Melgar, Valladolid, Spain,1958.
He lives and works in Madrid. Currently one of the most recognized Spanish artists. His multidisciplinary work received the AECA Award for the best living Spanish artist represented at ARCO18 –which he already won in 2008–, and the ARCO-BEEP Award, Colección de Arte Electrónico. Also in 2008, he received the Delfina Foundation grant (London).
His work investigates with critical attitude artistic processes, the artist as a manager of ideas, the political role of creators, the meaning of a work of art, the strategies that allow it to stand, its mechanisms of production, promotion and consumption, the effectiveness of the spaces assigned to art, as well as the analysis and experience of those who contemplate and interpret them.
His works have been exhibited internationally in places such as ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan; Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico; Boston Center for the Arts, Boston (MA), United States; Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines; the Whitechapel in London; the Real Academia de España en Roma; and Biennials such as Singapore, Havana, and the Bienal del Fin del Mundo. His work is part of important collections such as the MNCARS, MUSAC, ARTIUM, IVAM…