Málaga, Spain, 1970

Son of English immigrants, he studied painting and sculpture at the University of Granada (center where he currently teaches), and set design at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Since the late 1990s, Zabell has mainly used painting and installation to develop projects with a marked narrative and scenographic content, which are often based on the works of other creators; mainly writers, as in the case of the Frenchman Alain Robbe-Grillet, to whom he dedicated three of his most ambitious projects, and musicians such as the Hawaiian Ernest Ka’ai. Zabell recreates at will the works of these artists to translate them into the plastic medium and somehow upset the concept of fiction, and the relationship that the viewer

can have with it. Zabell’s works will often become, surreptitiously and regardless of their will, the viewer in their protagonist or creator. In 2008 he received the Artistic Activity Award from the Junta de Andalucía and other awards such as the Manuel Rivera Scholarship for Plastic Arts, Granada Provincial Council, First Prize, Contest of Plastic Arts, Government of Cantabria, Initiate Scholarship, CAM Collection Scholarship, Foundation Aid BBVA to Cultural Creators and in 2015 he received the I Pepe Estévez Painting Prize. He has exhibited in different exhibitions held in spaces such as the ABC Museum of Madrid (2015), Casal-Solleric (Palma de Mallorca, 2014), Seven Contemporary Art of The Hague (2009),

Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art (CAAC) of Seville (2009), CAC Málaga (2009), Atlantic Center of Modern Art (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2013), La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2003), ARTIUM (Vitoria, 2007), Sala El Baluarte, (Pamplona, ​​2007), the Palace of the Counts of Gabia de Granada (2007), the Space Initiate in Seville (2009) .. His work is in collections such as DKV, Banesto, Diputación de Granada, Junta de Andalucía, Caja Madrid Collection, CAM Collection, Scania Region (Sweden), Rafael Botí Foundation, Tourism Paradores Collection, El Monte Foundation, Pamplona City Council

Simon Zabell CV