|Born||1956 (age 65–66)|
San Sebastián, Spain
|Education||Universidad del País Vasco, Chelsea College of Art|
|Known for||Installation Art|
Cristina Iglesias (San Sebastian, November 1956) is a Spanish installation artist and sculptor living and working in Torrelodones, Madrid. She works with many materials, including steel, water, glass, bronze, bamboo, straw. On January 20, 2016 she was awarded the Tambor del Oro in San Sebastian. Iglesias was the first Spanish woman invited to exhibit her work at the Folkestone Triennial in 2011. She is the sister of Academy Award-nominated film composer Alberto Iglesias.
Early life and education
Iglesias was born in San Sebastián, Northern Spain in 1956. She commenced a degree in Chemical Sciences at Universidad del País Vasco in 1976 before out in 1978 to practise ceramics and drawing in Barcelona. In 1980, she moved to London to study Sculpture at the Chelsea College of Art in London where she met her husband, Juan Muñoz and other artists such as Anish Kapoor.
Iglesias began exhibiting in the 1980s and has since taken part in over 60 individual and group exhibitions in Europe, North America and Japan.
|1994||Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven|
|1998||Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York|
|2003||Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin|
|2006||Museum Ludwig in Cologne|
|2007||Instituto Cervantes in Paris|
|2007||Doors to the new wing of the Museo del Prado, Madrid|
|2016||Musée de Grenoble in Grenoble|
|1986||Spanish Pavilion, Venice Biennale|
|1993||Spanish Pavilion, Venice Biennale|
|1990||18th Sydney Biennale|
|2000||Carnegie International, Museum of Art Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh|
|2000||Exposición Universal in Hannover|
|2002||Happiness at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo|
|2005||Big Bandat the Centre Pompidou in Paris|
|2006||SITE, Santa Fe|
|2010||Pacing Through Architecture, Whitechapel Gallery|
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- "'He made the world larger'". The Guardian. 2 September 2001. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Juan Munoz". The Daily Telegraph. 31 August 2001. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
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- Great women artists. Phaidon Press. 2019. p. 197. ISBN 0714878774.
- "Cristina Iglesias: agua, acero y seda". El País (in Spanish). 31 July 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- "Kunsthalle Bern". www.kunsthalle-bern.ch. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- "Cristina Iglesias at the Irish Museum of Modern Art". www.imma.ie. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- "MORI ART MUSEUM [HAPPINESS]". www.mori.art.museum. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- "Robbrecht and Daem: Pacing Through Architecture - Whitechapel Gallery". Whitechapel Gallery. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- Samaniego, Fernando (11 December 1999). "Pablo Palazuelo y Cristina Iglesias comparten el premio nacional de Artes Plásticas" [Pablo Palazuelo and Cristina Iglesias Share the National Award for Plastic Arts]. El País (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 21 June 2019.