Exhibition & Residency:
December 1, 2015 – January 30, 2016
PSJM is an artist duo founded in 2003 by Pablo San José (b. 1969, Spain) and Cynthia Viera (b. 1973, Spain). It is based in Berlin. The work of PSJM questions the economic reality with an interdisciplinary and critical practice emphasizing spectacular seduction techniques of late capitalism.
PSJM concentrate on creating paintings of various sizes and media including lacquered aluminum, laminate on wood, acrylic on natural linen and gouache or ink on paper. In addition, the artist duo has expanded its creative work to sculptures, mural paintings and videos focusing on economy and society.
Their work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions Beyond the Tropics within the context of the 56th Venice Biennale. Additionally PSJM has shown at PS1- MOMA; in collaboration with El Perro and Aitor Méndez / DIVA NY 07, Galería Blanca Soto / Volta 07, Riflemaker Gallery / Fundació Joan Miró / ARTIUM / CAAM, etc.
In parallel to their visual research, carrying out an intense theoretical and literary activity. They have so far published the novel La Isla de Hidrógeno (Empatía, Madrid, 2010) and the books Neutralizados (PSJM eds., Empatía, Madrid, 2009),Fuego amigo. Dialéctica del arte político en el capitalismo total(Cendeac, Murcia, 2015) and, in collaboration with José Mª Durán, Total Market: Mercado Total (AURAL EDICIONES, Alicante, 2015).
PSJM works have been included in Art & Agenda: Political Art and Activism (Gestalten, Berlin) and in Younger than Jesus. Artist Directory. The essential handbook to the future of art published by the New Museum (Phaidon, NY), Arte Español Contemporáneo 1992-2013 (La Fábrica, Madrid) and Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design (Princeton Architectural Press N.Y. New York).