Los Raros/Las Raras

New Jersey II by Diane Meyer
4.25″x6″; hand-embroidered digital print on archival paper; edition 3 of 3; 2011. Courtesy of the artist.


Los Raros/Las Raras: New Narratives of Contemporary Collage

at La Pasión Municipal Exhibition Hall in Valladolid, Spain
10 May-7 July 2024

Rethinking collage: “Los Raros/Las Raras” is an exhibition that offers a profound reflection on the evolution of collage, from its avant-garde roots to its influence on contemporary culture. Challenging conventional categories, the exhibition questions the nature of collage, exploring a wide range of works spanning various media and artistic expressions.

Beyond paper: Beyond its roots in paper, “Los Raros/Las Raras” ventures into a wide range of expression media, from painting and sculpture to digital art and performance. This expansion of collage into other media offers a multidimensional artistic experience that challenges the traditional boundaries of contemporary art.

Dutch Agatha by Michael Mapes
27″x27″; mixed-media collage. Courtesy of the artist.

A global avant-garde: The exhibition features the participation of more than 90 prominent local and international artists, including Asger Carlsen, Martí Sawe, Diane Meyer, J. Demsky, Susana Blasco, Alma Haser, and Michael Mapes, among others. These artists incorporate the appropriation, deconstruction, and recoding of pre-existing discourses to create new narratives with their own viewpoints, consolidating their position as agents of creative divergence.

A critical lens: “Los Raros/Las Raras” serves as a critical lens, exploring the complex relationships between collage and other artistic and cultural practices. The exhibition redefines the boundaries of collage, inviting viewers to reflect on the intrinsic nature of art beyond conventional categorizations.

Artists in the exhibition are Adam Brierley, Adios from everywhere, Alma Haser, Alvaro Naddeo, Ana Cubero, Anastasia Savinova, André Bergamin, Andrea Burgay, Andrea Mortson, Anthony White, Anthony Zinonos, Asger Carlsen, Ashkan Honarvar, Boris Tellegen, Catalina Schliebener, Charles Wilkin, Cless, D. Dominick Lombardi, Daniel Muñoz, David Campesino, David Crunelle, David Fresno, David Henry Nobody Jr., Dennis Busch, Diane Meyer, Does, Doctor Pek, E. Taufenbach & B. Pourtout, Edurado Recife, Eli Craven, Eric Magassa, Erik Winkowski, Jeroen Erosie, Fred Free, Geoff Kim, Gio Mariani, Gonzalo de Miguel, Goster, Greg Lamarche, Hernán Paganini, Hilary Kliros, Huber.Huber, Isabel Reitemeyer, J. Demsky, James Gallagher, Jorge Peligro, Jack Felice, J. Menchaca & A. Perote, J. Sasso, Jesús Cuesta, Joe Castro, John Gall, John Whitlock, Julio Falagán, K Young, Kurt Lackner, Leslie Siegel, Lola Dupre, Mac Premo, Mad Bros Toys, Mario Zoots, Mark Wagner, Martí Sawe, Martin Venezky, Max-o-matic, Michael DeSutter, Michael Mapes, Michel Lamoller, Miko Hornborg, Moss Deco, Natalie Huth, Nico Krijno, Nicola Kloosterman, Nicolás Romero Escalada, Niko Vartiainen, Omar Barquet, Pablo Serret de Ena, Paul Henderson, Pelle Cass, Pelucas Pilas Bubbles, Raph Diéz, Ricardo Suárez, Robert Mars, Rubén B, S. Faustina, Samplerman, Shane Wheatcroft, Stuart Bradford, Susana Blasco, Tamar Cohen, The Rodina, Thomas Schostok aka {ths}, Tim Klein, Todd Bartel, Victoria Ulrike Iles, and Zedz.

The exhibition was curated by Cless & Máximo Tuja.

(text adapted from material provided by the curators)


La Pasión Municipal Exhibition Hall
Calle Pasión
47001 Valladolid, Spain

Tuesday-Sunday and Holidays, Noon-2PM and 6:30-9:30PM


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