Angela de la Cruz (b.1965, Galicia, ES) lived and worked in the UK since 1987. Studied Philisophy at the University of Santiago de Compostela, ES (1987); BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, UK (1994); MA sculpture and Critical Theory at Slade School of Art, London, UK (1996). De la Cruz breaks convention, quite literally, previously by mangling the stretcher and piercing the flat edifice of the canvas to unleash it into three-dimensional space. Convention punctured, her works seem to mimic aspects of human behaviour or states of mind – cowering, cringing, surviving. Winner of the Art Critics Award, ARCO, Spain (2011), The Paul Hamlyn Award (2010) and nominated for the Turner Prize (2010). Select solo exhibitions include Burst, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy (2013); Transfer, Anna Schwartz, Melbourne, Australia (2012); Wet, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2012); Delimitations, Herzliya Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (2012); Transfer, Helga de Alvear, Madrid (2011); Transfer, Lisson Gallery, London (2011); and After, Camden Arts Centre, London (2010). Select group exhibitons include Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2015/13/11); Enantiodromia, FOLD Gallery, London (2014); The Art of the Present, Colección Helga de Alvear, CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía, Madrid (2013); Jetztzeit (Present time) + The Angel’s Back, Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida, Spain (2013); The Art of Not Making, Hå gamle prestegard, Nærbø, Norway (2013); Representation and the Body, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm (2012); Pulso XXI, Coleccion Sanchez-Ubiria, MAS, Santander, Spain (2011); De/Constructing the Norm, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm (2011). De La Cruz is represented by Lisson Gallery, London.
Last updated: 30.03.2017