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In the first UK solo display of Amsterdam-based artist Mercedes Azpilicueta, historical figures meet fictional characters in this multimedia exhibition.

Mercedes Azpilicueta places the viewer centre stage in an exhibition space fit for a performance. Her use of soundscapes, set-like objects and props and mixed-media art including textiles, videos and sculptures create a powerful installation for storytelling.

This story follows Catalina de Erauso, a 17th-century nun who travelled the Basque Country assuming various male identities, subsequently becoming a ruthless lieutenant in the Spanish colonial army. Azpilicueta explores South America’s colonial past and the history of gender roles through Catalina’s story.

The artist’s historical figures often come from history, literature and popular culture and her collaborations and cross-genre work with dancers, writers, researchers and crafters lend themselves to her eclectic approach to art.

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