Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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Belén Uriel

Para Calcar (To Trace)

Year 2015
Medium Carbon paper on paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Belén Uriel:

Belén Uriel (b.1974 Madrid, Spain) lives and works between London and Lisbon. Uriel studied Fine Arts at Fine Arts Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (1993-1997),  Doctorate Courses and a MA Museology and Exhibitions Fine Arts Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (1997-1999), an MA Fine Art. Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2003-2004), and an Associate Research Course. Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2004-2005). In 2011 Uriel recieved the Art and Research Motehermoso grant from Montehermoso Contemporary Art Centre, Spain and a Matadero Contemporary Art Creation Grants from Matadero Art Centre, Madrid, Spain in 2010. Recent solo exhibition include: Lama no sapato, Parkour, Lisbon(2014); Pedra, papel e tesoura, Pavilhão Branco, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon (2013); Manual, Presença Gallery, Porto (2012); Useful household objects under 10$, Montehermoso Cultural Centre, Vitoria (2012); Ni blanco, ni negro, Appleton Square, Lisbon (2011); The largest selection of dreams, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Gijón (2011); and Ponle un marco...., Presença Gallery, Porto (2010). Home, Hollybush Gardens Gallery, London (2014); Full Circle, curated by Mairia Evripidou  & Jacqui McIntosh, Drawing Room Offsite Exhibition at UBM Blackfriars, London (2014); Laboratorio 987. Una pausa para reflexionar, curated by Manuel Olveira and Kristine Guzmán, MUSAC (Castilla and León Contemporary Art Museum), Spain (2014); Progress in work /// work in crisis, curated by Olivier Beaudet and Laura Díez García, Lavitrine Gallery, Limoges, and Bizkaia-Aretoa, Bilbao, Spain (2013); Paisajismo Craneoencefálico, curated by Daniel Silvo, Espacio Valverde, Madrid (2012); Cartografía do presente, curated by Javier Buján, Laxeiro Foundation, Vig (2011); "The Exterminating Angel”: The Latest Trends in Spanish Art, Bozar, Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles, Belgium (2011); 7a Biennal d’Art Leandre Cristòfol, La Panera Art Centre, Lleida, Spain (2011); 25 años Muestra de Arte Injuve, curated by María de Corral and Lorena Martínez de Corral, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (2011).

In Para Calcar (To Trace) we are presented with an array of Modernist buildings and imagery, using the artist’s signature technique of drawing onto carbon paper which makes visible the traces of the transfer process and entails the artist working ‘blind’, drawing attention to the capacity of images to impose social models and habits.