium; and Ohio, United States. He now lives and works in Madrid. Since 2000, he has participated in many group and solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions such as the Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada (2002), Hitchcock Hall, Columbus, Ohio (2005), Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (2007 and 2011), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga (2012), Museo de Bellas Artes, Santander (2013), Contemporary Art Salzburg—Vienna (2015), Mar Negro at CDAN in Huesca, Spain (2017) and Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca (2017). 

His work is in the collections of ARTIUM, Álava; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga; Museum Biedermann, Donaueschingen, Germany; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville; Fondazione Benetton, Italy; and MACBA, Barcelona.

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