Greta Alfaro
Spain 1977.

Contact: gretalfaro@yahoo.es


Education

2011 Royal College of Art. MA Fine Art-Photography. London.
2001 Graduate in Fine Arts. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.


Grants, Awards and Residencies

2017
Artist in residence at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, UK.

2014
Real Academia de España en Roma. Funded by the Ministry of External Affairs of Spain.
Special Award Les Rencontres cinématographiques de Cerbère-Portbou, France.
Special Cinema Jury Award at Erarta Motion Pictures Film Festival. Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2013
Generación 2014. Art Projects Caja Madrid, Spain.
The James Prize. Moving Image Video Art Fair, New York.

2011
CAM grant for Visual Arts, Spain.

2009
Genesis Foundation Award, London.
IX Prize of Photography for young artists El Cultural. Madrid, Spain.
Visual arts grant from the Government of Navarra.

2008
Matadero 08 International Mobility for artists from City Council of Madrid.
Explum Arte Actual 08. Puerto Lumbreras, Spain. *

2006
Casa de Velázquez. Two years residency at Casa de Velázquez, Madrid.

2005
Government of Mexico. Grant for foreign artists. Six months in Mexico City.
Fundación Bilbao Arte. One year residency. Bilbao, Spain.
Rogaland Art Centre. Two months residency. Stavanger, Norway.

2002
Randolph Macon Woman’s College. One year of Fine Art studies. Granted by RMWC. Lynchburg VA, USA.


Solo Exhibitions

2017
El cataclismo nos alcanzará impávidos. The Looking Glass, curated by Scan. Scan Project Space, London.

2016
Comedias a honor y gloria. Curated by Alba Braza Boïls. Sala La Gallera. Valencia, Spain.*

2015
El Cataclismo nos alcanzará impávidos. Galería Rosa Santos. Valencia, Spain.
In Ictu Oculi. Curated by John B. Henry. Fleckenstein Video Gallery, Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA.

2014
European Dark Room. Galería Rosa Santos. Valencia, Spain.
Still Life with Books. Curated by Eduardo García Nieto. Artium, Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz. *

2013
In Praise of the Beast. Curated by Juri Yamashita.A Window to the World, MoCA Hiroshima, Japan.

2012
A Very Crafty and Tricky Contrivance. A commission by the Genesis Foundation. Fish and Coal building, Kings Cross, London. *
Invención. Curated by Andrea Paasch. Museum Ex Teresa Arte Actual, México City.
Fall On Us, And Hide us. Curated by Alba Braza Boïls. Spazio Vault. Prato, Italy.

2010
ELOGIO DE LA BESTIA. Centro de arte contemporáneo Huarte, Pamplona, Spain.*

2009
In Ictu Oculi. Prize El Cultural de Fotografía. Marta Cervera Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
In Ictu Oculi. Curated by Antonia Gaeta. Carpe Diem Art & Research. Lisbon, Portugal.
In Ictu Oculi. Curated by Itxaso Mendiluze. Centro Cultural Bastero. Andoain, Spain.

2008
Ricorrenza. Curated by Alba Braza Boïls. Dryphoto arte contemporanea. Prato, Italy.

2007
Celebración. Curated by Kamen Nedev. Liquidación Total. Madrid, Spain.


Group Exhibitions and Film Festivals (selection)

2017
The Moon and a Smile. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK *
Arco Madrid 2017. Rosa Santos Gallery.*

2016
Arco Madrid 2016. Rosa Santos Gallery. Madrid.*
Volta Basel 2016. Galería Rosa santos, Basel, Switzerland.*

2015
CRU – Comida, Transformação e Arte. Curated by Marcello Dantas. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brazilia, Brazil.*
Afterimages: Dark Romanticism’s Reverberation in Film and Video Art. Curated by Robert Seidel. Kunstsammlung Jena, Germany.*
États Généraux du film documentaire de Lussas. Route du Doc: Espagne. Curated by Miquel Martí Freixas, France.
Arco Madrid 2015. Galería Rosa Santos. Madrid.
There Is Only One Catch And That Is Catch 22. Curated by Blanca de la Torre. Y Gallery, New York.
Puertas Abiertas. Real Academia de España, Roma.*
Pantalla CCCB: Greta Alfaro. Curated by Gloria Vilches. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.
Art Social'15 - What One Can Be..., curated by Paula Lopez Zambrano. Chapel of Saint Barnabas, London.

2014
Vanitas: Fashion and Art. Curated by Harold Koda. Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA.
Out There – Video Art, Digital media & Photography figuring landscapes in the public space. Curated by Viewmaster and The Nederlands Fotomuseum. Maastricht, The Nederlands.
Generación 2014. La Casa Encendida, Madrid.*
They Sicken Of The Calm Who Know The Storm. Curated by Maureen Sullivan, Fridman Gallery, New York.
Despite Efficiency: Labour. Curated by Emma Brasó. Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury
Come Together. Open Museum Open City. An event curated by Hon Hanru. MAXXI, Rome.
Carnaval des Animaux. Curated by Aline Juchler and John Canciani. Projections in the public space. Winterthur, Switzerland.
Convidados. Curated by Carmen Dalmau and Lila Insúa. Centro Dados Negros, Villanueva de los Infantes, Spain.
Erarta Motion Pictures Film Festival. Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Arco Madrid 2014. Galería Rosa Santos. Madrid.*
Volta Basel. Galería Rosa Santos. Basel, Switzerland.
Legacy. Curated by Claire Breukel. Lucie Drdrova Gallery, Prague.

2013
New Order: British Art Now. Saatchi Gallery, London. *
Apologia. Curated by Federica Forti/Database. Museo del Marmo, Carrara, Italy.
Like a Bird. Curated by Maja & Reuben Fowkes/Translocal. Trafó, Budapest, Hungary.
Closer. Curated by François Loustau. La Ciudadela, Pamplona, Spain, and La Maison, Bayonne, France.
Animal Gaze Returned. Curated by Chloe Brown, Rosemarie McGoldrick and Robert McKay. Sheffield Institute of Art. Sheffield, UK.
Moving Image Video Art Fair. Curated by Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman. New York.
Punto de Vista, International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra. X Films Projects.
Rule of 3. It Will Happen Again. Curated by Gass Pendergast. Islington Mill, Manchester, UK.
Impossible rencontre. Curated by Claude d’Anthenaise y Raphaël Abrille. Grand T, Nantes, France.
There’s a Room in the Elephant. Back to Athens 2013. Curated by: Gioula Papadopoulou & Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos. CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point, Athens.

2012
Whitechapel Open. Whitechapel Gallery, London. *
Catlin Art Prize. Curated by Justin Hammond. Londonewcastle Project Space. London. *
Drama, Baby, Drama. Curated by Christiane Kuhlmann. Kunsthaus Essen, Germany.
Chassez le naturel. Curated by Olivier Beaudet. La Vitrine, Limoge, France.
Arco Madrid 2012. Gallery ProjectB Milan. Madrid. *
Ristruttura. Curated by Lorenzo Durantini. ProjectB, Milan, Italy. *
London Art Fair. Art Projects’ Screening Program. Curated by Pryle Behrman. London.
Candid Berlin. Curated by Candid Arts Trust London. Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany.
Is this Spain. Curated by Pensart. Instituto Cervantes Dublin, Ireland and Krakow, Poland.
Hackney Wicked Presents an evening of artists films and performance. Curated by Laura May Lewis. Sugarhouse studios, London.
MIA Screening Series. Comisariada por Alanna Simone. Pasadena Center for the Arts. Pasadena, California.
X Festival Miden 2012. Kalamata, Greece.
Indexes and Other Figures. Curated by Impossible Colour. Kaleidoskop, Berlin and gallery Kathedra - Photomonth 2012, Krakow, Poland. *

2011
Internacional Film Festival Rotterdam.
Ffilm 2. Curated by Karen MacKinnon. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.
Bêtes off. Curated by Claude d’Anthenaise. Conciergerie, Paris.
Rencontres Internacionales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Auditorio del Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid.
Inanimate Beings. Inéditos. Curated by Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz. La Casa Encendida, Madrid. *
Video Art Touring Festival-Reasons Why We Still Need Superman. Curated by Tim Crowley. Casa M. 8th Mercosul Biennial. Porto Alegre, Brasil. Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales. Montevideo, Uruguay, Casa Tres Patios, Medellín, Colombia.
Show RCA 2011. Royal College of Art, London.*
Video Art from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair. Tel Aviv, Israel.
Bestes, Bestiaux et Bestioles. Curated by Dominique Pineau. Château d’Oiron, France.
Spectacle/Obstacle. Curated by SuperKaleidoscope. Westpace. Melbourne, and Firstdraft Gallery, Surry Hills, Australia.*
Visionary Trading Project. Curated by Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, Mary Cork and Margarita Dorovska. Guest Projects, London.
Is This Spain? Curated by Colectivo Pensart. Instituto Cervantes, Milano, Roma and Napoli in Italy and Brasilia, in Brasil.
Martinha Maia & Greta Alfaro. The Mews Project Space, London.
Prix Leica 2010 Marta Museum Herford, Bielefeld, Germany. *
Re:Control. Curated by Lorenzo Durantini. Limelight Club building, London.
Una habitación propia. Curated by Carmen Dalmau. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
AND Festival, Artists’ stalls. Curated by FACT. Egremont, Uk
Animal Gaze Returned. Curated by Rosemarie McGoldrick. London Metropolitan University.
Videorama. Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Germany.
Vitrine. Curated by Film CoLab. White Night-Nuit Blanche Brighton, Uk.

2010
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010. Institute of Contemporary Art London and A Foundation Liverpool.
Rencontres Internacionales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Big Screen Project. NADA Art Fair. Miami, USA.
Peep Show. Artbus. Tours & Video Screenings During Art Basel Miami Beach. Curated by Maja Ciric. Miami, USA.
Album. Curated by Morgan Quaintance. Wolstenholme Space. Independents Liverpool Biennial. Liverpool.
I See Myself There Where I Am Not. Curated by Mary Cork. Forman’s Smokehouse. Hackney Wicked Festival. London.
Conceal From Your Eyes. Curated by Eduardo García Nieto. Centro Cultural Bastero, Andoain, Spain.
Homero, Iliada de Alessandro Baricco. Video screening curated by Mariano Navarro for an event of SEACEX. Teatro María Guerrero and Caixa Forum, Madrid.
The Vulture Tick. Video screening curated by Rut Blees Luxemburg. Yinka Shonibare’s Space. London.

2009
Grande hazaña! Con muertos! Curated by Mariano Navarro. Sala Puerta Nueva, Córdoba, Spain.*


Collections

Saatchi, Igal Ahouvi, Yinka Shonibare, Real Academia de España en Roma, Ministry of External Affairs of Spain, Genesis Foundation, DKV, Fondo de Arte de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Casa de Velázquez, Fundación BilbaoArte, City councils of Valencia, Burriana, Puerto Lumbreras and Mislata, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Florencio de la Fuente, other private collections.


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