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Cristina Iglesias

Cristina Iglesias was born in San Sebastián on November 1956. She studied Chemical Sciences in San Sebastián (1976-1978) and Sculpture and Pottery at the Chelsea School of Art, London - U.K. (1980-1982).

She was appointed Sculpture Professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich (Germany) in 1995. In 1988, she was awarded a Fullbright grant to study at the Pratt Institute in New York. Spanish National Visual Arts Prize in 1999. In 2012, she won the Grosse Kunstpreis Berlin. In 2015, she received the Real Fundación de Toledo Prize and the Spanish Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts.

She has presented solo exhibitions at museums such as: Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven 1995; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY 1997 and The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Palacio de Velázquez, MNCARS, Madrid and Museo Guggenheim Bilbao in 1998; Carré D’Art, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes 2000; Museo Serralves, Oporto 2002; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2003; and Ludwig Museum, Colonia, Germany, 2006; Pinacoteca del Estado de Sao Paulo, Brasil 2008, Fundazione Arnaldo Pomodoro Milán, 2009; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2011; Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris; Museo Centro Nacional Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 2013; Marian Goodman London 2015; Musée Grenoble 2016; Konrad Fisher Gallery, Berlin 2017; Marian Goodman Gallery NY, 2018.

She has participated in Biennials and group exhibitions such as: The Eighth Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1990; XIV Bienal de Venecia 1993; Carnegie International, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1995; Bienal Tapei, 2003; Bienal Santa Fe, 2006 and Trienal of Folkstone 2011. Espagne 87: Dynamiques et Interrogations, ARC, Musée Moderne de la Ville, Paris, 1987; Metropolis, Berlin, 1991; Espacio mental, IVAM, Valencia, 1991; The sublime Void), Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunster, 1993, Antwerp; Hortus Conclusus, Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2001; Happiness, The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2003; Big Bang, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2005; On History/Sobre la Historia Fundación Santander Central Hispano, Madrid 2006; Everstill, Fundación García Lorca, Huerta de San Vicente, Granada, 2007; Umedalen Skulptur 2008 (umedalen sculpture park), Sweden; Elles@centrepompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, 2009; Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016,  Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles. 

She has exhibited in art galleries such as: Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris; Donald Young Gallery, Chicago; Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf; Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid; Galerie Joost Declercq, Gante; Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris; Galería Pepe Cobo; Galería Marga Paz, Madrid.

Some of her public work highlights include: Laurel Leaves - Moskenes, on the Lotofen Islands; Alabaster Cupolas KatonNatie, Antwerp; Passatge de coure at the C.C.I.B. in Barcelona; Deep Fountain on the Leopold de Wael Square, Antwerp; Threshold-Entrance at the extension of the Prado Museum, Madrid and Submerged Rooms, at the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Tres Aguas (Three Waters) in Toledo, From the Underground, Botín Art Centre, Santander.

Her work is represented in renowned collections such as: Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Tate Modern (London), Museo de Serralves (Oporto), Moca (Los Angeles), Hirshorn Museum (Washington), Museo Guggenheim (Bilbao), MACBA (Barcelona), Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Kunsthalle Bern, Musée de Grenoble and others.

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