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.

Art Exhibitions

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 McKinstryProject 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.

 

Work Experience:

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.

Education:

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.