Cervera’s work is focussed on the leaky ways of formless materials such as air, water and data. He is interested in the human effort to contain or herd shapeless matter, which may be turned into reservoirs, music, breath or code. Despite its invisibility, the artist believes the matter has the ability to connect us and, as a result, the work often foregrounds the infrastructure that holds such assets and points towards some of the materials used, such as concrete, metal armatures or liquid cooling pipes. Cervera’s practice encompasses sculptures, musical performances, videos and installations, which talk to each other about flow, bodiliness and material interdependence.
Robert Cevera (b.1976, Barcelona) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2014 with an MA in Sculpture. He won the 2014 Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize for his degree show. He has exhibited in solo and group shows at Zabludowicz Collection, London; Tangent Projects, Barcelona; Galeria Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; VITRINE, Basel; County Hall Gallery, London; Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Salón ACME, Zona MACO week, Mexico City; Patan Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal, amongst many others.