The meeting of two worlds. A world of many worlds by elii and María Jerez

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elii. Lead architects.- Uriel Fogué + Eva Gil + Carlos Palacios.
Project team
Art work and landscape design.- María Jerez. Architect coordinating the team.- Ana López.
Lucía Fernández, Raquel García, Marta Vaquero. Light programming.- David Herranz - Dasoingenieros. Graphics.- Characters inspired in Moebius (Jean Giraud). Joinery.- Alfredo Merino Caldas.
Aniceto Jiménez.
38,28 sqm.
Lighting.- Simon. Art pieces.- Juan Ruíz Rivas. Pavement.- Tarkett. Paint.- Valentine. Tablets.- Samsung. Ceramic pieces.- Colorker / ZYX.
CasaDecor 2020, C/ Velázquez 21. Madrid, Spain.
Imagen Subliminal. (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero). Pablo Gómez-Ogando. Luis Hevia.
Imagen Subliminal. (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero).

Uriel Fogué Herreros, Eva Gil Lopesino, Carlos Palacios Rodríguez. elii

elii is an architecture office founded in 2006, and based in  Madrid centre, by Uriel Fogué HerrerosEva Gil Lopesino, and Carlos Palacios Rodríguez. Its founding partners and current directors of the office are the architects founded elii, after collaborating in several prestigious international studios. At present, the three combine the professional practice developed in elii with the teacher (in different Universities of the Spanish and international scope) and with the publisher (UHF magazine).

Their work and articles have appeared in specialized publications and exhibitions, having obtained recognition and awards for outstanding performance, amongst which are the FAD Opinion Award (2005), or the awards received from the Official College of Architects of Madrid “a la Obra Bien Hecha”(2006) and “a la Obra de los Arquitectos” (2011). They have been amongst those selected to appear in the “Arquia Próxima” catalogue (also issued by the Official College of Architects of Madrid) in its 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011 issues, having been recognized in this last one as one of the 10 most relevant teams of young architects in the region. They have also taken part in the “Madrid 100% Arquitectura II” (2011), catalogue and Itinerant International Exhibition, where one of their works was considered one of the top 100 by the Official College of Architects of Madrid. They were also similarly distinguished in the XII Buenos Aires International Biennial Architecture Exhibition (2011). Elii is a member of the “Creadores de Madrid” and “FreshMadrid” archives.

Maria Jerez

Maria Jerez, (Madrid, 1978). Her work travels “between” choreography, cinema and visual arts. Since 2004, she has made pieces that explore the relationship with the spectator as the space in which the modes of representation are put into crisis. From El Caso del Espectador to her last pieces Blob, Yabba or The Stain this relation has mutated from a place of “understanding” of theatrical and cinematographic conventions, that is, from the expertise, to the intentional loss of references where the artist, the piece and the spectator behave towards each other as strangers.

In the last years her work has focused on opening spaces of potentiality through the encounter with what we find strange, alien; insisting on the performativity of the encounter as a space of transformation. In this process of transformation the “other” is lodged in oneself, establishing diffuse edges between the known and the unknown.

She has produced the performances: The Stain (2019), Yabba (2017-2018 adapted as an installation), Blob (2016), Alma de Rímel & The Glammatics (2015), ba-deedly-deedly-deedly-dum ba-boop-be-doop! (2014), The Perfect Alibi (2011-12), This Side Up (2006) and The Case of the Spectator (2004).

She made the films: The Boogie Woogie Ghost (2018) with Silvia Zayas, Maria Gaat Naar School (2017) with Edurne Rubio and The Movie (2008) with Cris Blanco, Amaia Urra and Cuqui Jerez inside their project “The Neverstarting Story”.

Her work is part of the collection of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M, Madrid).

Since 2010 she co-organizes: Living Room Festival (Madrid) with Juan Domínguez, Luis Úrculo and Cuqui Jerez. She has co-curated with Magui Dávila, Maria Eguizábal and Gisela Serrano PICNIC SESSIONS 2017, CA2M, Móstoles (Madrid). She teaches at: Master’s Degree in Arts Practice and Visual Culture, UCLM & Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid).

Her work is supported by apap-Performing Europe 2020 - a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.



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