Mar Arza (Castelló de la Plana, 1976) has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Valencia, with a period of studies at the Carnegie Mellon School of Art in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) and a Master’s in Sculpture at the Winchester School of Art (Southampton University , England), awarded a scholarship by the Cañada-Blanch Foundation.
In 2013 he received the Guasch-Coranty Prize from the Valls Biennial and the ArtsLibris Prize, awarded by the Fundació Banc Sabadell. In 2017 she received the DKV Award to the emerging artist for the best gallery exhibition with the exhibition R E S Q U I C I O, and previously received in 2016 the Swab-Mango Award for the best young artist.
The individual exhibition R E S Q U I C I O, at the Galeria Rocío Santa Cruz in Barcelona reflects on the space of a blank page and the fold as writing, pointing out dimensions to a supposedly conceptual art. The individual exhibition in the Sala Miserachs in La Virreina conceives a three-way installation in which visibility conditions the perception of power. Her exhibition, Readings and Consumption, at the Santa Mònica Art Center, within the Blanco Bajo Negro cycle, showed the passage of time that leaves its mark in parallel with the course of daily life crossed by literature.
She works with the Rocio Santa Cruz Gallery in Barcelona and the Cànem Gallery in Castelló. He has exhibited individually at the MeessenDeClerq Gallery in Brussels, Horrach-Moyà Gallery in Palma de Mallorca, Estampa Gallery in Madrid, Sicart in Vilafranca del Penedés, the Vila Casas Foundation in Palafrugell or La Virreina Centro de la Imagen, in Barcelona.
She has been part of exhibitions at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, the Palazzo delle Arti in Napoli, Villa Empain in Brussels, Rosenfeld-Porcini Gallery in London, and the Lo Pati d’Amposta Art Center framed in the Amposta biennial of which she was a finalist. In 2016 she was part of the Moscow Biennale of Young Art.
Her work is present in collections such as the IVAM (Valencia), DKV Collection, Colección Norte, Galila Barzilai Collection (Belgium), The Shore Collection (Ohio. USA), Artphilein Foundation (Liechtenstein), Francis H. Williams Collection (Wellesley , MA), National Art Fund of the Generalitat de Catalunya, among others.
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06_Elogi del malentès | Mar Arza
Mataró Art Contemporani
Relat de la peça de Mar Arza a l’exposició itinerant “Elogi del malentès” [Can Palauet, 14.09.19 | 17.11.19], a cura de Joana Hurtado Matheu i produïda per l’Oficina de Difusió Artística de la Diputació de Barcelona. El projecte educatiu ha estat realitzat pels nens i nens de 6è de l’Escola Maria Mercè Marçal de Mataró i l’equip del M|A|C (Gisel Noè, direcció, Gemma Tro, coordinació i Cori Mercadé, artista i educadora).