Ana Alenso

(*1982, VE)
Liquid Agreements and Oil Interventions, 2019-2022
Hoses, stainless steel, scaffolding parts, water pumps
Variable dimensions

Ana Alenso’s artistic work explores the world’s dependency in the matter of natural resources, and the resulting political, social and economic exploitation. The artist often examines particular cases such as that of the international oil industry, and the extraction of gold in Latin America, as well as the results of such forms of exploitation in nature and in human beings. The starting point of the off-shore installation shown here is a dystopian vision in which representative elements of the extraction and industrialisation of natural resources are reconfigured in the form of a sculptural installation that aims to acknowledge the anthropocentric and cyclical nature of extractive practices.