Lucía Díaz Barrales
From 11 Dec to 07 Mar 2021




This exhibition is held in collaboration with Cac Vélez-Málaga and is part of the cycle of traveling exhibitions by the Andalusian community of the Initiate Program.

In this exhibition, Lucía Díaz Barrales takes a critical look at the construction of the figure of the witch in the context of Andalusia. In her search for specific information, she gleaned facts from the reports of cases tried by the Tribunal of the Holy Inquisition, like that of Leonor Rodríguez, immortalised in Cervantes’s novella The Dialogue of the Dogs as “La Camacha”.

The works featured in this show are presented as science disguised as magic, ordinary household objects that grow at will in a kind of mineral happening.

Lucía’s pieces reflect the ancient legacy of strong wise women who passed down their knowledge over the centuries, learning from the experiences of their female neighbours to perfect their collections of herbs and recipes, assist and prevent childbirth and cure ailments.

The exhibition catalogue features an essay by María Terrón.

The project's master is Álvaro Albaladejo.




Lucía Díaz Barrales

Granada, 1984

Earned her BFA from the University of Granada in 2014. While working towards her degree, she attended the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich for one year and spent another studying at the Fine Art Department of the University of the Basque Country in Bizkaia. She also earned an advanced diploma in Artistic Pottery at the Art School of Granada in 2014. Over the last decade, she has participated in numerous group exhibitions and been awarded residencies in Granada, Almería, Girona and Bilbao.

In the past two years she has had several solo shows—En tiempo seco (2018), Sala Ático, Palace of the Counts of Gabia, Granada; Olla no se queda (2019), FACBA-UGR, Granada; Open Studio (2019), BilbaoArte Fundazioa; and El oro blanco (2019), Girona—which allowed her to study and experiment with different media and materials and reflect on themes such as magic, death, the passage of time and history. She currently works with Galería Modus Operandi in Madrid, where her next solo exhibition will be held.