SEBASTIAN
GUZMAN OLMOS


Sebastian Guzman Olmos is a transdisciplinary designer, researcher, and curator. His research and discourse interests center on critical practice, political ecology, decolonial thinking and overcoming capitalist conditions—often materializing in diverse visual modes and organizational efforts.

He is part of the curatorial research team Non-Depleted. Sebastian formerly studied at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Media & Culture Department (2017-2021). Additional non-institutional curricula, at Ecosocialist Network Buenos Aires, Floating University Berlin, and The People's Forum New York City, where he attended the 2023 summer school on 'Pan Africanism and the Struggle for Our Future'.



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


Design by Nature, Museum de Fundatie
ZWOLLE, NETHERLANDS 10.07—03.10.2021
The Exploded View, Design Museum Ghent GHENT, BELGIUM 15.04—22.06.2021
Symbiosis Festival, BlueCity
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 27—29.11.2020
The Exploded View, Dutch Design Week EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS 17—25.10.2020
CIRCULAR> MATERIALISTS., Kazerne
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS 19.10.2019—30.03.2020
AiR Het Wilde Oosten, Artots
DEN BOSCH, NETHERLANDS 29—30.08.2020
Biomaterials Archive, Dutch Design Week
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS 19—27.10.2019
Now & Beyond, Bruxelles Environnement
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 24.04.2019
Aggregat, IMM Cologne
COLOGNE, GERMANY 14—20.01.2019

CURATORIAL PRACTICE


Tapping Water, Sandberg Instituut AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 18/24.04, 12.05.2023
Positioned Realities, Haus der Statistik BERLIN, GERMANY 04—27.03.2022
All Good(s), Gr_und
BERLIN, GERMANY 07—11.07.2021
(Non)Depleted, Gr_und
AND BERLIN DESIGN WEEK. BERLIN, GERMANY 16.04—30.05.2021
(Non)Depleted, Dutch Design Week
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS 17—25.10.2020



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TAPPING WATER

Uncovering some of the complexities of the freshwater crisis through positioned (hi)stories enables more sensitive and relational ways of connecting local and larger struggles. Tapping Water holds space and invites dissident voices committed to critiquing resource commodification and mercantilism.

Water flows through all our aspects of life—our bodies, the food we depend on, the environment we live in, and the bodies we share it with. Through a constant circulation of intake, trans- formation, and exchange, we enact watery relations constantly, whereby often unconsciously. Water combines rest with resistance. The proposal seeks to create events that explore the various dimensions of water, from its environmental impact to its political and social dimensions.

2023, organized with Nina Blume. Supported by Sandberg Instituut’s Student Council. Photography by Ilya Lindhout.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS