Bio


ES

Isabel Merchante (Madrid, 1999) es artista visual. Graduada cum laude en Bellas Artes y Diseño por la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria en Madrid. Durante 2020 le concedieron una beca Erasmus gracias a la que continuó sus estudios en École Estienne, en París.

Sus exposiciones individuales incluyen: Harmony, en MARTE, Castellón (2022) y Refugio de las luces en Biblioteca Xenius, Madrid (2022). Ha participado en exposiciones colectivas nacionales e internacionales tales como Aragon Park, en Madrid (2021); Visages 2022, en el Centro de Arte Moderno de Tetuán, Marruecos (2022); This Space Does Not Exist, en Matadero, Madrid (2021); Emerge, en JustMad, Madrid (2022), XIV Bienal de Artes Plásticas, Ciudad de Albacete (2022) y Postatlántico, en Galería Nueva, Madrid y en Galería 12:00, Bogotá (2020); entre otras.

Algunos de los premios y becas que ha recibido son: Optimus UFV (2021), Becas Europa XII (2017) Beca Intersección 1to1 (2022), Mención especial SMTH (2022), Primer Premio Versiona Thyssen III junto a @collective.sisters (2019), X Cátedra Antonio López (2019) y Beca Mecenazgo LEA (2022). Actualmente vive y trabaja en Madrid y es artista residente en LEA (Lab of Experimental Art), Madrid.


EN

Isabel Merchante (Madrid, 1999) is a visual artist. She graduated with honors in Fine Arts and Design from the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid. In 2020 she was awarded an Erasmus scholarship thanks to which she continued her studies at École Estienne in Paris.

Her solo exhibitions include: Harmony, at MARTE, Castellón (2022), and Refuge of Lights at Xenius Library, Madrid (2022). She has participated in national and international group exhibitions such as Aragon Park, in Madrid (2021); Visages 2022, at the Centre of Modern Art of Tetuán, Morocco (2022); This Space Does Not Exist, at Matadero, Madrid (2021); Emerge, at JustMad, Madrid (2022), XIV Biennale of Fine Arts, Ciudad de Albacete (2022) and Postatlántico, at Galería Nueva, Madrid and at Galería 12:00, Bogotá (2020); among others.

Some of the awards and grants he has received are: Optimus UFV (2021), Becas Europa XII (2017) Intersección 1to1 (2022), Special recognition SMTH (2022), First Prize Versiona Thyssen III together with @collective.sisters (2019), X Cátedra Antonio López (2019) and Beca Mecenazgo LEA (2022). At the moment she lives and works in Madrid and is part of LEA (Lab of Experimental Art), Madrid.



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Education

2018 - 2022 - BA with honors in Fine Arts and Design at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. Madrid (Spain)
2020 - 2021 - Erasmus at École Estienne. Paris (France)
2016 - 2018 - Bachiller of Arts at Veritas Institute. Madrid (Spain)
2015 - 2016 - Year 10 at Dallam Institute. Manchester (United Kingdom)

Solo Exhibitions

2022 - Harmony, with Atelier Solar, at Feria Marte, Castellón (Spain)
2022 - Refugio de las luces, at Biblioteca Xenius, Madrid (Spain)


Collective Exhibitions

2023 - Procesos, at Arniches 26, Madrid (Spain)

2022 - Hogar/Habitar/Tomar (Home/Inhabit/Take), at Palacio de Santa Bárbara, Madrid (Spain)
2022 - Mirror/Window, at Center of Modern Art Tetouan (CAMT), Tetouan (Morocco)
2022 - XIV Bienal de Artes Plásticas, Albacete (Spain)
2022 - Procesos, at LEA (Lab of Experimental Art), Madrid (Spain)
2022 - Emerge Bellas Artes, at JustMad Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid (Spain)

2021 - Aragon Park II, Madrid (Spain)
2021 - Home, Madrid (Spain)
2021 - This Space Does Not Exist, at Matadero, Madrid (Spain)
2021 - Raccord Notes, at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid (Spain)
2021 - Arte, Naturaleza y Trascendencia, at Casa de la Cultura de Torrelodones, Madrid (Spain)

2020 - Postatlántico, at Galería Nueva, Madrid and at Galería 12:00, Bogotá (Colombia)
2020 - X Cátedra Antonio López, Albacete (Spain)


Awards

2022 - 1to1 Intersección (V Contemporary Audiovisual Art Festival)
2021 - Optimus UFV


Residencies

2022 - 2023 - LEA (Lab of Experimental Art), Madrid