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Born in La Garriga, Barcelona (1972), currently based in New York, Marfa TX, and Barcelona.

Ester Partegàs’ work seeks, discovers and produces questions about worth, loss and indifference in the generic objects and spaces that we consume. With a varied formal vocabulary that incorporates sculpture, the photographic image, drawing and painting, Partegàs questions our ways of seeing and establishing relationships with our immediate material world.

Since her first exhibitions in the late nineties, Partegàs has developed a theme that explores the urban landscape of the consumer society. A multidisciplinary artist, she easily moves between drawing, painting, sculpture and installation, although in the formal development of her work, volumetric and spatial aspects persist which lead to a definition of the artist as a sculptor. In many of her pieces, Partegàs expresses her interest in the power of the word and its confrontation with the realm of the image. In this way the artist rearranges advertising messages and proposes an unnerving reading of public billboards or covers the heads of passers-by with branded bags, nullifying their identity. At other times she places the spectator in the waiting room of an airport and thus represents a 'no place' to nowhere.

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Selected Works

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Shelter

2022

Cardboard, Fast-maché, Fabric, Glue, Glazed ceramic, Rebar

53 x 44 x 53 cm (20 78 x 17 516 x 20 78 inches)

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Crying Sun

2022

Cardboard, Fast-maché, Fabric, Glue, WoodStock, Wool Scarf, Receipt, Cast Pigmented Polyurethane

70 x 51 x 22 cm (27 916 x 20 332 x 8 2132 inches)

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Polylumpious Tetraflacidontics (Yellow sun)

2022

Acrylic on paper

Unframed153 x 115 cm (60 14 x 45 932 inches) Framed164 x 124 x 4.5 cm (64 916 x 48 1316 x 1 2532 inches)

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Polylumpious tetraflacidontics

2022

Enamel on mylar

130 x 120 x 4 cm (51 316 x 47 14 x 1 916 inches)

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knead, penetrate, let go (eggsellent day)

2022

Graphite and stickers on tracing paper

97.5 x 75.5 x 4.5 cm (38 38 x 29 2332 x 1 2532 inches)

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Studies on Mysticism (Blue Icicle)

2017

Acrylic on food packaging

29.5 x 23.5 cm (11 58 x 9 14 inches)

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Daily collapse (Age hunter)

2008

65 x 81 x 5 cm (25 1932 x 31 78 x 1 3132 inches)

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Daily Collapse (Rush fight)

2007

88 x 67 x 5 cm (34 2132 x 26 38 x 1 3132 inches)

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Barricades (Have I Ever Done Anything Useful?)

2007

Enamel and acrylic on mylar and vinyl, paper

245 x 294 cm (96 1532 x 115 34 inches)

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Les Coses mes importants no son coses

2006

Blue neon sign with dimmer

20 x 300 cm (7 78 x 118 18 inches)

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Ask your doctor (We the people series)

2006

Inkjet ultrachrome archival print

140 x 112 cm (55 18 x 44 332 inches)

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Life is Tremendous

2005

Wood, enamel, plaster, resin, acrylic

203 x 91.5 x 46 cm (79 2932 x 36 132 x 18 18 inches)

Installation

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Samesation, 2002
Rice University Art Gallery, Houston

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No Retention, 2020
PURE JOY, Marfa, Texas

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No Retention, 2020
PURE JOY, Marfa, Texas

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The Source, 2015
Public Sculpture for Percent For Art, New York

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The Passerby, 2015
Foxy Production, New York

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The Passerby, 2015
Foxy Production, New York

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The Restless Gardens. Curating the Collection, 2014
Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida

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You Are Here, 2014
Anderson Gallery, New York

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In_ We Trust: Art and Money, 2014
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus

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2011 Lúmens, 2011
Museu de Valls, Valls

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Invasores, 2007
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Exhibitions

Refugio de Fachada Solar

Madrid
Nov 19 - Jan 28, 2023
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The Passerby

Madrid
Mar 25 - May 20, 2017

"For me, these typically over-looked materials serve as clues to a shared social and affective reality”

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WATCHDOG-LAPDOG-PLAYDOG

Barcelona
Apr 02 - May 07, 2016

“The press is a watchdog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can’t be right all the time. He doesn’t bark only when he sees or smells something that’s dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” -Dan Rather (American journalist and a former anchor for CBS Evening News)

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Rebava

Barcelona
Apr 02 - May 16, 2009

Partegàs recreates an urban landscape inside the gallery space with a multidisciplinary work: video-installation, sculpture and drawing.

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Grasses Saturades

Barcelona
Jan 11 - Mar 10, 2007

Ester Partegàs (La Garriga, 1972) presents her second solo show at NoguerasBlanchard, formed by a large wall-mural and a series of digitally manipulated prints that articulate tensions around consumption and excess in a global society.

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Barricades

Barcelona
Sep 25 - Nov 20, 2004

Nogueras Blanchard presents the first solo exhibition in a gallery of Esther Partegàs. Barricades has a number of border works between painting, drawing and sculpture to explore urban public spaces and consumer culture, central themes in the artistic practice of Partegàs.

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