LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
María Villacorta is a multidisciplinary artist who works between Madrid and Santander. She graduated in 2014 in Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid and was awarded the specialty of sculpture by the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, for which she received the Botín Foundation University Grant.
Since 2011, after participating in the project "The Walkers" of architect and artist José Luis Zúñiga at Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, they collaborate on multiples projects such architecture, design, sculpture and exhibitions curatorship.
In summer 2011 she studied at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and participated in the “Nudage” International Independent Design Meeting in Santander. She has exhibited in Milan and held several artistic residencies with Zúñiga in Bologna and Modica (Italy) and in Bogotá and Cúcuta (Colombia), where they not only held numerous exhibitions, but also conferences, workshops and urban interventions.
Between 2014-18 she has realized art, space and sustainability projects and has made several individual and collective exhibitions in Cantabria (Spain). In 2016 Villacorta and Zúñiga were invited as artists in residence in Stockholm (Sweden) by the TellusArt Foundation. Her latest exhibition "Medium" in the Cultural Space Los Arenales of Santander was welcomed with great success because of the innovative curatorship and display. Her work is part of numerous institutional and private collections of art. In 2019 she and Zúñiga are invited to participate in the BienalSur of Contemporary Art and currently both are designing a floating architecture project for the arts and technology that will soon see the light.
WHO I AM
Contemporary and independent artist engaged with nature and human values through art and design.
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