Artists: Sam Cottington, Caspar Heinemann, Phung Tien Phan, Deborah-Joyce Holman, David Moser, Alex Dolores Salerno, Francis Whorral, Campell, Quay Quinn Wolf, Leto Ybarra

Exhibition title: SNECKDOWN

Curated by: YABY (Beatriz Ortega Botas, Alberto Vallejo)

Venue: EACC, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castelló, Spain

Date: May 20 – September 03, 2023

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of Deneb Martos, Carlos Pascual and EACC

SPECIAL FEATURE: In Conversation with Leto Ybarra

The documentaries of Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, minimal and postminimal art, body shakers, the lyrebird song, bodybuilding photography, and butch aesthetics all find themselves matching up in the work of artist Leto Ybarra (Madrid, 1991). Her latest show, Neoned, articulates different scenarios where masculinity, theatricality, and artifice are drawn and blurred until almost completing a single body.

Crucial for Ybarra’s work is making visible theatrical strategies that operate in the construction of hegemonic masculinity.  With her multiple references and formats, the artist addresses different aspects of the fabrication and manipulation of reality and meaning. We visited The Ryder gallery, where Ybarra showed her latest work, and she told us about her artistic process.

Neoned is curated by the Yaby collective (Beatriz Ortega Botas & Alberto Vallejo). Yaby is a curatorial project based in Madrid that has worked with artists such as Aria Dean, Claudia Pagès, P. Staff, Angharad Williams, and Bruno Zhu, among others.

Some of It Falls from the Belt and Lands on the Walkway Beside the Conveyor at Vleeshal

Artists: Christopher Aque, Aria Dean, Rindon Johnson, Claudia Pagès

Exhibition title: Some of It Falls from the Belt and Lands on the Walkway Beside the Conveyor

Curated by: Yaby (Beatriz Ortega Botas and Alberto Vallejo)

Venue: Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Date: July 17 – September 11, 2022

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Vleeshal