Alejandra de la Torre

Alejandra de la Torre

valencia, comunidad valenciana, Spain

About Alejandra de la Torre

artista multidisciplinal.

Statement:

From my own experience of attachment towards my possessions , I started Investigate about the links develop people with the objects around us , the need to retain and limits between possession and obsession. I am interested in mainly the limit between what is considered normal and diseased , reconsidering the parameters that define that things.
From this personal experience , I was treating this issue in a more general way , focusing especially on everyday acts related to different forms and patterns of accumulation , from Conservation International as souvenirs to collectibles .
I also interested in the spaces dedicated to the act of accumulating like The attics , storage rooms , cabinets, etc . The type of objects preserved there and how these objects behave in different spaces .
The attachment, Accumulation , Vacuum Fear , Obsession and memory are key words in my work .


Partiendo de mi propia experiencia de apego hacia mis posesiones, empecé a investigar sobre los vínculos que desarrollamos las personas con los objetos que nos rodean, sobre la necesidad de retener y los límites entre la posesión y la obsesión, interesándome sobre todo el límite establecido entre lo que se considera normal y lo enfermizo y replanteándome los parámetros que delimitan una cosa de la otra.
A partir de esta experiencia personal, fui tratando el tema de una forma más general, centrándome sobre todo en actos cotidianos relacionados con diferentes formas y motivos de acumulación, desde la conservación de recuerdos hasta otros como el coleccionismo.
También me interesan los espacios dedicados al acto de acumular como las buhardillas, trasteros, vitrinas ,etc. el tipo de objetos que ahí se conservan y como se comportan los objetos en los diferentes espacios.
El apego, la acumulación, el miedo al vacío, la obsesión y la memoria, son palabras claves de mi trabajo.

Education

2019 - Postgraduate degree in ‘Illustration applied to design’
IDEP, Barcelona, Spain
2012 - Masters degree in Artistic Production (Hons)
UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia), Valencia, Spain
2007 - Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts (Major - Painting)
UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia), Valencia, Spain

Events

Scholarships & Grants
2018 - Grant “Habitat Artístic de Castelló”, Castellon, Spain
2016 - Grant “Meet of new artist cultural city” (Encuentro Novos Artistas Cidade da Cultura), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2015 - Grant “3CMCV Project Grant for Emerging artists”, Valencia, Spain
2013 -Grant “Habitat Artístic de Castelló”, Castellon, Spain
2010 - Collaborative Scholarship, Painting and Environment Department, UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia), Valencia, Spain, (http://www.upv.es/entidades/CIAE/info/758868normalc.html )
2009 - Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship, Galería de arte Diferença, Lisbon, Portugal
200/5/06 - Erasmus Grant, Faculty of Visual Arts, Lisbon, Portugal

Art Fairs
2020 - “You want a cake?”
Stand - Gallery Pepita Lumier, Drawing Room, Madrid, Spain
2019 - “The Olympics”
Stand - City of Castellón, Marte Contemporary Art Fair, Castellón, Spain
2018 - “The stigma of the unemployed”
Stand - Marte Prize, Marte Contemporary Art Fair, Castellón, Spain
2015 - “At time”
Galería Shiras , Marte Contemporary Art Fair, Castellón, Spain
2011 - “The beauty of accumulation”
UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia), IKAS-ART Fair, Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Bilbao, Spain

Exhibitions

Individual Expositions
2018 - “Bitter cotton Candy”
Mad is Mad SL, Madrid, Spain
2016 - “VHS”
Escalera de Incendios, Galería Anaglifos, Barcelona, Spain
- “Okay for a trip”
Galería Pepita Lumier, Valencia, Spain
- “GROW UP”
Espai d’art, Nuevo Centro. Valencia, Spain
2015 - “September. Reflections about the act of collecting”
Las Naves, Valencia, Spain
2014 - “2010-2014”
Sala Xtra Large. Valencia, Spain
2012 - “Junk, between the object of value and trash”
Artstudio.at.bb, Valencia, Spain
2011 - “Experiences, Memories, Objects”
Galería Yinvila, Chinchilla. Spain
2010 - “Accumulations and Fetishes”
Galería Diferença, Lisbon, Portugal
Galería Pepa Cervera, Rocafort, Spain

Collective Expositions
2020
- Valencia Illustrated, Sala Rambleta y Restaurante Mistro. Valencia, Spain
2019
- “Seditious Displacements”, Las Naves, Valencia, Spain
- “No Borders” Odetta Gallery, New York, USA
- “Artistic Habitat” Scholarships, Centro Cultura, Castellón, Spain
2018
- Collective Exhibition, Galería 9, Valencia, Spain
- 6th Edition of ‘Mercat Grafic’ El diluvio Universal. Barcelona, Spain
- Artegemesi”, Algemesi Exhibition Hall, Valencia, Spain
- “Tribute to Higinio Mateu”, Centro Cultural Las Aulas. Castellón, Spain
- “On the counter”, Galería Pepita Lumier, Valencia, Spain
- Ways to travel”, Liberia del IVAM, Valencia, Spain
2017
- “Astrophytum”, Espacio Hygiene. Valencia, Spain
- Summer Art Time”, Galería 9, Valencia, Spain
- “ArtSpaceShip”, Galería Flecha, Madrid, Spain
- “Collective”, Espacio E, León, Spain
- Meetings of Contemporary Art 2017, MUA, Alicante, Spain

2016
- “100 x 100”, The Makers, Madrid, Spain
- 4th edition of ‘Mercat Grafic’, El diluvio Universal. Barcelona, Spain
- “Meeting III”, Galería 9, Valencia, Spain
- “Mardel Painting Prize”, Centro del Carmen, Valencia, Spain
- “Art and Metamorphosis”, Sala San Miguel, Caixa Castelló, Castellón, Spain
Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras, Alicante, Spain
- “16th Edition Painting Prize”, University of Murcia, Fundación Pedro Cano,
Murcia, Spain
2015
- “I posquin you”, 33 Gallery, Valencia, Spain
- “Art and Metamorphosis”, Sala San Miguel, Caixa Castelló, Castellón, Spain
- University of Murcia Award, Centro de Arte Palacio Almudí, Murcia, Spain
- “Mini frames. Hosts of Cadi”, Museo del calzado, Cadí, Spain
Sala “Vicente Poveda”. Centro Cultural de Petrer.
“Las Cigarreras”. Alicante, Spain
- Ibercaja “Young Painting Award”, Ibercaja Patio de la Infanta, Zaragoza, Spain

2014
- “Select Sum”, Atarazanas, Valencia, Spain
- “Hygiene Cabinet”, Mercado Tapinería. Valencia, Spàin

2013
- “Valencia Cot”, La Petxina Cultural Centre, Valencia, Spain
Castellón Cultural Centre, Castellón, Spain

2012
- “Paterna Biennial”, Paterna, Spain
- “Hybrida Art Festival”. La Nau, Valencia, Spain
- “Carsa-arte”. Itinerant Exhibition, San Inazio Municipal Center, Spain
Begoña Municipal Center, Spain
Otxarkoaga Municipal Center, Bilbao, Spain
- “7th Arevalo Contemporary Art Fair”. Saint Martin Church. Cultural Space of
Ávila, Spain


2011
- “Incubarte Festival”. Clínica Mundana Gallery, Valencia, Spain
- “50 x 50”, Itinerant Exhibition. Different spaces in Valencia, Albacete and
Alicante, Spain
- “Paso a Paso”. Chinchilla Municipal Auditorium, Albacete, Spain

2010
- “Summer Collective Exhibition”. Pepa Cervera Gallery, Rocafort, Spain

2009
- “3rd Póvoa Graffiti Meeting”. Povoa. Portugal
- Collective Exhibition. Multiespacio Gallery, Valencia, Spain
- “IV Coruche Biennale”. Alcorucen Event Hall, Coruche, Portugal

2008
- “2nd Valetudo Artístic Show”, Green Space Hall, Valencia,