Cristina Lucas completed her BFA at la Universidad Complutense de Mardrid, and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine.
She has participated in Dominó Canibal II Bienale PAC Murcia and the Liverpool Biennial. Her work has also been seen in solo exhibitions such as Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico; Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands; and Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid; as well as in group exhibitions at NMAC Foundation, Cádiz; Aldrich Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA; 28 Bienal de Sao Paulo; and X Istanbul Bienale. Cristina currently lives and works in Madrid.
Fernando Sánchez Castillo completed his BFA at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an Masters in Philosophy and Aesthetics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He was a member of PSL Research University at École national supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris and a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.
He has had solo exhibitions at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam in The Netherlands, and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid and in group exhibitions including at Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, MoMA in New York, Tate Modern in London, and the Fundació Miró in Barcelona. Fernando currently lives and works in Madrid.
Cristina and Fernando’s residency together occured in November 2017.
For their one-month research-based residency, Cristina and Fernando will trace historical links between Spain and the Philippines and collaborate with Filipino artisans in the process at Las Casas Workshops. Both are interested in mechanisms of power, each with separate and distinct practices that examine and probe principal political and economic structures, dissecting them to reveal the contradictions between official history, the real story, and the collective memory. They toured landmarks and historical sites including Intramuros in Manila and Mt. Samat in Pilar, Bataan, among others.
Before their departure, they gave an artist talk at the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on November 22nd.
Their artist residency is made possible with support from the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), which supports the Residency through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the framework of the Mobility grants.
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