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Claudia Pagès, Structures to stumble. Steps, stairs, stumble, 2016. Marble, spray painted methacrylate, screws. Variable sizes. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Joanma Gomez.

Claudia Pagès, Throat and Column, 2016 Performance 30’ aprox. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Nolwenn Salaün.

Claudia Pagès, Throat and Column (publication), 2016. Printed plastic: Core sizes 30x90cm. Publication display: Steel, 100x50x50 cm. Table: Aluminium, mdf, enamel, 90x240cm. Carpet: Polyester. Variable sizes. Audio 20’40’’ Photo: Robert Glas. Courtesy of the artist.

Claudia Pagès, Raise stage for Empathy (Empathy grow/stack/raise/hold/encapsulate), 2015. Plywood, enamel and aluminum. 4,90x6,2x0,44m. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Charlott Markus.

Claudia Pagès works across spoken word/music performances, publications and objects to explore the uses and affects of language and the role it plays in relationships of gender, power, labour and class. She is particularly interested in what happens when these collective terms collapse, often amid overproduction anxiety driven by current tendencies towards individualism and the struggles that take place within communities. While both are related to communication, her texts often change shape, depending on if they are read aloud or written, printed or recorded, while her objects maintain her ongoing socioeconomic interests in questions of distribution and the idea of the ‘pop-up’.

During her residency at Gasworks, Pagès will work on the last chapter of a series of works that deal with Englishes, linguïstic alienation and feminine rage. Starting with a book and continuing with a radio show, the artist will develop a series of spoken texts during the residency. Besides working with text and music, she will work on a series of objects - glasses and stairs - that will accompany these texts. 


Claudia Pagès lives and works between Barcelona and Amsterdam. She has a MFA at Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam). Her recent exhibitions and performances have taken place at P/////AKT (Amsterdam), Rongwrong (Amsterdam), RAI10/ARTHENA FOUNDATION (Dusseldorf), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Moderna Museet (Stockholm). She has also been resident at Ca2M and La Casa Encendida (Madrid) and has received the Mondriaan fonds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent for 2016-2017 (The Netherlands).

Claudia Pagès’ residency is supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and hosted in the Roberts Residency Studio.