Aitor Gonzalez

11 January – 25 February 2018

We are delighted to welcome Aitor Gonzalez as one of 2018’s Micro Residency Artists. Aitor will spend the next six weeks at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, developing his work.

Aitor Gonzalez’s artworks explore the conceptual and formal possibilities of everyday objects. In his practice, objects are taken from an urban environment. Uprooted from their specific consumerist context they are replanted transformed through a process of deconstruction and reassembly in the cultural sphere. His work challenges the viewer to find new perspectives from which to consider manufactured goods, to find new significations and to question their own place in the process of production and consumption.

Aitor Gonzalez (b.1994, Valencia, Spain) lives in Spain and UK. He studied BA in Fine Arts at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia and University of Leeds. Past shows include Siempre es un buen momento at Panorama at Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca (2017) ,Set The Controls For The Heart of The Sun ,Leeds (2016), Institution/ Outstitution at International 3, Manchester (2015) and Alart at Casal Son Tugores, Alaro (2015). He was awarded by the Passey prize in Art (2016) and the Representation Prize by A del Arte gallery (2016)

Micro Residencies

The Micro Residency programme is an annual open-submission residency opportunity for artists. It is primarily research based and is set up to foster experimentation, innovation and to support artists in the development of new work. Four six-week residencies are selected by a panel of invited arts professionals.

Selected artists receive:

  • £1,000 stipend
  • Studio
  • Accommodation
  • Support from the technical team
  • Support from the programme team
  • Access to all workshops / equipment / available spaces
  • 1 year’s Membership of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop