Araceli Gómez Castro

Mexico city, 1994

Araceli Gómez Castro is a London-based artist who has used autoethnography and White Magic as methodological axes in processes of spiritual realization; carrying out community projects in various territories. An interdisciplinary practice, made up of sculptures, as a result of the specific realization of objects, performances, installations, and collective experiences.
She co-managed a Magic course for children in four cities in Mexico, with the Gran Fraternidad Universal network. In addition, she has supported a proposal for ecological agriculture, architecture, and renewable energy for a neighborhood in Istanbul, in association with Architects and Engineers for the People.
Currently, she is investigating the magic of certain materials -e.g. the gold- and practical proposals for the organization of materials by neighborhoods; as a way of “being together” and “doing things together”.

2019-2021 Master of Arts Sculpture Royal College of Art. London, UK. DISTINCTION
2013 – 2018 Bachelor ́s Degree in Fine Arts, University of Granada Spain.
2018 Erasmus + Traineeship at SCAN Spanish Contemporary Art Network, London.
2015 – 2016 Erasmus Scholarship, Degree in Fine Arts. Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Universitesi, Istanbul.
As the artist, K. Yoland described: “Your body of work of hers is really serious but at the same time very funny; layers of things happening. “

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2021 “Chicomecóatl”, Marta Gualda. Charlotte, USA 2019 “The Sustainable Potential of High-end Materials”, Marta Gualda. Charlotte, USA

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2021 “Casual Performance”, Adamthestrand. London, UK
2020 Dirty Hands and Revelations II, Standpoint Gallery, London
2020 Camaradas Art Competition, Embassy of Mexico. Menier Gallery, London
2019 “Ego Squared” Edinburgh College of Art & RCA, Courtyard Gallery, London
2019 “Beyond” co-managed exhibition, SET Dalston Lane. London
2018 “El Murmullo de la Multitud” Selection of Students of the University of Granada. Palace of the Condes de Gabia, Andalusia.
2018 “Corporeidades” Circuitos program of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Casa de Porras, University of Granada. Andalusia.
2017 “Alambre Escarlata“ Curated by José Luis Vicario. University of Granada, Andalusia.
2017 “A la Calle”. Organized by Granada City Council. Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo. Granada 2016 “Yök”, Exchange students. Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Universitesi. Istanbul, Turkey
2012 – 2014 “Vecindario a la Calle“ City Council of Santa Lucía de Tirajana. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.

Art Residencies

2021 Multidisciplinary Residency, Alburaya Center. Madarcos, Spain
2020 Dirty Hands and Revelations, Standpoint Gallery, London.
2018 “AlRaso” Artistic Residency Scholarship, Granada City Council. El Valle de Lecrín, Andalusia.

Publications

2021 “Mantel, Monitor, Ledge”, Exhibition audio/text at Adamthestrand, London
2020 “Geographical emblems and Important data”, Exhibition text at Fitzrovia Gallery. London 2020 “The Magic of certain materials and Guidelines for a material organization plan for our communities in London”, MA Dissertation, Director: Dr. Gemma Blackshaw. Royal College of Art
2016 “Architects and Engineers for People”, an autoethnographic article published in HMM # 21. Istanbul

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Araceli Gómez Castro

Xiuhtecutli

January 2021 – February 2021

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