BIO / CV

Asunción Molinos Gordo (1979 Aranda de Duero, Burgos, Spain) obtained her B.F.A. from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2003. In 2006, she received a Master in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice from the same University and she is currently studying Social and Cultural Anthropology through the National University (UNED). Her work has been shown in Spain, UK and Egypt at venues including La Casa Encendida, Museo Patio Herreriano, CAB, La Fábrica, The Townhosue Gallery and ARNOLFINI Art Centre.

Molinos’ work focus on food and agriculture socio-cultural implications; she employs photography, video, installation and other media to explore the rural sphere and issues of peasantry from a transnational approach. She currently lives and works between Cairo, Egypt and her hometown of 80 inhabitants, Guzmán, Burgos, Spain. In her own words “My practice is centred around the social and cultural changes that are taking place nowadays within the rural context, always looking at what we are leaving behind in the rush of progress”.

Education
Ongoing BSc Social & Cultural Antropology. National Distance University of Spain (UNED)
2006 Master Contemporary Art Practice & Theory. Complutense University of      Madrid, Spain.
98-03 BA (HONS) Fine Art Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

Fellowhips
2003 Colchester Institure of Art & Design,UK. Graphic Design fellowship.
2004 Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, UK. Printmaking Fellowship      Byam Shaw Art School.
2006 Seminar “Photographic Landscape Aesthetics” IVAM-Astroc Fundation, Madrid
2005 Earthworks Seminar. Paulo Freire Rural University, Amayuelas, Palencia,      Spain.

Solo shows
2012 “El Matam El Mish-masry”. Artellewa, Cairo, Egypt.
2010 “World Agriculture Museum (WAM)”The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
2009 “Untitled 1 (Chozos de Pastor)”Nomad architecture intervention, Guzmán,      Spain.
2005 “Ciudades 2099, Madrid”. La Fábrica Gallery, Madrid.
2004 “Ciudades 04, London”Colchester Arts Centre, Saint Martin´S Church, UK.

Groups shows
2013 Generación 2013. La Casa Encendida. Madrid.
2013 Campo Adentro, Matadero, Madrid.
2011 ARNOLFINI, Bristol, UK. The Museum Show. “World Agriculture Museum (WAM)”
2008 La Casa Encendida, Madrid. Generaciones 08.”Untitled 2, Peasants      Demonstration”
2008 La Capella, Barcelona, Generaciones 08. .”Untitled 2, Peasants      Demonstration”
2007 CAB Centro Arte Contemporaneo, Burgos, Spain. JACYL
2007 Museo Patio Herreriano (Valladolid), Spain. JACYL
2005 La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. III International Festival Urban Ecology.
2005 Mirador. Visual Arts and New Media Biennial. Berzosa de Lozoya, Spain.
2005 ESTAMPA. XIII International of Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair.
2005 I International Printmaking & Graphic Arts Biennial .Cáceres, Spain.
2004 Originals 04. The Mall Galleries. London. UK.

Residencies
2012 Campo Adentro (Inland, art, agriculture & countryside) Selected resident      artist.
2011 Nau Coclea, Camallera, Girona, Spain
2010 The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.

Prices / Grants / Awards
2012 Generaciones 2013. Caja Madrid Art Award. Main Price.
2010 MATADERO-MADRID Production Grant, Madrid, Spain
2008 Generaciones 08. Caja Madrid Art Award. Selected work.
2008 Jóvenes Artistas Castilla y León. CAJA BURGOS, Burgos, Spain.
2005 Contemporary Printmaking National Award. Dirección General de la Mujer,      Madrid, Spain.
2005 St Cuthbert’s Mill Printmaking Award. First Prize.
2005 Artichoke Print Workshop Printmaking Award. First Prize

Field experience
2012 AUC ( American University Cairo). Faculty Professor in The Arts Department.
06-09 Factum Arte. Marc Quinn project. Director of Painting studio. Madrid,       Spain
04-06 Dietrich Mann Printmaking Workshop. Printmaker & Technician. Madrid, Spain