Carlos Irijalba

Carlos Irijalba (Carlos Irijalba)

"Works between relative experience of time, territory and the collective construction of the real."

Carlos Irijalba (Pamplona, 1979) graduated at the Basque Country University and UDK Berlin with professor Lothar Baumgarten. His work analizes the way in which Western culture recreates an abstract medium that loses all relations except to itself. Spectacle has marked out the plane of the visible so it can be easily digested, transferring attention towards a series of pseudo-events. Irijalba works in projects as Überlegung or the recent Twilight and Unwilling spectator in that direction between relative experience of time and space and the collective construction of the real.
Who Carlos Irijalba Born Spain, 1979
What Artist Artisticname Carlos Irijalba
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Unwilling Spectator (2010)

Installation conceptual, land art, public space

Twilight (2008-09)

Installation conceptual, collective, land art, landscape, large format

Synecdoche (Started 2011)

Installation conceptual, land art, large format, public space

Exhibitions (selection)

  • Solo Shows:
  • “The road not taken”, Galerie Sherin Najjar, Berlín, Alemania, 2011
  • “Twilight”, Galería Juan Silió, Santander, España, 2009
  • “Outside comes first”, Fundación Bilbao Arte, España, 2007
  • Group shows:
  • “No man is an Island”, LMCC Nueva York, EEUU, 2011
  • “Welcome home”, Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Pamplona, España, 2010
  • “Atopia”, CCCB, Barcelona, España, 2009

Awards and Scholarships (selection)

  • ISCP Artist in residence NY
  • Revelación PhotoEspña Prize.
  • First Prize Purificación Garcia Photography Prize 2009
  • Generaciones 2009 Honor Mention Obra Social Caja Madrid
  • Matadero Madrid Movility Prize. MA Studio Resident Grant. Beijing
  • Marcelino Botín Foundation Visual Arts Grant 2007/08

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