Iván Pérez

Artist selected by Torrente, Virginia at 2010


Flicking through one of those hefty books that boast the Best Up-and-Coming Artists of the Moment, I realise that all artist’s statements are simply vague approximations that lead readers’ interpretations off to places the work is unable to define for itself. I also see works that wither away to nothing in explanations and curators who conjure up justifications to concoct quick, easy-to-swallow exhibitions.

 

An artist’s statement will never be a manifesto, and although a manifesto might not be necessary, I acknowledge a happy beauty in the lack of style. I think that we’ve always dealt with the same subjects and that art is able to unleash the great questions hiding behind explanations.

Questions

1. What made you choose art as a profession?
It’s in my blood.

2. What subjects are you interested in?
Mainly those that affect human beings.

3. What relationship does your work have with reality?
I aim for my work to be as real as possible.

What are your raw materials?
Mainly matter and energy.

4. What, according to you, is the point of art?
To unleash the questions hidden beneath the answers.

5. How do you hope the public will receive your work? What audience are you aiming at?
I’m aiming at the public in general.

6. What qualifications have you got?
D.E.A-BB.AA-U.C.L.M-I.C.P. A.K.I-I.S.C.P.

7. Many artists say it’s difficult to make a living from their work; how do economic considerations affect you when it comes to work?Do you think this has a bearing on your work?
It’s not only this; the weather plays a fairly important part as well.

8. What do you look for or expect from your relationship with promoters and curators? What advantages and difficulties have you found with these relationships?
The forces of order oversee the safety of all of us.

9. What do you think sets the arts scene in Madrid apart from elsewhere? What would you say are its pluses and minuses?
The Madrid scene is…shall we say…incomparable. There’s room for improvement. I think I’ve said enough.

Curriculum vitae

Iván Pérez
Asturias, 1973.
Vive y trabaja entre/Lives and works between: Madrid y Mallorca.



Formación Académica/Education
Licenciatura en Bellas Artes y D.E.A., Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.
AKI Art School, Enschede, Nederland.
International Centre of Photography, New York.



Exposiciones Individuales (Selección)/Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007

Espai Zer01, Olot, Girona.
Galería JM, Málaga.


2006

Paisajes para un Animal Muerto, Festival PhotoEspaña, Madrid.


2005

Warshow, Van De Nieuwe Dingen Art Space, Tilburg, Nederland.


2004

Goliath Visual Space Gallery, New York.


2003

Galería Ferrán Cano, Barcelona.

 

2002
Consideraciones al Respecto, Sala Metrónom, Barcelona.

 

2001
Galería Valle Quintana, Madrid.

 

2000
Sunset line, Darkroom Gallery, ICP, New York.


1999
Fotos, Galería Doble Espacio, Madrid.



Exposiciones Colectivas (Selección)/Selected Group Exhibitions
2008

Nuevas adquisiciones, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga.

Colección CAB. (I+E) fotografía y vídeo, Festival PhotoEspaña, Madrid.


2007

VideoSpain, Cuenca.
Scope Art Fair, Galería ATM (Tarragona), Miami.
Art Lisboa, Galería Fruela (Madrid), Lisboa.


2006

Ahhhhhh, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela.


2005

STRIP:Images in Line, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Deutschland.


2004.

Kustera Tilton Gallery, New York.

International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP, New York.


2003

Domestico 03, Madrid.

 

2002
Dieciocho, Muestra de Arte Joven, InJuve, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid.


2000

Pasen y vean, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, CCCB, Barcelona.



Programas de vídeo/Film Festivals and Screenings
2008

Match Box (la imagen en tránsito), 46 Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón.


2006

Poder Intimo, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela.


2005

Adding up, video nuit Pschiit contemporary art, Sous station Lebon, Nice.


2004

Teorías de la resistencia, La Casa Encendida, Madrid.


2003

25 Horas, Muestra Internacional de Videoarte de Barcelona.

 

2002
Habitat Futura, Palacio de Saldaña, Madrid.


Becas y Premios/Awards and Grants
2008

Premio Ciudad de Palma. (Finalista)


2007

Premio ABC de pintura y fotografía. (Mención de honor)


2006

Beca Alnorte 06, Gijón.


2005

Beca Residencia, Van de Niewe Dingen Gueststudio, Tilburg, Nederland.


2003

International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP, New York, Beca InJuve, Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales.


2002

XVIII Muestra de Arte Joven, InJuve, Madrid.


1999

Certamen de Fotografía, InJuve. (2º premio) Premio L´Oreal, XVII Edición. (Finalista) Internacional Center of Photography, New York, Beca Cajastur.



Obra en Museos y Colecciones/Works in Museum and Collections
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo del Ayuntamiento de Málaga, CAC, Málaga.

Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, CAB, Burgos.

Colección Rafael Tous.

Universidad de Castilla la Mancha.

InJuve, Instituto de la Juventud.

Ayuntamiento de Javea, Alicante.

Diputación Provincial de Cuenca.

Fundación Antonio Pérez, Madrid.

Colección de Paradores Nacionales.

Ayuntamiento de Valdepeñas, Jaén.

Colección Talens España.


Bibliografía/Bibliography
Premi ciudad de Palma 2007, Palma de Mallorca, Ayuntamiento de Palma, 2007, Cat. Exp.
De la Torre Amerighi, Iván, "Representación", Exit Express, V/2007.
Palomo, Bernardo, El Cultural, 26/IV/07, Madrid.
Cañas, Dionisio, "El espectáculo de la guerra", Galería Fruela, Madrid, 2006.
Knafo, Robert, Iván PérezI, www.Studiovisit.net, New York, 2003.
Magazine, Madrid, InJuve, Instituto de la Juventud, 2002, Cat. Exp.
Dieciocho, Madrid, InJuve, Instituto de la Juventud, 2002, Cat. Exp.
1999, Cuenca, Diputación Provincial y la Facultad de Bellas Artes de Cuenca, 1999, Cat. Exp.
Felicidades, M.I. Ajuntament de Javea y Grup de Reüll, 1998, Cat. Exp.
Alonso Molina, Oscar, “Iván Pérez”, Arte y Parte, Madrid, pp.142.



Contacto/Contact
elcorreodeivan@gmail.com
www.ivanperez.net