Chechu Álava Spanish, b. 1973

b. 1973 Asturias, Spain. Lives and works in Paris, France.

 

EDUCATION

1991-96 Graduated in Fine Arts, University of Salamanca

1995 Erasmus at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Amsterdam

1995 Seminar “Hypercritical Attitude” coordinated by the lecturer and art critic Fernando Castro Flórez Municipal Foundation of Culture, Education and People’s University of Gijón

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 The Restless Muses, BravinLee programs, New York, US

2020 REBELDES, El Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain *

2019 Primeros Retratos, I.E.S.Bernaldo de Quirós. Mieres, Spain

2016 Volver a pintar, Espacio Líquido Gallery. Gijón. Spain

2013 Souvenir, Nueveochenta Gallery,  Bogotá. Colombia

2013 Sisters, Galería Utopía Parkway, Madrid, Spain

2012 Arte Santander Art Fair (solo booth), Espacio Líquido. Santander, Spain*

2011 The Romanov,  Triple Base Gallery. San Francisco, USA

2011 El hilo de Ariadna, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Gijón, Spain

2010 NEXT Art Fair, Exhibition of Emerging Art, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Chicago, US

2009 Le temps perdu, Utopía Parkway Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2008 Los placeres y los días, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Gijón, Spain

2004 La vida breve, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Gijón, Spain

1999 No estaba muerta, estaba de parranda. (In praise of painting), Borrón Showroom, Oviedo, Spain

1995 Paintings and Drawings, Municipal Cultural House of Avilés. Asturias, Spain

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 Estampa Contermporary Art Fair, Espacio Liquido Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2021 Unfair Weather, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK

2021 Studiolo, Una mirada a la colección de Candela Álvarez

2021 Soldevilla, Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid, Spain

2020 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Smac Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2020 Pintura en las venas, Museo Barjola. Gijón, Asturias, Spain*

2020 A show of solidarity, Smac Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2020 X Contemporary Art Fair Oviedo, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Asturias, Spain

2020 Las calles de los artistas, Noche Blanca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

2019 The female line, Smac Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2019 FNB Art Joburg, International Art Fair, Smac Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2019 Las formas del alma, Instituto Cervantes, Roma, Italy*

2019 Justmad Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2019 Valhalla, Gallery Weekend Berlin, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2019 Open Studio Festival, La Puerta Cuatro, Madrid, Spain

2019 Las formas del alma, Instituto Cervantes, Belgrade, Serbia*

2019 Las formas del alma, Instituto Cervantes, Bucarest, Romania*

2019 Sobre mujeres artistas, Colegio de arquitectos, Oviedo, Spain

2019 Viaje al manicomio, Galería La casa amarilla, Zaragoza, Spain

2018 Las formas del alma, Instituto Cervantes, Prague, Czech Republic*

2018 JustLX Lisboa Contemporary Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2018 Nepotismo ilustrado 2, Centro Cultural de La Carolina, Jaén, Spain

2018 En la hora azul, La Casa Amarilla Gallery, Zaragoza, Spain

2018 Las formas del alma, Instituto Cervantes, Palermo and Rome, Italy*

2017 Las formas del alma, Instituto Cervantes. Madrid, Spain

2017 Sense 4, Humanese, Medellín, Colombia

2016 Rehabitar el espacio: presente, pasado y future, DKV Collection. Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid, Spain

2016  Animalista, Representación, violencias y respuestas, La casa encendida, Madrid, Spain

2016 Art on a postcard, Secret Auction for the Hepatitis C Trust, Maddox Gallery, London, UK

2016 Miscelánea, VALEY Centro Cultural de Castrillón, Asturies, Spain

2016 BravinLee Programs, New York, US

2016 Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid. Spain

2015 ESTAMPA Contemporary Art Fair. Espacio Líquido Gallery. Madrid.

2015 Mirar en un espejo. 25 Years of Young Art in Asturias, Banco Sabadell Herrero Showroom, Oviedo, VALEY Centro Cultural de Castrillón and Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto de Gijón. Asturias, Spain*

2015 El bosque interior, Las formas del Alma, Juana Francés Gallery, Zaragoza. Spain*

2015 Vídeos domésticos de Artistas, DA2, Salamanca, Spain

2015 Sutiles y convulsas ensoñaciones, César Monzonís Collection, Fine Arts Museum Castellón de la Plana, Castellón, Spain

2014 100 painters of tomorrow,  Beers Contemporary Gallery, London, UK

2014 ARCO. Espacio Líquido Gallery, Madrid, Spain*

2014 La edad de la Inocencia, Festival Miradas de Mujeres. Cantabria Central Library, Santander, Spain

2014 Faro spiritual, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Gijón, Spain

2014 Utopia Union Ltd, Utopía Parkway Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2013 ARCO. International Art Fair. Espacio Líquido Gallery. Madrid. Spain.

2013 JOBURG Art Fair. Smac Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2013 La metamorfosis del paisaje en el Arte, Caja Vital Foundation, Vitoria. Spain

2013 Freestyle, Foundation CajaMurcia, Cartagena*

2012 Face to Face, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, USA.

2012 Fiction - Non Fiction, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, USA

2012 ArtBO International Art Fair Bogotá, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Colombia

2012 ARCO International Art Fair,  Espacio Líquido Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2012 11 Biennal Martínez Guerricabeitia, Valencia, Spain

2012 Oviedo Art Fair,  Espacio Liquido Gallery, Oviedo, Spain*

2011 ARCO International Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Madrid

2011 AQUA ART MIAMI Contemporary Art Fair, Triple Base Gallery, Miami,  USA

2011 Contemporary Art from the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias, Barjola Museum, Gijón, Spain.

2011 Retrato de Familia, VALEY Cultural Center of Castrillón, Asturias, Spain*

2011 Autorretratos,  Nómada Gallery, Gijón, Spain*

2011 SWAB, International Contemporary Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2010 Now, it’s about what you can’t see, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2010 ARTESANTANDER. XIX International Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Santander, Spain

2010 La frontera de lo visible, Utopía Parkway Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2009 PULSE MIAMI Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Miami, USA

2009 International Exhibition of Fine Arts, Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real, Spain

2008 PULSE MIAMI Art Fair,  Espacio Líquido, Miami, USA

2008 Qué arte? Discursos sin fronteras, Oviedo University, Banco Herrero Showroom, Oviedo, Spain*

2008 La pintura en los tiempos del Arte. Veinte pintores españoles para el siglo XXI, Muralla de Baluarte showroom, Congress Palace, Pamplona, Spain*

2008 Diamond Dogs, Casado Santapau Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2007 BigCityUnlimited, Utopía Parkway Gallery. Madrid. Spain

2007 HOT ART. BALELATINA Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2007 ARTESANTANDER Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Santander, Spain

2007 Uno más uno multitude, Doméstico 09, Madrid, Spain

2007 Women Painters of Asturias, Cajastur Showroom, Mieres, Avilés. Gijón, Spain

2007 CIRCA, Puerto Rico International Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Puerto Rico

2007  ARCO Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2007 Collectif 6BIS, Galerie Municipale Vitry-sur-Seine, France

2007 ENTREARTE II, Revillagigedo Palace, Gijón, Spain*

2007 Extensiones- Anclajes, I’ll be your mirror, Laboral Foundation, Cudillero, Asturias, Spain*

2007 Polylogue 1789” Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. Carré de Baudouin. Paris. France

2006 ARCO International Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2006 IV International Biennale of Fine Arts of Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain*

2006 EXPLUM, Contemporary Art Contest. Puerto Lumbreras, Murcia. Spain*

2006 ARTESANTANDER Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Santander, Spain

2006 Collectif 6BIS, Galerie Municipale Vitry-sur-Seine, France

2006 XVIII Painting Biennale City of Zamora, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Zamora, Spain

2006  Salamanca Art Fair 06, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Salamanque, Spain

2006 Depósito abierto, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Gijón, Spain

2005 “Becarios Colegio de España en París”. Cervantes Institute. Paris. France *

2005 ARCO Art Fair. Spanish Minister of Culture Stand, Madrid, Spain

2005 El fin del paisaje, Iglesia de la Encarnación y Museo Etnográfico de Castilla y León. Zamora, Spain*

2005 El hombre Delgado, Moriarty Gallery, Madrid, Spain*

2004 ARCO Art Fair, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2004 FIAC Art Fair, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Paris, France

2004 Becarios Colegio de España en París, Royal Academy of San Fernando, Madrid, Spain*

2004 International Alternative Art Fair, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Köhln, Germany

2004 Artissima, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Turin, Italy

2004 Ziel 1= Kunst = Ziel 1, Eisenstadt Landesgalerie, Austria

2003 “Go!” Liquidación total Project, Madrid, Spain

2003 FIAC International Art Fair. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Paris. France

2003 V Young Artists’ Show,  Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain

2003 Spanish Artists, Cultural Center of Le Pecq, France

2003 cm3, Cité Universitaire Internationale, Paris, France

2002 Doméstico 01, Painting Room Project, Madrid. Spain

2002 European Artists, Cité des Arts, Paris, France

2001 Objective 1 Regions,  European Artists. Eisenstadt, Austria

2001 Lloro porque me da la gana. Love me tender, Amadís Showroom, Madrid. Spain

2000 Primavera de Pintura,  FE.VE.SA Showroom, Salamanque, Spain

1999 1999 Painters, Convento Showroom, Badajoz, Spain

1998 SUBTEC, Laser photocopy art, Columbia Campus (Deutsches Haus) and Taranto Gallery, New York. USA

1998 Living memory of Asturian art, CAMCO. Center of Modern Art “Ciudad de Oviedo”, Asturias, Spain

1998 Fine Arts Exhibition of Castilla y León, Spain

1998 Fine Arts exhibition of Asturias, Spain

1998 The beach and its echoes, Piedras Blancas Cultural House, Asturias, Spain

1997 Fine Arts Exhibition of Castilla y León, Spain

1997 Fine Arts Exhibition of Asturias, Spain

1997 The boundaries of painting, FEVESA Showroom, Salamanca, Spain

1996 Contemporary Art Fair of Porto FAC ́96. Spatium Gallery, Portugal

1996 22 International Artists, Spatium Gallery, Tavira, Portugal

1996 Tomás Luis de Victoria Contest,  Casa de las Conchas, Salamanca, Spain

1996 24 Hours of Performances, Jack the performer, University of Fine Arts of Salamanca, with the performance “Le sexe des Arts”, Spain

1995 A white and pure smile, FE.VE.SA Showroom, Salamanca, Spain

1994 Fine Arts Exhibition of Asturias, Spain

1994 Tomás Luis de Victoria Contest, Casa de las Conchas, Salamanca, Spain

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSIPS AND GRANTS

2008 First Prize in VIII Painting Contest of the Government of the Principality of Asturias. Spain

2003 Fellowship given by the Spanish Minister of Culture as an artist-in-residence program at the Colegio de España, Cité Universitaire, Paris, France

2001 Fellowship as an artist-in-residence program at “Workshop with Artists from Objective 1 Regions”. Eisenstadt, Austria

1996 Fellowship as an artist-in-residence program at “International Course of Art”. Spatium Gallery, Tavira, Portugal

1995 Erasmus Fellowship to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Amsterdam

1994 First Prize and golden medal in the XXV National Painting Contest of Luarca. Asturias. Spain

Fellowship to attend the National Courses of Artistic Creation at Valdeñas de Jaén. Spain

 

COLLECTIONS

Fine Arts Museum of Asturias

Spanish Minister of Culture

Government of the Principality of Asturias

Government of Castilla y León

City Council of Castrillón (Asturias).

City Council of Jaén.

City Council of Luarca (Asturias).

Private Collections in Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Colombia, Portugal, USA. France, South Korea and Spain.