Born in 1971 - Spain


Kuska (Alejandra Corral) dedicates her practice to the lives of prostitutes, but her perspective is far from the usual clichés. It’s not a question of objectivity in her art, but a mix of brokenness and tenderness that we can think of as being sense of reality. This is what is reflected in her repeated images displaying actions and feelings, without recurring to morbidity or sentimentality.

Her scenes are set in anonymous rooms decorated with cheap furniture that don’t hide the essence of the work relationships: one gives life in exchange for money. She uses the technique of collage, mixing things that are as contrasting as the decoration of the rooms in which the actions are set.

But the most impressive characteristic of her works is the combination between the flatness of the background and the volumes of the characters. These bodies are depicted through contour lines, as if Alejandra were treating her characters from a scientist’s perspective, emphasize their materiality and not the fact that they are conscious of anything. And still, they are (and we are) conscious beings, for whom all this is sometimes simply unbearable. But finally, “every life can be lived”, as Rilke once said.

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"Amour x Argent", Ateneo de Madrid, Madrid, (Spain)
"Un nouveau crime pour l’exploitation la plus ancienne du monde", La Maison Verte, Ségovie, (Spain)

Arielle d’Hauterives galerie, Bruxelles, (Belgium)
"Fable sans morale", Exit Art Galerie, fondation Adolfo Dominguez, Madrid, (Spain)

"Prends ton temps", Galerie Estandarte, Madrid, (Spain)

"Un jour avec Ada et les dragons", Galerie Garajarte, La Granja de San Ildefonso, Ségovie, (Spain)

"Wonderland II", Galerie d’Art Contemporain Maria Prego, Vigo, (Spain)
"Il était une fois", Galerie Estandarte, Madrid, (Spain)

"Rencontres", Dart Barcelona, Barcelone, (Spain)
"Histoire curieuses", Galerie d’Art Delfos, Mojacar, Almérie, (Spain)

"Mad Rain Alejara", Galerie du Théâtre Alcazar, Biondetta, Madrid, (Spain)


"ArtBarcs", Chicago, (US)
Art Takes Miami : 1001 Artists Project, Scope Miami Art Show, Miami, Etats-Unis
Galerie Embarcate, Musée du Centre del Carmen de Valencia, Valences, (Spain)
Art on Paper, Bruxelles, (Belgium)
Microart. La taille compte, Galerie Liebre, Madrid, (Spain)

40 peintres contre le Parkinson, Casa de los Picos, Ségovie, (Spain)

Cow Parade Madrid 2008, Madrid, (Spain)
Scope Basel Art Show, Bale, (Switzerland)
Fondation Nicos & Manuella Vardinollanis, Villa Magna Hotel, Madrid, (Spain)

Affordable Art Fair, Londres, (UK)
Musée de la Ville de Madrid, Madrid, (Spain)
Galerie d’Art Estandarte, Madrid, (Spain)

Galerie d’Art Delfos, Mojacar, Almérie, (Spain)
Salon d’Art de Valence, Valence, (Spain)
Musée de la Fondation Greogorio Prieto de Valdepenas, Ciudad Real, (Spain)
Fondation Alicia Koplowitz, Madrid, (Spain)

Galerie d’Art Dar Barcelona, Barcelone, (Spain)
Galerie d’Art Delfos, Mojacar, Almérie, (Spain)

Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marmolejo, Jaén, (Spain)

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