Cristina Garrido

Cristina Garrido was born in Madrid in 1986, Cristina Garrido studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid (2004-2009) and the Camberwell College of Art (2007-2008), and completed a Master's Degree in Fine Arts at the Wimbledon College of Art (2010-2011). He received the scholarship for postgraduate studies in Great Britain from Fundació "la Caixa" and has recently received the Generation 2015 Art Projects Foundation Montemadrid award. His work has been included in international exhibitions at the Taxispalais (Innsbruck), Frestas - Trienal de Artes (Sorocaba / Sâo Paulo), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Lugar a Dudas (Cali), Banner Repeater (London), Spike Island (Bristol), Matadero (Madrid) and AKV St. Joost (Den Bosch), among others. In 2016, he will be one of the resident artists at Casa Maauad (Mexico City). His work focuses on investigating the metamorphosis of the value - both commercial and utilitarian - of specific objects and spaces, observing the different factors that cause these transformations inside and outside the art world. In his practice, he begins with the analysis of an object that is found, borrows or acquires; From there, he seeks to subvert and emphasize this change in status, using methods such as intervention, reinterpretation or the collection of documents he selects.

This project is possible thanks to the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE), in its mode of aid to mobility of the state company Acción Cultural Española (AC / E), which facilitates foreign cultural institutions and institutions of reference, public or private, count on their activities and international programs with the presence and collaboration of Spanish artists, professionals or creators.

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Artists in residency:
Dates of the Residency 22/11/2015 - 23/12/2015
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