Time: 21:00 – 23:00
COSTA BADÍA - Excluded
“I like working with fragileness and humour. I feel that current collective and participative approaches don’t take functional diversity into consideration. I am drawn to the idea of ‘playing with life’ with the rules that suit me”.
Costa Badía (Madrid, 1981) has always worked from her subjectivity and her experience as a person with functional diversity. Her practice centres on the validation of the error. She is interested in the dissidence of bodies and aligns herself with Crip Theory and intersectional feminism. Photography was her main focus for many years but recently she has been experimenting with performance. She wants to turn the odd, ugly, strange and exceptional into a stereotype, given that they are very often excluded in supposedly inclusive spaces. Her project Excluded will make the public “play with life” but doing so following her rules which include blindness, deafness and difficulties in standing for a long period of time. The discomfort of the majority can give rise to rethinking and even enjoyment.
Costa Badía has a diploma in Image Studies, and has graduated from Universidad Complutense de Madrid with a BA in Fine Arts and an MA in Artistic Education in Social and Cultural Institutions. Her work Polaroid from the project “Deleción” was acquired by and exhibited at CA2M. She has staged her performance Cenicienta in various spaces, including MNCARS in Madrid. She has lectured in various MA programmes in Spain and abroad and has taken part in the 8th Encontro de artistas Novos, as well as in the Vision and Presence conferences curated by Semiramis González with a performance called La bordadora.
LVL1. Picture: Meg Lavender.
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