Boira – which translates as fog in Catalan – is the fifth station in a series that emerged from the work of the artist with her family archive, in which she has developed the themes of memory and identity. Upon her return to Barcelona in 2015, after 27 years living in Chile, Ms Lería reunited with her grandmother, Monserrat Bores, to discover she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. From then on, the artist has attempted to reconstruct poetically, and from an artistic narrative, a biography that in many ways has been broken into pieces.
Boira, to be presented from 9 May through 30 June 2019, at the Museum of Modern Art of Tarragona, Spain, under the curatorship of Luz Muñoz is perhaps Ms Lería’s most ambitious project that has been created within this process of preserving her grandmother’s – and her family’s – story from it disappearing into the fog, spawning a series of work proposals that dialogue with each other through a single body. The artist presents a plot where the viewer leaves their passive role and becomes the protagonist of a story that speaks of history and its geographies – the memory – of the inhabited landscapes that reside inside each of us, through photographs, video and painting.