The works of Mabi Revuelta (Bilbao, 1967) reflect on universal themes, present in her work from the beginning. Constant in her creations are the reality-fiction relationships, the permeability of genres (especially in the confluence of literature, performing arts, sculpture and audiovisual arts) and the search for didactic strategies to value the artistic fact as an engine of social change.
Her latest individual exhibitions, entitled Acromática. Una partida inmortal, took place at Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao) in 2020 and at the Main Hall of Tabacalera Promotion of Art (Madrid) in 2021. They showed the unpublished project Acromática developed thanks to the award of the Leonardo Grant from the BBVA Foundation in 2016. Many of the artist’s searches culminate in this set of transdisciplinary works, such as the review of the legacy of the 20th century avant-garde or research on the bridges between art and education. Based on the Immortal Game, the famous romantic chess game, and Marcel Duchamp’s history with chess, Mabi Revuelta creates an original narrative that unfolds across the boundaries of dance, film, photography and installation.
Winner of the 2016 Gure Artea Award in recognition of her creative activity, throughout her career she has also received other important support such as the Botín Scholarship for Plastic Arts, with which she obtained an artistic residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. She has exhibited at prestigious institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; ISCP, New York; the Cervantes Institutes in Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan; the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum; the Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz; the TEA Museum, Tenerife; CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; La Casa Encendida, Madrid or the BilbaoArte Foundation.