Jerez de la Frontera, 1986.

Cristina Mejías is a visual artist. She graduated from the Universidad Europea of Madrid and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, with a degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s degree in Art and Creation Research from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 2010, she moved to Berlin, thanks to a European scholarship, where she lived for four years. In 2014, she returned to Madrid where she currently resides and works.

Recently her work has been exhibited in places like The Goma (Madrid), Galería JosédelaFuente (Santander), MACZUL Museum (Maracaibo, Venezuela), Teatro SAC (Barcelona), Galería Javier Silva (Valladolid), Sala Santa Inés (Sevilla), Mendoza Foundation (Caracas, Venezuela),

Ranchito ARCOLisboa, Matadero Madrid / Galerias Municipais (Madrid / Lisbon), Artothèque (Bordeaux), TEA (Tenerife), LABoral (Gijon), Fundación Cajasol (Seville), Centro Cultural de España/AECID (Rosario, Argentina/Concepción, Chile/Lima, Peru), CAAC (Seville) or CentroCentro (Madrid) among others.

In the last few months she has carried out an artist’s residency thanks to an international grant at Tabakalera (San Sebastian) and at the Centro de Creación Contemporánea of Andalucía C3A, the result of which will be part of the group exhibition “Tocar la tierra”.

Among the awards and grants she has recently obtained are Generation 2020 from the Casa Encendida (Madrid), the residency grant from Hangar Lisboa, the residency grant from Tabakalera (San Sebastián), the Iniciar-te award, she has been also a finalist in the Premi Ciutat de Palma-Casal Solleric, and obtained the residency production grant from Ranchito ArcoLisboa, as well as the residency production grant ‘Correspondencias de Ultramar’ in Caracas and Maracaibo AECID/Spanish Embassy in Venezuela, Creación Injuve 2017 award, XIX Call Luis Adelantado, Circuitos de Artes Plásticas XXVI, Joven Complutense award and TheGymProgramme in espacio Rampa among others.

CV Cristina Mejías (eng)