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SUMMARY


 Elías Peña Salvador, a young Spanish painter who lives and works in Madrid. His work leaves no room for the obvious and invites the viewer to plunge into the symbolic and the poetic. The artist portrays a raw and complex reality, where multiple feelings and perspectives intermingle.  Through his career, Elías was invited to participate in national and international exhibitions and has received numerous awards such as the prestigious “Arte Laguna International Painting Prize” in Venice, Italy. Furthermore, he has participated in several international residences and forms part of an artistic space that promotes art with a local and global perspective.


EDUCATION


MA in Teacher Training High School Education at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid (20162017) MFA at the Goldsmiths University in London. (2015 - 2016) Graduated in Fine Arts from the Felipe II Higher Studies Center of the Complutense University of Madrid. (2010-2014) Erasmus scholarship of the fourth year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessaloniki, Greece (2013).


EXHIBITIONS


Solo Exhibitions


2019 Open studio at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel.

2019 Motion.  H27 Gallery in Shanghai.

2018 Sesenta y cuatro. Center for Municipal Arts of the City of Alcorcón Madrid. Exhibition with a catalogue.  

2013 Sin título. Espacio BOP, Madrid. Exhibition with a catalogue.


Selected Group Exhibitions 


2019 Participation in the 54 Reina Sofía Price at the  Retiro park of Madrid.

2018 Participation in ´´Artistas del Barrio`` art festival, with the collaboration of the city council of Madrid.

2018 Participation in the contemporay art festival Hybrid at ´´ Espacio PROA``, Madrid.

2017 Participation in the XI Bienal de Florencia. 2017 Participation in the exhibition on the occasion of the 11th edition of the Arte Laguna International Prize at the Arselane in Venice. 
2015 Participation in the exhibition organized by the City Hall of Madrid at the Juvenile Center, on the occasion of the Young Creators Competition.

2014 Participation in the exhibition organized by KunSTadt at the Terroirs Boutique du Vin, in the city of Brasov, Romania.

2014 Participation in the exhibition on the occasion of the 8th edition of the Arte Laguna International Prize, Venice.

2011 Participation in the exhibition “Flamenco”, organized by the Casa de Córdoba in Madrid.


AWARDS


2017 Honorable mention in the II Edition of the City of Alcorcón Awards (Madrid), as a young creator in the category of painting and within Performing Arts.

2016 Winner of the Arte Laguna de Venecia International Prize in the painting category.

2015 Finalist, in the modality of Pictorical Work, of the 2015 edition of the “Young Creators Competition”, of national character, convened by the City Council of Madrid.

2014 Finalist of the 8th edition of the Arte Laguna International Prize. Convened by the MoCA Cultural Association (MODERN Contemporary Art) in collaboration with Estudio Arte Laguna, Venice.


ARTIST RESIDENCIES


2018/2019  Artist resident at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.

2015  Artist resident at The B.A.D. in Rotterdam.

2014  Artist resident at the CAN residence in Bucharest.