Place of Residency
Amauta García's work explores the intersection between architecture, sculpture, in situ interventions, moving images and virtual environments as tools for the intervention of social processes. She has focused on the relationships between urban extractivism, migration and real estate speculation. Her work has been exhibited in Mexico, the Netherlands, Germany, USA, Georgia and Cuba. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie (2021-2022).
"The desire to inhabit is present in my work since I started working with stories of migrants who occupied a volcanic land in Mexico City to build their houses, like my mother. In my sculptures, I represent the percentage of an appartment that I could buy within 20 years of my life; the time it would take me to pay off a mortgage. I also do performances altering virtual worlds generated by architectural and video game rendering engines to understand the similarity between renders and desires."
Year of participation
"How much geological time has it taken to generate a cubic meter of natural gas? I am interested in narratives that play with fiction and reality and that can generate empathy with the subsoil that sustains us. After investigating two undersea volcanoes north of the Netherlands, little known and one of them with a bubble of natural gas that has been exploded until it is exhausted, I wonder what is the history of the natural gas that Germany will begin to extract from the North Sea."