ProjectLost Aesthetics

NSFW/Svilova is proud to present the exhibition "Lost Aesthetics (or screwing around without them knowing)" curated by Ricardo Diaque. The exhibition is part of the GIBCA extended program and it is the first of two exhibitions that NSFW will present during the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.

The show features four Latin American artists: Aileen Gavonel (Lima, Perú), Alejandro Jiménez (Mexico City), Camila Gb (Mexico City) & Gibran Mendoza (Oaxaca, Mexico), and seeks to address the spaces in-between work and pleasure.

"Lost Aesthetics" aims to target the boundaries that (non) artists navigate within their everyday lives by questioning what labor is and where pleasure can be found. Operating as a ground for disruption through play the show advocates for a celebration, a protest through humor. If discomfort is constant, then perhaps getting used to suffering –or learning how to enjoy it– might be necessary to thrive, as the Mexican proverb goes… a la larga te acostumbras - in the long run you get used to it-.

The opening of the exhibit happened on the 15th of September, purposefully aligned with the celebration of Mexican independence


  • Opening: Wed–Fri 12-17, Saturday 12–15 hrs or by appointment.
  • Location: Vasa Kyrkogata 5, Gothenburg.
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  • Aileen Gavonel (b.1989), based in Lima, Perú. Has a Bachelor’s of Art with an honorary mention in Engraving from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She has developed as a ceramist through Taller Dos Ríos, a project specialized in ceramics that he co-founded in Lima, Peru in 2015. In 2019 she founded the Casa Volcan applied arts residency in Lima, Peru. Her works have been exhibited in the US, Argentina and Mexico. Latest exhibitions include Strange Elements (2019) at the Andrés del Castillo Mineral Museum in Lima, and Brujas (2018), exhibited both at the Espacio Paiján in Trujillo and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lima. She has also been part of group shows, such as Máxima Acuña, Hawapi at the ICPNA, (2020) and Giving Shape to Time, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lima (2019).

    Gibran Mendoza (b.1992) based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Mendoza began his artistic studies at the Rufino Tamayo plastic arts workshop to later pursue a degree in plastic and visual arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Autonomous University Benito Juárez from Oaxaca, and has been an active member of the Yope Projects Collective since October 2017, which is a physical/virtual platform focused on the production, exhibition,and dissemination of contemporary art in the city of Oaxaca. His current artistic practice focuses on analyzing and researching the impact of the internet, the mass media, and video games in the way of perceiving, connecting, and relating to current artistic practices, focusing on the point between digital and analog media of production and exhibition. Mendoza has exhibited at Galería Nueva /Madrid, Kurimanzutto/Mexico City, Visa projects/NewYork, Espacio FAMA, Monterrey, Material Art Fair/ Mexico City, and Aparador L.A/ Los Angeles, among others.

    Camila Gb (b. 1997), based in Mexico City. Has a bachelor in philosophy from UNAM, Mexico City. Her body is the meeting point of practices related to each other by aesthetic research, affective processes and their impact on the community of which she assumes herself as part. Previous exhibitions include: My Mother’s Nails don’t Grow at Machete Gallery (Mexico City) 2021, Milk at Dungeon Gallery (Detroit/USA) 2021, Perrita, duo Show with Jackie Valadez (Hermosillo, Mexico) 2021, Filling the Edges with Honey at Momoroom gallery (Mexico City) among others.

    Alejandro Jiménez (b. 2001, Mexico City). Based in Vienna, Austria.Currently undergoing a Diploma in Fine Arts at Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Wien, after a foundation program in Base for Experiment Art and Research ArtEZ in The Netherlands (2021-2022). In 2018 he was part of Atelier Constelaciones Collective, an iterant platform combining education and arts, exhibiting in the educational hall of Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City. From 2018 to 2021 Jimenez took part in the artist-run space El Consultorio in Mexico City.


    Ricardo Diaque (b. 1996) is a Mexican cultural practitioner, working and living in Mexico City while navigating different disciplines. Diaque holds an MFA degree from HDK-Valand in Gothenburg, Sweden which he obtained in 2023 by investigating the relationship between mental health and isolation due to processes of immigration. He has exhibited his own work internationally while also curating and mediating projects, such as Colectivo Jadeante (2020-2022) and Emergencias Emergentes (2021-2022).

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