Emilia González Salgado

My work delves into the understanding of identity, as body and place within various dissonant spaces.

I explore intention as a source of healing, recipes and traditionally female labour practices as the core of inherited knowledge. These explorations are deeply grounded in immanence and home and look to the body as a source of knowledge and emotional identity. Through studies of anatomy and the physiology of sentiments, as well as the use of unconventional materials, taste and scent, I situate the weight of the work upon the sensory experience and individual memory of the audience. I make sculptures and installations that ask you to touch, lean, breathe and ingest, pieces that need you to approach them. It is in this ability to create intimacy that I find value in my making.