Raul Valverde: Biography

Raul Valverde is a multimedia artist based in New York. His projects are mostly context-specific and often involve the use of appropriation, illusion and irony.

A recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, Fellow of the AIM program of the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and resident of FAAP Sao Paulo and International Studio Curatorial Program (ISCP) Brooklyn, NYC, Raul Valverde has exhibited his work at the #1 Cartagena Biennial, Colombia; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; Artium Vitoria-Gasteiz; Wave Hill, New York; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Instituto Cervantes, Milan; Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid and Royal College of Art, London, amongst others. Monographs include “Llego muy alto/I can reach very high” (2012) and “To look and to look” (2009).

Raul Valverde received a BFA from Complutense University, Madrid, an MA from London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, and an MFA from SVA, New York. Since 2011, Raul Valverde teaches new media, video and photography at the Fine Arts Department of the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

 

Raul Valverde
Born 1980 in Madrid, Spain
Lives and works in New York

[email protected]
www.valverderaul.com
US: (+1) 347-267-8301
ES: (+34) 622 099 422

Education
2011   MFA Photography, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York.
2007   MA Communication Design (Dist.), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London.
2003   BFA Fine Arts (National Award), Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Awards & Residencies
2017   International Studio Curatorial Progam (ISCP), New York
2014   FAAP Residencia Artistica, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2013   Propuestas VEGAP, Spain.
2012   AIM Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York.
2012   XXIII Circuitos de Artes Plásticas, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.
2012   Ayudas a la Producción en Artes Plásticas, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.
2011   Spanish Contemporary Art Promotion Grant. Ministry of Culture, Spain.
2010   Carmen Arozena International Award. Cabildo de la Palma, Spain.
2010   Silver Laus Awards, Foment de les Arts i del Disseny, Barcelona, Spain.
2009   Fulbright Scholarship
2008   Creación Injuve Award. Ministry of Equity, Spain.
2007   Pilar Juncosa Research Award. Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorca, Spain.
2006   Cultural professionals Grant. Ministry of Culture, Spain.
2003   National Award for Academic Excellence. Ministry of Education and Science, Spain.

Solo and two-person exhibitions
2017  Mirror Mirror. Nicholas Steindorf & Raul Valverde. Day and Night Projects, Atlanta. Curated by Mountain.
2016   Love #2, 300 Morgan, New York.
2012   Raul would like you to be critically happy, c arte c, Madrid, Spain.
2012   To Color / To Edit / To occupy, Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo, Marbella, Spain.
2011   2010-2030, Ventana244 Art Space, New York.
2011   Hue-rban. Ventana244 Art Space, New York.
2010   To look and to look. PHotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain.
2009   To look and to look. Del Sol St., Santander, Spain.
2004   Shall we Dance? – ACT. Centro de Arte Joven, Madrid, Spain.
2004   All about you. Obra Social Caja de Ávila, Ávila, Spain.

Selected group exhibitions and screenings
2017 Gazelle Lost in Watts, ISCP,  Brooklyn, NY . Curated by Pat Elifritz
2016  Variation Media, Paris. Curator: Dominique Moulon.
2016  Supergraphic, Ogami Press, Madrid.
2016  Interactive, Galeria Odalys, Madrid.
2015  La trampa en la sonrisa. Artium Collection,  Artium Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
2015   A Call for Drawings. BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherland. Organized by Klaas Hoek.
2015   Sunlight entering the Bronx Museum on my 50th Birthday, Bronx Museum of the Arts. New York.
2015   Survival Kit, COAM, Madrid. Curated by Marco Antonini.
2014   International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Artistic Director: Berta Sichel.
2014   El trabajo de lo visible, Galeria Odalys, Madrid. Curator: Alfonso de la Torre.
2014   Blue Egg: Visions of Nature. School of Visual Arts, New York. Curator: Suzanne Anker.
2014   Szczecin European Film Festival, Szczecin, Poland. Curator: Antoni Karwowski.
2014   VIDEOROVER: Season 8. NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Curator: Rachel Steinberg
2013   Change Direction. Ventana 244 Art Space, Brooklyn, New York. Organized by Meryl Meisler and Steven Schiff.
2013   AIM Artist Screening & Performances, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
2013   Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial. Wave Hill, New York. Organized by Gabriel de Guzman, Elizabeth M. Grady, and Lia Zaaloff.
2013   VideoAKT Biennial. Institut Frances, Barcelona
2013   Ogami Press Pop Up #1, Madrid
2012   XXIII Circuitos de Artes Plásticas. Centro de Arte Joven, Madrid.
2012   Multiverses. Eva Ruiz Galeria, Madrid.
2012   Conscious Things
. Picture Space, Brooklyn, New York.
2012   Hacer el Fracaso. Inéditos.
La Casa Encendida, Madrid.
2012   Premio Internacional Máximo Ramos,
Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, Spain.
2012   Region 0 Festival,
Art Museum of the Americas. Washington, DC. Travelling to The Camagüey International Video Arts Festival, Cuba; Close Up Vallarta, Centro Cultural Cuale, Jalisco, Mexico; El Tragaluz Digital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Sala de Arte Contemporáneo del Gobierno de Canarias, Canary Island; Instituto Cervantes, London; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, Vigo, Spain; CICUS, Sevilla, Spain; Centro de Diseño. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
2012   This Side of Paradise.
Andrew Freedman Home, The Bronx, New York. No Longer Empty / Bronx Museum of the Arts. Curators: Lia Zaalof & Manon Slome.
2011   Reflejos, OTR Espacio de Arte, Madrid.
2011   YANS & RETO, Anthology Film Archive, New York. Curator: Jana Leo.
2011   Photography, Video and Related Media. Visual Arts Gallery, New York.
2011   Region 0. The Latino Video Art Festival of NY. King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, New York. Curator: Eva Mendoza. Travelling to: Window to Spain. Big Screen Project, New York ; Proyector 2011, Festival Internacional de Videoarte. Espacio Menosuno, Madrid. Curator: Mario Gutiérrez Cru.
2010   Colección Norte, nuevas adquisiciones 2010, Archivo Histórico y Biblioteca, Santander.
2010   Muestra Laus. Foment de les Arts i del Disseny, Barcelona.
2010   Cartográfica. Madrid Diseña. Matadero, Madrid. Curator: Pierluigi Cattermole.
2010   Amateur Hour: an Apartment Show, Brooklyn, New York. Curartors: Jocelyn Chase, Anna Muessig.
2010   One Minute Fest. SVA Sculpture Space, New York. Curator: Thomas Beard.
2010   Salon für Kunstbuch. An Artwork as Enterprise, Contemporary Art Museum, Leipzig. Organized by Bernhard Cella.
2009   ICP/Bard SlideSlam. Long Island, New York.
2009   The best photography books of the year. PHotoEspaña, Matadero Madrid.
2009   Sucesos, accidentes y ungüentos, Ciudadela, Madrid. Curator: Andres Mengs.
2009   Joven Gráfica Contemporánea. ZMB – Espacio Zambucho, Madrid, Spain.
2008   Creación Injuve 2008. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid. Curator: Javier Abió. Travelling to Injuve 2008, Centro Eurolatinoamericano de la Juventud (CEULAJ). Molina, Malaga, Spain (2009); Injuve, Casa Paralela, Feria del Diseño de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2009); Creazione Injuve 2008. Mostra di design spagnolo. Instituto Cervantes, Milan (2009).
2008   Premio Joven 2008. Museo de América, Madrid.
2008   Picnic. Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
2008   Colección Fotocopia, el papel del artista. Doméstico, Madrid.
2008   Premio Joven 2007. Nacional Library, Madrid.
2007   Animalística. Grupo Arte Ciencia y Naturaleza de la UCM en la Facultad de Bellas Artes de Madrid. Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla, Madrid. Zoo Aquarium de Madrid.
2007   YCN at RCA. Royal College of Art, London.
2005   Artesles 2005. Esles del Cayón, Cantabria.

Teaching and research experience
2011-now Faculty: BFA Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York.
2010   Crit seminar, AAVI Exchange Program, School of Visual Arts, New York.
2008   Instructor and lecturer, Fine Arts School. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
2007   Researcher, Academic Innovation PIMCD 51/08. Universidad Complutense Madrid.
2007   Researcher, Bionomos, Art and Philosophy. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
2006-07 Art, Science and Nature Research Group. Fine Arts School. Universidad Complutense Madrid.

Artist talks, lectures and symposia
2015   PechaKucha 20×20, Brooklyn, Vol 7
2014   Adapted Landscapes. “Naturally Hypernatural: Visions of Nature” International Conference. School of Visual Arts, New York.
2013   Symposium Praxis and Context of Contemporary Art, Fundacao Eugenio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal.
2012   Guest Artist series. CES Felipe II, Aranjuez, Spain.
2012   La institución bajo mínimos. C Arte C. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
2011   Blank Time and Nostalgia of the Future. Tisch School of the Arts, Photography and Imaging, Department of Art History, New York University, New York.
2011   Sometimes I begin with the title. “Embodied Fantasies International Conference”. School of Visual Arts, New York.
2009   To look and to look. Documentos del Sol St. 2. Del sol St. Art Gallery, Santander, Spain.
2007   Art+Philosophy: Bionomos. Matadero Madrid.
2007   Process Books. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
2007   Project (Artistic). Centro de Educación Secundaria Felipe II, Aranjuez
2003   Emergencias 03. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain.

Publications
Gómez Valverde, Raúl (ed.) (2012) I can reach very high/Llego muy alto, Madrid: Complutense.
––––. Efecto artista. Raul Gómez Valverde entrevista a Daniel Cerrejón. Revista claves del Arte; Madrid. July 18, 2010.
––––.¿Como ver una imagen hoy?, in Grabado y Edición nº, May 24, 2010, Madrid.
––––. (ed.) (2009) To look and to look. Documentos del Sol St. 2. Santander: Esete.
––––. (2008) Natural Illusions. Natural Optical phenomena in Diaz Padilla, Ramon et al. “Leyes de asociación visual e ilusiones ópticas” Madrid: Complutense
––––. (2006). CCTV, Presence and Reflection. Surveillance as representation in a lateral approach to reality and identity. London: CSM.

Bibliography (selection)
Abio, Javier. Querido Objeto Amado. Injuve, 2010, p. 8-13.
Anker, Suzanne. “From Particles to Waves to Bits: Re-Framing Perceptual Pulse” in Gómez Valverde, Raúl (ed.) Llego muy alto / I can reach very high, Madrid: Complutense. 2012, p. 62-65.
Antoniolli, Alessio and Cerrejon, Daniel. “Conversation” in Ineditos 2012, CajaMadrid2012, p.18-31.
Balbona, Guillermo. Una sutil invitacion. Artesles, Cantabria, 2005.
De Diego, Estrella. Ficciones. Centro de Arte Joven, Comunidad de Madrid, 2004.
De la Torre, Alfonso. El trabajo (y el anhelo) de lo visible, Galeria Odalys, Madrid, 2014.
––––. “Realités Nouvelles – Tesoros Comunes”. in Interactive, Galeria Odalys, Madrid, 2016. p 4-21.
Flach, Sabine. “Present Continuos Future(s): Raúl Gómez Valverde’s Artworks Between Absence and Attendance” in Gómez Valverde, Raúl (ed.) Llego muy alto / I can reach very high, Madrid: Complutense. 2012, p. 82-93.
––––. Sometimes I begin with the title, in Anker, Suzanne and Flach, S(ed.) Embodied Fantasies: From awe to artifice. Art/Knowledge/Theory series. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2013. p 39-50.
Gomez Molina, J. Máquinas y Herramientas de Dibujo. Madrid: Cátedra. 2003.
Heyvaert, Anne. Repeat and Unfold, in 22 Premio Internacional Maximo Ramos, Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol: Concello de Ferrol, 2012 p. 14-29.
Mayer, Mariano. “XXIII Circuitos” in “XXIII Circuitos de Artes Plásticas” Madrid: Comunidad de Madrid, 2012, p. 9-13.
Meseguer, Beatriz. “Madrid, March 12, 2030″ in Gómez Valverde, Raúl (ed.) Llego muy alto / I can reach very high, Madrid: Complutense. 2012, p. 14-16.
Moulon, Dominique. “Origen y diversidad de las prácticas digitales contemporáneas”. in Interactive, Galeria Odalys, Madrid, 2016. p 23-28.
Pardo, Tania. “Publicidad, mentiras y ninguna cinta de vídeo” in Raúl Gómez Valverde: All About You, Ávila: Caja de Ávila, 2004.
Strukov, Vlad.  Static: Issue 05Methamorphosis. The London Consortium, 2008. (online)
–––. “Cycles, calculus and synergies” in To look and to look. Documentos del Sol St 2. Santander: Esete, p. 179-189.
Tedone, Gaia. “The Paradoxes of Happiness” in Gómez Valverde, Raúl (ed.) Llego muy alto / I can reach very high, Madrid: Complutense. 2012, p. 20-23.
VV.AA. Select H. Graphic Design from Spain. Madrid: Index Books. 2009, p. 70-71.
VV.AA. Premios Laus 2010. Barcelona: Index Books. 2009.
Zaalof, Lia. “Interview with Raúl Gómez Valverde” in Gómez Valverde, Raúl (ed.) Llego muy alto / I can reach very high, Madrid: Complutense. 2012, p. 114-123.

Press (selection)
Balbona, Guillermo. Ultimos rostros de la Coleccion Norte. El Diario Montañes. Santander, December 11, 2010.
–––. El libro To look and to look de Gomez Valverde se presenta en la galeria Del Sol St. El Diario Montañes. Santander, 2009, p. 69.
–––. El artista Raul Gomez Valverde, autor del nuevo libro editado por la galeria Del Sol St. y Cultura. El Diario Montañes. Santander, January 9, 2009, p. 61.
–––. La Santanderina Del Sol St. acude, con once artistas, a Foro Sur y Hot Art Fair. El Diario Montañes. Santander, March 20, 2009.
De Abreu Pinto, Tiago. Entrevista a Raul Gomez Valverde. Revista claves del arte. June 28, 2010. (online)
De La Villa, Rocío. Trabajos manuales. El Cultural, November 30, 2012. p 26-27.
Del Pozo Col, Sela. Ficciones de Raul Gomez Valverde y Jose Luis Serzo. El Punto de las Artes. March 28, 2004, p. 8.
Diaz-Guardiola, Javier. Los artistas españoles de la I Bienal de Cartagena de Indias. ABC Cultural, March 29, 2014. N 1.133
Espejo, Bea. Raul Gomez Valverde. El Cultural, July 2010.
Herzog, Samuel. Eine nackte Verräterin auf Zehenspitzen – und die Folgen, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, March 3, 2014.
Mendoza, Eva. Round Trip #13. Raul Gomez Valverde. May 18, 2011. (online)
Ramirez, Julia. Foro Sur 09, la especificidad de una feria. Hoyesarte.com. May 5, 2009. (web)
Ruiz, Concepción, “La observación del paisaje y sus cambios en ‘To look and to look’ “, Alerta, March 11, 2009, p 63.
Sanz, Irene. “Las Visiones del Paisaje”, El Mundo, Santander, January 19, 2009, p. 27.
Vozmediano, Elena. Propuestas para seducir (y vender). El Cultural del Mundo, Feb 19, 2010. p. 35-37.

 

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