Graphic Constellation: Young Women Authors of Avant-garde Comics


Young Women Authors of Avant-garde Comics at CCCB showcases the creative universes of Bàrbara Alca, Marta Cartu, Genie Espinosa, Ana Galvañ, Nadia Hafid, Conxita Herrero, María Medem, Miriampersand and Roberta Vázquez. In their work, the nine artists cast a critical and humorous eye over themes within the millennial experience, such as economic and job insecurity, the disappearance of stability, our relationship with technology, sisterhood and relationships on the Internet.

Curated by the editor Montserrat Terrones, the exhibition aims to offer an innovative perspective of comics, letting the strips and their characters take over the exhibition space in nine installations created by the artists expressly for the occasion.

Graphic Constellation, open from 2 December 2022 to 14 May 2023 in the CCCB’s Exhibition Room 3, presents the comics and the diversity of languages, aesthetic registers and cultural references of these creators who, through the use of colour, graphics, and stylistic and narrative experimentation, have questioned the canonical forms of the comic.

The exhibition plunges us into their imaginary universes through the installations that they themselves have created for the CCCB’s rooms: you can “get a match” with the monsters of Bàrbara Alca’s Cringer dating app, play with Roberta Vázquez’s comic characters or step through a dimensional door devised by Miriampersand.

The exhibition also invites us to discover how a network of self-publishing fairs, small publishing houses and printing houses have managed to consolidate an alternative scene in which these nine artists move and grow. And it shows how comics can jump off the paper and come to life in other artistic mediums such as ceramics, tapestries and animation.

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