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Mikel Escobales Castro, Myoclonus, Elliot?, 2019. Artist book, edition of 3. Courtesy of the artist.

Mikel Escobales Castro, Shao kao, 2019. Wood, brass, aluminium, glass, cables, urinary catheters, plastic, urine bag, plugs. Variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist.

Mikel Escobales Castro, “B” substitution by antinomy, 2018. Wood, brass. 38cm x 25cm x 4cm Courtesy of the artist.

Mikel Escobales Castro, Come on, you can do that, 2019. Installation view. Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona. Courtesy of Blueproject Foundation. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Roberto Ruiz.


Mikel Escobales Castro’s work engages with experimentation around materials to create interconnections between different forms. His recent work has utilised the malleable potential of brass and its capacity to remember and embody movements, gestures and rhythms. 

During his residency at Gasworks, Escobales Castro continued his recent sculptural work using metallic fabrics, neoprene and polyethylene foams. He also developed a written work, based on these material experiments, to eventually be developed into an artist’s book to accompany the project.

Photographs of Mikel Escobales Castro's studio


Images from Mikel Escobales Castro's research


Mikel Escobales Castro lives and works in Bilbao and Madrid. He holds a Master in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture from Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MNCARS, Madrid. Recent solo exhibitions include; Come on, you can do that, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona (2019); Hot Pot, Aldama Fabre, Bilbao (2018); ^^^^^Ç___/IJJJJJJJJ, Montera 32, Madrid; The view, Kastanienalle 26 / Hinterhaus Part, Berlin (both 2016); and Parrots controversy, Hassenheide 9, Berlín (2015). Recent group exhibitions include; Estudiotik At, 5 years of creation, Tabakalera, Donostia/San Sebastián (2021); Jai, Artium, Basque Museum-Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2020; The view, AZPI, Donostia, San Sebastián; Glass, water, time, Montera 32, Madrid (both 2019); [a href=” “], San Andreu Contemporary, Barcelona; and Hey! I’ve seen some chameleons, Koldo Mitxelena, Donostia (both 2018).

Mikel Escobales Castro's residency is supported by AC/E (Acción Cultural Española).