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An Uncanny Feeling That She Was Being Watched

Camila Ospina Gaitán
FORM: a season of exhibitions by contemporary female sculptors presented by Summerhall Arts

Dec 1, 2023 - Feb 25, 2024

Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Closed from the 23rd of December 2023 – 3rd of January 2024 inclusive.

A solo exhibition of contemporary sculpture that redefines the Male Gaze concept thought-provoking sculptures, showcasing the artist’s unique perspective on gender, culture, and identity. This collection of works invites you to witness the dynamic evolution of Camila Ospina Gaitan’s sculptural practice. From the ethereal translucence of ‘Glass Breast’ to the fabric prints and vivid visual narratives like ‘Susanna and the Elders No.1’ the artist confronts historical patriarchal narratives in diverse settings, drawing inspiration from Laura Mulvey’s essay ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative.’

This exhibition delves deep into the intricate interplay of materiality, language, and historical references while offering a distinct political viewpoint and statement. Through these artworks, Gaitan encourages a profound dialogue on the control, objectification, and reclamation of the female form.

Camila Ospina Gaitán’s work traces a deep exploration of materials and shapes, which becomes a powerful vessel for exploring the intricate nuances of gender. The Colombian artist says that her work started from the stereotyping and objectification of Latino women in an international context and has become a more general work that questions the ongoing colonial perception of the female body. She weaves different cultures Japanese, Colombian, and the UK with historical characters and contemporary iconography, offering a poignant and visually stunning commentary.


Dec 1, 2023
Feb 25, 2024
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Summerhall Place
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom