Catalina Barroso-Luque

Catalina Barroso-Luque‘s practice revolves around how text and technology traverse bodies – Catalina’s own and those around her. Narrative is often used to construct spaces and experiences laying at the threshold between fantasy and reality, subverting the dichotomies underlying inter and intra-personal relationships. Catalina’s work explores the infolding of boundaries within the conceptual slip between parasite and implant, through the multivocal modulation of the ‘I’ and ‘you, supplemented by the creation of surrogate bodies (e.g. texts, objects or a performing voice) that entwine herself with others. This interest is carried forward within material and/or immersive pieces that establish a direct somatic correspondence with the audience. Curatorially, this becomes manifest within collective activities, exhibitions and events where information, materials and experiences are cross-fed between different bodies. Aimed at disclosing social and psychological machinations of power and control, her work plays with the materiality and texture of different bodies through recursive processes of assembly, disassembly and reassembly; strategies that are tied in with the play of choreographic and spatio-temporal elements in relation to the work’s narrative, duration and the viewer’s immersion within it.


Catalina Barroso-Luque is a Glasgow based Mexican artist, writer and curator. Her work revolves around how text and technology transverse bodies – her own and those around her. Projects evolve out of extended research, artistic and curatorial processes where writing, making and discursive interactions with practitioners in other fields infect and inflect each other. Catalina holds an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and was the 2016 Glasgow Sculpture Studios Graduate Fellow. She has worked on projects at the Glasgow Women’s Library, Edinburgh Art Festival, Glasgow International, Chalton Gallery (London), Salon ACME (Mexico City), Art Space (New Haven) and Market Gallery (Glasgow). Her texts have been published by MAP, Panel, Birkbeck University and PSS London.