Statement

I am a visual artist with a focus on drawing, painting, installation and printmaking.

 

My work focuses on the complexity of humankind and it's relationship with the ecosystems within which we live. As such, I have a deep fascination with biology, zoology and botanical research.

I aim to illustrate that our inner and outer worlds rely upon our planetary

ecosystem. From an always ongoing process of fragmentation and reconstruction, I reflect upon the internal-external dialogue and the dichotomies in ourselves, observing with curiosity the highlights and dark corners and getting to understand reality, nature and myself in the process.

Violeta Bravo artist artista dibujo drawing grabado Bio CV

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Violeta Bravo

 

Born in Madrid 1988, she graduated in Fine Arts, BA (Hons) UCLM, Spain 2011, enjoyed grant exchange programs in Portugal and México, and artist residencies in Ireland and Luxembourg.

 

Studied piano and composition (1998-2004)  at EMMD, Madrid.

 

She has developed further studies in experimental etching and sound art, doing exhibitions in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Holland, France, Mexico, Ireland and Luxembourg.

 

CV

Education

 

2016
Business of the visual arts world.
City University of London with Renée Pfister. London, UK.


2015
Representing artist: Roles and
Responsibilities. Sotheby´s Art Institute. 
London, UK.

 

2006- 2011
BA (Hons) Fine Art, UCLM,
Cuenca, Spain.


2011
Bilateral student grant at UAEM,

Cuernavaca, Mexico.


2009- 2010

Erasmus grant at Universidade de
Lisboa, Portugal.

 

1998-2004

Piano and composition at Music School of Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain.

 

 

Courses and workshops


2011
2º seminary
in experimental etching and printmaking, Escola Massana/
Fundació Xavier Nogués,
Barcelona, Spain.


2011
Sound Art atelier with Antonio Russek.
UAEM, 
Cuernavaca, México.


2009
Relational art workshop with Julio Jara.
UCLM Cuenca. Spain.


2008
A Drawing Approximation DIY
Creative drawing with Azucena Vieites.
UCLM Cuenca. Spain


2002
Seminary in vocal improvisation,
Escuela de Música de Pozuelo de Alarcón.
Málaga. Spain

Grants & Artist Residencies

 

2016 - Artist Residency at Cooperations, Wiltz, Luxemburg.

 

2016 - Artist Residency at Fennellys,

Callan, Ireland.


2012 - Production / exhibition grant at

Le Printemps de Septembre Festival, Toulouse, France.

 

2011 - Grant in experimental etching and printmaking, Escola Massana/
Fundació Xavier Nogués,
Barcelona.

 

Exhibitions & Festivals

2021

After Isolation,

Bermondsey Project Space, curated by Segolene Py.

London, UK.

2021

Silent Spring Project,

We are the minories,

Kent, UK.

2018

London Artrooms fair

Red Lioness

White Melia Hotel, London, UK.

 

2016
Light From Ashes
Prabelli Gallery, Wiltz, Nuit de Lampions Festival, Luxemburgo.


2016
Golden Apples of the Sun
The Coffin House Gallery,

Kilkenny Arts Festival, Callan, Ireland.

 

2015
Degenero, Fundación Antonio Saura,
Cuenca, Spain.


2013

In NImbo.
collaboration with the artist Mirka Farabegoli, Derde Wall Gallery, Nijmegen, Holland.


-18 Exposiçao internacional artes Vendas Novas,Portugal.


-Chicas de pantalones azules II UCLM, Cuenca.


2012
-Kutxac, Point8 Gallery, Bayonne, France.


-Festival Le Printemps de Septembre,
Toulouse, France.


-EXTENDIDO festival, Cuenca, Spain.


-Dfest, MATADERO Madrid, Spain.


-Vive-Arte 2012, María Nieves Martín Gallery, Badajoz, Spain.


2011
-Presente contínuo, Fine Arts University of Morelos, Mexico.


-17 Exposição internacional artes plásticas, Vendas Novas, Portugal.


-Finalistas Pintura 2009´10, Fine arts
University of Lisbon, Portugal.


-AUDART 2011, Auditorium Theater
of Cuenca, Spain.


2009
-Gosto de Partilha, Rua Anchieta,
Lisbon, Portugal.


-Visualizarte, Science university of Lisbon, Portugal.