Lives and works in Madrid, Spain
I am a visual artist working across sculpture, video installation and site-specific performance, in an investigation around the intersections of geologic phenomena, cultural ecologies and climate breakdown. My projects are a highly conceptual and aesthetic research on the geo-poetics of matter, time and environmental processes through the synergy of scientific, eco-critic, and philosophical perspectives. Throughout an exercise of interrogating anthropocentric cosmologies within the context of contemporary nature-cultures, my work seeks to generate spaces for critical reflection and to provide emerging perspectives of belonging, cross-contamination and mutuality in our relationship with the Earth Organism.
Miguel Sbastida (1989, Madrid) graduated from a Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015-17), with the full support of a scholarship from La Caixa Foundation. He completed a BFA at Universidad Complutense of Madrid (2007-12) after his fellow BFA studies in Holland (2010-11) and Canada (2012).
Over the last ten years, his works have been widely exhibited at venues like ARCO Madrid, Expo Chicago, Zhou-B Art Center, CDAN Museum, Korea-Foundation Seoul, Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Laboral Art Center, Asia Culture Center Gwangju, or the Netherlands Institute for Media Art; among others.