Catalina Barroso-Luque

Catalina Barroso-Luque is the current recipient of our MFA Graduate Fellowship. Catalina started her Fellowship in November 2016.

Catalina’s practice focuses on the relation between sense experience and inter-personal relationships. She is interested in how physical interactions, whether material or spatial, can function as a foil for a relationship to others. This takes form within the making and sharing of objects as much as via the relocation of the art object, and the material gestures that make it into writing. The interdependence between perception and the psyche is also played out within installations. These establish a corporeal and spatial correspondence between the viewer and the artwork, where the viewer is kept within a voyeuristic position. Flirtation is often used as a strategy aimed at playing with expectation, disillusion and futility in the aim of opening up sites of psychological and social indeterminacy.

Catalina Barroso-Luque is a Mexican artist based in Glasgow. She received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and her BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in 2012. Her work has been included in various exhibitions in the United States, Mexico, and the UK. Prior to her move to Glasgow, Catalina was the 2013-14 Artist in Residence Fellow at Artspace New Haven, Connecticut (USA).

The 2016 selection panel for the award were Ainslie Roddick, Curator, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Catriona Duffy, Panel (independent curatorial practice); Alex Impey – Artist and previous GSS Graduate Fellow (2011); Rosie O’Grady – Programme Coordinator (Maternity Cover), Glasgow Sculpture Studios, and Agne Sabaliauskaite, Programme Assistant, Glasgow Sculpture Studios.


After a year-long residency at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Catalina has presented A Loving Aneurysm, a performance at Glasgow Woman’s Library, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, a narrative sound installation at The Pipe Factory, Glasgow and Dry Rotting Bodies, solo exhibition at Civic Room, Glasgow.