Irene Grau
1986 born in Valencia
lives and works in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Education
2016       PhD in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
2011-15 FPU Fellowship (PhD), UPV. Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport 
               Spain
2009-10 MFA in Artistic Production. UPV, Spain
2010      Scholarship for Academic Excellence. UPV, Spain
2007-08 BFA studies at Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo, Italy
2004-09 Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. UPV, Spain

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019  incohérent walk. Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham, US
          on what is left, Heike Strelow Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
          22 days in Bombon, Bombon Projects, Barcelona, Spain
          icohérent walk, Fundación DIDAC, Saantiago de Compostela, Spain
2018  construction season. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), Madison WI,   
          US
          Caer y rodar. Projeto Fidalga, São Paulo, Brasil
          natural structure. Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn, New York, US
2017  ≠ . Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, US
2016  Blind Wall. Former sawmill of J. B. Negro, site in Agolada, Pontevedra. Curated by 
          Álvaro Negro, Spain
          -metría. Centro de Arte Alcobendas. Madrid, Spain
2015  ▲. beta pictoris gallery, Birmingham, AL, US
          Lo que importaba estaba en la línea, no en el extremo. Ponce+Robles, Madrid.  
          [PHotoEspaña Prize, Festival Off PHE'15], Spain
2012  Ida, vuelta, ida. Centro Cívico Sagunto, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019  Durante la construcción de la muralla china, curated by Ángel Calvo Ulloa, Luis 
          Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain
          mapa-suelo-paisaje, Nieves Fernández, Madrid, Spain
          Paisaje de Fondo, Diputación Provincial de Huesca, Spain
          La societat del rendiment, curated by Sandra Moros, IVAM CADA, Alcoi, Spain
2018  Bajo el brazo: entre la palma de la mano y la axila, curated by Ángel Calvo Ulloa, 
          CaixaForum Barcelona, Spain
          Generaciones 2018, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
          Mensaje de Arecibo 2074, curated by D11 collective, Centro de Arte y Tecnología
          ETOPÍA, Zaragoza, Spain
2017  Minimal Gestures, Heike Strelow Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
          Caminar, pensar… derivar, CDAN. Huesca, Spain
          La creación del paisaje contemporáneo, Fundación Valentín de Madariaga y Oya, 
          Sevilla, Spain
         13 Bienal de Lalín, curated by Angel Calvo Ulloa, Lalín Museum, Spain
          Prelude to a Landscape, curated by Martim Dias, Carlos Carvalho. Lisboa, Portugal
          On Translation, curated by Johanna Caplliure, Centre del Carme. Valencia, Spain
          Colección XIV. Pública. CA2M Museum, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Madrid, Spain
2016  terreno áspero | rugged terrain. Maus Contemporary. Birmingham, AL, US
          El curso natural de las cosas, curated by Tania Pardo. La Casa Encendida. Madrid,
          Spain
          MAP/Manifestation d'Art Public #5, programmée par Shandynamiques, Cerbère,
          France
          La fotografía ha muerto. Colección Alcobendas. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de 
          Huarte, Navarra, Spain
          Forjando el espacio. Colección DKV. MUPAM, Málaga, Spain
          Cuestionamiento I: Territorio. Curated by Martim Dias. Sala de Arte Joven de la
          Comunidad de Madrid (ES) / CCVF, Guimarães, Portugal
2014  Los ojos de las vacas. Curated by David Barro. Ponce + Robles Art Gallery, Madrid,
          Spain 
2013  Idolatria Va. Curated by Marcelo Campos. Galeria Laura Marsiaj, Rio de Janeiro, 
          Brazil
          In medias res. Palau Ducal dels Borja, Gandia, Spain
2012  Mutatis Mutandis. Curated by Marcelo Campos. Galeria Moura Marsiaj, Sao Paulo 
          Brazil
          FERRAN GISBERT / IRENE GRAU / RAFA MORATA. The Northwest Passage. 
          Galería I Leonarte, Valencia, Spain
2011  Cartografías de la Creatividad. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV), La 
          Habana, Cuba, Dominican Republic
2010  Cartografías de la Creatividad. Centro del Carmen, Valencia, Spain / Museo de Arte   
          Contemporáneo de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
          I. GRAU / P. FISCHER / K. ZUZACOVA. Michele Balmelli Gallery. Belinzona, CH
          J.M.Santaella / I.Grau / C.Domingo. Galería Alejandro Bataller, Valencia, Spain
2009  GRAU / ROBERTSON / WIDMER. Rätus Casty Gallery . Davos, CH

COLLECTIONS(selection)
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), Madison WI, United States.
CA2M Museum, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain.
M. C. MASAVEU PETERSON Foundation, Madrid, Spain.
DKV Foundation, Valencia, Spain.
Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.
Iberdrola Collection, Madrid and Bilbao, Spain.
RICE ATLANTIC Collection, Hong Kong.
UPV, Valencia, Spain.
Private collections in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

PRIZES AND FELLOWSHIPS / residencies
2017  Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) Residency and exhibition (2018), 
          Madison, WI, United States.
          Becas de Creación Artística 2017, MAC, Contemporary Art Museum, A Coruña, 
          Spain.
          Generaciones 2018 Prize, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain.
          Mardel Prize 2017, Valencia, Spain.
2016  Résidence Artistique Shandynamiques, Cerbère, France.
          Inclusion on the Forbes list 30 under 30 in the section Arts-Europe 2016
2015  Solo exhibition ‘Lo que importaba estaba en la línea, no en el extremo’ (‘What 
          mattered was on the line, not at the end’), won the Award for best exhibition project of 
          the Off Festival
          PhotoEspaña’15 with the Ponce+Robles gallery in Madrid, Spain.
2014  Résidence Artistique Centre d’art et de photographie of Lectoure (CAPL), France

PUBLICATIONS (selection)
'inochérent walk. irene grau'. (Published by AEIVA Museum), Santiago de Compostela, 2019.
Text: Irene Grau.
114 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9976393-4-6 (eng)
'Irene Grau'. MONOGRAPHY (Published by Maus Contemporary), Valencia, 2018.
Texts: Enrique Vila-Matas, Brett M Levine, Ángel Calvo Ulloa, Álvaro Negro and Irene Grau.
216 pages. ISBN: 978-84-92772-62-9 (esp/eng)
'construction season. irene grau'. (Published by MMoCA), Valencia, 2018.
Texts: Leah Kolb and Mónica Maneiro.
88 pages. ISBN: 978-0-913883-42-6 (eng)
'Caer y rodar'. (Published by Projeto Fidalga), São Paulo, 2018.
24 pages. Text: Irene Grau.
'Visita Guiada / Guided Tour'. Irene Grau. (Published by DIDAC), Santiago de Compostela, 2017.
16 pages. No texts.
'Irene Grau. Going out in search of painting'. (In collaboration with galeries Ponce+Robles and Maus Contemporary),
Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2015. 16 pages. Texts: Ángel Calvo Ulloa. (eng/esp)
‘Sobre lo que resta en Lo que importaba estaba en la línea, no en el extremo. Una conversación
entre Irene Grau y Álvaro Negro’. (Published in collaboration with Ponce+Robles).
12 pages. Texts: Irene Grau and Álvaro Negro. (esp)
'Generación 2018'. La Casa Encendida. Madrid, 2018.
200 pages. ISBN: 978-84-697-8474-7 (esp/eng)
'Bajo el brazo: entre la palma de la mano y la axila'. Published by CaixaForum, Barcelona, 2018.
53 pages. ISBN: 978-84-9900-201-9 (esp/cat/eng) [online]
'13 Bienal de Lalín. Pintor Laxeiro'. Published by Concello de Lalín and DARDO. Lalín, 2017.
126 pages. ISBN: 978-84-92772-56-8 (gal/esp)
'On Translation'. Published by Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana. Valencia, 2017.
110 pages. ISBN: 978-84-482-6166-5 (cat/esp)
‘El curso natural de las cosas’. Published by La Casa Encendida. Madrid, 2016.
164 pages. ISBN: 978-84-61749-69-0 (esp/eng)
‘terreno áspero | rugged terrain’. Published by Maus Contemporary. Birmingham, AL (US), 2016.
66 pages. © Maus Contemporary (eng/esp)
‘Cuestionamiento’. Published by Comunidad de Madrid. Madrid, 2016.
161 pages. ISBN: 978-84-451-3558-7 (esp/por)
'2014. Antes de irse. 40 ideas sobre pintura'. Published by Dardo Ediciones. Madrid, 2013.
276 pages. ISBN: 978-84-92772-47-6 (esp/eng)