Exhibition "Excuse me, I'm talking"



Date: 29 March - 23 July 2023


Excuse me, I'm talking is an encyclopedic approach to the autobiographical comic of women starting with early voices up to recent militants. Based on brushstrokes of the work of more than 70 authors, the exhibition shows the plurality of an expanding genre that bears witness to the lives of artists around the world. The language of the comic allows the particular realities of these women to be understood beyond their differences in context and the disparity of their styles. The examples collected in the exhibition deal with topics as universal as health, family, working conditions, sexual identity, social differences, xenophobia or friendship.

The authors in the exhibition have been invited to select the materials with which they feel represented and to explain their creative experience with their words. In this way, Excuse me, I'm talking includes pieces of the life of Aline Kominsky, Alison Bechdel, Amaia Arrazola, Amy Kurzweil, Ana Galvañ, Ana Mushell, Andrea Galaxina, Andrea Ganuza, Angie de la Lama, Anya Ulinich, Ariel Shrag, Barbara Alca, Bea Lema, Camille Vannier, Carla Berrocal, Carlota Juncosa, Carol Tyler, Catherine Meurisse, Coco, Conxita Herrero, Daria Bodangska, Diane Noomin, The future is bright, Ellen Forney, Emil Ferris, Flavita Banana, Fran Meneses, Gakian, Gato Fernandez, Genie Espinosa, Giulia Sagramola, Grace Wilson, Irene Márquez, Irene Olmo, Jennifer Hayden, Julia Alekseyeva, Julia Wertz, Julie Doucet, Kate Beaton, Keiler Roberts, Laura Endy, Lila Quintero Weaver, Lola Lorente, Mamen Moreu, Marcela Trujillo, Mari Naomi, María Luque, Mariko Kikuchi, Marlene Krause, Marzena Sowa, Meags Fitzgerald, Meritxell Bosch, Mery Cuesta, Miriam Katin, Spaghetti Monster, Nadia Hadif, Nicola Streeten, Nicole J. Georges, Nora Krug, Nuria Figueiredo, Nuria Just, Olaya Pedray es, Otraputacuentadedibujos, Paula Cheshire, Pénélope Bangieu, Pepa Prieto Puy, Phoebe Gloeckner, PowerPaola, Quan Zhou Wu, Rachel Ang, Roberta Vázquez, Rocío Quillahuaman, Rokudenashiko, Rosalind B. Penfold, Sara Soler, Sarah Glidden, Sole Otero, I am Cardo , Sylvie Rancourt, Tara Booth, Teresa Ferreiro Peleteiro, Thi Bui, Tillie Walden, Ulli Lust, Una, Vanessa Davis, Xiomara Correa and Zeina Abirached, among others.

Excuse me, I'm talking about is a project curated by Tevi de la Torre, Teresa Ferreiro Peleteiro and Roberta Vázquez. Teresa Ferreiro Peleteiro is a Doctor of Fine Arts specializing in Gender Studies from the University of Vigo. In addition to being an academic, she works as a cultural researcher, visual artist, DJ, and writer. She has self-published several comics, in addition to publishing the YOLO / Flor y Nata comic with Elvira Ediciones. She is now working on her first graphic novel.

In 2019 she received a research grant to make her stay at Oxford University during which she co-organized the Comics & Travel conference, with keynote speakers Joe Sacco and Paul Gravett. Tevi de la Torre is a cultural manager and curator specializing in drawing and illustration. Between 2014 and 2018 she directed the MISERIA space for contemporary drawing.

During 2017 she led the artistic direction of Wunderkinder, an illustration festival, carried out in collaboration with the German Embassy in Spain. In 2021 she curated M de eme: de paseo por Madrid and Madrid Metal: An Illustrated History of the 80s, both at CentroCentro. Roberta Vázquez studied Fine Arts at the University of Pontevedra. She has collaborated with her illustrations with publications such as: Glamour, Vice, El País, Marie Claire, Líbero, El Jueves, Revista Cáñamo, Cactus, Diari Ara... In 2019 her first book, Help! with the publishing house Apa Apa Cómics. She is currently working on her first children's book, for Blackie Books.


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