The works of Olga Olivera-Tabeni (Lleida, 1972) can be understood as spaces of resistance and dissent within the current economic order, the prevailing capitalism. In her artworks, she highlights and proposes alternatives, such as the reclamation of weeds and unproductive margins, as resources that have not yet been depleted by the economy. In other propositions, she directly critiques the ravages of capitalism and patriarchy, like the scar on the landscape left by the failed cement plant on the banks of the Ebro River in Almatret, or in the case of women accused of witchcraft who were pursued and massacred. In this regard, Olga Olivera-Tabeni, building upon research processes, combats collective amnesia and points out the mechanisms of discrimination and exploitation that the political and economic system employs over the territory and people.
Antoni Jové. Curator. Excerpt from a text created for the 12th Leandre Cristòfol Art Biennial, at the Centre d'Art la Panera in Lleida.
Olga Olivera-Tabeni (Lleida, 1972)
The latest works of Olga Olivera-Tabeni have been exhibited in "Multispecies Imaginaries" at the Centre d'Art la Panera in Lleida and La Capella in Barcelona. At the ECA in Riba-Roja de Túria, Valencia. In "Ars Natura," Seville. ARBAR, Girona. At the Marguerida de Montferrato Foundation in Balaguer, Lleida. At the Morera Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Lleida. In Biennials of the Tarragona Provincial Council, "Leandre Cristòfol" at the Centre d'Art la Panera in Lleida, or the "BIAM" at Lo Pati de Amposta.
"8th International Textile Art Biennial, WTA," Madrid. At ACVIC, Vic. At the MUA in Alicante. At UPV in Valencia. At UCML in Cuenca or "Culturgest" in Lisbon. At the Pilar Riberaygua Gallery in Andorra, among others.
She has pieces at the University of Lleida, in foundations like the Marguerida de Montferrato Foundation, and in the Collection of the National Art Museum of Catalonia, MNAC, among others.
Currently, she is preparing material from artistic residencies at ADDEND, in Morera de Montsant, Tarragona, and Kárstica, in Cuenca, with the support of Neomudéjar and Zapadores in Madrid.