We are pleased to announce the beginning of Ana Laura Aláez's collaboration with Galería Pelaires. The good news coincides with her monographic exhibition Todos los conciertos, todas las noches, todo vacío held at the Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao. It is the development of a project that was initiated at CA2M in Madrid between 2019-2020.
Since her beginnings as an artist, two parallel vectors have always been present in a more or less explicit way —female presence in art and the questioning of visual elements that have traditionally defined sculpture as an art linked to aspects mainly related to men, such as strength, physical prevalence, self-confidence, etc., and the re-assessments thereof at different moments in her career.
Ana Laura Aláez (Bilbao, 1964) is one of the most important figures in the Spanish art scene. She moved to Majorca in 2010 to settle down on the island. Her career and artistic work were recognised by the Basque Government with the 2013 Gure Artea Prize. Some of her solo shows include Dance & Disco, Espacio 1, MNCARS (2000), Madrid; Beauty Cabinet Prototype, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2003); Hell Disco, Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland (2004); Hell Disco, Centro Cultural de España, Mexico (2004); Museo Banco de la República de Bogotá, Colombia (2006); her permanent work Bridge of Light for the Towada Art Center, Towada City, Japan (2008); and Pabellón de escultura, Musac, León (2008). She has participated in multiple international biennales: 5th Istanbul Biennale, Turkey, 1997; 48th Venice Biennale, Italy, 1999; 2nd and 3rd Busan Biennale, Korea, 2000 and 2004; Buenos Aires Biennale, Argentina, 2001; and Spanish Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale, 2001.