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Javier Peñafiel

(Saragossa, 1964)

Javier Peñafiel is an artist who uses photography, drawing, video, installation, writing and performance to explore the paths of language, the construction of the self and the individual’s relationship to different social structures. He then displays points of contact, crossroads where we may find possible critical portrayals of society.

Participates in On the outside looking in with the work:

Victim of Diagnosis (2009)
Drawings, variable dimensions.

eople living with HIV suffer a double dose of victimisation. When they are diagnosed they are branded with everything that the statistics say. The source of the transmission, behavioural patterns and the possibilities of the illness progressing explain their past, present and future, in a compendium that doesn’t come from them, but from others.