1989, Madrid, Spain
Miguel Sbastida is a transdisciplinary visual artist and independent researcher working across installation, situated performance and video, in an investigation around the intersections of cultural ecology, geologic phenomena and climate breakdown.
Departing from a synergy of influences ranging from the natural sciences to the post-humanities, environmental activism and post-colonial studies, his works perform an interrogation of anthropocentric cosmologies within the context of contemporary nature-cultures.
Through a highly conceptual process that understands art-making as an entry point for epistemological analysis and social transformation, his works seek to generate spaces for critical reflection around concepts of sustainability, and to provide new perspectives of belonging, cross-contamination and mutuality in our relationship with the Earth Organism.
Over the last ten years, his works have been exhibited internationally at venues like the Zhou B Art Center, ARCO Madrid, Locust Projects, Korea Foundation Gallery Seoul, CDAN museum, BOZAR Brussels, Laboral Gijon, Matadero Madrid, Chicago Sullivan Galleries, Es Baluard, or the Netherlands Institute for Media Art; among others.
He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015-17) and a BFA by Universidad Complutense of Madrid (2007-12). Part of his work can be found at institutions including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Joan Flasch Collection, Asia Culture Institute of South Korea, Harvard University, DKV Collection, BilbaoArte Foundation, the Oneminutes Foundation Netherlands, or the MoMA Franklin Furnace Artist’s Book Collection.