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Nuria González Alcaide (1995)
Barcelona, Spain.

Visual abstract artist, self-taught.

She took a Contemporary Art workshop at the Metàfora Academy (Barcelona) and has carried on online courses taught by MoMa (USA) and the FotoCreativaBA Artists Program “FotoComBA” (Argentina). Right now Nuria is doing a Masters in Graphic Design with ESDESIGN (Barcelona) .

She has participated in collective exhibitions in Vic, Madrid and London, where she has been finalist in the competition organized by Southbank Printmakers (London). She has also been published by Al-Tiba9 and Art Reveal Magazine, has done online residencies with Mango (Argentina) and WOC (Bulgaria) and has participated in the art fairs Artist360 (Madrid) and The Other Art Fair Virtual Edition (by Saatchi Art).

 

Nuria has recently been selected to participate in the MacFest 2022 in Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy, a festival where art, music and culture unifies to create a different experience.

Statement

My work explores the representation of the human being as (individual, subject) and how it develops within the current social context.  One of the main objectives of my work is seeing how it merges with the surroundings, and how it continues to change and adapt to what it feels around.

 

I consider that the body and the thought come together through my work, and it develops because of the place and the moment in which I am (not).

 

Like the experiences that accumulate within our bodies, my work is made up of layers; translucent, opaque, thick, fine, ... that change over time.

 

The interest of representing the being, is given by daily reflexions and how these are reflected in my strokes. These reflexions are intimately related to time (where has gone the time that was), emotions (how they hide in our matter), thoughts (how far they can reach), place (how it interacts with the human body the different places where we are), society (and how it defines what you are or what you can be) and borders (visible and invisible, tangible and intangible).

 

Then,

 

The being is the body, the matter. It is the surface where the work rests.

 

Color is the bridge that allows me to unite the body with thought. It is the main character and serves as a guide to lose your sight on my work and to find what you have been (searching, asking) for a long time. 

The primary colors, black, brown and white, is the paint I use to create all the color palettes. This allows me to continuously create colors because each one is different from the previous one.

 

Nature is the place; It is where I believe that the human being belongs and where my work breathes and connects with thought.

Later, this thought will be the one that will be reflected in the body.

 

In this way I obtain an infinite (circle, nexus), for which my work is always in constant movement and reflection.

 

I am inspired by contemporary artists like Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Agnes Martin and I counter these concepts with thinkers and philosophers like Byung-Chul Han or Bizberg.

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Education

2022 - Master in Graphic Design. ESDESIGN (Barcelona). Online

2022 - UI/UX Design. California Institute of the Arts. Online

2022 - Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. Museum of Modern Art (MoMa). Online

2021 - Programa para Artistas, FotoCreativaBA (Argentina). Online
2021 - In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting. Museum of Modern Art (MoMa). Online.
2021 - Foundation Program in Studio Arts. Studio Block 5-TP1. Metàfora Studio Arts. 6 weeks workshop. Barcelona, SPAIN.

Group exhibition

2022 - MacFest 2022. Cava de’ Tirreni, ITALY.

2022 - Today/Tomorrow. Smart Artist Hub (UK). Virtual exhibition. 

2022 - Biennale di Venezia Modigliani Opera Vision, Amedeo Modigliani Foundation. Venice, ITALY

2022 - XIV Premi de Pintura, Premis Castellitx 2022. Algaida, SPAIN.

2022 - World of Co (Sofia, BULGARIA). Virtual exhibition.

2022 - 2020T00, Galería Cómplices. Madrid, SPAIN

2021 - X Exposición Internacional Museo Virtual Mundoarti. MundoArti. Virtual exhibition.
2021 - FotoCreativaBA (Argentina). Virtual exhibition. 
2021 - Mini-print Competition 2021. Southbank Printmakers. London, UK. 
2021 - Resilience. Smart Artist Hub (UK). Virtual exhibition. 
2021 - D31 Gallery (UK). Virtual exhibition.
2021 - Aura. The Holy Art. London, UK. 
2021 - Remember. Monat Gallery. Madrid, SPAIN.
2021 - 36 hours exhibition. Ladies Drawing Clüb. Virtual exhibition.
2021 - #SIDAV. Salón Internacional de las Artes Visuales. Abartium Galería & Estudio. Vic, SPAIN.
2021 - Colectiva contemporánea. Abartium Galería & Estudio. Vic, SPAIN.
2021 - All Tomorrow Parties. Stoa Collective. Virtual exhibition.
2021 - International Art Exhibition. Mango and L'Expressoir. Marnay Sur Seine, FRANCE.
2021 - VI Exposición Internacional. MundoArti. Virtual exhibition.
2021 - Abstract 2. Art Show International. Virtual exhibition.
2021 - Goya, 275 aniversario de su nacimiento. Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores (AEPE). Madrid, SPAIN.
2021 - Persona. The Holy Art. Virtual exhibition.


Art fairs

2022 - The Other Art Fair Virtual Edition. From Saatchi Gallery. Virtual.

2022 - Feria de arte contemporáneo, Artist 360º. Madrid, SPAIN

2021 - International contemporary art fair, Art3f, MONACO

Publications and mentions

2022 - Al-Tiba9, interview.

2022 - Artist of the month February 2022, Smart Artist Hub.

2021 - Smart Artist Hub, interview with director Claudia Elliott.
2021 - Art Reveal Magazine, Issue 62. 
2021 - Revistart, nº 204, nº 205.
2021 - Libro Marino
2021 - Loupe artist, platform of streaming art.
2021 - Art Hole, Issue 15.
2021 - No Name Collective, April Issue, page 50-51
2021 - Burnt Orange City, interview with director Harriet Adkin.
2021 - Mango, residencia para artistas, interview with founder of MANGO.
2020 - Flamantes, winter edition.

Residency

2022 - WOC, World of Co Artist Residency. Online.

2020 - Mango, residencia para artistas "Online International Residency con exhibición en Marnay Sur Seine, Francia". Oct-Dec.