Pedro Luis Cembranos

In his work, which takes the form of narrative systems based on series or sets, Pedro Luis Cembranos tackles the strategies that encode the individual in their social setting and how such strategies shape one's everyday privacy. He ironically questions the social structures that form an individual, setting down norms and behaviours established by society and by the collective. With graphic backgrounds of cuttings -original material or from mass communication media- his work alludes to concepts such as memory and time, displaying a wounding apocalypse culture tending towards the marginal and the anecdotic. His project Civil Instruction Museum is a manipulation, in the form of editions, of a collection of graphic and printed material, illustrating the modes of behaviour that governments and regimes have promoted amongst the general population in times of war or economic crisis, and that affect their daily customs and habits.
Who Pedro Luis Cembranos Born Spain, 1973
What Artist Artisticname Pedro Luis Cembranos
Activity Gathering Spain Web



Cinematic arts multimedia, net art, series, subversive


Photography series, research


Graphic arts artists book, research, series

Civil Instruction Museum

Installation series, research, political

Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2011 B: una vez, un tiempo, un lugar. Catorze Art Gallery, Palma de Mallorca.
  • 2011 Biblioteca intervenida. MAS. Cantabria.
  • 2011 Programa Galerías. La Cárcel - Segovia Centro de Creación.
  • 2011 Hall of Fame. José Robles Art Gallery. Madrid.
  • 2010 Dingbats Fucktory. ECAT. Toledo.
  • 2010 The Art Books Project. Esquina Gallery, Madrid.
  • 2009 La ropa sucia se lava en casa. Emma Thomas Gallery. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2008 El mundo y el pantalón. Inéditos 08. La Casa Encendida. Madrid.

Awards and Scholarships (selection)

  • Artist in Residence Grant. Centre d´Art Contemporain d´Essaouira. Morocco. 2011.
  • Grant for Contemporary Creation 2010. Matadero-Madrid.
  • National Print Award “María de Salamanca” 2010. MGEC, Marbella.
  • International Artists Movility Grant 2009. Matadero-Madrid.
  • CPS Grant. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Kloster Bentlage Foundation Grant 2007. Rheine, Germany.
  • Generación 2006, Art Grants and Awards Caja Madrid. Honorific Mention.
  • Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby´s Grant. Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró. Palma de Mallorca. 2005.
  • Circuitos´04. Comunidad de Madrid.
  • Generación 2003, Art Grants and Awards Caja Madrid. Honorific Mention.
  • Graphic Art Contest Award for Young Creators, 2003. Calcografía Nacional.

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