Cristina Iglesias

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Biography

Iglesias has defined a unique sculptural vocabulary, building immersive and experiential environments that reference and unite architecture, literature and culturally site-specific influences.

Cristina Iglesias was born in San Sebastián, Spain in 1956. She currently lives and works in Torrelodones, Madrid. Throughout her career, Iglesias has defined a unique sculptural vocabulary, building immersive and experiential environments that reference and unite architecture, literature and culturally site-specific influences. Through a language of constructed and natural forms rendered in various materials and ranging from suspended pavilions, latticed panels, passageways, and mazes, to walls imbued with texts and structural and vegetative forms, she poetically redefines space by confounding interior and exterior, organic and artifice, combining industrial materials with natural elements to produce unexpected new sensory sites for the viewer.

Her work has been shown recently in solo exhibitions at Centro Botín, Santander, Spain (2018); Musée de Grenoble, France (2016); BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium (2014); a large retrospective at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (2013); and at Casa Franças, Rio de Janeiro (2013). Earlier solo shows have been exhibited at the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan (2009); Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2006); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2003); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2003); Museu Serralves, Fundaçao Serralves, Oporto (2002); Guggenheim New York (1997); and Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (1999).

Iglesias has participated in a number of international exhibitions and public commissions and has represented Spain at the 1986 and 1993 Venice Biennales and at the Sydney Biennale in 2012. Recent public commissions include Forgotten Streams at Bloomberg Headquarters in London (2017) and the enormous permanent public commission, Tres Aguas – a Project for Toledo, Toledo, Spain (2014).

 

Iglesias has defined a unique sculptural vocabulary, building immersive and experiential environments that reference and unite architecture, literature and culturally site-specific influences.

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Book cover with a leafy green background and white text that reads, Cristina Iglesias, Metonymy.

Cristina Iglesias

Metonymy
An extensive monograph on the artist's work, Metonymy was published on the occasion of a major exhibition organized by the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid which ran from February 6 - May...

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Cristina Iglesias

National Gallery of Art
Cristina Iglesias will be in conversation with Lynne Cooke, senior curator, special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art.
26 October 2018
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Solo Exhibition

Cristina Iglesias

Visual Arts Workshop at Fundación Botín
Ahead of her solo show at Centro Botin in Cantabria, Spain, in October, Cristina Iglesias will conduct a Visual Arts Workshop; the workshop is an initiative Fundación Botín has been organizing every...
17 - 28 September 2018

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