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"The ‘other’ is always distant as well as different, and against this difference the characteristics of self and society are formed and clarified"
Susan Hiller in The Myth of Primitivism (1991)

I am interested in the relationship between the self and the other, and in the estrangement and conflicts that this encounter generates. I use print, drawing, small animations and publications in order to collect these confrontations and transmit the amazement to the viewer. Sometimes, these are small stories very well localized in a determined context, but in other occasions my work remits to phenomena that expand through history: migration, cultural identity, racism, colonialism and the discovery of the alien. Travelling is a key element of my creative practice, since it positions me in the roles of the outsider and the other, experimenting first-hand the displacement of the foreigner.

 

Edén Barrena
Visual artist
1 9 9 1 , Badajoz, Spain

Currently as artist in residence at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, CN

T R A I N I N G
2013-2015 Printmaking MA. Royal College of Art, London, GB
2012-2013 Erasmus scholarship. Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, GE
2009-2013 Fine Arts BA. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ES

A W A R D S / G R A N T S / R e s i d e n c i e s
2018 Litografía Viña - Artist in residence fellowship, Gijón, ES (scheduled)
2018 Centro Internacional de la Estampa Contemporánea (CIEC) - Artist in residence fellowship, Betanzos, ES (scheduled)
2017 Swatch Art Peace Hotel - Artist in residence fellowship, Shanghai, CN
2016 Open Portfolio Prize - Festival Internacional de Grabado (FIG), ES
2016 De Liceiras 18 - Artist residency, Porto, PT
2015-16 Fundación Antonio Gala - Artist in residence fellowship, Córdoba, ES
2015 Graduate Print Awards, 2nd place - People of Print, GB
2014 Villiers David Travel Award - Research and travel grant, Shanghai, CN

E X H I B I T I O N S
2 0 1 7
Festival Internacional de Grabado (FIG), Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, ES (scheduled)
Open Studio, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghái, CN (scheduled)
Contemporary Perspectives on Printmaking, Mall Galleries, London, GB
11e Biennale de Gravure de Liège, La Boverie, Liège, BE
GRAF Barcelona 2017, La Fàbrica de la Creació Fabra i Coats, Barcelona, ES

2 0 1 6
Festival Internacional de Grabado (FIG), Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, ES
Inventar al otro, Espacio Joven, Valladolid, ES - solo show
Open Portfolio FIG, Edificio Ensanche, Bilbao, ES
La colonia, Limbo 0, Córdoba, ES - solo show
XIV promoción, Fundación Antonio Gala, Córdoba, ES

2 0 1 5
Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, GB
Multiplied Art Fair 2015, Christie’s South Kensington, London, GB
Haptic and Optic Portfolio Exhibition, Yantai Modern Gallery, Yantai, CN
Shenzhen Baotu Library Gallery, Shenzhen, CN
Yuquanshan Art Gallery, Beijing, CN
IMPACT9, The China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, CN
PR!NT: Impressions & Expressions, La Cambre Galerie 425, Brussels, BE
HIX Award, CNB Gallery, London, GB
Human Nature, The Archive Gallery, London, GB
RCA Final Show, Royal College of Art, London, GB
East London Comic Arts Festival ELCAF, The Laundry, London, GB
Lean-to, Tenderbooks, London, GB
Offprint London, Turbine Hall, TATE Modern, London, GB
Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, GB / Dubai, UAE
Objects of, Cafe Gallery, London, GB
The other, solo exhibiton, Taylor St Baristas, London, GB

2 0 1 4
Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong, CN
Hoarding, City Gallery, Peterborough, GB
Skin/Cells, Fringe! Festival, London, GB
Indie-vision, billboard project organized by Metal Culture, Peterborough, GB
PopArtCube, ArtCube Gallery, London, GB
Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, GB
Yesterday’s Wrong Thinking, Café Gallery, London, GB
WIP show, Royal College of Art, London, GB

2 0 1 3
Rundgang
, ABK-Stuttgart, GE
ZigZag, ABK-Stuttgart, GE

P R E S S
Edén Barrena
Write about print: a printmaking journal

Inventar al otro, una exposición de Edén Barrena en el Espacio Joven de Valladolid
Art magazine Logopress

Edén Barrena, the politics of pleasure in art
Interview for 1 Granary magazine, by Sara Torres

Graduate Print Awards, 2nd place, Edén Barrena
People of Print

Royal College of Art Degree Show 2015 -
Intriguing practices and processes


Edén Barrena - Another something

C O N T A C T
eden.barrena@gmail.com
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