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Manu Blázquez (m)
Artist in Residence

Herkunftsland: Spanien
KKA-Residency: 2018
Webseite: http://blazquezmanuel.com/

Porträtfoto Manu Blázquez
Porträtfoto Manu Blázquez
©Merce Vila Rigat
Lebenslauf:
The artist Manu Blázquez consolidates an interest in technical drawing and graffiti throughout his high school years, an interest he later develops during his undergraduate studies at the Jaume I.
Upon leaving university and working as a graphic designer for some time, he spends a few years at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, where he graduates with a thesis entitled “Comunicazione e riproducibilità” and works as a teaching assistant to Professor Cataldo Serafini for two years.
In late 2011, he enters a further stage in his career, this time in Greece with Professor Xenis Sachinis of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. Manuel currently lives in Valencia, where he continues his research on numbers and their plastic possibilities.

EDUCATION:
2009: Degree in Fine Arts. Bologna Academy of Fine Arts (Italy)
2005: First cycle, Advertising and Applied Communication. University Jaume I (Spain)

SOLO SHOWS:
2018: Abundante Amigable Compuesto, Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao
2017: Ensayo, Paz y Comedias Gallery, Valencia
2016: Fenicia, Párraga Museum, Murcia; Albarium, Pep Llabrés Gallery, Palma
2013: Milímetro, Paz y Comedias Gallery, Valencia
2010: Pacifico, Casa Morandi Museum (MAMBO), Bologna

GROUP SHOWS:
2017
Pecados Capitales, P3 CMCV, Lonja de Alicante & Centre del Carme, Valencia
2016
La hora del vermut, OPEN Valencia
Intervallum en “Rehabitar el espacio”, Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid
Vanitats - Intel.lecte - Espiritualitat, Centre del Carme, Valencia
Premi Ciutat de Palma Antoni Gelabert 2015, Casal Solleric, Palma
2015
Los colores de la urraca, Valdeska (Art bookshop), Valencia
The Prize Guasch Coranty 2015, Art Center Tecla Sala, Hospitalet (Barcelona)
The Prize Cañada Blanch, La Nau, Valencia
Portes Ouvertes, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid
Trazos sensibles, Salvador Victoria’s Museum (SP)
2014
XXIII International Biennial of Engraving Máximo Ramos, Ferrol (SP)
Trazas, Art Centre of Carmen, Valencia (SP)
XIV Encuentros de Arte Contemporáneo, University of Alicante’s Museum
2013
XVII International Biennial of Cerveira, Portugal
9th International Biennial of contemporary Prints, Museum of Fine arts of Liège, Belgium
Space XXI, Room Art Project 2013, Art Centre of Carmen, Valencia
2011.12
Artist’s Books on Tour, MAK Wien (AT), National Technical Library Prague (Czech Republic), International Centre of Graphic Arts Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2010
8th Printmaking Triennial of Chamalières, Space Triennial, Chamalières (FR)
XXIV Engraving contest Giorgio Morandi, Bologna Academy of Fine Arts (IT)
2009
6th International Biennial of Engraving Città di Monsummano Terme (IT)
Fragile libertà, Forni Gallery, Bologna (IT)

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:
2017: Artist in residence, Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao
2016: Artist in residence, DKV - Casa Velázquez - Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid
2015: Scholarship for production, Casa Velázquez & The Fundació Joan Miró, Madrid
2013: Open Valencia, 1st prize in the contest Gandía Blasco, Valencia
2012: Invited artist, Thessaloniki Academy of Fine Arts (Teacher Xenis Sachinis), Greece
2010: Scholarship for perfection in engraving, The Fundació Joan Miró, Palma
2009: 1st prize in the engraving contest Giorgio Morandi, Bologna (Italy)

WORKS IN MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS:
IVAM (Library Fund)
Lázaro Galdiano Museum
Boghossian Art Fund
Art Fund Sabadell Bank
BASSAT Collection
Art Fund DKV
Art Fund of the Polytechnic University of Valencia
Bologna Academy of Fine Arts


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