BIO VIRGINIA RIVAS
Lives and works in Hervás (Cáceres)
Founding Partner. AVAEX. Visual and Associated Artists of Extremadura.
Advisory Partner. Black, White and Magenta. Association of Women Artists. Madrid.
Represented by DDR Art Gallery. Madrid.
In 2006 she graduated in Fine Arts (specialising in painting) from the University of Salamanca, during which time she received an Erasmus Scholarship and was able to study at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. In 2012 she obtained the DEA Diploma in Advanced Studies in Art History (specialising in video art) with honours from the University of Extremadura.She has trained with Marta Verde, Ignasi Aballí, María Ruido, Javier Codesal, Mª del Mar L. Bartolozzi, José Hernández and José Fuentes, among others.
Awarded in Art Containers. AUPEX. Provincial Council of Badajoz and Cáceres. Hervás (Cáceres). Galleries VI Artistic Intervention Projects, La Cárcel_Centro de Creación, Segovia (2018). And received the Accésit XXIV Certamen Nacional de Artes Plásticas Art Nalón de Langreo (Asturias), the Premio-adquisition 9º Premio de Pintura Ciudad de Badajoz and the 1º Premio XVI Certamen de Pintura UNED Plasencia in 2016. The 2nd Prize XIX Painting Prize Indalecio Hernández 2015. The 1st Prize of the XII Painting Contest "Young Artists" of Cáceres 2012.And the 2nd Prize IV International Painting Contest Juan José Narbón 2010. In addition to several graphic design awards.
She has been awarded the following grants: Ayuda a Artistas Visuales, Junta de Extremadura (2018).ERASMUS PLUS: Art Has Not Age of the EU between Spain, Greece, Italy and Turkey (2017).Grundtvig Visit: Art Teacher, OAPEE, Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, Udine, Italy, (2013).Grant for Young Creation, Gabinete de Iniciativa Joven de Extremadura (2012).Francisco de Zurbarán" Aid to Plastic Artists, Junta de Extremadura (2007 and 2009).
His solo shows include the Solo Show at Art Madrid'19 as part of ONE PROJECT, curated by Nerea Ubieto: 'Fictions, masks and landscapes: colour as a backdrop' (2019).Mapa Sonoro, Sala de Arte El Brocense, Cáceres; SOUNDSCAPE, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo DA2, Salamanca (2018).SINESTESIA, travelling to Pinacoteca Eduardo Úrculo de Langreo (Asturias), Anabel Segura_Centro de Arte Alcobendas, WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization, United Nations of Geneva, Switzerland (2017/2016).Attraverso la finestra, Galleria d'Arte La Loggia, Udine, Italy (2014).Señas de Identidad, Palacio Barrantes de Trujillo (2008).Reflejarte. Espacio Joven del Ayto. de Salamanca.The one who looks from the other side. Fonseca Palace, Salamanca (2007).
Among her collective exhibitions: Ellas y el tejido social (BNM), MAC Florencio de la Fuente, Huete (Cuenca). Mujeres en pie de ARTE, Asamblea de Extremadura (2018).CÁCERES ABIERTO. Fundación Extremeña de la Cultura (2017).Encarceladas (BNM), Lecràc, Palencia (2017).Historias del Camino (artists with grants) Junta de Extremadura, itinerant (2016).Obertura, MUBA Museo de Bellas Artes de Badajoz (2015).Modern Art, Galleria Picenum. Cingoli, Italy (2015).Pavilion of Illustrious Women. Madrid (2015).ARTE 50 Plastic Arts Exhibition. Lisbon, Portugal (2014). Spanish Artists. Gallery 9 Ocre. Montemor-O-Novo, Portugal (2014).Young Artists from Extremadura. Regional Government of Extremadura (2010).OPTICA, International Festival of Video Art. Paris, France (2009).The Art of Equality. Fine Arts Circle, Madrid (2009). EXPLORAFOTO, Salamanca (2006).
He has attended the fairs FIG Bilbao. International Festival of Engraving and Art on Paper. Bilbao (Spain). JustLX Lisboa 2019 (Portugal), FAC Feria de Arte en Casa 2019 (Spain), Art Madrid 2019 (Spain), Arte Cremona 2014 (Italy), Art Santa Fe International Art Fair 2013 (USA), Art Jaen 2010 (Spain).
His work is part of public collections such as the Pinacoteca Eduardo Úrculo, Badajoz City Council, UNED Plasencia, Fundación Indalecio Hernández, Hospedería de Garrovillas, Instituto Municipal de Asuntos Sociales de Cáceres, Junta de Extremadura, Universidad de Extremadura, Palacio de los Barrantes Cervantes or Fundación Igualdad Ciudadana. And private organisations in Spain, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland.
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