The multimedia artist Maria Alcaide (1992, Barcelona) focuses her work on youth precariousness and the social debates arising from Europe’s current drift towards xenophobic, nationalist and conservative movements. From the most intimate perspective, Alcaide articulates a discourse that always starts from personal experience and takes the form of her own economic and spatial limitations as a body. A graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Seville, she studied a Degree in Fine Arts at the Université Paris VIII and holds a Master’s degree in Art and Design Research from Eina-UAB in Barcelona. Her work as a researcher has been presented in academic research environments such as l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), the Universität Der Künste (Berlin), the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Tapies Foundation (Barcelona). Internationally, she has shown her work in Helsinki (Muu Kaapeli), Berlin (ACUD) and San Francisco (EAS, Reed College). She has won awards at Jeune Création and Salon de Montrouge 64 (Paris) and has also enjoyed several residencies in Berlin (Agora Collective), Leipzig (LeFugitif) and Western Sahara (Artifariti). He has participated in several group exhibitions in Spain, such as the Centro de Arte Complutense, CAAC, Can Felipa, LOOP Barcelona, the Fran Reus gallery and the BlueProject Foundation. He has received the Generation 2021 award and the production grant from the LaCaixa 2020 Foundation, as well as the Sala d’Art Jove creation award and the Injuve grant. He has held residencies at Fabra i Coats, La Escocesa, Centro Andaluz de Creación Contemporánea, Bar Projects and Bilbaoarte.
IGNACIO GARCÍA SÁNCHEZ
Ignacio García Sánchez (1987, Madrid) studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. His work has been exhibited at La Casa Encendida, Matadero and Sala de Arte Joven (Madrid), Can Felipa and Fabra i Coats (Barcelona), Atarazanas (Valencia), MAC (A Coruña), Luis Adelantado, Marta Cervera, PM8 and Fúcares galleries, as well as at the Kunsthaus in Hamburg and the Survival Kit Festival in Umeå (Sweden), among other venues. He has been artist-in-residence at Tabakalera (Donostia), NauEstruch (Sabadell), El Ranchito (NCCA Vladicáucaso, Russia), BilbaoArte (Bilbao) and Centrul de Interes (Cluj-Napoca, Romania).
Cristina Garrido (1986, lives and works in Madrid). Cristina Garrido studied Fine Art at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and Camberwell College of Art in London. She obtained a Masters in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art with a scholarship from La Caixa Foundation. She has been awarded the Generación 2015 Proyectos de Arte Fundación Montemadrid prize, the Botín Foundation Grant for Visual Arts and the ARCO Prize for young artists. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including exhibitions at the British Museum, On Curating Project Space; Centro Botín; CA2M; CAAC; CASS Sculpture Foundation; Centrale for Contemporary Art; EKKM; CentroCentro; l’ISELP; MAC Birmingham; Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales; Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol; SESC Sorocaba; La Casa Encendida; Spike Island and Matadero Madrid, among others.
Beatriz Sánchez (1977, Bilbao). Born in Córdoba, Beatriz Sánchez is a visual artist with a degree in Fine Arts from Valencia and a Masters in Digital Arts from Pompeu Fabra University. She is a draughtswoman, performer, audiovisual creator, agitator in the multimedia field, and acts on various fronts in relation to the analysis and the impact that hetero-normative discourse and the information society have on us. She currently lives in Bilbao, where she combines the production of her artistic work with making music videos for bands. She also works as a creative pedagogue, regularly giving video-creation workshops in cultural centres.
Garcia_Fernández, are Begonya Garcia (Barcelona) and Alfonso Fernández (Seville). They have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the UB (2012), a Postgraduate Degree in Education and Culture from the UdG (2013) and a Master in Research in Art and Creation from the UCM (2015). They have shown their work on numerous occasions in centers such as; Estampa Fair, the Cultural Center of Spain in Panama, Fran Reus Gallery, La Laboral, DA2, the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Trama Centro (Mexico) or Center d ’Arts Santa Mònica, among many others. They have performed at the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Art Madrid, Intermediae or Espai Eart among others. They have obtained subsidies for independent spaces of contemporary creation from the Madrid City Council, Arteducation Residence of the Thyssen Museum, Aid for contemporary creation from the Madrid City Council, Subsidy and aid for the creation of the CAM, ArteLateral-OpenStudio Award, Las Clínicas D Grant ‘Es Baluard, Can Felipa Award, XXVI Circuits Award, Injuve Creation Award, Sala d’ Arte Jove Award, Hamaca-Reina Sofía Museum Award, among others. They have given workshops at the Reina Sofía National Museum, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the Cultural Center of Spain in Panama, Art Madrid or Injuve among others. They have been selected as resident artists at La Térmica (Málaga), Museo Carmen Thyssen (Málaga), Espacio Oculto (Madrid), Residencia Arte y desarrollo (Madrid), Fabra y Coats (Barcelona) and NauEstruch (Sabadell). Since 2017, they have been founders and directors of the independent creation space #Ey! Studio located in the Madrid neighborhood of Carabanchel.
Oriol Vilanova (1980, Manresa, lives in Brussels). Flea markets and second-hand shops are Oriol Vilanova’s favourite spaces for research, from which he builds a collection of postcards that he uses as a “thinking machine” and has become the conceptual basis for his theatre works, installations and performances.
ART WORKER RIGHTS
ART WORKER RIGHTS (AWR) is a platform born at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2020 as a result of a series of conversations between resident artists and academy workers on issues related to the impact of artistic work on the emotional and physical health of artists and cultural workers. AWR is a SELF-PUBLISHING TOOL and an ARCHIVE with the function of gathering and communicating the collective struggles, demands and aspirations of ART WORKERS. The platform is activated from local campaigns that can be initiated by any cultural worker interested in using the platform and has the will to build a transnational network of mutual support and shared struggle.