Galería Elba Benítez

El Ultimo Grito

Roberto Feo. London, United Kingdom, 1964 / Rosario Hurtado. Madrid, Spain, 1966
Live and work in London, United Kingdom

Founded in 1997, El Ultimo Grito is composed of Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado. Widely acclaimed for its production in the realm of industrial design, today the work of El Ultimo Grito spans multiple disciplines, contexts and media — including installations, objects, films, performances and publications, as well as curatorial, editorial and academic projects.

While anchored in design, El Ultimo Grito’s practice in fact involves a wider-reaching investigation into the nature of the existing (and often inherited) systems — material, graphic, linguistic, philosophical, technological — on which our socio-political and cultural environment is structured. From this point of departure El Ultimo Grito uses its work to develop inventively analytic (and at times playful) ‘new’ representations of these systems, which in turn point toward alternative ways to work, to communicate and, ultimately, to live. As El Ultimo Grito has stated, its practice is “the thing we do to understand the world.”

Fundamental to El Ultimo Grito’s successful and innovative bridging of contexts is the position that the subject and object of investigation are of equal importance, as can be seen in the role its academic activity — Feo is Professor of Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Hurtado co-directs the MA Space and Communication at HEAD_Genève — plays in its overall practice, where it is not separate but rather an extension of its highly accomplished public work.

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El Ultimo Grito. Malfictions, 2017
El Ultimo Grito. Malfictions, 2017
El Ultimo Grito. Earth: A retrospective. El Último Grito... and the Per Amor a l’Art Collection, Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, Valencia, 2022
El Ultimo Grito. Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human... Survival, XXII Triennale di Milano, 2019
El Ultimo Grito. Horizons Deferred, Halle Verrière,... Meisenthal, 2016
El Ultimo Grito. Garden Objetc, Rice Gallery, Houston, 2014
El Ultimo Grito. Abierto de diseño, Mexico D.F., 2013
El Ultimo Grito. Material Medley, Pecci Museum, Milan, 2014
El Ultimo Grito. Insiders, Biennale of Architecture... Bordeaux, Arc en Rêve, Bordeaux, 2009
El Ultimo Grito. Sitting Structure, Bombay Saphire... Gallery, DMY, Berlin, 2008
El Ultimo Grito. 100m Bench, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2007
Make Believe, Stanley Picker Gallery,... London, 2006
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