Andrea González Garrán is a designer and visual artist with a background in Architecture. With a strong focus on experimental publishing and editorial innovation with hybrid media formats. She works with sensibilities, tools, and research topics related to the infrastructural and the contemporary landscape.
In her research, she is interested in underrepresented artefacts, from objects to architectures and infrastructures, and their ability to symbolically and materially convey narratives that have been overlooked. She works with a variety of formats, reinterpreting them through speculative storytelling. When working in commissions and collaborations, she mostly develops printed publications and publishing platforms for artists and cultural institutions, crafting formats, content, and form of distribution in experimental, playful and inviting editorials.
Andrea currently co-runs Home Cinema, an online streaming platform for art films, is a member of fanfare amsterdam, platform and design studio for cross-disciplinary collaboration and visual communication, and is a regular contributor to Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, an online radio dedicated to the arts based in Amsterdam. She hosts the bi-monthly show Curva Ras in Radio Relativa, focussing on the intersections between music and architecture.
A book for Javi Cruz´s solo show in CA2M, Museum of Contemporary Art of Madrid. Trémula is a show about a dead nature, one and multiple bodies, processes of transformation, construction and reconstruction. The book embodies this through its process of manufacturing and printing. From the sheet to the pages, from the issue to the stack of books. The artist ́s system of writing connects the contiguous pages that would later be split to form the book, in a semi secret gesture only witnessed by the printer operators.
Magazine design for Pasarela, born within Puente editores architecture publishing house. Responding to the need of finding more agile formats that can include urgent proposals, certain intuitions or conversations. Pasarela is a biannual magazine, in which each number has a central notebook dedicated to a particular city or theme, which in this first one focuses on the city of Barcelona.
Pasarela is edited by David Bestué, Miquel Mariné and Moisés Puente.
I worked with Ainhoa Hernández Escudero to develop a series of containers and garments for SORBITO, a curatorial gesture during festival megustaspixelad_, La Casa Encendida, 2022, and Door Creative Studio, Zaandam 2021. SORBITO connects the pieces of a festival through a sensorial experience. Potions elaborated after several conversations with each artist of the context in relation to their proposals, which the public will take during the pieces, attending to the sensitivity in each encounter. Each potion adopts a format, a specific materiality: chewing gum, candy, facial mask, oil, wafer, inhaler, drink or infusion; and contains an herb with specific properties designed in relation to the piece it accompanies.
En Castilla la Mancha hay más de cien polideportivos iguales
(There are more than a hundred repeated sports pavilions in Castilla la Mancha)
Self initiated project
In Castilla La Mancha, Spain, a project designed for a specific place was replicated, turning it into a particular distortion of a generic typology. During the summer of 2017, Íñigo Barrón and I visited almost a hundred villages in Castilla la Mancha, from Toledo to Albacete, documenting the same building repeatedly and repeatedly and bringing stories from one to another. An architecture turned infrastructure that cannot be understood without its material narratives and inhabitants—a neverending example of the overlooked architectures and their placements.
Bosque Real 2022
BOSQUE REAL was born in 2019 in the form of a festival, to revisit from the contemporaneity the history and anecdotes of the Casa de Campo in Madrid.
The 2022 edition expands to Jardines del Buen Retiro showing site specific works by María Buey González, Lorenzo García–Andrade, Juanito Jones, Maral Kekejian (bwelkeke), Institute for Postnatural Studies, Real No Real, Paulina Chamorro and Dani Carretero (VAHO), Alejandra Pombo Su, Adriana Reyes.
A project by Javi Cruz and Jacobo Cayetano, with the support of Injuve, Zuloark and Museo Reina Sofía.
Es imposible, no puede ser (It is impossible, it cannot be)
Screened in Het Hem, Amsterdam, Filmhuis Den Haag, Den Haag, Cinema Galeggiante, Venice, Autocine Madrid Race, La Casa Encendida, Cineteca Matadero, Madrid, and Tabakalera, Donostia. Awarded the price "Circuitos de Artes Plásticas de la Comunidad de Madrid 2021".
Photo 1: Maher Fahim Fernandez
Es imposible, no puede ser is a speculative film that works with fragmented elements of a Spain’s ruinous landscape and collective imaginary— responding to the complexity of capturing something that is not here anymore. La Ruta del Bacalao was a club scene that appeared magically and disappeared tragically between 1977 and 1993 along the highway CV-500 near Valencia, Spain. I went to look for vampires where the images were missing. Set in a car trapped at full speed on the CV-500, the script is a fictional reconstruction of ruins of a future in a past that cannot be. The film crosses archeological and speculative means to sculpt an impossible dreamscape outside of time.
The Way Things Go
Catalog of the exhibition project by instructions curated by Paula García-Masedo in Galería Monoambiente, Buenos Aires. Edited by Caniche Editorial, with contributions by MAIO and Taller de Casquería.
Photos by David Díez
TWTG is about how things circulate and how we place them in relationship to one another. The 100 books are hand-painted and covered with household Gotelé or textured paint, conceived to conceal any imperfections found on the walls. This transfer strongly embodies the curatorial concept of the exhibition and builds a scarce and desirable object.