Queen in Check
from September 10, 2020 to November 7, 2020
Laura Torrado (Madrid, 1967) is a
multidisciplinary visual artist. As Mariano Navarro wrote for her retrospective
exhibition The Natural Darkness of Things, "the origin and
principles that govern many of her compositions, and even the scenography of
her performances, are fundamentally sculptural, even though the reiteration in
the use of photography might make one think otherwise". 
Laura's artistic work stands out for its corporeality, for a representation of the female body which, as Amelia Jones indicates, “does not strive toward a utopian redemption but, rather, places the body/self within the realm of the aesthetic as a political domain.” 
The exhibition is conceived as a site-specific work, presenting three installations, among other works. Through photography, video, porcelain pieces, gouaches on Japanese paper and a notebook, as documentation, Laura creates evocative images, which are the components of this exhibition.
 Mariano Navarro, “La oscuridad natural de las cosas”, exhibition catalog Laura Torrado. La oscuridad natural de las cosas. Obras 1993-2013 (Madrid: Sala Canal de Isabel II, 2013), p. 9
 Amelia Jones, Body Art: Performing the Subject (Minneapolis; London: University of Minnesota Press, 1998), p. 13.