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Fanny Galera

Born Place: Valencia Birthdate: 1973 Creative environment: Artist Web Formation:

Graduate from the San Carlos Faculty of Fine Arts. Specialising in Sculpture. Polytechnic University of Valencia (1996). Collaboration grant in the Department of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts (1995-1996). PhD studies in the Department of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts (1996-1998). Monographic course on Creative Ceramics led by Enric Mestre. Escola d’Art i Oficis Aplicats de València (1999-2000). Forging course with Martín Chirino.

Awards and Honours:

Casa Falconieri Award–Estampa 2010 [Print], Italy (2010). Honourable Mention. XXIII National Painting and Sculpture Competition, Villa de Parla. Casa de la Cultura, Parla. Madrid (2004). III CERCO International Prize of Ceramics. Aragón. Premi Ciutat d'Igualada d'Escultura Joseph Campeny. Igualada. Barcelona (2003).

  • ABOUT THE ARTIST

Like 3D illustrations, the sculptures by Fanny Galera breathe, live and appear to feel in a poetic and highly visual universe of dreaminess. Yet laden with reflection, personal experiences and universal feelings that are transparent through the plasticity of movement, in subtle stances created with bronze. This is demonstrated in pieces like Sonidos del Tiempo [Sounds of Time] or the series Vigía de Luna [Moon Lookout], where the figures seem to adopt humanised capabilities in a space completely disconnected from reality, where they appear to be wandering, like vagrants, or perhaps characters from a surrealist text.


Meticulousness, purity, delicacy and clean shapes are some of the most striking qualities that distinguish her small-scale works at this stage in her career. However, there is another personal characteristic of her work that experts agree upon, which is the fact that her designs always include easily recognisable everyday objects that enable the public to better approach and grasp the message.


To externalise what her mind conjures up requires all types of materials: stone, ceramic, porcelain, wood, glass, resin... and her technical expertise allows her to create pieces that express either lightness or an intense feeling of heaviness, depending on what she wishes to convey. Existence, the individual and his or her environment are her main concerns, her most represented discourse, integrating the observer in her message at all times.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2014. Ilusiones [Illusions]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


2014. Ilusiones [Illusions]. Ademuz Espai DÁrt. Valencia.


2013. Escultura Española Contemporánea [Modern Spanish Sculpture]. Tiempos [Times]. Fanny Galera. Kunstgiesserei & Galerie


Flierl. Berlin. Germany.


Respiro tus silencios [Breathe your silence]. Galería L'Artelier. Jávea. Alicante


2012. Respiro tus silencios [Breathe your silence]. Galería Octubre-Jaume I University. Castellón.


2011. Respiro tus silencios [Breathe your silence]. Arana Poveda Gallery. Madrid.


2010. Algo se cuece [Something is brewing]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid. Collaboration with MadridFusión and City Council of Madrid.


2009. Otros Rumbos [Other Paths]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Sueños en equilibrio [Balancing dreams]. Casa Efeserrano. Cieza. Murcia


2008. Sculptures. Museo de los Ángeles. Turégano. Segovia.


2007. Platos Sucios [Dirty Plates]. Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente. City Council of Fuenlabrada, Madrid.


Platos Sucios [Dirty Plates]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


2006. Equilibrios [Balances]. Galería Fernando Guerao. Murcia.


Equilibrios [Balances]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Platos Sucios [Dirty Plates]. Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo. Valencia


2005. Equilibrios [Balances]. Centro Cultural de Mislata. Valencia.


2004. Cuéntame un sueño [Tell me a dream]. Sala Municipal de Exposiciones [Municipal Exhibition Centre]. Igualada. Barcelona.


Cuéntame un sueño [Tell me a dream]. Sala de Exposiciones del Ayuntamiento de Venta del Moro [Exhibition Centre of Municipal Council of Venta del Moro]. Valencia.


2003. Cuéntame un sueño [Tell me a dream]. Centro 14. Alicante.


2001. Cercles. Espai Cultural Coves del Batà. Paterna, Valencia.


2000. Sculptures. Centro Cultural Universitario "Casa de Porras". Granada.


1999. Mostra de Joves Creadors [Exhibition of Young Creators]. L’Horta 1998. Centro Cultural de Mislata. Valencia.


Historias [Stories]. Dirección General de la Mujer [Women's Affairs Directorate]. Castellón.


Sueños [Dreams]. Sala de exposiciones del Ayuntamiento de Venta del Moro [Exhibition Centre of Municipal Council of Venta del Moro]. Valencia.


Sculptures. Casa de Cultura, Quart de Poblet. Valencia.


1998. Reflejo de sueños [Reflection of dreams]. Galería Tintorera. Jávea. Alicante


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS AND SELECTIONS


2014. Zona de Juego [Game Zone]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Collective 4.2.1. Galería Artefactus. Javea, Alicante.


Mujeres en el Arte [Women in Art]. Sala de exposiciones de las Atarazanas [Atarazanas exhibition centre]. Valencia.


La mujer como pretexto [Women as pretext]. La Galería de Guadalajara. Guadalajara.


2013. Spanienkultur. Spanish Embassy. Berlin. Germany.


Sculptur. Galerie Sculptur. Bamberg, Germany.


Offene Ateliers in der Artfactory. Cologne, Germany.


La huella de Vicente Ortí, 25 años transmitiendo pasión por la escultura [The Work of Vicente Ortí, 25 years conveying passion through sculpture]. Museo de la Ciudad, Valencia.


Galería l'Artelier. Javea, Alicante.


Women & Water. Palmyra Sculpture Centre. Palma de Mallorca.


2012. Espir@l-Arte 2012. Florencio de la Fuente Museum of Contemporary Art. Requena, Valencia


La Colección Ceart 2005-2012. Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente. Fuenlabrada, Madrid.


Diez Años de Cerámica Contemporánea [10 Years of Contemporary Ceramics]. Museo Pérez Comendador-Leroux. Hervás, Cáceres.


2011. Selección 10. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Giovane Scultura. Fondazione Francesco Messina – Studio Copérnico, Casabeltrame, Novara, Italy.


AAF Affordable Art Fair London. Arana Poveda Gallery, London.


En blanco y negro [In black and white]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid


Dibujando escultura [Drawing sculpture]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Geografías cerámicas [Ceramic Geographies]. Auditorium and Convention Centre in Castellón.


Diez años de cerámica contemporánea [10 Years of Contemporary Ceramics]. González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts. Valencia.


Maestros con escuela [Teachers with school]. Enric Mestre. Taller escuela cerámica de Muel [Muel Ceramics School Workshop].


Pleyade Keramos. Dos culturas, dos maestros y su legado [Two cultures, two greats and their legacy]. Ruiz de Luna Pottery Museum, Talavera de la Reina.


Badajoz City Council Awards. Luis de Morales City Museum, Badajoz.


2010. Selección 10. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Todo se transforma [Everything is transformed]. ArteEnred. Reales Ataranzas. Valencia.


Pléyade Kéramos. Dos culturas, dos maestros y su legado [Two cultures, two greats and their legacy]. González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts. Valencia.


Relación Cerámica [Ceramic relationship]. Instituto Cervantes. Tokyo. Japan.


Infinitas propuestas [Endless proposals]. González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts. Valencia.


Russaf Art. Marieta Magatzem d´Art. Valencia.


Capa Esculturas. Brussels


2009. Relación Cerámica [Ceramic relationship]. Hachi Gallery. Kimino. Japan.


Invierno 09 [Winter '08]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Galería Marta Mena. Valencia


AAF Afordable Art Fair. Galería Proyecto Arte. Brussels


AAF Affordable Art Fair. Galería Proyecto Arte. Paris. France.


Russaf Art. Ibercaja.Valencia.


Arte Santander. Galería Proyecto Arte. Santander.


Cuatro Elementos [Four Elements]. Arteenred. Circulo de Bellas Artes. Valencia.


La Clínica Mundana [The Clinic Mundane]. La Clínica exhibition space. Valencia.


2008. Invierno 08 [Winter '08]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Russaf Art 2008. Trestaller. Valencia


AAF Affordable Art Fair London Spring Edition. Capa Esculturas. London. United Kingdom.


Arte y Pasión [Art and Passion]. Students of Martín Chirino. ArtSur Foundation, Madrid.


Flecha [Arrow]. Arturo Soria Plaza


Relación Cerámica [Ceramic Relationship]. Onomachi Depart Gallery. Wakayama. Japan.


Solidaria artistes amb el Sahara [Solidarity. Artists with the Sahara]. Sala Oberta. La Nau. University of Valencia.


El hilo de Ariadna [Ariadne's thread]. Casa de Cultura de Chiva, Sollana & Cheste.


2007. Sculpture: Arte y Pasión [Art and Passion]. Students of Martín Chirino. AlNorte ´06. Museo Antón. Candás, Asturias.


Pléyade Keramos. Casa de Cultura Ayuntamiento de Chiva [Chiva City Council Culture Centre]. Valencia.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Bridge Art Fair. Jorge Alcolea - Capa Esculturas. London, United Kingdom.


AAF Affordable Art Fair. Capa Esculturas. London, United Kingdom.


El hilo de Ariadna [Ariadne's thread]. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Valencia.


El ovni cuadrado [The square flying saucer]. Ovni cuadrado. Valencia.


Mírame [Look at me]. Galería Proyecto Arte. Madrid.


2006. Valencia Art. Galería Argenta. Hotel Astoria. Valencia.


Mislata Pinta Molt [Mislata Loves to Paint]. Centro Cultural de Mislata. Valencia.


Tres críticos, tres artistas [Three critics, three artists]. Galería Argenta, Valencia.


Arte Santander 2006. Galería Argenta.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Edición 7. Inclusion in permanent exhibition. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


2005. V CERCO International Prize of Contemporary Ceramics 2005. Museum of Teruel and Montemuzo Palace of Zaragoza.


VII International Biennial of Ceramics, Manises. Museum of Ceramics, Manises. Valencia.


International Ceramics Competition of L’Alcora 2005. L’Alcora. Castellón.


V CERCO International Prize of Contemporary Ceramics 2004. Museum of Teruel; Escuela-Taller de Cerámica de Muel [Muel Ceramics School Workshop](Zaragoza); Palacio de Congresos [conference centre]of Jaca (Huesca).


Pléyade Keramos. Sala Cinco. Centro de Juventud [Youth Centre] of Benaguasil. Valencia.


Collective 7. Espai D´Art. Jávea. Alicante.


2004. 68 plumillas o 1094 Km de Arte [68 nibs or 1094 Km of Art]. Fragua Estudio. Valencia.


IX National Ceramics Competition, Valladolid. Valladolid.


IV CERCO International Prize of Contemporary Ceramics 2004. Museum of Teruel; Escuela-Taller de Cerámica de Muel [Muel Ceramics School Workshop](Zaragoza); Palacio de Congresos [conference centre]of Jaca Huesca.


XXIII National Painting and Sculpture Competition, Villa de Parla. Casa de la Cultura, Parla. Madrid.


XXIII Ceramics Competition of Quart. Quart. Girona.


Collective Galería 7 Espai D'Art Jávea. Alicante.


VII Sculpture Biennial. Casa de Cultura, Quart de Poblet. Valencia.


2003. Propuestas [Proposals] 2003. Centro 14. Alicante.


XXX Bancaja Painting and Sculpture Award Sala de la Muralla. IVAM. Valencia.


II Rincón de Ademuz Sculpture Biennial. Valencia.


V Sculpture Competition, Leganés 2003. Madrid.


Espacios para la Sonrisa [Spaces for Smiling]. Colomina Palace. Valencia.


VI International Biennial of Ceramics, Manises. Museum of Ceramics, Manises. Valencia.


LX José Camarón National Art Exhibition and Competition. Municipal Council of Segorbe. Castellón.


XX Senyera Sculpture Award. Exhibition centre Mercado de Abastos. Valencia.


III CERCO International Prize of Contemporary Ceramics 2003. Museum of Teruel; Escuela-Taller de Cerámica de Muel [Muel Ceramics School Workshop](Zaragoza); Palacio de Congresos [conference centre]of Jaca Huesca.


Vinilo-Art. Travelling exhibition: University of Valencia. Sala Martínez Guerricabeitia, Meliana, Quart de Poblet, Chiva.


2002. Hasta siempre Rubia [Farewell, Blonde Lady]. Travelling exhibition: Chiva, Xirivella, Puzol, Benicarló, Godella, Meliana, Picanya.


XXIX Bancaja Painting and Sculpture Award.Sala de la Muralla. IVAM. Valencia.


International Ceramics Competition of L’Alcora 2002. L’Alcora. Castellón.


La Mar d’Art-3. [The Sea of Art] Duanes de La Mar. Xàbia. Alicante. (Public sculpture).


V Art Proposal Competition. Selected for a solo exhibition in Centro 14 Alicante.


LIX José Camarón National Art Competition. Segorbe. Castellón.


IV Manuel Valdés Art Exhibition Competition. Altura. Castellón.


VII Sculpture Biennial. Meliana Municipal Culture Institute. Valencia.


Fundició 14 Propostes. Centre Cultural de la Vila. Muro. Valencia.


XXII National Painting and Sculpture Competition, Villa de Parla. Casa de la Cultura, Parla, Madrid.


VI Sculpture Biennial. Casa de Cultura, Quart de Poblet. Valencia.


XXX Painting Competition of Moncada. Valencia.


Vinilo-ArtEstudio Fragua. Valencia.


VI National Ceramics Award City of Castellón. Castellón.


2001. IV Concurs de Joves Creadors [Young Creators Competition]. Casa de Cultura, Benetússer. Valencia.


Hasta siempre Rubia [Farewell, Blonde Lady]. Fragua Estudio. Valencia.


2000. Mujeres de las dos orillas. [Women from both shores] Valencia-Sao Paulo. Centre Valencià de Cultura Mediterrànea


La beneficencia. Sala Parpalló. Valencia.


Mostra de Joves Creadors [Exhibition of Young Creators]. Centro Cultural, Novelda. Alicante.


XII Competition of New Painting and Sculpture Creators, Benidorm 2000. Municipal exhibition centre, Benidorm. Alicante.


VI Sculpture Biennial. Meliana Municipal Culture Institute.


LVII José Camarón National Art Exhibition and Competition. Municipal Council of Segorbe. Castellón.


Exhibition commemorating the X Anniversary of the Columbretes Island Marine Reserve. Castellón.


V Sculpture Biennial. Casa de Cultura, Quart de Poblet, Valencia.


1999. V Visual Arts Awareness Campaign. Provincial Government of Valencia.


XI Competition of New Painting and Sculpture Creators, Benidorm 99. Municipal exhibition centre, Benidorm. Alicante.


III Young Creators Competition. Casa de Cultura, Benetússer, Valencia.


VIII Sculpture Biennial Vila de Paterna. Casa de Cultura, Paterna. Valencia.


1998. Collective Tintorera 98.Galería Tintorera, Jávea. Alicante.


V Sculpture Biennial Meliana Municipal Culture Institute. Valencia.


II Young Creators Competition. Casa de Cultura, Benetússer. Valencia.


IV Sculpture Biennial. Casa de Cultura, Quart de Poblet. Valencia.


1997. Painting, sculpture, engraving Galería Jorge Juan. Valencia.


1996. Movimiento Inercia [Inertia Movement]. Club Diario Levante. Valencia.


1995. De Piedra [Of Stone]. Casa de Cultura, Quart de Poblet. Valencia.


Art-Espais Vinculats. Politècnic-Metro-Torrent. Torre de Torrente. Valencia.


1994. Obra Plástica [Visual Art Pieces]. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Valencia.


Expón en una galería [Exhibition in a gallery]. Galería el Purgatori I. Valencia.


INSTITUTIONAL WORK


City/Municipal Councils of Benetússer, Benidorm, Paterna, Novelda, Meliana, Valencia, Igualada, Alicante, Mislata and Fuenlabrada.


Bancaza Foundation. Segorbe.


Asociación Profesional de Artesanos de Aragón [Professional Association of Craftspeople of Aragon].


Museo de los Ángeles. Segovia.


TRAINING AND COURSE


1996. Graduate from the San Carlos Faculty of Fine Arts. Specialising in Sculpture. Polytechnic University of Valencia.


1999-2000. Monographic course on Creative Ceramics led by Enric Mestre. Escola d’Art i Oficis Aplicats de València.


1999-2001. I-II-III Summer Sculpture School. Eduardo Capa Foundation. Stone, bronze and wood workshops. Santa Barbara Castle, Alicante.


Casting courses with David Read and Markus Lüpertz.


Forging course with Martín Chirino.


Ceramic course with Ángel Garraza.


Relación Cerámica [Ceramic Relationship] project. Hachi Gallery. Japan.


Grant Casa Falconieri. Territori del corpo e Della mente [Territories of the body and of the mind]. Tecniche miste de incisione [Mixed engraving techniques]. Lucio Passerini and Elisabetta Diamante.


Sculpture Network IX International Forum. European Sculpture - difference & diversity in practice. Turin. Italy.


Sculpture Network X International Forum. Sculpture today. A space for inquiry-experience re-codified. Bilbao.


Sculpture Network XI International Forum. The future shines-light in the contemporary art. Celle. Germany.


Sculpture Network X International Forum. Sculpture lives on: From Modernism to globalization. Otterlo. Holland.


VIII Sculpture Biennial Vila de Paterna. Casa de Cultura, Paterna. Valencia.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION


2010. Casa Falconieri Award–Estampa 2010 [Print], Italy


2004. Honourable Mention. XXIII National Painting and Sculpture Competition, Villa de Parla. Casa de la Cultura, Parla. Madrid.


Honourable Mention. VII Sculpture Biennial Casa de Cultura de Quart de Poblet. Valencia.


2003. III CERCO International Prize of Ceramics. Aragón.


Premi Ciutat d'Igualada d'Escultura Joseph Campeny. Igualada. Barcelona.


2002. VII Sculpture Biennial. Meliana Municipal Culture Institute. Valencia.


XX Senyera Sculpture Award. City Council of Valencia. Catalogue.


2000. Mostra de Joves Creadors [Exhibition of Young Creators]. Centro Cultural, Novelda. Alicante.


LVII José Camarón National Art Exhibition and Competition. Municipal Council of Segorbe. Castellón. Bancaza Foundation Award Segorbe.


1999. XI Competition of New Painting and Sculpture Creators, Benidorm 99. Municipal exhibition centre, Benidorm. Alicante.

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