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Carlos Monleón works with a variety of processes and materials, both living and non-living, that result in sculptural and participatory artworks.These span across different levels of bodily sensation and awareness, from the microbiological to the performative and social bodies. His main line of line of work traces evolutionary processes that stem from digestion and cognition and result in the distribution of bodily processes across multi-species entanglements and cybernetic metabolisms. Carlos has developed projects at spaces such as Autoitalia, Seventeen Gallery and Diaspore Project Space, London, as well as institutions such as Studio -X Istanbul, HIAP Helsinki, Matadero, CA2M and La Casa Encendida, Madrid.
Suomenlinna is a place that brings me great peace. I will use this mindspace to digest recent months of over-activity. During my time at HIAP I will be doing some intensive sauna research looking both at the transformative qualities of heat and the metabolism of water. I will also be working on some sculptural and textile pieces in the studio. —Carlos