Age Group:
Socially engaged art, visual art
José is a Venezuelan-Spanish artist based in London with a practice observing the collision of identity, place and labour informed by the socio-political context; the living colony’s ashes and its hierarchical echo embedded in our contemporary society. His practice is research-led and situated taking the form of participatory performance, installation, print and drawing. He founded The Window Cleaner Society (2019) during his studies at the RCA, which question the inter-relationship between art and activism through talks and workshops. He has worked in an interdisciplinary and collaborative scheme for participatory art projects and organising workshops, working alongside with Fussée de détresse, Arlington House, LADA, Lancaster Art and Justice4Grenfell. His work has been exhibited internationally at Bozar, Brussels; Centro Cultural Isabel de Farnesio, Madrid; Embassy of Brazil, London; The Design Museum, London and other independent settings.


Notes on physical degree shows, exhibitions and carrot smells.

José visits the Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, one of the only degree shows this year to take place in real life due to the pandemic. As a 2020 graduating RCA student unable to have a physical degree show himself, he unpacks the need and importance of physical exhibitions.