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Maria Olmeda

Maria Olmeda

Madrid, ES

 

About 

Spain, 1991 

Plastic Artist and Architect. He moved to Madrid in order to study Architecture and Fine Arts at the European University. Since then she has lived and studied in Madrid, Seoul, Ottawa and shortly in Dubai. Big fan of the new experiences, she has traveled to every continent and combines her international university studies with the professional artistic practice. 

As an architect, she participates in different research projects related to Architecture or Urbanism and she has worked in various prestigious offices in Spain and Korea. 

As an artist, she has been exhibiting solo or in group since 2009, she also has received several student scholarships from different countries, participated in various publications and worked on fairs and art related events internationally. 

Maria's personal work is mainly developed through drawing. For her, drawings have the ability to describe and reinvent the world. Her pieces are classified into different series and talk about cultural issues, discoveries or sexuality. Technically, her work is characterized by an approach to the methods of architecture, the neatness of the images, the sharpness of the lines and the importance of thicknesses. 

Currently, her personal research focuses on the study and conception of entities related to technology and science. That includes the variety of gadgets, instruments, structures and machines that surround us and affect our style of life.

www.olmedafranco.com

Elsewhere:

Employment 

El arte de lo imposible, Gijón, ES, Artist

Realized several Solo and Collective exhibitions in private galleries and public institutions including;· Centro de ArteTomás y Valiente, Sala de arte joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, Litografía Viña, Espacio Oculto or Galeria Viki Blanco, El Arte de lo Imposible

Jul 2012 - current
 

ARCO International Art Fair, Madrid, ES, Gallery Assistant at Revolver Gallery

Assisted the gallery director with sales, administrative work, installations and art handling. 
Facilitated explanations to the general public and sales inquiries to clients. 
Documented the exhibited works for the preparation of certificates. Organized transportation and entertainment for personalities within the city.

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
 

Estudio Bok, Madrid, ES, Intern

Taken part in the preliminary design phase of an Aerodrome.
Collaborated on the detailed design and development of a residential complex.
Created multiple 3d images and presentation drawings.
Prepared numerous construction documents including plan, section, facilities and detailed drawing.

Aug 2013 - Oct 2013
 

Ensamble Studio, Madrid, ES, Intern

Collaborated in the preliminary design of a high rise building.
Researched on the development of new construction materials based on the combination of light weight materials and chemical dissolution surfaces.
Designed schematics for presentations and created plans, elevations, sections, details and 3D renderings of different projects including offices and mixed-use buildings.
Recorded and edited videos or animations for competitions and exhibitions.

May 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Koossino Studio, Seoul, KR, Intern

Collaborated in model making and layout for presentations.
Researched about expression in hand drawing and developed a series of 50 personal drawings.

Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
 

Education 

American University of Dubai, Dubai, AE, MArch, Student Mobility

Oct 2014 - current
 

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Escuela de Arquitectura, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2009 - current
 

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Facultad de Artes y Comunicación, BArch, Fine Arts

Jan 2009 - current
 

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, BArch, Student Mobility

Oct 2012 - Jul 2013
 

Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, KR, BArch, Student Mobility

성균관 대학교

Oct 2011 - Jul 2012
 

Awards 

Herramientas de profesionalización para artistas., Nomination

Selected in the call to participate in the workshop by the artist Joan Morey. Organized by Tania Pardo.

2014
 

ArtFest 2014 - Santa Fe University of Art and Design | New Mexico, USA, Scholarship

Scholarship from Santa Fe University of Art and Design for the tuition, and full board accommodation at the program Artfest 2014 - Creative Summer Experience. Duration: 20 days. (10/07 – 30/07)

2014
 

Event City, Grant

Grant from Riga Technical University for the International Summer School, Event City. Director: Tom Kokins. Duration: 15 days. (27/07– 11/08)

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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