Ana DMatos, Lugo - Spain, 1963.
Visual artist of a multidisciplinary work with a powerful social and political component. Her work is characterized by the origin of forms and a fascinated thought in anthropology and semiotics. DMatos analyzes the archetypes of power through a diversity of techniques such as drawing, collage, engraving, sculpture, photography, video, performance and installations.
Since 1986 she has worked in research at the Complutense University of Madrid, in Edinburgh and Sheffield. She has published in several specialized art magazines. She has taught courses and conferences: Fundación Hispano Cubana, Madrid; National Museum Reina Sofía Art Center, Madrid; Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao; Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Madrid; Provincial Museum of Lugo (...) and made more than thirty individual exhibitions and specific projects. She has made numerous art editions since 1993, such as the photo book 'Fairy Tale', Red Roses, R-evolution, Hand Made, or "1908 - 1917", Calcograra Nacional. Last book published "Formas de Paraíso", published by the Granollers Museum.
One of her main lines of research is the world of religions and its relationship with the profane: "Niña de la Estrella", Museum of Fine Arts, Córdoba, 2015. "Svmmis ...", Sala del Horno de la Ciudadela, Pamplona, 2014. "Virginis ...", Procesalia, Santiago de Compostela, 2013. "Bodies of Faith", Metrònom, Barcelona, 2006 (...) Another line of study relates power and politics: "Territories of madness and power ", Pilar I Joan Mirò Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, 2005." Construction> <Destruction ", Provincial Museum of Lugo, Lugo, 2004 (...) Another line of essay is the body and identity:" Subjects " , Palacio de las Minas, Madrid II Edition, Madrid, 2003 (...) and at the international level, exhibited in Panama, 2002; FIL 2001, Lisbon, Portugal (...) The work of Ana DMatos has been at the Contemporary Art Fair ARCO -in different editions-, Madrid; Open Studios, Vienna, Austria, 2000; The City University of New York, N.Y., 1998, Pinacoteca Comunale Carlo Contini, Oristano, Italy, 2003, among others.
In her career she has received different awards, some of them: Villa de Madrid Award, Lucio Muñoz, Madrid, 2003; First prize of the XVII Biennal d'Eivissa, Museum of Contemporary Art of Ibiza, Balearic Islands, 2002; Pilar Banús Foundation Award, MGEC, Málaga, 2002; ESTAMPA Fair Award '99, Madrid, 1999; First Prize of Painting in the Contest of Plastic Arts, Board of Culture of Concello de Lugo, 1998; First Olio Fiat National Prize, Madrid, 1987.
She has participated in various national and international fairs such as GABINETE Art Fair, Madrid, 2018. BIENNIAL Cerveira, Cerveira, 2015. SHÖNHEIT: The Non-Age, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Zurich, 2009. SHÖNHEIT: The Non-Age, Lanzarote Biennial, Canary Islands, 2009. KING RACING GIRLS: BAC! Pandora's 2009, Festival of video art, CCCB, and Fundacióń Pilar I Joan Mirò, Barcelona, 2009. E / AB / FAIR / 08 Editions / Artists' Books Fair, New York, 2008. Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, 2008. Bridge Art Fair, New York, 2008. Artistbook International, Center Pompidou, Paris, 2008. Art / Salamanca / 08, Places of memory, Salamanca, 2008.nEstampa International Art Fair, Multiple Contemporary, 16th edition, Madrid, 2008. VALENCIA ART 2008. "Contemporary art fair, Valencia, 2008. Beijing, China Biennial, 2007. LISTE KÖLN, Cologne, 2007. BERLINER LISTE, Berlin, 2007. ESTAMPA 2006 Fair, Madrid, 2006 Optics, International Video Art Festival, Oviedo, 2006. Mostra D'Art de Dones de Barcelona FEM'ART 2006, Barcelona, 2006. International Art Video Festival LOOP'06, Barcelona, 2006 .
The work of this great artist is in collections such as: Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. Bundeskanzleramt: Kunstsektion, Artothek, Austria. Provincial Museum of Lugo. Contemporary Spanish Engraving Museum of Marbella, Spain. Museum of Contemporary Art of Ibiza. Carlos Maside Museum, Sada. Postal and Telegraph Museum, Madrid, Spain. Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation of Palma de Mallorca. Rafael Tous d 'Art Contemporani Collection. Valdearte Collection, Orense. City Council of Lugo, Lugo. National Library, Madrid. Chase Manhattan Bank, N.Y. Toyota Corporation, New York City and Tokyo. Queensborough Community College Art Gallery / CUNY, New York. Collection of the Community of Madrid, Council of Arts, Madrid. Centro de Arte dos de Mayo, Madrid.