• Mar Cuervo

    About the artist

    Mar is born in A Coruña, Spain in 1980. Thanks to her brother she was never named Paloma. Her practice engages issues surrounding female identity as result of their struggle for autonomy. With her photographs and installations she expresses a curiosity about how women are finding their niche in today’s society without giving up their natural and instinctive qualities. She is interested in the “hidden feminine” and the immaterial patrimony of femininity, most recently she’s been interested in those situations where women are in the majority in a male dominated field. She explores the idea of art as a weapon of social engagement and believes in the sociological and cognitive meaning of photography. She lives and works in Madrid and is represented by “Galería 6mas1” (www.6mas1.es). She is mad about sweets, sun, sleeping, R&R, travelling and dogs.

    Education:

    Third year PhD investigation at UCM . Madrid 2010-2013
    +SVA (8hrs), International Center of Photography (40 hrs). New York-2008
    MFA. Cardiff School of Art and Design. Cardiff-2006
    MA in Photography. E.F.T.I. Madrid-2006
    BA in Media Communication. UISEK. Segovia 1998-2003

    Grants and Awards:

    -Artists' international development fund. Collaboration with British artist Olivia Bellas (awarded with this fund). Arts Council England (http://www.artscouncil.org.uk) 2013
    -Artist in Residence. Art Biotop, Shodoshima (Japan). Workshop and art project in Shodoshima Island.(www.npo-artbiotop.org) 2011
    -Photography Award. Museo do Mar de Galicia (www.museodomar.com) 2011 –-Propuestas 2010.Fundacion Arte y Derecho. (www.arteyderecho.org)
    -Second prize. REVELA 2009.(www.revelaoleiros.org)
    -Union Fenosa (overseas artistic creation )  Los Angeles , San Francisco and New York. (www.macuf.es) 2007-2008
    -Artist in Residency . Fundacion Rojo Urbiola (www.fundacionrojourbiola.org ) Zacatecas (Mexico)  2007.
    -Leonardo da Vinci Grant (E.U.). 3 months residency  in the South of Italy.(Vibo Valentia Jan-April 2007). www.ets-lichfield.com

    Exhibitions:

    2012:
    -Group Show. “Shodoshima Women”. Gallery Satsu. Tokyo
    -Solo Show. “A Medida”. Galería 6mas1. Madrid
    -Group Show. ArtMadrid Fair. Madrid
    -Group Show. “Shodoshima Women”. Art Biotop, Nasu

    2011:
    -Solo Show. “Shodoshima Women. Mei Pam, Shodoshima
    -Group Show. “40 Dots, 40 artistas”. Halcón Milenario, Vigo
    2010:
    -Solo Show."Al lado del Olvido". Galeria 6+1,Madrid (Spain)
    -Group Show. Disismaineim Gallery, Madrid (Spain)

    2009:
    -Solo Show. " Al lado del Olvido". MACUF, A Coruna (Spain)

    2008:
    -ArtExpo Las Vegas. Las Vegas
    -Group Show . "The Circular Exhibition" . Gallery Ho, Seoul
    -Group Show . "The Circular Exhibition" . Hun Gallery , NYC
    -Group Show . "Chillin Productions" at Mezzanine, San Francisco
    -Group Show. Haven Arts Gallery, NY (USA)

    2006:
    -Group Show  at UWIC,Cardiff (UK)

    2005:
    -Solo Show at UISEK , Segovia
    -Group Show in Madrid . PHE 2005
    -Part of the programme in the III Video Medical Contest Videoprimaria , Vigo

    2002:
    -Third price of an artistic contest in Nottingham in association with  Absolute Art

    Publications:

    2008: "DOT Magazine". Vigo,Spain
    2009:" Through the Eyes of New Photographers" . Art Now Books (USA)
    2010: "AL lado del Olvido"-Mar Cuervo.MACUF.A Coruna,Spain   

    Collections:
    MACUF, Galila Barzilai Hollander private collection 


    She has  worked with artists such as: Peter Beard (Cassis, France), Phil Poynter ( NYC), Eugenio Recuenco (Madrid), Miguel Oriola (Madrid) and also at Martin Lawrence Galleries (San Francisco) and The BBC-Radio (London).

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