Pepa Ubera was selected as the artist to take part in the Critical Path international exchange in 2018.
Pepa Ubera is a freelance dance artist whose choreographic practice expands into curatorial projects and the use of video in performance. Her work challenges social structures, questioning how the body behaves in the current context, mediating real time spaces as opportunities to deal with the unknown and the poetic as tools for transformation. She examines the tension that unites opposite ideas with the purpose of highlighting the spaces in between. The organic and the artificial, consumption and production are some of the concepts she explores in her artistic practice.
She is based in London since 2003 and is involved in several strong networks internationally which both inform and support her work. From 2015-2018 she is one of the Sadlers Wells Summer University artists. She has twice been awarded a Dance Web Scholarship at the Impulstanz Festival Vienna, showing her work in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain. From 2013-2015 she was a core member of TripSpace projects where she organised monthly nights of performance and professional class including the curation of a performance festival in collaboration with the Hayward Gallery. She has presented work in the UK, Europe and Chile and performed in venues such as The Place, ICA, Barbican Botanic Gardens, kampnagel in Hamburg and the Hayward Gallery. She has been artist in residence at, among others, Micadanses Paris, Charleroi-danses Brussels, K3 Hamburg, TripSpace and Sadler’s Wells in London, Teatros del Canal in Madrid, Matucana 100 in Santiago de Chile.
The last project she curated was her regular night of performance, The Palest Light #6 at the Lilian Baylis studio in Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London where she also presented her last performance in collaboration with Josefina Camus: Ellipsis Land.
In 2017 Ellipsis Land opened the first TATE’s Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights at the Tanks in March and returned to Sadler’s Wells Theatre last November.