Maria Gimeno

Born in 1970 - Spain


Gimeno's introspective work coexists with an artistic production that is filled with openly socio-political connotations, drawing their inspiration from external multicultural sources. Maria Gimeno likes to make the audience an actor in her art. For instance, her work "Under a stone", 2010, is composed of a tiny embroidery, representing the only known portrait of Sakineh Mohamed Ashtiani, under a stone. To see the embroidery, it is necessary to lift the stone.

Gimeno also carves holes into walls or ice. For the artist, digging is the allegory of an act of self-determination and revealing truth. The spectator is invited to share this experience and his gaze will discover, at the other end, a new perspective.

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Selected Solo Exhibitions
2012 - The Hidden Side of the Moon. Women in Landscape, Cutlog art fair, with Gowen Contemporary, Paris
2012 - Walking Sana'a , 2 weeks residency and solo show at the Spanish Embassy Residence in Sana'a, Yemen
2011 - Voyage sans Frontières, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva
2011 - Destejiendo el Tiempo, performance in Grassy, Madrid Abierto Festival
2010 - Mar Interior, Cervantes Institute, Belgrade
2009 - Il Buco/Saturno, Lucas Carrieri Art Gallery, Berlin
2008 - Mar Interior, Palacio de la Alhondiga, Zamora
2008 - Tejido de Fragilidades, Fragil Arte Contemporaneo. Curated by Giulietta Speranza
2007 - Mapa Personal, Esfera del Arte, Madrid
2006 - 223 Running Horses, Pilar Parra y Romero Gallery, Xanxenxo
2005 - Solo Puedo Ser Yo, Pilar Parra y Romero Gallery, Madrid
2004 - Mapa Personal II, Catálogo General Art Gallery, Bilbao
2004 - Estudios Para un Mapa Personal, Artificial Gallery, Madrid
2002 - En Blanco y Negro, Catálogo General Art Gallery, Bilbao
2001 - La Bestia Negra, Gallery de arte Espacio F, Madrid
1999 - Una imagen al Pasar, Gallery La Fábrica, Madrid. Curated by Eugenio Ampudia
2000 - Del Proyecto Escultórico, Art Center Joven, Madrid. Curated by J. Marín Medina

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 - two men show, Between Threads and Edges, Galeria Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid
2015 - two men show, Si muere el sonador mueren los sueños, Galeria Diéresis, Guadelajara, Mexico.
2014 - Maniera, (Una formula para perder la identitad) MURA Museo Raul Anguiano, Guadalajara Mexico.
2014 - 'Mil caras'Fondation Musée Slaoui, Casablanca, Marruecos
2013 - Mil caras, Centro de Arte de Moderno de Tetuán, Marruecos. Exhibition’s catalogue
2013 - Confessios Sessions,Kasko, Basilea.
2013 - Correspondencia II, Palazzo Lucarini contemporanea. (in connection with the workshop ‘Jannis Kounellis’ in 2009) Curated by Maurizio Cozzia. Trevi, Italia.
2012 - Cortar Lastres: Poligamia, Rafael Perez Hernandez Gallery, Madrid
2011 - Correspondencia (in connection with the workshop ‘Taller Jannis Kounellis’ in 2009), Antico Municipio, San Donato Val di Comino, FR. Curated by Bruno Corrà. Exhibition’s catalogue
2010 - Diálogo a Tres ( y +), Madrid.
2009 - Encuentro, La Nave Gallery, Altamira, Gijon
2009 - Taller Jannis Kounellis, Villa Iris, Santander
2009 - X Bienal de La Habana, Cuba. Exhibition’s catalogue
2009 - El Espejo Canalla, Artificial Gallery, Madrid
2009 - ARCO, Pilar Parra & Romero Gallery, Madrid
2008 - Ajenos, Palacio San Isidoro, Palermo
2008 - ARCO, Pilar Parra & Romero Gallery, Madrid
2007 - Premio Bancaja. IVAM. Exhibition’s catalogue
2007 - Sawb. Barcelona, Pilar Parra Gallery
2007 - Duesseldorf Contemporary. Alemania Galería Pilar Parra
2007 - ARCO, Pilar Parra & Romero Gallery, Madrid
2006 - ARCO, Pilar Parra & Romero Gallery, Madrid
2005 - ARCO, Pilar Parra & Romero Gallery, Madrid
2004 - XIV certamen Gregorio Prieto, Valdepenas
2004 - Painting Identities, Pilar Parra Gallery
2004 - Generaciones 04, itinerant exhibition for Spain. Exhibition’s catalogue
2002 - Generaciones 02, Caja Madrid. Itinerant exhibition for Spain. Exhibition’s catalogue
2000 - Circuitos de artes Plasicas XIII, edition, Arte Joven Center, Madrid. Exhibition’s catalogue
1998 - Art Futura, Estacion del Norte, Madrid
1998 - Homeless, video performance, Tenerife, Madrid, Cordoba

Selected Actions And Performances
2014 - 'Queridas Viejas' ciclo de tres conferencias y performance, Los Martes del Arte, Santa Isabel, Madrid.
2014 - 'Cuando seas padre comerás dos huevos' Fondation Slaoui, Casablanca, Marruecos.
2013 - La Mirla, Palazzo Lucarini contemporanea. Trevi, Italia.
2012 - Un-tittlede Unweaving a cage?, Gowen Contemporary, Cutlog art fair , París.
2012 - Lugares Sagrados, intervención en Calle Veneras, Madrid.
2012 - Es una mujer, podría ser yo,Local Gastronómico, Madrid
2011- Destejiendo el tiempo, Grassy Madrid with the collaboration of Justin Randolph Thompson

2007 - Selected for the 34th painting, sculpture and digital art Bancaja bank’s Award. Exhibition Catalogue
2005 - Mention of honour in the competition of artistic creation by the Gª Jiménez Foundation. Exhibition catalogue
2004 - Mention of honour by Caja Madrid Generaciones 04. Exhibition catalogue
1999 - First price in sculpture, Creative Young Artists Award, Madrid. Exhibition catalogue

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