Begoña Lafuente

Begoña Lafuente

Alkmaar, Noord Holland, Netherlands

About Begoña Lafuente

"I wander why some pieces are timeless, and why others fall into oblivion.
I think Art should involve a 'timeless conversation' between the viewer and the artwork. These underlying 'conversations' are what enrich, puzzle and arise the interest of the viewer and make a piece unforgettable. ​I try to find value, in this implied connection to the user, through every art work.
I thoroughly enjoy the process of creating, taking my time to fine-tune colours and shapes; movement and contrasts play with each other to create an emotional and visual tension."

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​Begoña Lafuente lives and works as an artist besides the North Sea, in The Netherlands. Born and raised in Spain, Madrid, she moved to North Holland in 2009 with her husband and two daughters.

​She obtained a Bachelor and Masters degree in 'Fine Arts', at the Fine Arts University Complutense of Madrid in 1992. She then started working directly as a graphic designer ever since 1993.

She is a multidisciplinary and experimental artist. Her process continuously evolves using different techniques and media. These range from paint & photography, to scannography & collage, or monoprint. Fusing a real-life image with abstract components of her choice.
Her art works urges you to draw your own interpretations of what art means to 'you' as an individual.

​She has often participated in local and international art-fairs and exhibitions. Her works can be found in private collections across European cities (Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and The Netherlands), and in The United States of America.

You can find more about her artworks at her personal brand page; www.begolafuente.art

Education

A 5 year University Degree of 'Fine Arts' in the Fine Arts University of Madrid, Spain (1987-1992).

Her studies included; composition, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, graphic design, Art History, sociology and Communication (amongst other subjects).

The Fine Artist summit 2019 -
Online lectures 'Art from a Business perspective', hosted by Miguel Mayher.

ArtMBA 2020 -
Intensive 3 month interactive online training 'Art from a Business perspective PART II, hosted by Miguel Mayher.

Events

- Beginning 7 December. Exhibition at Galerie Sonia Monti, Paris, France
- Interview Contemporary Art Curator Magazine- http://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/home-2/interview-with-begoa-lafuente
- Artist of the future Award - by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. 14-11-2020
-Artist of the Month August 2020 - IT´S LIQUID- https://www.itsliquid.com/artistofthemonth-august2020-winner.html?fbclid=IwAR04_TQM5G89TfOOkKTlY5ubaXEvVp9c8aXDKJ9xWNKKMJodLmz3mKluWtw
- interview IT´S LIQUID https://www.itsliquid.com/interview-begona-lafuente.html

Exhibitions

"In France, Germany, The Netherlands, New York,
Spain, and Switzerland, since 2014."

*​International, 2014-2021* (below):

2021 - 1 year-worth representation. Galerie Sonia Monti. Paris, FR.
2021 - First Art Fair 2021, Schiphol, NL.
2020 - ARTBOX.GALLERY, Digital Screen, Zurich, CH
2020 - ARTBOX Project, Digital Screen, "Zürich 2.0". Zurich, CH.
2018 & 2019 - Affordable Art fair, Amsterdam, NL.
2016, 2018, & 2019 - Roger Jonk Gallery, Bergen, NL.
2018 - Marziart Int. Galerie, Hamburg, DE.
2018 & 2019 - Art Eindhoven, Eindhoven, NL.
2018 - The Strico Gallery, New York, USA.
2015 & 2017 - ADAF, Amsterdam, NL.
2014 & 2015 - Artfusion Galerie, Amsterdam, NL.

"In the Spanish cities of; Madrid, Santander and Valencia, since 1994."

*​Spain, 1994-1999* (below):

​1999 - Galería Ra del Rey, "Pequeño formato", Madrid, Santander & Valencia, ES.
1998 & 1999 - Rental of my artworks on the set of TV shows. Madrid, ES.
1997 - Casa de la Cultura de Alcobendas. Madrid, ES.
1997 - Galería de Arte Jacomart: Madrid, ES.
1996 - Palacio de Gaviria. Madrid, ES.
1995 & 1996 - Red de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, ES.
1994 - Grupo Taller. Madrid, ES.