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Elías Peña Salvador is an award-winning painter from Madrid with extensive experience in both Asia and Europe whose paintings pay homage to the transcendent nature of scenes from everyday life. Elías has been invited to participate in national and international exhibitions around the world,

including solo and group shows in Hong Kong, China, Spain, Romania, and Italy. He is a recipient of the Erasmus Scholarship in Fine Art, and has received numerous awards such as the prestigious “Arte Laguna International Painting Prize” in Venice, Italy. Elías has also been selected to participate in various international artist residencies, including the renowned Swatch Art Peace Hotel residency in Shanghai as well as residencies in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Rotterdam, and Bucharest. Elías is part of PROA, an important artists’ collective and art studio in Madrid that promotes local art in Spain with a global perspective.



Masters of Arts in Arts Education, Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid (2016-2017)

Master of Fine Arts in Painting (incomplete), Goldsmiths University (2015)

Erasmus Scholarship in Fine Art, University of Aristoteleio Panepistimio, Thessaloniki, Greece (2013)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Felipe II Center, Complutense University of Madrid (2010-2014)




Solo Exhibitions


2019 “Nanshan” Jardin Orange Gallery, Shenzhen, China. Exhibition with a Catalogue. 2019 “Motion” Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China

2019 “Motion” 27 Gallery, Shanghai, China

2018 “Sesenta Y Cuatro” Center for Municipal Arts of the City of Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain. Exhibition with a Catalogue.

2013 “Sin Título” Espacio B.O.P., Madrid, Spain. Exhibition with a Catalogue.


Selected Group Exhibitions


2021 Upcoming Group Show, Contemporary Art by Angela Li, Hong Kong

2021 “La Verdadera Destreza” Arte y Esgrima, Madrid, Spain

2019 “Reina Sofía Prize Exhibit” 54th Edition, Retiro Park of Madrid, Spain

2018 “Artistas del Barrio Art Festival” City Council of Madrid, Spain

2018 “Contemporary Hybrid Art Festival” Espacio PROA, Madrid 2017 “XI Biennale de Florencia” 11th Edition Biennale, Florence, Italy

2017 “Arte Laguna International Prize Exhibit” 11th Edition, Arselane, Venice, Italy

2015 “Young Creators Competition” City Hall of Madrid Juvenile Center, Spain

2014 “KunSTadt” Terroirs Boutique du Vin, Brasov, Romania

2014 “Arte Laguna International Prize Exhibit” 8th Edition, Venice, Italy 2011 "Flamenco" Casa de Córdoba Exhibit, Madrid, Spain




2017 Honorable Mention, “Young Creator in the Category of Painting and Performing Arts” II Edition of the City of Alcorcón Awards, Madrid, Spain

2016 Winner, “Overall Painting Category” Arte Laguna de Venecia International Prize, Venice, Italy

2015 Finalist, “Young Creators Competition in National Painting” City Council of Madrid, Spain

2014 Finalist, “8th Edition of the Arte Laguna International Prize” MoCA Cultural Association (Modern Contemporary Art) in collaboration with Estudio Arte Laguna, Venice, Italy




2020 Artist in Residence, Langham Hotel, Hong Kong, China SAR

2019 Artist in Residence, Jardin Orange Gallery, Shenzhen, China

2018 Artist in Residence, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China

2015 Artist in Residence, B.A.D. Residency, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2014 Artist in Residence, C.A.N. Residency, Bucharest, Romania

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