Saelia Aparicio (b. 1982, Spain) is a London-based Spanish artist who completed her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2015. Her multidisciplinary work dwells on ideas of the organic, establishing analogies between corporeal and social mechanisms. The body is a malleable source of wonder and horror for Aparicio in her practice that spans large-scale mural drawings and sculptures that often feature modified found objects and mouth blown glass. Humour, and an aesthetic style inspired by comic books and cartoons, belies a concern for the bodily impact of daily life, the environment, disease and age. In 2019, Aparicio won Generaciones 2019, one of the most prestigious awards for emerging artists in Europe, and was commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery to make the film ‘Green Shoots’ for their General Ecology symposium and research project, ‘The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants’ in London. Solo exhibitions include: ‘Protesis para invertebrados’, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (2019); ‘Smudging Gooey Airs’, Sarabande Foundation, London (2018); ‘Cadena Atrofica’, Murcia, Spain in collaboration with designer Attua Aparicio from Silo Studio (2018); ‘Your Consequences Have Actions’, The Tetley, Leeds (2017); ‘Peaks & Troughs’, TURF Projects, London (2017); ‘Burning With Joy’, ASC Gallery, London (2016); and ‘Espeleologia epidermica’, Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain (2015). Group shows include: ‘Retour Sur Mulholland Drive’ (curated by Nicolas Bourriaud), La Panacée, Montpellier, France (2017); ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, and The ICA, London (2016), and ‘A Mysterical Day’ (curated by Tai Shani), Serpentine Gallery public programme, London (2016). Aparicio has undertaken the following residencies: FIBRA Platform, Mexico (2019); The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK (2019); New Contemporaries Studio Bursary with Sarabande: The Lee Alexander Mcqueen Foundation (2017); Sema Nanji Residency, Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea (2016); Salzamt Aterlierhaus, Linz, Austria (2014); and Joan Miró Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2012).