LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
PhD in Fine Arts with a European Mention from the University of Granada-Spain (2008), Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Granada -Spain- and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan -Italy- (2001) and in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Granada -Spain (2011). Belén Mazuecos completed her artistic training in other foreign institutions, such as the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Costa Rica (2002), the Bocconi University of Milan (2004) or the International Center for Art Economics of Venice-Ca’Foscari University (2005-2009). She has completed her training taking part in workshops with prestigious artists such as Joseph Kosuth, Rogelio López Cuenca, María Zárraga, Narell Jubeline, Carmela Gross, Ricardo Calero, Miguel Ángel Blanco, Eva Lootz, Pilar Albarracín and Eulalia Valldosera, among others.
she is a Full Professor of the Painting Department of the University of
Her artistic work is located in the field of expanded painting, pivoting from this discipline to the territories of drawing or installation; From this hybrid and multidisciplinary practice, the reference to autobiography is the leitmotiv of all his production (imbricating arguments related to her personal history - identity and existence, role in the artistic ecosystem, questioning her own artistic practice, etc. - with episodes of the History with capital letters that we currently live.)
In recent years, she has participated in numerous national exhibitions in public and private spaces (such as Rivadavia gallery -Cádiz-, Pescadería Vieja gallery-Jerez, Isabel Hurley art gallery–Málaga-, MECA art gallery- Almería, MUPAM –Málaga-, 41 m2 art gallery–Jaén-, Museum of Almería, Museum of Jaén, Museum of Cádiz, Museum of Huelva, Historical Memory of Andalucía Museum-Granada, Container Art Space –Sevilla-, Fine Arts Museum Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife -Granada-, etc.) and international , in countries such as Italy (Cervantes Institute-Milán, Nápoles and Palermo-, Castello della Rancia –Macerata-), Belgium (European Parliament, Bruselas), France (Contemporary Art Center L’Usine Utopic – Tessy-sur-Vire-Normandía-, Lyon Cervantes Institute, College of Spain in Paris and Galería Art & Planete –Paris-) and Brasil (Galería Beco das Artes, Goiânia - Goiás).
She has won several awards for artistic creation during his career, highlighting in 2013 the Social Council Award of the University of Granada to the career of young researchers, 3rd Zabaleta Painting Award (Zabaleta Museum, Jaen), 2nd Granada Council Painting Award, 1st Granada Council Painting Award. Granada, 3rd Granada Council Engraving Award, Andalusian Institute of Women Award, etc.) and this years the 1º Prize of Drawing "Gregorio Prieto" (Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real, 2019) (the best renomated prize in Drawing in Spain).
Her work is part of various public collections, such as the Collection of the Andalusian Institute for Women, the City Council of Granada, the City Council of Sanxenxo (Pontevedra), the Water Foundation of Granada, the Contemporary Art Collection of the University of Granada, the Zabaleta Museum (Jaén) and the Gregorio Prieto Fundation (Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real).
Belén Mazuecos (Granada, Spain, 1978)
2019 “The naked king”. Krakowskie Forum Kultury, Cracow (Poland).
2017-2018 "Genius Loci: Notes for an ethnography of the art world", Pescadería Vieja, Jerez; Sala Rivadavia Diputación Cádiz (Spain).
2016 "Zero Station", Hall S.XXI Museum of Huelva (Spain).
2015 "Altarpiece", Gallery 41 m2, Jaén (Spain).
2014 "Wunderkammer", La Sala de Blas, Archidona, Málaga (Spain).
-“Eyes that don't see”, International Festival Women's glances, El Arsenal Córdoba (Spain).
2019 “The vanity of its beauty: Granada as an image for art”, Andalusian Memory Museum, Granada (Spain).
“The Alhambra Interpreted. Sounds, images and words ”, Museum of BB.AA., Patronato de la Alhambra and Generalife, Granada (Spain).2018 “Boxes”, Félix Gómez Gallery, Seville (Spain).2017 “New nomads”, Real Alcazar of Seville (Spain). "Southern Territory." Cádiz Museum (Spain). 2016 “Time of light: visual artists of Andalusia”, MUPAM, Málaga (Spain). 2015 “Southern Territory”, Huelva Museum (Spain). 2014 “Variations on José Guerrero: poetics of color and limit”, Palacio de la Madraza, Granada (Spain). "Southern Territory", Almeria Museum (Spain). “Revelations”, Container-Art Gallery, Seville (Spain). “VI Art Hotel Fair”, Cartagena, Murcia (Spain). "Mars. International Contemporary Art Fair ”, Alicante (Spain). "Southern roses", Museum of the Memory of Andalusia, Granada (Spain). 2013 “Andalusian Art”, Beco das Artes Gallery, Goiânia - Goiás, (Brazil). "Twelve-Dodici", Instituto Cervantes-Milan (Italy). Itinerance Cervantes Institutes of Lyon (France), Palermo and Naples (Italy). "Nobody will talk about us when we are dead," Isabel Hurley Gallery, Malaga (Spain). "Biennial The most elegant of the greenhouse", Granada (Spain). “L’Usine Utopic”, Normandy (France). 2012 “Spanish contemporary art”, College of Spain and Art & Planete Gallery, Paris (France). "Caravan", Castello della Rancia, Macerata (Italy). International emerging art fair "Art Jaén", Jaén (Spain). 2011 "Emotional", Hospital Real, Granada (Spain). Emerging art fair "Room art fair", Madrid (Spain). “Arte Gira Moving”, IV International Meeting of Contemporary Art, Almería (Spain). 2009 “Biennial The most elegant of the greenhouse”, Granada (Spain). 2008 "Young Artists", Exhibition Center Central Services Caja Rural, Granada (Spain). 2007 “Tod @ s somos Frida”, College of Architects, Córdoba (Spain). “Contemporary expressions from Granada”, European Parliament, Brussels (Belgium). “VI Drawing Prize of the Royal Academy of Fine of Granada,” Gran Capitán Cultural Center, Granada (Spain). “Pepe Espaliú’07 Awards for Visual Arts”, Córdoba (Spain). 2006 “VIII Young Art Prize”, Gran Capitán Cultural Center, Granada (Spain). 2005 “The most elegant of the greenhouse”, Caja Granada Cultural Center, Granada (Spain). 2004 “Multiple Identities. Collection Instituto Andaluz de la Mujer ”, Royal Atarazanas of Seville (Spain). 2003 “V Edition Women Visual Arts”, Sala Alameda, Málaga (Spain). 2002 "Processes." Carmen of the Martyrs, Granada (Spain).2001 “Ritrovarsi nello Specchio”, Ken Damy Photography Museum, Brescia (Italy).
GRANTS, AWARDS AND ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES
2019 1º Prize for Drawing “Gregorio Prieto”, Gregorio Prieto Fondation, Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real (Spain).
2016 3rd Prize for Painting “Tribute to Zabaleta”. Quesada Museum, Jaén (Spain).
2013 Prize of the Social Council of the University of Granada for the Career of Young Researchers, Granada, (Spain).
2012 2nd Painting Prize "El Realejo", Granada (Spain).
2011 Accésit “V National Painting Competition Rotary Club”, Murcia (Spain).
2009 Honorable mention of the "III Emasagra Painting Prize", Granada (Spain).
2006 2nd Prize of Painting of the “Young Prize of Visual Arts. VIII edition ”, Granada (Spain).
2004 3rd Prize of Engraving of the “Young Prize of Visual Arts. VI edition ”, Granada (Spain).
2003 Prize-acquisition “V Edition Women Visual Arts”. Andalusian Women's Institute, Sevilla (Spain).
Artistic residency “Terra de Sanxenxo. Red". Concello Sanxenxo, Pontevedra (Spain).
Artistic residency “XII provincial artists residency”. Provincial Council Jaén, Cazorla, Jaén (Spain).
2002 3rd National Final Degree Award, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Madrid (Spain).
1st painting prize “IV edition of the Young Prize of Visual Arts of Granada”, Granada (Spain).
Second prize "Alonso Cano UGR Awards", Granada (Spain).
1999 “Etrarte” artistic residency scholarship, Pavia, (Italy).
WHO I AM
I'm a Spanish painter and drawer, PhD in Fine Arts and professor at the University of Granada-Spain
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