Saelia Aparicio

Saelia Aparicio is an artist exploring the paradoxical spaces found inside the normal and the everyday.

The terrifying is revealed with a sense of humour that destabilises our perception and invites us to journey into a space where other rules apply. Here we cross into a place in which we can be plants or concrete, spores or microplastics, a space which requires us to let ourselves go.

Saelia was born in Spain and lives and works in London. She completed her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, (2015). Saelia won Generaciones (2019) and was commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery to make the film Green Shoots for their General Ecology symposium and research project, The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants in London. Selected solo exhibitions include: Planta, Alzado, Raiz, The Ryder, Madrid (2019); Prótesis para invertebrados, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2019); The World of Craig Green and Saelia Aparicio, Matches Fashion and Frieze art fair, Carlos Place and Regents Park, London (2019); and Cadena Atrofica, Murcia, Spain in collaboration with designer Attua Aparicio from Silo Studio (2018). Recent exhibitions include In the Castle of my Skin, a participative show with Sonia Boyce, MIMA, Middlesbrough (2021);  Ferine, a collaborative exhibition with Paloma Proudfoot, TJ Boulting, London (2021); and From Creators to Creators, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany (2021).

Saelia Aparicio, three dead astronauts, 2021. Installation view at Jerwood Space. Survey II is led by Jerwood Arts in collaboration with g39 and Site Gallery. Photo: Eva Herzog.