Spit Crystal, Inés Cámara Leret
Somerset House Studios resident

Inés Cámara Leret

Experimental artist exploring concepts central to ecology and memory.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Recording a breath on a stone’s memory, growing crystals from saliva, or the capturing of rainfall through asphalt. Inés Cámara Leret investigates ideas central to the fields of identity, memory and ecology, collaborating with professionals ranging in expert knowledge. Exploring life through that which is seemingly static, at times inert, or unseen and ephemeral. 

CapturedRainfallThroughAsphalt, Inés Cámara Leret
CapturedRainfallThroughAsphalt, Inés Cámara Leret

Experimentation and research are key aspects of Inés’ practice. As such she adopts the role of an alchemist and tinkers with processes, understanding materials not by what they are but by what they can do. In doing so, a deep understanding of traditional knowledge is combined with unconventional methodologies revealing the unseen complexities of our contemporary culture. 

MemoryStone, Inés Cámara Leret
MemoryStone, Inés Cámara Leret

Inés has exhibited internationally and nationally, engaged with a variety of audiences working with institutions like: King’s College London, MU Artspace, Science Gallery London, Abandon Normal Devices and the Museum of Contemporary Art of León in Spain (MUSAC).

SpitCrystal(process), Inés Cámara Leret, Originally commissioned by Science Gallery London
SpitCrystal(process), Inés Cámara Leret, Originally commissioned by Science Gallery London