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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 generated by this encounter. I use print, drawing, animation and archival imagery in order to collect these confrontations and transmit the amazement to the viewer. By unfolding different mechanisms, my work reflects on the edges of subjectivity, travel, discovery and representation of the unknown through the exercise of drawing. I have certain fascination for humble, portable and intimate materials and formats, which allows me to easily engage with the persons I share my work with. 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.

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

Currently based in Shanghai, CN

T R A I N I N G
13-15 ~ Printmaking MA. Royal College of Art, London, GB
12-13 ~ Erasmus scholarship. Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, GE
09-13 ~ Fine Arts BA. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ES

A W A R D S
18 ~ Bananafish Books - Artist in residence fellowship, Shanghai, CN
17 ~ Swatch Art Peace Hotel - Artist in residence fellowship, Shanghai, CN
16 ~ Open Portfolio Prize - Festival Internacional de Grabado (FIG), ES
15-16 ~ Fundación Antonio Gala - Artist in residence fellowship, Córdoba, ES
15 ~ Graduate Print Awards, 2nd place - People of Print, GB
14 ~ Villiers David Travel Award - Research and travel grant, Shanghai, CN
* Litografía Viña - Artist in residence fellowship, Gijón, ES (to be scheduled)
* Centro Internacional de la Estampa Contemporánea (CIEC) - Artist in residence fellowship, Betanzos, ES (to be scheduled)

E X H I B I T I O N S
Solo shows
18 ~ I Draw with My Hands, de Pot, Shanghai, CN
18 ~ Like a Precious Seam in the Bottom of the Mine, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, CN
17 ~ What I Have Done: Open Studio, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, CN
16 ~ Inventar al otro, Espacio Joven, Valladolid, ES
16 ~ La colonia, Limbo 0 galería, Córdoba, ES

Art fairs
18 ~ abC Art Book Fair, Modern Art Museum Shanghai, CN
18 ~ Picnic Art Festival, Qiao Space, Shanghai, CN
17 ~ Festival Internacional de Grabado (FIG), Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, ES
17 ~ GRAF Barcelona 2017, La Fàbrica de la Creació Fabra i Coats, Barcelona, ES
16 ~ Festival Internacional de Grabado (FIG), Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, ES
15 ~ Multiplied Art Fair 2015, Christie’s South Kensington, London, GB
15 ~ Offprint London, Turbine Hall, TATE Modern, London, GB
15 ~ East London Comic Arts Festival ELCAF, The Laundry, London, GB
15 ~ Turn the Page, The Forum, Norwich, GB

Group shows
17 ~ Contemporary Perspectives on Printmaking, Mall Galleries, London, GB
17 ~ 11e Biennale de Gravure de Liège, La Boverie, Liège, BE
16 ~ Open Portfolio FIG, Edificio Ensanche, Bilbao, ES
16 ~ XIV promoción, Fundación Antonio Gala, Córdoba, ES
15 ~ Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, GB
15 ~ Haptic and Optic Portfolio Exhibition, Yantai Modern Gallery, Yantai, CN
Shenzhen Baotu Library Gallery, Shenzhen, CN
Yuquanshan Art Gallery, Beijing, CN
15 ~ IMPACT9, The China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, CN
15 ~ PR!NT: Impressions & Expressions, La Cambre Galerie 425, Brussels, BE
15 ~ HIX Award, CNB Gallery, London, GB
15 ~ Human Nature, The Archive Gallery, London, GB
15 ~ RCA Final Show, Royal College of Art, London, GB
15 ~ Lean-to, Tenderbooks, London, GB
15 ~ Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, GB / Dubai, UAE
15 ~ Objects of, Cafe Gallery, London, GB
14 ~ Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong, CN
14 ~ Hoarding, City Gallery, Peterborough, GB
14 ~ Skin/Cells, Fringe! Festival, London, GB
14 ~ Indie-vision, billboard project organized by Metal Culture, Peterborough, GB
14 ~ PopArtCube, ArtCube Gallery, London, GB
14 ~ Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, GB
14 ~ Yesterday’s Wrong Thinking, Café Gallery, London, GB
14 ~ WIP show, Royal College of Art, London, GB
13 ~ Rundgang, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, GE
13 ~ ZigZag, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, GE


P R E S S
Edén Barrena: The Promise of Blooming
Bananafish Books Weixin site

Edén Barrena
Write about Print: a Printmaking Journal

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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