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Lorenzo Sandoval

Artist in residence, Stockholm, June 15 – August 27, 2023

Lorenzo Sandoval works as an artist, filmmaker, and curator based in Berlin and Valencia. His research explores the production of spaces of encounter using film, sculpture, sound, spatial production, editing, curatorship, and installations.

Photo: Lorenzo Sanoval

Lorenzo Sanoval

During his residency at IASPIS, Sandoval will focus on his current project “Garganta/Brazo/Surco,” initiated in 2018, which will result in a film titled “That Summer of ’22.” The project examines the critical poetic approach to the ecological degradation of Mar Menor, Europe’s largest salted lagoon, and the adjacent region of Campo de Cartagena on the coast of Southeast Spain. A polyphony of voices, including activists, scholars, scientists, writers, politicians, flamenco musicians, academics, and fishermen, join in defending this endangered ecosystem against the threats of real estate speculation and intensive agro-industry. Taking place during the hottest summer in the area since records began, as indicated by the film’s title, “Aquel verano del 22. Las leyes” or “The Summer of ’22. The Laws”, Sandoval’s work questions the notion of territory as an unlimited and immediate source of wealth, highlighting the increasingly urgent need to understand the limitations of global resources.

Lorenzo Sandoval holds a B.F.A. and a Master’s in Photography, Art, and Technology from UPV (Valencia). He won the art prize ‘Generación 2017’ presented at La Casa Encendida (Madrid) and the ‘V Beca DKV-Álvarez Margaride’ for ‘Shadow Writing (Algorithm/Quipu)’ at LABoral, Gijón, in 2017. Sandoval was nominated for the ‘Berlin Art Prize 2018’ and the ‘Premio Arte Contemporáneo Cervezas Alhambra 2020’. He presented ‘Shadow Writing (Lace/Variations)’ at Lehmann + Silva Gallery in Porto and Nottingham Contemporary. He was part of ‘Canine Wisdom for the Barking Dog, an exploration of the sonic cosmologies of Halim El Dabh’ for Dak’art Biennale 2018. Sandoval was part of the Miracle Workers Collective representing Finland in the Venice Biennale 2019. He participated in “Here History Began. Tracing the Re/Verberations of Halim El-Dabh” at SAVVY Contemporary, with the commissioned film “The Book of Vibration” on El Dabh. Together with Tono Vízcaino, he exhibited ‘Industria. Matrices, tramas y sonidos’ at IVAM in 2021. In 2022, he opened ‘Las formas que sostienen el discurso’ at The Liminal, a collaboration with Floreal Rodríguez de la Paz. Since 2015, Sandoval has run The Institute for Endotic Research, which opened as a venue in 2018.