Enrique Martínez Celaya

Self and Sea



Enrique Martínez Celaya discusses his exhibition Self and Sea at Parafin (May, 2016), which is part of an ongoing interrogation of the genre of portraiture and includes depictions of individuals who have significance for his personal and intellectual life.

Katie Paterson

Fossil Necklace



Katie Paterson has been exploring the personal, cultural and political dimensions of health research with scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. She worked closely with the Institute's Faculty member Chris Tyler-Smith and his Human evolution research group. Fossil Necklace consists of over 170 beads carved from fossils that chart the evolution of life on earth. The oldest fossil is around 3.5 billion years old.

Enrique Martínez Celaya

Enrique Martínez Celaya: 'The Pearl' at SITE Sante Fe, 2013



Enrique Martínez Celaya transforms almost 12,000 square feet of SITE’s gallery spaces into an immersive environment that includes painting, sculpture, video, photography, waterwork, sound, and writing, as well as the artist’s first musical arrangement. This exhibition integrates and expands many of the elements and ideas that the artist has engaged with over the last several years. In The Pearl, the artist takes the notion of home as both a point of departure and a destination to craft a visual poem of strong emotional, philosophical and psychological resonance. The structure of the exhibition invites a specific movement through the galleries thus unfolding a multi-layered narrative where objects, images, and references are continuously reconsidered in a similar way that a piece of music, a film, or a novel are revealed in time.



Katie Paterson

Campo del Cielo, Field of Sky


A large Campo del Cielo meteorite, which has been travelling through space and time for over four and a half billion years, has been cast, melted, and then re-cast back into a new version of itself, retaining its original form. A newly formed yet still ancient meteorite, still imbued with its cosmic history. The iron, small rocks, metal and dust inside becomes reformed, and the layers of its cosmic lifespan - the warping of space and time, the billions of years of pressure and change, formation and erosion — become collapsed, transformed and renewed.