Excuse me, I’m Speaking

29.03 - 27.08.2023

Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm

Floor 5

Excuse me, I’m speaking is an encyclopaedic approach to autobiographical comics by women, from the earliest female voices to recent activists. Showcasing the brush strokes of more than 70 women writers, the exhibition sheds light on the plurality of an ever-expanding genre, testament to the life of artists all over the world.

Through the language of the comic, the individual realities of these women can be understood beyond differences in their context and their contrasting styles. The examples chosen for the exhibition deal with topics as universal as health, family, working conditions, sexual identity, social differences, xenophobia, and friendship. The selected authors were invited to display the materials they felt best represented them as individuals and to narrate their creative experience in their own words. 

Excuse me, I’m Speaking sheds light on the challenges faced by Aline Kominsky, Alison Bechdel, Amaia Arrazola, Amy Kurzweil, Ana Galvañ, Ana Mushell, Andrea Galaxina, Andrea Ganuza, Angie de la Lama, Anya Ulinich, Ariel Shrag, Barbara Alca, Bea Lema, Camille Vannier, Carla Berrocal, Carlota Juncosa, Carol Tyler, Catherine Meurisse, Coco, Conxita Herrero, Daria Bodangska, Diane Noomin, El futuro es brillante, Ellen Forney, Emil Ferris, Flavita Banana, Fran Meneses, Gakian, Gato Fernandez, Genie Espinosa, Giulia Sagramola, Grace Wilson, Irene Márquez, Irene Olmo, Jennifer Hayden, Julia Alekseyeva, Julia Wertz, Julie Doucet, Kate Beaton, Keiler Roberts, Laura Endy, Lila Quintero Weaver, Lola Lorente, Mamen Moreu, Marcela Trujillo, Mari Naomi, María Luque, Mariko Kikuchi, Marlene Krause, Marzena Sowa, Meags Fitzgerald, Meritxell Bosch, Mery Cuesta, Mimi Pond, Miriam Katin, Monstruo Espagueti, Nadia Hadif, Nicola Streeten, Nicole J. Georges, Nora Krug, Nuria Figueiredo, Nuria Just, Olaya Pedrayes, Otraputacuentadedibujos, Paula Cheshire, Pénélope Bangieu, Pepa Prieto Puy, Phoebe Gloeckner, PowerPaola, Quan Zhou Wu, Rachel Ang, Roberta Vázquez, Rocío Quillahuaman, Rokudenashiko, Rosalind B. Penfold, Sara Soler, Sarah Glidden, Sole Otero, Soy Cardo, Sylvie Rancourt, Tara Booth, Teresa Ferreiro Peleteiro, Thi Bui, Tillie Walden, Ulli Lust, Una, Vanessa Davis, Xiomara Correa and Zeina Abirached.


The project has been curated by Tevi de la Torre, Teresa Ferrero-Peleteiro and Roberta Vázquez.
Design: Blanca Gracia