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Osías Yanov, VI SESION EN EL PARLAMENTO (VI Parliamentary Session) , 2015. Performance and Sculpture. Courtesy of the artist.

Osías Yanov, Gomero, 2016. Video-performance. Courtesy of the artist.

Osías Yanov, Butt Plug bicéfalo, El Orden de las orgías (Bicephalous Butt Plug, The Order of Orgies), 2015. Black clay and steel. Courtesy of the artist.

Osías Yanov, Un año de petróleo gratis (One year of free petroleum), 2015. Video-performance. Courtesy of the artist.

Working across sculpture, video and performance, Osías Yanov undertakes research in museums, archives and nightclubs, reconfiguring the hierarchies of visibility that structure recent and ancient identities and cultures. He often works with people who embody a form of physical change – including transsexuals, drag queens, drug-addicts, athletes and dancers – to question the ways in which societies establish values and norms around bodies, gender and sexuality. 

During his residency, Osías will develop new work for his first UK solo exhibition at Gasworks, opening on 11 April 2018.



Osías Yanov lives and works in Buenos Aires. Recent solo exhibitions include: CRISIS, Zarigüeya/Alabado Contemporáneo Pre-columbian Museum, Casa Del Alabado, Quito (2016); and VI Sesión en el Parlmento, MALBA, Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (2015). Recent Group Exhibitions include: Dixit, ArteBA, Buenos Aires; En e l ejercicio de las cosas, Tabacalera, Madrid; Objeto Móvil Recomendado a las Familias, Fundación OSDE, Buenos Aires (all 2017); A Kingdom of Hours, Gasworks, London; and Plan de Evasión, Nora Fisch Galery, Buenos Aires (both 2016).

Osías Yanov’s residency is supported by by Erica Roberts and hosted in the Roberts Residency Studio. The residency is developed in partnership with URRA, in alliance with arteBA Argentina.