Building on a process of investigation begun in the summer of 2020 as part of her collaboration with the SHED, where Delmar recorded her research on the seminal essay Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by the late anthropologist David Graeber, she will present a newly commissioned work in the form of a performative sculpture and a text specific to the program.
Delmar will also oversee the unfolding design of the exhibition space, repurposing corporate furniture as performative sculptures, reframing the architecture of the space to help reshape the activity for the Protozone’s final weeks.
Débora Delmar (1986, Mexico City) lives and works in London where she recently completed the Postgraduate Programme at the Royal Academy of Arts, previously attending the School of Visual Arts, NY. Her work explores global consumer culture in the 21st century and corporate aspirational aesthetics impact on everyday life. Delmar frequently creates multi- sensory installations composed of appropriated and solely authored images and intervened everyday objects as well as fabricated sculptures. In her installations she frequently utilises elements such as scent, sound, and online interventions. The work of Débora Delmar has been presented in solo and group exhibitions including the 9th Berlin Biennale (Berlin), Museo Universitario del Chopo (Mexico City), Modern Art Oxford (Oxford, UK), Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw), IMMATERIAL V3 (Mexico City), Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (Denver), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca- MACO (Oaxaca).
image: The original Debora Delmar Corporation logo created in 2009. Courtesy the artist