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Manuel Saiz - Parallel Universes download bio

MANUEL SAIZ
Born in Logroño (La Rioja), Spain. Lives in London (UK)
www.saiz.co.uk


Personal shows 

2007   Laing Solo. Parallel Paradises Laing Gallery, Newcastle (UK) Selected by Susan May


2006   Transcendence of Networks Galeria Trinta, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

2005   A New Chance for Symbolic Dimension Alma Enterprises Gallery (London)
           Se requieren técnicos especializados (Specialized Technicians Required) Galeria Moriarty (Madrid)

2004   NOMINAL_POLITICS T1+2 Artspace London

2003   If Alive Museu de l’Emporda, Figueres, Girona, Spain.

2002   Mind Your Own Business Show about advertising at Galeria Trinta, Santiago de Compostela. Spain.
Upwards Compatible, Galeria Metronom Barcelona (Spain)

2000   Unattended Operation,  Part of "Transito Contemporary Art". Toledo (Spain)

1999    I USE SEVERAL BODIES Galería Trinta, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
CAMPO KAITEN SHOT Video installation shown in Project Rooms ARCO1999, Madrid (Spain)
Antitrack Galería DV, San Sebastián  (Spain)

1997   )Modelo( (mundo) Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid (Spain)

1996   Reality Classics The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Niagara (USA) 

1995   El Desierto Digital (The DigitalDesert) Galería Antonio de Barnola, Barcelona (Spain) 

1994    Tres Disparos(Three Shots) Galería Moriarty, Madrid (Spain).
Metafísica de Entrenamiento(Metaphysics of Training) Espacio Cajaburgos, Burgos (Spain)
Reservas (Reserves) Galería Trayecto, Vitoria (Spain) 

1993 Conforme a la Lógica (In Conformity With Logic) Sala Amós Salvador, Logroño (Spain)

1992   Mercancías Peligrosas (Dangerous Commodities) Galería Cave Canem, Sevilla (Spain)

1991    Galería Moriarty, Madrid (Spain).
Wanda Reiff Gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands)
Círculos Virtuosos(Virtuous Circles) . Espai 13. Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona (Spain) 

1989    Galería Moriarty, Madrid (Spain)
Wanda Reiff Gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands) 

1988   Galería Ciento, Barcelona (Spain)

 

Main group shows

2007  Curarequito Museo de la Ciudad Quito Ecuador, curated by Cecilia Canziani and Vincent Honoré

2006  Connecting WorldsICC Tokyo Opera City Tower, Tokyo, Japan

2005   Save The Day Kunstbuero, Vienna, Austria

Monitoring. Kasseller Dokumentfest, Kassel Germany
Emergency2 Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (UK)

2004   Land at Alma Enterprises Alma Enterprises Projects Space, London

East End Academy Whitechapel Gallery, London

Coalesce: foro Galería Palma XII. Vilafranca. Barcelona

2003   We Are Not Afraid VTO Gallery, London

Random-ize, Taipei, Taiwan
Overexposed, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona. Curated by Jorge Bravo.

2002   Iberian Tribes Tribes Gallery New York City.

Partially Bent Mafuji Gallery London

Tell Me M&M Gallery, Bornem (Belgium)

EAST Norwich (United Kingdom). Selectors Lawrence Weiner and Jack Wendler . 

2001   Hiroshima Art Crossing  Hiroshima (Japan) Curator Tomoko Aratani

Otras Naturalezas Murcia (Spain)  Curator Juan Bautista Peiró

2000   The rest of the storyChelseaSchool of Art (London) Curator Hana Sakuma

Corps Parlants/Speaking Bodies Gallery 101 Ottawa (Canada) Curator Nicole Gingras

1999    Akihabara TV, Command N Gallery, Akihabara, Tokyo
Failure, Gallery W139 Amsterdam (Netherlands) Curator Begoña Muñoz.
Existencias Agotadas  Mercado Puerta de Toledo Madrid Curator Jorge Bravo

1998    Ciudades, Salas de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid (Spain) Curator Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes
Dibujos Germinales, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (Spain). Curator Rosa Queralt. 
Naturalezas Inverosímiles, Centro Cultural Español en Lima (Perú)

1997   La Casa. Su Idea, Salas de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid  (Spain) Curator Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes

1996   Thinking Of You,  Konsthallen Göteborg (Sweden) Curator Rosa Martínez 

1995   EAST,  Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (United Kingdom). Selectors Marian Goodman & Giuseppe Penone. 

1994    Becados Banesto 1992, Círculo de Bellas Artes. Madrid (Spain)
Six Voices From Spain Atlantis Gallery, London, Bristol, Wrexham, Powys, Carlisle (United Kingdom) Curators Michael Nixon and Elanie Marshall
Recent Acquisitions Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (Spain)
Corpus Delicti, Espacio 13, Fundación Miró, Barcelona (Spain)
International Meeting Of Sculpture, European Cultural Centre in Delphos (Greece) Curator Sania Papa 

1993   Salón De Los 16 Auditorio, Santiago de Compostela, Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid (Spain) 

1992   Selección Pabellón De España - EXPO/92. Sevilla (Spain). 
            5 Trienal Fellbach Kleinplastik'92, Germany ). Curator J.M. Bonet.
Ode Aan Het Licht, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag (Netherlands)
Last Roses Of Summer, Wanda Reiff Gallery, Amsterdam (Netherlands).
Artistas En Madrid Años 80,   Sala de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid (Spain) 

1991    Bienal 0, Lérida (Spain). Curator Gloria Picazo.
Emergences, Centre Culturel Espagnol. Paris (France). Curator Gloria Picazo.
Sacra Sponte, Comuna de Sassari, Sardinia (Italy).
Escultura de Vanguardia, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores: Lisboa, El Cairo. Curator Cathie Coleman. 

1990   Artificial Nature Deste Foundation For Contemporary Art, Athens (Greece). Curator Jeffrey Deitch. 

1989    Artecontexto, Canal de Isabel II, Madrid (Spain). Curator Lola Garrido.
Konstructioner, Udstillingsbygningen, Copenhague (Denmark).
XX Bienal Internacional De Sao Paulo Sao Paulo (Brazil). Curator Miguel Fernández-Cid.

1988    Imágenes Del Video (Images of the Video) Sala Amadís, Madrid (Spain)
Antipodas (Arte español actual) World Expo 88 Brisbane (Australia). Curator Francisco Calvo Serraller. 

1987   Les Bords De La Memoire, 10 Artistas Españoles, Galerie Le Chanjour, Nice (France). Curators Edouard Merino & Serge Aboukrat. 

1986   17 Artistas, 17 Autonomías, Palacio Mudéjar, Sevilla (Spain). Curator Juana de Aizpuru.

Projects as Curator

2007 ArtSummerUniversityTate Modern London. Four days event of talks and screenings by 18 international artists.

2006 Communicating Vessels Hara Museum, Tokyo (Japan) A video programme and presentation of seven Spanish artists living outside Spain. Jordi Colomer, Alicia Framis, Dora García, Sergio Prego, Tere Recarens, Fernando Sánchez Castillo and of the selector, Manuel Saiz.

2004   No Pre No Con (Ni premisas ni conclusiones) Galería Moriarty, Madrid (Spain)
Paul Eachus, Meiro Koizumi, Arjen de Leeuw and Monika Oechsler
All Tomorrow’s Déjà Vu Works of 10 international artists shown at the Island Art Film and Video Festival (London) and the Video Mundi Festival (Chicago) in April.
videoDictionary  An ongoing project consisting on a collection of video art works one minute in length. Launched during the Island Art Film and Video Festival (London)  and shown at La Casa Encendida (Madrid) www.videodictionary.org

2003   25hrs (24hrs of Video Art) Screening of 308 videos of 270 international artists. Barcelona May 2003. www.25hrs.org
Xpert Scheme 10 videos from international artists to be shown at the Container Exhibition fo the Tokyo Designers Week. October.

2001 Surplus with Jorge Bravo. Centro Cultural de España en Lima (Perú). Luis Bisbe, Mireya Masó, Juande Jarillo, Ester Partegàs, Francesc Ruiz.
Psychical Therapy and Leisure. London Based Art, Galería Moriarty, Madrid (Spain) Carlos Bayala, Pierre Bismuth, Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Kenny Macleod and Richard McRae.

Residencies and awards

2007 Production award at the Belluard Bollwerk festival. www.belluard.ch

2006 Being Luis Porcar main prize at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

2004 Springhill Institute Artist in Residence programme. Birmingham (UK)

1995   International Visitor  (U.S.A)
Midlands Alliance Artist in Residence (U.S.A.)
Beca ENDESA (Spain)

1992  Banesto de Artes Plásticas  (Spain)

Pride, 2007
Brass
17 x 25cm
Koan Pop, 2007
Wood and electric lights
232 x 150cm
Narcissus (Tautology), 2007
Installation with video and haze machine
350 x 257 x 230cm
Points of View, 2007
Digital Video 10 min
160 x 99 x 25cm
No, It's Not the Same Artist (MS version), 2007
Photographic print
70 x 70cm
No, It's Not the Same Artist (SM version), 2007
Photographic print
70 x 70cm
Duration Slice, 2007
Sonata 30 Op. 109, prestissimo. Ludwig van Beethoven
HDV, 3 min
Venice for Artists, 2007
Photographic print
165 x 125cm
Installation View - Parallel Universes