Digital Afterlife

Digital Afterlife
Marta Galindo García
From 04 Feb to 03 Apr 2022




With this exhibition, 'Digital Afterlife' of Marta Galindo García, the cycle of selected projects of the 2021 call for the start Program in Córdoba begins.

Gilbert Simondon described death not as the elimination of individuality but as a hole left by that individuality. What does this mean? In reality, when an individual dies, s/he does not cease to be present; it is just that his or her presence, instead of being filled, feels hollow. We sense it everywhere but as a hole in reality, as if something or someone were missing: I miss you, I feel you but can't find you, I perceive you but can’t see you, I speak to you but you don't answer, I weep for you and you don't comfort me. I quite like this notion of death, because it’s curious... when a person (or a relationship, a project, a house, a place) dies, they often become more present than when they were alive, and I think this is because of the hole they leave behind, the abyss, the dizzying chasm. What can you do with the abyss other than fall into it?

The obvious answer is, I think, the body of data, which helps us to revive the presence of someone who has left us. But to what degree is that revival not a reviving of the hole? I think the interesting thing about the politics of grief is precisely that their purpose isn't to eliminate the hole, the lack, the absence, but rather to give us tools, spaces, places, dynamics, rituals that help us to cope with it a fact, a piece of data where we can go to grieve.

This exhibition will soon have a catalog whose texts have been prepared by the curator Marta Echaves and Alejandra López Gabrielidis.






Marta Galindo García

Cádiz, 1993

Is an artist currently residing in Madrid, where she works at the 35.000 jóvenes studio in the Oporto district. She studied Fine Art at the University of Seville and De Montfort University (Leicester, UK), completing her BFA in 2016, and went on to earn an MA in Artistic Research and Creation from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2018.

In 2021 she had her first solo show, Digital Afterlife, at the Valencian gallery Tuesday to Friday. She has received several grants and awards, including those offered by Fundación Antonio Gala (Córdoba, 2017), Comisario Conoce Artista by Atelier Solar (Madrid, 2020), Panorama by Galería Fran Reus (Mallorca, 2021), Fundación Mainel National Prize (Valencia 2021), La Rioja Young Art Show (Logroño, 2021) and the CICUS National Visual Arts Competition (Seville, 2020), among others. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions, most notably ARAGON PARK (Madrid, 2021), MAZE, curated by Eladio Aguilera at ChezKit (Paris, 2021), and Edén x Casantillón at the Casa de Campo (Madrid, 2020).