Miguel Azuaga
From 19 Feb to 17 Apr 2016




'Towards the Other' combines the Romantic figure of the traveller with the harsh reality of the immigrant, from the most picturesque Alpine peak to the rust-stained industrial parks of Switzerland and its soulless railway stations. The migratory journey is understood not just as spatial displacement but also as an existential crossing. And in the course of that drift, two highly contradictory feelings often surface: on the one hand, there is the search for a refuge, an ally, the need to create a provisional nest where they can feel safe; but on the other, there is the desire to be indistinguishable, to flee, to move away and go unnoticed. This makes the reality of the journey a complicated contradiction for the uprooted individual.

The exhibition catalogue features an essaies The Narrative Act in Towards the Other: Time as a Line and the Document as a Point by Javier Artero and Anywhere but Here by Erika Pardo Skoug.

Guided visit, March 5th  12.30 pm.

Educational workshop, March 5 and 6th, 11.30-13.30h.


Miguel Azuaga

Málaga, 1988

Azuaga earned a BFA from the University of Málaga in 2011 and rounded out his education with courses at the University of the Arts London (UAL). He has participated in solo and group shows in both Spain and Germany. He recently participated in several different workshops, including 'Der Prolog' with fellow artist Ursula Biemann.

Azuaga currently lives in Berlin. He is enrolled in the 'Art in Context' MA programme, focused on artistic production and curating, at the Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste Berlin), where he also works as a web content editor. Installation, video and photography are the media he uses to develop his artistic production. His recent work explores the constant construction of identity through the impact of migration flows, positing a discourse in which aesthetics is inextricably linked to a socio-political context. In the curatorial arena, he is currently working on a project for his master's course, 'Artists as Curators', in which he meditates on the 'status' of artists and their contemporary social relevance as curators.