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MARIONA BERENGUER
Barcelona (ES), 1992


Bio
Solo Exhibitions
Group Exhibitions
Awards
Residencies
Projects
Works
 

BIO + CV

Biography

Taking conflict as a starting point, Mariona Berenguer explores spaces of tension in human existence -desire, loss, identity- and currently focuses on investigating how the new work culture affects creative processes while addressing the value and belief systems underlying it. In today's society, work has moved to the centre of human consciousness. Increased productivity and efficiency are seen as sources of self-esteem and self-fulfillment – as well as of self-exploitation.

 

Against this background, Berenguer is developing a series of works that, from a poetic and critical perspective, questions what it means to be working as an artist in our contemporary society.

This body of work embraces sculptural, textile, and graphic means.

Mariona Berenguer was born and studied in Barcelona, lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

2015 - 2019 Degree in Fine Arts with Extraordinary Prize for the final project, UAB Autonomous University of Barcelona (ES)

2012 - 2015 Higuer diploma in Visual Arts and Design for Sculpting Technique, ESCOLA MASSANA Art and Design Centre, Barcelona (ES) Honorable mention for the final project “The Crack. Space Between“

2010 – 2011 Anatomical Drawing course, EASC Sant Cugat’s School of Arts and Design (ES)

2008 – 2010 High School of Art, ESCOLA MASSANA Art and Design Centre, Barcelona (ES)

Exposições Individuais

Solo Exhibitions

2024 Redemption, Maybe Galerie im Saalbau (DE)

2023 Keep Away From Fire, curated by Lisa Deml, Verein für Gegenwartskunst Kunst&Co, Flensburg (DE)

2022 About Desire, Curated by Margot Cuevas, Racoon Projets, Barcelona (ES)

2021 The Empty Nest, Project Space GlogauAir, Berlin (DE)

2019 Western Loop, Center Grau-Garriga of Contemporary Textile Art, Sant Cugat del Vallès (ES)

2016 The Crack, Space Between, Mutuo Gallery, Barcelona (ES)

Exposições Colectivas

​Group Exhibitions

2024 Be My Guest, curated by NAVE, Galeria NAVE, Lisbon (PT)

2024 Strata, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York (USA)

2023 Unravel at night, Studio Hanniball, Berlin (DE)

2023 SWEAT, curated by Hannah Wiedner, Grove Gallery, Berlin (DE)

2022 Remote_01, curated by 2322, Kureuzberg, Berlin (DE)

2022 Versa, curated by Lisa Deml, Salon Am Moritzplatz, Berlin (DE)

2022 Gezähmte Bestiacce, Chezplinio, Milán (IT)

2022 Off Water II, curated Alizée Gazeau, Sainte Anne Gallery, Paris (FR)

2021 Off Water I, curated Alizée Gazeau, Grund Art Space, Berlin (DE)

2021 Zuneigungsbewirtschaftung, duo exhibition with Kris Douglas, Interface, Berlin (DE)

2020 Poètiques del desig i la memòria, Felícia Fuster Foundation, Barcelona (ES)

2020 Sense títol 2020, University of Fine Arts, Barcelona (ES)

2020 Site Unseen, Berlin Art Week, Monopol, Berlin (DE)

2019 Western Loop, Installation for Loop - Videoart Festival of Barcelona (ES)

2019 Chimera, curated by Semra Sevin, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Kreuzberg, Berlin (DE)

2019 The Internet of Animals, Mutuo Gallery, Barcelona (ES)

2019 Fake Paradise, curated by Nathalie Rey, És-Fera72 Gallery, Barcelona (ES)

2018 XI Biennial of Catalan Contemporàni Art (ES)

Itinerant by: Centre d’Art Maristany, Biblioteca pública de Lleida, Espai Eat Art de la Fundació Lluís Coromina, Tinglado 1 Port de Tarragona, Centre de Lectura - Sala Fortuny Centre d’Art Contemporani LA SALA, Aula de Cultura Fòrum Berger Balager, Contemporary Art Show (ES)

2018 Oña Art Show. Installation “Opus II”, Benedictine Gardens of the monastery of San Salvador, Burgos (ES)

2017 The Brave You, TEDxBarcelonaWomen, Mazda Space, Barcelona (ES)

2017 Opening Statement, Gallery És-Fera72, Sant Cugat del Vallés (ES)

2017 Collective exhibition AES, Sabadell Academy of Fine Arts (ES)

2016 Women’s Visions, Barcelona gallery weekend, Mutuo Gallery, Barcelona (ES)

2015 Endogen/ Exogen, lafuturA Gallery, Barcelona (ES)

2014 Black Ceramic, History Museum of Sant Feliu de Guíxols (ES)

2014 Instints, Limited Editions Gallery, Barcelona (ES)

Prémios

Awards

2023 Project funding by the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Research and Culture (DE)

2022 Scholarship Art Fund for the Promotion of Contemporary Visual Art, NEUSTART Kultur (DE)

2019 Selected for the VI Edition of the Felicia Fuster Visual Arts Young Creation Grants (ES)

2018 Selected for the XXI Biennial of Catalan Contemporary Art (ES)

Residências

Residencies

2020 Berlin Guest Resident, GlogauAir, Berlin (DE)

2014 Artist in residence in sculpture, Contemporary Art Center of Ifitry (MO)

Projectos

​Projects

2024 Artist Talk: 2ª Jornada ESCultural. Mariona Berenguer and Anna Irina Russell. Escola Massana, Barcelona (ES)
2024 Artist Talk: Mariona Berenguer and Stefan Knauf. Hosted by Dr. Daniel Sherer. Princeton University. New Jersey (USA)

2018 Classes of artistic enamelling. (6 months) “Initiation to the moulds” and “Moulds II: Obtaining bronze pieces”. Casa Aymat, Sant Cugat del Vallès (ES)

2017 Masterclass “Object and metaphor in sculpture”. Casa Aymat, Barcelona (ES)

2017 Masterclass “Introduction to moulds” Casa Aymat, Barcelona (ES)

2017 Masterclass of experimental drawing with live model, Centre d’art Maristany (ES)

2016 Classes of experimental drawing with live model. (9 months) Dterra Gallery, Sant Cugat del Vallés (ES)

2014 - 2015. Responsable of the casting and molding workshop. Massana School, Barcelona (ES)

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