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People You May Know / Bosse & Baum, London

People You May Know 
curated by Débora Delmar

Featuring works by: 
Julieta Aranda, Oliver Hickmet, Natalia Ibáñez Lario, Amalie Jakobsen, Perce Jerrom, Isaac Olvera, Michael Pybus, Paul S. Sánchez, Alfie Strong and Josh Whitaker.

27 June – 24 July 2015
Bosse & Baum, 133 Copeland Road, London, SE15 3SN 


Installation view 

Installation view 


Installation view 

Installation view 

Installation view 

Installation view 

Perce Jerrom, Doppelgängers, 2015, steel ERW tube, magnets, digitalprint on acetate, 90 x 62cm. Edition of 4 

Perce Jerrom, Doppelgängers, 2015, steel ERW tube, magnets, digital print on acetate, 90 x 62cm. Edition of 4 (detail) 

Josh Whitaker, My Cubist Period 2015, packing blankets, timer, various iron on patches, 
200 x 125cm 

Oliver Hickmet, Are We Nearly There Yet? 2015, golf flag, polyethylene,  acrylic,110 x 250cm

Isaac Olvera, El_wero II, 2015, Indian ink, magazines on paper, 28 x 38cm 


Natalia Ibáñez Lario, #heart&roses #selfieart #tribaltattoo #onlinepersona #nataliaibanezlario TM2015, laser cut on mirrored plexiglass, Zara Home ceramics, 205 x 138cm

Natalia Ibáñez Lario, #heart&roses #selfieart  #tribaltattoo #onlinepersona #nataliaibanezlarioTM2015, laser cut on mirrored plexiglass, Zara Home ceramics, 205 x 138cm (detail)


Natalia Ibáñez Lario, #heart&roses #selfieart #tribaltattoo #avatarart #nataliaibanezlarioTM 2015, laser cut and print on mirrored plexiglass, Zara home ceramics, 83.1x 58.4 cm

Alfie Strong, Bad and Blind, 2015, acrylic Felt, 30 x 25 x 45cm

Josh Whitaker, David Nivian's Pirelli Calendar, 2015, packing blankets, timer, various iron on patches 195 x 144 cm and 431-6189 next to the bed, 2015, packing blankets, timber, various iron on patches, 1973 Pirelli Calendar, 195 x 144cm

Josh Whitaker, David Nivian's Pirelli Calendar, 2015, packing blankets, timer, various iron on patches 195 x 144 cm and 431-6189 next to the bed, 2015, packing blankets, timber, various iron on patches, 1973 Pirelli Calendar, 195 x 144cm (detail) 

Alfie Strong, Dead, 2015, acrylic Felt, 30 x 25 x 3cm

Michael Pybus, McDONALDLAND, 2015, vinyl print, 60 x 60cm. Edition of 3 +1 AP + Michael Pybus, IKEA Painting, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 200 cm

Installation view

Michael Pybus, Transparent Void (Meaningless Objects), 2015, IKEA LACK side tables (white and grey), IKEA CYLINDER vases, IKEA KULORT stones and sand (white and grey), IKEA VÄCKIS alarm clocks, plastic photo cubes, pencil and magazine pages on paper , plastic Pikachu figures, 275 x 275 x 123cm (detail) 

Michael Pybus, Transparent Void (Meaningless Objects), 2015, IKEA LACK side tables (white and grey), IKEA CYLINDER vases, IKEA KULORT stones and sand (white and grey), IKEA VÄCKIS alarm clocks, plastic photo cubes, pencil and magazine pages on paper, plastic Pikachu figures, 275 x 275 x 123cm (detail)

Michael Pybus, Double Scream in Transparent Void, 2015, oil on canvas, 130 x 95cm

A text by Paul S. Sánchez after breaking up with his girlfriend and somehow trying to find a rational explanation of why he cheated on her. Translated by Bernardo Núñez Magdaleno. Sent to Débora Delmar using a Telmex Infinitum internet and sprayed with jumex juice. Paul lovingly used to tell his ex vulgar pretty things like “I want to squeeze your papaya for all of its jumex nectar.” 2015 

Perce Jerrom, Parliament, 2015, laser cut Valchromat skeleton, 250 x 125 cm 

Perce Jerrom, Parliament, 2015, laser cut Valchromat skeleton, 250 x 125 cm (detail) 

Julieta Aranda, What Right?, 2015, single channel HD video, 3D scanning, 3D animation, soundscape, 9 mins. 47 secs. 

Julieta Aranda, What Right?, 2015, single channel HD video, 3D scanning, 3D animation, soundscape, 9 mins. 47 secs. 


People You May Know is an algorithm utilised by Facebook for users to discover potential links and connections to other users. The website states “We show you people based on mutual friends, work and education information, networks you’re part of, contacts you’ve imported and many other factors”.
This function enables artists to build relationships and extend their networks with others within the art world. It may take the form of simply discovering other practitioners sharing similar conceptual or material processes, or presenting their work to larger audiences including potentially gallerists, curators and collectors. Many artists foresee an ideal outcome of these newly founded links online, will result in opportunities for shows, sales and sometimes Internet stardom. 
Online presence and documentation of work distributed through social media platforms such as Instagram, tumblr or Facebook have become part of artists' lifestyles and business models, which are often the only ways in which we are used to encountering contemporary art from many places around the world. 
Perceptions of artists' practices are often solely built around their constructed online personas, intentionally or unintentionally they may find themselves caught between the possibilities and limitations of social media platforms. The more 'friends' are added, the higher the potential for even more 'friends' becomes available, this in turn generates many micro societies inside the ever expanding larger societies. 

People You May Know brings together a selection of artists, who despite practicing in different countries and cities share a certain commonality. The works within the show will collectively investigate notions of constructed identities and constructed living environments, circulation of media and online/offline existences.