Self Portrait at 17 Years Old, 2003 © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

This is Gillian Wearing’s first solo exhibition in Spain since 2001. Most of the works included have been created by the 1997 Turner Prize winner over the past 15 years. Eight large-format video installations, a sculpture (a rare piece in Wearing’s production) and 11 photographs are exhibited in Gallery 1 of the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern. Works such as Bully (2010), which is a method acting class that re-enacts one man’s experience of being bullied, or the more recent Fear and Loathing (2014) are present in the show together with previous pieces such as the video installation Secrets and Lies (2009) in which a group of men and women, anonymously describe intensely personal experiences wearing masks. See more pictures after the jump.

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Self Portrait as My Mother Jean Gregory, 2003 © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Gillian Wearing, Self Portrait of Me Now In Mask, 2011, © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Me as Arbus, © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

I’m desperate, from Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say, © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley, London