Vita


Biography

Born in San Sebastián, Spain in 1962.

From 1980 to 1984 studied drawing and painting at the studios of Xesús Vázquez and Esteban de la Foz in Santander. Began university studies in 1982. In 1985 moved to Madrid to finish major in Art History, graduating with a Licenciatura degree from the Universidad Autónoma in 1988. From 1987 to 1993 attended the "Contemporary Art Workshops" at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, held among others by Juan Navarro Baldeweg (1987), José Luis Alexanco (1988), Jiri G. Doukoupil (1989), Soledad Sevilla (1989), and Magdalena Abakanowicz (1993). In 1988-1989 stays in Tokyo. In 1990 painted the mural at the Sala Griega of the Palacio de Festivales, Santander. From 1990 to 1992 lived and worked in the United States taking courses as a graduate student with Don Demouro, Ed Wilson, and Angelo Ippolito at the State University of New York. From 1994 to 1996 did several independent studies in Printmaking with Joan Barbará at the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca.

Lives and works in Germany.

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Grants and Awards

1994
Grants from the Fundació Pilar y Joan Miró to attend two workshops at the Foundation, Palma de Mallorca

1990
First price at the contest to decorate the doors of the main hall of the Festival Hall of Santander

1989
Travel grant from Tabacalera S.A. to support solo exhibition at Kyouni Gallery de Tokyo

1993-1997
Grants from the Fine Arts Circle for the Contemporary Art Workshops, Madrid

1985
First Prize ex-aequo at International Youth Art´85 Competition, The McNamara Group of Companies, Sydney
Second Prize at the National Fine Arts Youth Contest,, Spanish Culture Ministry, Valencia
First Prize at the VII National Painting Contest “Casimiro Sainz”, Reinosa
First Prize at the VII Municipal Contest Juvesant´85, Santander
First Prize at the Regional Fine Arts Youth Contest, Spanish Culture Ministry.  Santander

1984
Third Prize at the Regional Fine Arts Youth Contest.  Spanish Culture Ministry.  Santander


Private and Public Collections

Landratsamt Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Heidelberg / Sammlung Dr. Rainer Wild, Am Anfang war der Apfel, Heidelberg / Calcografía Nacional, Madrid / Regierungspräsidium, Karlsruhe / Fine Arts Museum, Santander / Regional Government of Cantabria / Coivsa Inmoviliaria, Valdepeñas / Palacio de Festivales de Santander / Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander / Kyouni Gallery, Tokyo / The McNamara Foundation, Sydney, Australia / Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca / Rustol Chemicals Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan / Tadeo Tanaka, Tokyo, Japan