My work has specifically referenced the natural world in terms of my selection of materials. I often have a clear preference for everyday, unprocessed materials, and this is something all my projects have in common.I pay special attention to changes in the surrounding environment, such as variations in the quality of light, or the evolution and/or destruction of a landscape.
I feel that Arte Povera is a major influence on my work, and I also feel strong connections to the the work of artists such as Ana Medieta or Magdalena Awakanoviz.
2018 ´GSA Degree Show 2018´ Tontine Building, Glasgow.
'After Taste´ Interim Show. Flying Duck, Glasgow.
2016 `How to eat a cactus fruit´. Project Café, Glasgow
Winter: part of the Christmas Show. Glasgow Print Studio
2015 Summer: part of the Shed Collective. St. John Church, Edinburg
Spring: Showcase of collaboration with Jonathan McKinstry. Project Ability, Glasgow
2014 `Perceptions´ an exhibition by Sense Scotland, Glasgow.
2009 `Summer Works´ Solo exhibition ATA Gallery. San Francisco, EEUU.
2007 `AluZinaciones´ Solo exhibition San Jorge Centre. Cáceres. Catalogo: Extremadura Government
2005 `By-Pass II´ Sala Cobalto. Collaboration with María Parejo. Córdoba.
2004 `By-Pass I´ Dos Gardenias. Collaboration with María Parejo. Madrid.
2002 `Generación 2002´. Touring exhibition. Curator: Olivia María Rubio
2002 `Generación XXI´ Caja Duero. Touring exhibition. Curator: Rosa Perales.
2001 `6+26´ Curator Rosa Perales. Diputación de Cáceres.
1999 Solo exhibition. Catalogo edited by Extremadura Government. Badajoz
1998 `4ºPrograma Pépinières' Unión Fraternelle des Metallurgistes, Paris.
1997 `Hollow Head´ selected for Mariano Benlliure Award. Madrid, Spain.
1996 `US 4 YOU´ Crawford Art Gallery. Cork, Ireland.Catalogo edited by Instituto Cervantes and Cork City Council.
Grants and residencies:
2015 Art in the Gart. Collaboration with Jonathan McKinstry. Gartnavell Hospital.
2014 Research Room. Collaboration with Jonathan McKinstry. Project Ability.
2010 Valparaiso Foundation. Artist in residence. Mojacar, Spain.
2007 Fellowship Artistic Creation Francisco de Zurbaran. Extremadura Government.
1996 Fellowship PÉPINIÈRES European Association. Residency at the National Sculpture Factory, Cork. Ireland.
1993 Printmaking workshop. Complutense University. Sevilla, Spain.
2018 Art Tutor at Down Syndrome Scotland and Autism Awareness workshops for Create program (children and teenager with disabilities). Project Ability. Glasgow.
2018 Piano art at Gartnavel Hospital. Glasgow.
2018 Art Tutor for ´Walk Tall´. Fostering Network. Glasgow.
2017 Art Tutor at Creative Connection program for Impact Arts, working with teenagers and young adults
2017 Art Tutor for elderly people. Glasgow Life. Glasgow
2015/2016 Project coordinator of Be Arty Be Healthy, a project funded by the NHS and based at Craigmillar Community Arts Centre, Edinburg. Main project was: `The knitted Body´.
2015 Working with community groups creating artwork for Christmas Parade, Bridgeman Arts. Glasgow
from 2014 Art Tutor at ´Friend and Family Fun´ & ´Nursery´ Workshops . Project Ability .
from 2014 Art Tutor for Platform, working with community groups and after-school clubs. Also collaborating as an artist and art tutor for the East End Carnivals, Glasgow.
from 2013 Art Tutor for the Happy Club (Healthy Active Promotion of Positive Youngsters), a self-help group run by parents of children with additional support and learning needs meeting twice weekly after school club in the East End of Glasgow.
2013/2014 Art Tutor for Aspire and Create (maternity cover) Project Ability. Glasgow.
from 2012 Writing / researching for a blog `Experiences in Outsider Art´
2012 Shadowing job. Granted by Grundtvig programme (second time), which is part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. Visit to Project Ability, Glasgow.
2011 Shadowing job. Granted by Grundtving. Exchange with Vaalijala Rehabilitation Centre for people with disabilities. Pieksamaki, Finland.
2011 Art tutor/assistant for artist Belén Sanchez. Debajo del Sombrero, Madrid, Spain.
2005/2009 Secondary School Teacher. Subjects: Arts, Visual Language and Technical Drawing. Albeniz, Alpedrete & Julio Verne Secondary Schools. Madrid , Spain.
2005 Exhibition Guide for “Cubism and its surroundings' Telefónica Foundation. Madrid.
2018 Master of Research in Creative Practice. GSofA, Glasgow, Scotland.
1999 Phd courses (Contemporary Art). Castilla la Mancha University.Cuenca, Spain
1998 CAP (Teacher Training Certificate, equivalent to Secondary Teaching Qualification in U.K.) Complutense University. Madrid, Spain.
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts –Sculpture- (Comparable to British Bachelor–Honours- Degree Standard) Complutense University. Madrid, Spain.