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Section 2: Performing the City

NÚRIA GÜELL

ARTIST

BARCELONA, SPAIN

 

 

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Get to Know

 

• Güell’s projects include a book explaining how to extort money from banks and an art opening documenting sexual harassment by police officers.

 

• In another project, she offered herself as a bride for Cuba-to-Spain visa marriages.

 

• Güell studied under Tania Bruguera at the Museum of Arte Útil in Cuba.

Núria Güell uses her artwork for political and social activism, believing that art holds the power to create a more democratic society. Through installation, writing, performance, and video, Güell rethinks the ethics practiced by the large institutions that govern our society and suggests alternative methodologies. Some of her projects have included publishing a book explaining how to expropriate money from a bank, entering into a marriage of convenience in order to give legal status to an individual, and creating a company to hire a construction worker to demolish doors to enable squatting. She graduated from the University of Barcelona with a degree in fine art and continued her studies under Tania Bruguera at the Museum of Arte Útil in Cuba. Her work has been exhibited in biennials in Havana, Pontevedra, Ljubljana, and Liverpool, as well as in the Print Triennial of Tallinn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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