Shilpa Gupta

Workshop by SHILPA GUPTA. In collaboration with Renata Cervetto (SUBMISSIONS CLOSED)

From March 11 to March 16


Shilpa Gupta, in collaboration with Renata Cervetto, will lead a workshop at Fundación Botín, from March 11 to 16, 2024, under the title The Ground Slips Between Us.

The Ground Slips Between Us is a workshop that encourages the sharing of practices and experiences in art and education based on the work of the artist Shilpa Gupta. The workshop invites artists, curators, cultural agents and mediators working within institutions or community projects to rethink their current processes and challenges based on the themes and methodologies that traverse the artist’s work. Topics such as strategies of creative resilience in the face of censorship and repression; the ideological and geopolitical barriers that cross our bodies and systems of thought-action-mobility; and imagination and radical listening as tools of resistance and community building will be exercised by contemplating the working contexts of the people participating in the workshop.

The dynamics will be accompanied by group activities and organized visits to other cultural and artistic centres in Santander and its surroundings.

The workshop is linked to the exhibition I Live Under Your Sky Too that will be shown at Centro Botín, from March 23 to September 8, 2024, a presentation of Gupta’s work in which the voice and poetry will flood the exhibition hall claiming the existence of those people who have been muted, and blurring the boundaries that limit movement.

This workshop is conceived as an open space for reflection and exchange of strategies and methodologies in artistic and educational contexts. During the sessions organized by Shilpa Gupta and Renatta Cervetto you will have the opportunity to share experiences with a group of artists, curators, cultural agents and mediators, and generate new formats for mediation based on Shilpa Gupta’s work.

Shilpa Gupta (b. 1976, Mumbai, India)
Lives and works in Mumbai, where she studied B.F.A. Sculpture at Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1997.

Gupta’s work has been exhibited around the world, including at the Venice Biennale, Berlin Biennale, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Devi Art Foundation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Mori Museum, amongst others. Additionally, in 2013 Shilpa Gupta presented a work in the group exhibition, The Presence of Sound, produced by Fundación Botín for the Villa Iris space in Santander.

Renata Cervetto (1985, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
She holds a Master in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture (UCM, Museo Reina Sofía, 2023), a Degree in Art history (Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2011) and has graduated from the curatorial program of the Appel arts centre in Amsterdam (2013-2014). Between 2015 and 2018 she was Coordinator of the Education area of MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires). Between 2019 and 2020, she curated the 11th Berlin Biennale, The cracks begin within, together with Agustín Pérez Rubio, María Berríos and Lisette Lagnado. In 2023 she was a tutor within the Artist in Residence program of Matadero Madrid. Currently she edits the publication Fora per fer Escola.

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Who can apply

The workshop is open to artists, curators, cultural agents and mediators working within institutions or community projects.

Please note that the workshop will be carried out in English and that participants to the workshop are expected to stay for its entire duration.

grant details


Fundación Botín will provide workspace and materials per the instructions of the workshop director. Also provides accommodation and breakfast to all participating artists who are not residents of Cantabria.
In addition, each participant will also receive a stipend of 245.-€ as support for the cost of living expenses; it will be handed out at the beginning of the workshop, after each participant has submitted all the necessary administrative data.

Application Period

Deadline for applications is 25 February 2024.

Documentation required

All applications must be submitted electronically in English, via

Notification of Grant Award

The selected candidates will be contacted by Fundación Botín from 28 February, 2024. All other candidates may consult the results on the website.

Selected candidates

Arensburg Arensburg, Laura

Cotero Granel, Isabel

Escobar Ruano, Álvaro

Esteras González, Cristina

Ferrer Orozco, Iván

Gerofoka, Paraskevi

Gonzalvez Rodriguez, Vania

Icaza Largaespada, Andi

Kravtsjenko Olegovna, Evgenija

Lopez Fernandez, Maria Elena

Montiel Montiel, Violeta

Olivas García, Yasmina

Rovira Terradas, Núria

Saraiya Saraiya, Kinnari

Torruella Segura, Iris


A maximum of 15 participants will be chosen by the director of the workshop.
Fundación Botín’s decision shall be final.

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