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Apr 11 - Jun 16, 2019
It Bites Back features new and existing works based on a laboratory in São Paulo that breeds genetically-engineered mosquitoes. Transgenic male mosquitoes are designed to reduce the insect’s population by passing a lethal gene on to their offspring when released into the wild.
Ranging from analogue film to sound installation, digital animation and poetry, Neves Marques’ exhibition interrogates the laboratory as a place that defines the biopolitics of the 21st Century.
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Jul 4 - Sep 8, 2019
Private view Wed Jul 3 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Gasworks presents the first UK solo exhibition and a major new commission by Chilean artist Patricia Domínguez, who will transform the gallery into a ritual space bringing together her ongoing research on ethnobotany, shamanistic practices and the corporatisation of wellbeing.
Her most recent installations take the form of cybernetic fetishes, totems, masks and magical objects designed to exorcise the effects of late capitalism in the physical and social body, while playfully exploring the emancipatory potential of artistic imagination as a form of psychic guerrilla warfare. Built around a pyramid-shaped altar, the exhibition will comprise sculptures, video and a publication tracing the colonial circulations of seeds and data in a hyperconnected society.
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Sep 19 - Dec 15, 2019
Private view Wed Sep 18 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Gasworks presents the first institutional solo exhibition by London-based artist Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. Her paintings are both a celebration of the black body and a critical examination of its conditions of representation, raising questions about gender, sexuality, ancestry and spirituality. Departing from her own experiences of geographical dislocation and displacement, Hwami’s intensely pigmented paintings recombine visual fragments from a myriad of sources, including images found online and haunting family photographs, so that past and present collapse into afro-futuristic visions.


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