Núria Güell’s artistic practice consists of analysing how power structures affect our subjectivity and submit it to law and hegemonic morals. In her work, she flirts with established powers and collaborates with different allies. She plays with institutional privilege, and uses the social condition of being a white, Spanish European woman as a tool to investigate certain political concerns. Güell’s tactics merge with her own life experiences, and she uses them in certain contexts to question common identifications and disrupt power relations.
A graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona (Spain), she studied at the Cátedra Arte de Conducta in Habana, Cuba, under Tania Bruguera’s guidance. Her work has been exhibited in biennials, museums and institutions across Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Middle East and USA. Her work has also been presented in various solo and group shows, all in 2016, including The Soul of Money, at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague; Bread and Roses at MOMA Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland; A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil) at Elisabeth Foundation Project Space (NY, USA). She has displayed her works individually at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre, Ireland; at Brut Konzerthaus in Wien, Austria, and Habana, Cuba. Her presence is common at Spanish centers and institutions. She has won a number of awards and scholarships, such as Premi GAC (2014), creation prize INJUVE (Madrid), Barcelona’s Miquel Casablancas and the creation scholarship Guasch Coranty. She has also been a winner of the Generación 2016 prize given by La Casa Encendida, Madrid.