Irene Cruz. ​

Madrid. 1987.​



Graduate in “Advertisement and Public Relations” at Complutense University of Madrid. (UCM) . 2011

Graduate in “Audiovisual Comunication”. (UCM). 2011
International Master at EFTI Photography School, “Conceptual Photography and Artistic Creation“. 2011

Course in "New illuminations, narrative foundations of light" about cinematography lightning. EFTI. 2013



          Workshops and seminars with Olaf Martens, Lottie Davies, Chema Madoz, Simon Knorfolk, Alexaner Apóstol, José Latova, Ciuco Gutiérrez, Miguel Oriola, Jesús Micó, Ouka Leele, Santiago B. Olmo, Fernando Marcos, Eduardo Momeñe, Carmen Dalmau, Manuel Rufo, Beatriz Martínez, José Ramón Bas, Eugenio Ampudia, Alejandro Castellote, Jorge Salgado, Rafael Liaño, Óscar Molina, Amaya Hernández, Juan Valbuena, Juan Santa-Cruz, Miguel V Espada, Mikel Bastida, Valentín Sama, Manuel Vilariño, Amador Toril, Luis Malibrán, Boe Marion, Victor Martín, David Lowery, Javier Aguirresarobe, J A Bayona, Guillermo del Toro, Marco Spagnoli, Jacopo Reale, Marta Díaz, Aintza Serra, André Ristum, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Isabel Peña, Horacio Cabilla, Carlota Álvarez Basso, Javier Ortiz (Sony Spain), and more.



- Student of Eduardo Rodríguez Merchán (2005 - Forever) 

- Member of CIMA (Spanish Women Filmmakers Association) (2018 - Now)

- Member of F.K.Kollektiv - Berlin (2017 - Now) 

- Co- Founder and Partner in Grundkreuz Art Editions (2014 - Now)

- Mentor / Coach for photographers & artists

- Vicepresident of the Photographic Association: "Generación EME" - EFTI. (2011- 2017)

- Pop Up Kino Berlin's Videoart Festival organizer. (2014 - 2017)

- Blogger at AmateursBerlin, Arte a un click, Berlinarte, & my own blog (2013 - Now)

- Samy Ambassador influencer in Berlin. (2014 - 2017)

- Video Artist at Deutsche Oper - Berlin (2015 - 2017)

- Director of Photography for "Diana" - feature movie. (2018). Directed by Alejo Moreno

- DoP for music videos, commercials (2013 - Now)

- Member of Visual Container. (2017 - Now)

  (Take a look to Irene Cruz's Videography)

- Isabel Muñoz´s Assistant (Awarded with the Spanish National photography Prize) (2018-19)

- Hahnemühle Paper Tester & Ambassador (2019-Now)

- Member of the Spanish Society of Cinematographers AEC (2019 - Now)

 

- Lecturer & Teacher at Freie Universität (Berlin), Darmsdat Universität, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, CEART Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid, Nebrija University Madrid, UAL (London), MMM online, SobreMesa (Madrid), Unicorn Berlin, Too Many Flash Photography School (Madrid), TMF Club (Madrid), EFTI (Geme) (Madrid), Fiftydots (Barcelona), La Térmica (Málaga), ACLAM Foto (Barcelona), We Work and Walk, Escuela de Teatro y Cine del Escorial, La Red Berlín, Instituto Cervantes Berlin, Art von Frei (Berlin), MUSAC (Castilla y León), Espacio Nuca (Salamanca), Centre Pompidou Museum (Málaga), We Business Center (Madrid), Pati Llimona (Barcelona), LCA (Málaga), Palacio de Congresos de Castellón, Fotoklub Kollektiv (Berlin),  Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park (Berlin), BBK Foundation (Bilbao), Arte i Gioia Cadaqués, Círculo de BBBAA (Madrid),  ... etc. (2013 - Now)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

 

-  MAF Festival (Málaga Film Festival). "Endless Summer". LCA Málaga 19 February - 21 March 2020 (Málaga) 

-  Solo Exhibition at Photoespaña 2020 - Furiosa Gallery. 8 June – 8 July 2020 (Madrid)

-  Solo exhibition at Oscar Román Gallery (El Palomar Hall). In collaboration with Art Cage. Curated by Elvira Rilova. April, 2020 (Mexico DF)

-  “LUZAZUL”. Luz y Vanguardias Festival. Espacio Nuca. Curated by: Naiara Valdano. 

    In collaboration with: El Corte Inglés, Vida y Comida, Hoss intropia. 13 June - 10 October 2018 (Salamanca)

-  "Drowning in Blue" Fiftydots Gallery. Curated by: Andrea Perissinotto. 23 March - 1 May 2018 (Barcelona)

-  "Drowning in Blue" Theredoom Gallery. Curated by: Andrea Perissinotto. 21 February - 19 March, 2018 (Madrid)

- "Shades of night" "Nuances de nuit" - Arts-et-Métiers ArtSpace. Curated by Alexandre Pikiakos. 14 - 29 November 2017 (Paris)

-  “La Quatrieme Image”. Invited Artist. Solo Show. Espace des Blancs Manteaux.  2 - 17 April 2017 (Paris)

-  “The Muses”. Solo Exhibition at Fifty Dots Gallery - 9. March - 5 May 2017. (Barcelona)

-   Photoespaña. “Symbiosis Naturae”. CEART.  Curated by Noemí Mendez. In collaboration with Victor Alba.  9 June - 3 July 2016.  (Madrid)

- “Lieber Geist”. at Lab_in Gallery. Curated by: María Marco. 13 May - 25 June2016. (Vigo)

-  "Zeitraum Traum" Solo exhibition at C.C Buero Vallejo, Alcorcón. Curated by: Sol Izquierdo. 13 January - 13 February (Madrid)

-  "Materia es lo soñado". Lamosa Lab.Curated by: Naiara Valdano (Art-Gossips). 1 October - 1 November 2015 (Cuenca)

- "Waldeinsamkeit". Arte Lateral (C.C Arturo Soria). 11 June - 27 September 2015 (Madrid)

    In collaboration with: Alan Gleeson (Sound Designer) // Curator: Ana Sanfrutos

- "Habitat: Body & Landscape Awareness". Curator: Nicola Mariani. September 2015. Newcastle Foundation (Murcia)

- "Urlaub. Vacation: Retreat & Recover".  Curated by: Sol Izquierdo. 12 March - 24 April 2015. MUA Museum (Alicante)

- "Waldimsamkeit". Kleiner Salon - BCMArt. 18 February - 1 March 2014 (Berlin)

    Curator:  Ana Sanfrutos. In collaboration with: Alan Gleeson (Sound design) & Altea Hernández (Performance)

- "What Dreams Are Made Of". The Ballery Gallery. 6 February - 17 February (Berlin)

   Curator: Carlota Ibáñez de Aldecoa. In collaboration with: Sara Bounajm (Poetry) & Sound Awakener (Sound design)

- "Urlaub. Vacation: Retreat & Recover". Outono Fotográfico. Dispara Gallery. Curator: Vitor Nieves . 21 Nov - 15. January 2014 (A Estrada)

-  Glocal (hi)stories . Kunsthistorischen Instituts der freien Universität. Curated by: Timur Kiseljov Nov 2014 (Berlin)

    Irene Cruz's Videoart Retrospective Show

-  "Die Stille" - Sala La Capilla. Palacio de Pronillo. Curated by: Luis Bezeta. 2 June - 20 July (Santander)

-  Habitat//Native. PPC Gallery. Curator: Tania Gomes. 1 - 22 March 2014. (Berlin)

-  "Aus heiterem Himmel". Art & Weise Kunstraum. "Nacht und Nebel Festival". Curator: Ana Sanfrutos. 2 Nov - 9 Dec 2013. (Berlin)

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS 

 

-  "ARTIVISMO" La Tabacalera. coinciding with the COP25 Madrid 2019 Climate Change Summit. 6 - 9 December 2019 (Madrid).

        Curated by: Christian Pardo

-  [Art Festival] “The Boundaries of Perception” “Native Strangers”. PrintScreen. Israeli Center for Digital Art.  18 - 25 Nov 2019 (Israel)

        Curated by Daniela Arriado Organized by: Niio platform

-  [Photography Festival]. FotoMéxico 2019. Casa de España en Mexico. 25 October - 20 November (Mexico DF)

-  [Photography Festival] 3rd edition of the International Photo Festival InCadaqués 2019. 20-29 September 2019 (Cadaqués)

- [Bienal] BIENALSUR. "Fotografía de Autor en España" MUNTREF. Museo de Artes Visuales. 30 June - 15 September 2019 (Buenos Aires)

- "Realitats Imaginaires". World Paper Gallery. Group Exhibition at Fiftydots Gallery. Barcelona Paper Gallery. April - May (Barcelona)

- "Reciente Fotografía de Autor en España".  Sala de Maquinas. CCE Santiago.  29 April - 25 May (Santiago de Chile)

- "¿Sueñan los artistas con Ovejas Electrónicas?. La Casa Amarilla. MaF (Málaga Film Festival) 21 February - 13 March. 2019 (Málaga)

       Curated by David Burbano

- "Unfiltered Emotion". International Women's Day Event. Casa Bonay.  Organized by: She Said so.  March 2019  (Barcelona)

-  [Photo Festival] Photoimagen 2018. 9 November - 13 January. CCE Santo Domingo. Museo Cándido Bidó, Bonao. (Santo Domingo)

-  [Travelling Exhibition in Spain] (8x shows) "Caminos de Hierro". (example). During 2019-20 (Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla, Barcelona…)

- "Imperceptible Echoes" Belén Ordovas + Isabel Consigliere + Irene Cruz. Luisa Catucci Gallery.  5. October - November (Berlin)

- "Un Cierto Panorama". FIL Lima 2018. 20 July - 30 September. (Lima)

       Curated by: Jesús Micó

 - "Summer Disquiet". CoGallery Torstrasse. 1- 15 August (Berlin)

       Curated by: Stephan van Kuyk 

--"Guess Who is in the Spanish Contemporary Art" & "NegOcio"  CC Las Cigarreras Alicante.  2 August - 30 September. (Alicante)

       Curated by: Beatriz Martínez, Alba Refulgente y Rosa Lendínez.

- "About Women". GEDOK Künstlerinnenforum Karlsruhe. 20 July - 20 August (Karlsruhe)

       Curated by: Katia Muñoz

- [Photography Festival] - Les rencontres de Arles 2018.  Voies Off.  "Transeünts". 2 - 8 July. Fiftydots (Arles)

- DSP @ (.BOX) Video Project Space.  22 February - 8 march 2018. (Milan)

     Curated by Joas Nebe

- "5 Years of Upcycling" Ecoembes & Ecoalf. EFTI. 19 Jan - 23 Feb 2018 (Madrid)

- "Inmensa Luz”. ENAIRE Foundation Photography Collection (Selection). Instituto Cervantes de Milán. 19 October- 12 January 2017 (Milan)

- [Photography Festival] "Entre Piel" - FotoMexico - Galería Oscar Román. 3 October - 5 November 2017 (Mexico DF)

-  "The Blind Curator". F.K. Kollektiv Kunstraum.Curated by: Zack Helwa. 23 June - 17 July 2017 (Berlin)

- Un cierto panorama (reciente fotografía de autor en España - PhotoEspaña Festival. Fundación Canal. 8 May- 23 July 2017 (Madrid)

        Curated by: Cristina de Middel & Jesús Micó

- Exist. A solo women show. Gallery Mainoeuvre. 11 - 18 May  2017. (Berlin)

       Curated by: Tiffany Graham

- [Photography Festival] - Segoviafoto 10º . Invited Artist by the organization. Palacio del Quintanar. 17 March - 7 May 2017 (Segovia)

- Ikea Relationships. Invited Artist by Anarel·la. Die Bäckerei. 1 - 30 April 2017 (Innsbruck)

       Co-curated by: Alberto Sánchez, Marta Rey.

- Paralelas Contemporáneas X. Galería Óscar Román. In collaboration with: Art Cage & Elvira Rilova. 7 Feb - 12 March 2017. (Mexico DF)

-  Polizontes. MARCA. Museo Arqueologico de Cacabelos. 28 October - 6 January 2016 (Cacabelos, León)

       Curated by: Silvia Blanco Iglesias

-  [Bienal] "Mujeres Aladas" Bienal Miradas de Mujeres. Reial Cercle Artístic. 27 October - 12 November 2016 (Barcelona)

       Curated by: Carmen Berasategui y Carmen Hurtado

-  [Photography Festival] Begira Photo. The Forest. El bosque. 20 October - 13 de November 2016 (Durango - Bizkaia)

-  [Art Festival] Berlinsoup. Mytologhy and Faritales. Irene Cruz + Oren Lazovski. Det Danske Institut. 3- 11 June 2016 (Athens)

-  Inner Nature Exhibition. CAAM (Centro Atlántico de Árte Moderno). 13 April – 10 May. 2016 (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

-  [Art Festival] Climate, Sustainability and the Arts. Temple University. 11 - 15 April 2016 (Philadelphia)

-  Climb Every Mountain. Casa de la cultura de Azuqueca. 18 February - 5 Macrh 2016 (Azuqueca de Henares - Guadalajara)

        Curated and organised by: Alberto Martinez Centenera

-   [Art Festival] FIVA 5th Edition.Auditorio Jorge Luis Borges de la Biblioteca Nacional. 1-2 December (Buenos Aires)

-   ECO-FRAMES. Conciencia Ambiental y relatos fílmicos. IN exhibition.  IVAM. 26 - 27 November (Valencia)

-   Photoespaña 2015. "3 mujeres, 3 miradas" Galería BAT. 9 Juni - 12 September (Madrid)

       Curated by: Alberto Cornejo

-  INCUBARTE 7 - UTSVAN - MuVIM, Museu Valencià de la Il·lustració i la Modernitat de Valencia. 19 - 21 June (Valencia)

         Curated by: Antonio Ortuño

-  "Wasser, Kunst, Frauen, Leben". SUSI Interkulturelles Frauenzentrum. 19 - 30 June 2015 (Berlin)

        Curated by: Francesca Pietracci

-  "Whitebox". Souvenirs from Earth. Palais de Tokyo Centre d'art Contemporain. 13 May -24 May 2015 (Paris)

         Curated by: Bárbara Matas & Rieko Witfield

-   "Yo, la peor de todas" #a3bandas. Mondo Galería. 11 April - 1 May (Madrid)

         Curated by: Helena Santiago

-  "Impulsos Naturales" Irene Cruz + Nikola Srdic. Nave 73. 6 November - 14 December 2014. (Madrid)

    Curator: Enrique Yáñez

-  "VII Premio de Fotografía Fundación Aena" Exhibition. Palacio de Fernán Nuñez. 9 October - 9 November  2014(Madrid)

-  "War/She: Understanding the war from the female perspective". 10 - 31 October 2014  (Kharkiv)

    Curated by: Daria Prydybailo

-  "Ósmosis: Tierra-Piel". Irene Cruz & Pelayo Zurrón. Cervantes6 Art Gallery. 27 September - 11 October 2014 (Oviedo)

        Curated by Nuria García

-  "Dazwischen". Schau Fenster 26 September - 26 October 2014 (Berlin)

        Curated by: Corinna Radakovits

-  " 9980km - El horizonte que nos separa". Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Da2. 27 June - 28 October 2014 (Salamanca)

-  "Sensitiva Presencia: Stimmung". Faro de Tláhuac.  8 May 8 September 2014. (Mexico DF)

       Curated by Juan José Ochoa.

-  “Under the Subway” – Group new media show. 2014 (New York)

        Curated by Antonio Ortuño.

- "Triunfo y Poesía". Galería Santa Fé. 9- 11 May 2014 (Bogotá)

       Curated by Mario Gutiérrez Cru

- "Mínimos". Galería Cero. 12 December - 20 February 2014. (Madrid) 

       Curators: Ciuco Gutiérrez, Bea Martínez.

- "Upcycling". 27 November - 27 December 2013. TEA Museum (Tenerife)

- "Strangers in Paradise". Centro Cultural de HA de Ámsterdam. 1-15 December 2013 (Amsterdam)

- "En pelotas"- EFTI Showroom. Espacio Off. 13 September - 15 November 2013 (Madrid).

     Curators: Ciuco Gutiérrez & Beatriz Martínez.

- "Madrid en la Cámara” "CentroCentro" (Correos Building). 5 March - 15 Sept. (Madrid)

      Curator: Eduardo Momeñe. 

- "Marca Spanien". Europe Creative Center ECC. Kunsthalle Weißensee Kreativstadt. 19 July - 30 July (Berlin)

        Curator:  José Jurado

- Kultursymposium - "Weitermachen / Keep Going" - Kulturni centrum Rehlovice - 20 July. Řehlovice (Czech Republic)

- "Vicios y pecados del mundo antiguo" Museo Arqueológico Regional de la Comunidad de Madrid.

         18 May - 21 June. (Madrid)

- Hall of Spanish Royal Photographic Society (Sala de la Real Sociedad fotográfica española).

        Curator: Pepe Frisuelos. 18 April - 15 May. (Madrid)

- "Macht Kunst" - KunstHalle by Deutsche Bank. 5 April - 29 April. (Berlin)

- "Tres, three, tree...". Ariza gallery. Joint exhibition with María Trillo & Sofía Roncero. 22 March - 27 April 2013. (Madrid)

        Curator: Rafael Liaño.  

- [Photoespaña] EFTI espacio off. Curator: Ciuco Gutiérrez. 2- 28 July 2012. (Madrid)

-  FotoMercè. La Virreina Centre de la Imatge. 20. September al 16. October 2011 (Barcelona)

-  "Retratos". Circulo de BBAA. Curated by: Jesús Micó. June (Madrid)  

- [Travelling Exhibition] "Fototalentos" Girona, Córdoba, Castilla La-Mancha, Salamanca, Cádiz. 2010



 

SELECTED ART FAIRS

 

-  [Art Fair] Art Madrid. Palacio de Cristal. Represented by Luisa Catucci. 26 February - 1 March 2020. (Madrid)

-  [Photography Fair] PhotoBasel. Represented by Luisa Catucci Gallery. 11-16 June 2019 (Basel - Swizerland)

-  [Art Fair] Art Up! Lille Grand Palais. Represented by Luisa Catucci Gallery. 27 February - 3 March 2019. (Lille)

-  [Art Fair] Art Madrid Fair. Madrid Art Week. Palacio de Cibeles. Represented by: Galería Espiral. 27 February - 3 March 2019 (Madrid)

-  [Photography Fair]. Fotofever. Paris Photo Week. Represented by Fiftydots Gallery.  8 - 11 November. Carrousel du Louvre. 2018 (Paris)

-  [Art Fair] Positions Berlin Art Fair. Berlin Art Week 2018. Represented by Luisa Catucci Gallery. 27 - 30 September (Berlin)

-  [Art Fair] Art Madrid Art Fair. Madrid art week. Mercedes Roldán Gallery. Palacio de Cibeles. 22 - 25 February 2018 (Madrid)

-  [Art Fair] MIA Milano Palazzo Litta Cultura. Fiftydots Gallery 9 - 12 March 2018 (Milan)

-  [Photography Fair] - Foto Fever - Fifty Dots Gallery - 9 - 12 November 2017 (Paris)

-  [Art Fair] ArtSevilla - Sevilla historical district 16 - 19 October (Sevilla)

-  [Art Fair] - Art Madrid 2016 - One Project. Curated by: Carlos Delgado Mayordomo. Fifty Dots Gallery. 22 - 26 February 2017 (Madrid)

-  [Art Fair] SCOPE Contemporary art show. Mercedes Roldán Art Gallery - 5 - 10 December 2016 (Miami)

-  [Art Fair] Feria Estampa. Lab_in Gallery Booth. Matadero. 22 - 25 September 2016 (Madrid)

-  [Art Fair] Estampa. Galeria BAT Alberto Cornejo Stand. Matadero de Madrid. 24 - 27 September 2015 (Madrid)

-  [Art Fair] Positions (Berlin Art Week). Represented by VAC VideoArtChannel. 17-20 September 2015 (Berlin)

-  [Art Fair] Art Basel Miami. Mas de Arte. December 2014 (Miami)

-  [Art Fair] ARCO 2014 (Madrid Art. Week). Ifema. #BlumenARCO. Curated by Emma Trinidad. February 2014 (Madrid)

-  [Art Fair] Art Madrid 9th edition. Galería de Cristal. Palacio de Cibeles. (Cervantes6) 19 - 23 February 2014 (Madrid)

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS

 

Finalist. Caminos de Hierro Photography Contest. ADIF. 2018

Malaga Talent 2018. Malaga Film Festival. 2018

Invited Artist to La Quatrieme Image Fair of Paris. 2017

Winner  Artist for a solo exhibition in CEART (by the Jury Jose Luis Serzo, Suso33 & Chema Madoz). 2016

Finalist at "We want to film you". A la Luz. 2016

1st Price Best Emerging Artist of the year by Why On White. 2016

First prize. International Best Videoart of the Year. 360º Video Challenge. Elmur. 2015

Third prize in II Upcyling Photography Contest. 2015

First prize in II Iberdrola / CFC  Photography Contest. 2014

Second prize in National Aena Foundation Photography Contest. 2014

Winner Artist in Masdearte Fine Arts Contest. Habitat I 1st Prize. Art Basel & Miami. 2014

One of the 10 significant and outstanding artists under 30 in 2014. VeoArte & AbsolutNetwork. February

Winner Artist in Nave 73 Fine Arts Contest 2014. With Seele Series. 2014

Winner of the contest "Miradas de mujeres" in the matter "Nature and landscape". 2014

Winner. Upcycling Photo Contest - ECOLAF - ECOEMBES - EFTI - 2013

Finalist Work in Absolut Porfolios contest with “Stimmung” series. 2013

Finalist in D Camera contest "Fotomundo". 2012

Finalist FotoMercè Barcelona 2011

[Grant] First Prize in EFTI with the project “Seele“. (I won a Cinematography Course)

Second Prize Fototalentos 2010. (Banco Santander Foundation and Universia). (4 times finalist too). 2010

Finalist in national Renfe contest. "Atrapando el movimiento". 2009

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