I grew up in La Mancha, Spain, like Don Quixote or Almodovar. I had a happy childhood in a small town; always moved by the art, painting and making models were my hobbies while I was getting inspired by the beauty and simplicity of my hometown's landscapes.
That time ended and I moved to Madrid in 2001 to study a BA and Master in Architecture and Urban planning at Polytechnic University. While studying, I started to collaborate with different small offices such as Xer-Masa Architects, Tecnigral, Planos & Obras or A3 Architecture. I also assisted to the architect and curator Ariadna Cantis Silverstein in the coordination of several exhibitions and architectural contests. After graduating in 2009, I also started to work as a graphic designer (another of my passions) for different companies and institutions.
My first important job in graphic design was for the architect Francisco Mangado, Spanish architect featured by the MoMA at the exhibition On Site, New Spanish Architecture (Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008, Baluarte and Plaza de Dali in Madrid).
Soon after Mangado's and willing to gain experience in other fields of my multidisciplinary interests such us Cultural Management; I received a grant from the European Union to study a double degree MA in Cultural Management and International Relations for the EU in Poland and Sweden (Jagiellonian University and Uppsala University), as part of the program, I moved to New York City in 2010 to do an internship at the Angel Orensanz Foundation. After my intersnship I was hired for this institution as the exhibitions coordinator's assistant. I had the opportunity to co-organize and co-curate several exhibitions in collaboration with institutions like the Armory Art Show, the New Museum, The Filmmakers Cooperative or the Spanish Consulate of Culture in NYC.
After my intense experience in New York, I decided to make a 2 year break and to move back to Spain. This two years helped me to develop my personal project that combines many of my interests; Spain Fresh, an arts platform that promotes young Spanish artists abroad. Thanks to this inspiring project I came back to NYC in 2014 and I have had the opportunity to collaborate with a long list of institutions and brands, such us Reebok, Instituto Cervantes, The Spanish Embassy in Washington DC or New York University.
Spain Fresh is still growing but I haven't left graphic design or architecture abandoned. In Madrid I worked in 2012 for Broadway Malyan, an architecture and design international company.
As by July 2015, I am working again in NYC, this time for Diller Scofidio + Renfro as a graphic designer. This is being an amazing and intense experience. I have had the great opportunity to design an incredible book about the High Line Park to be published by Phaidon next Fall 2015. They are producing around 30,000 copies to be distributed across the Globe, so it's really satisfying to know that something that you have been part of it's going to be in so many places and hands.
So, as you can see, I'm quite restless. I have so many interests and passions and a multidisciplinary background; but at the same time, both my professional experience and my studies have been related to art, architecture, design and culture. I am always wondering what's next?
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York, NY, US, Graphic Designer
Conception, design, content and production of different books and related current projects.
New York University (NYU) King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, New York City, Spring Cultural Program Manager
I was selected for an Arts and Culture Residency by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at New York University, being able to manage the Spring Program together with my art platform Spain Fresh www.spainfreshspace.com
I had the opportunity to curate a collective photo exhibition, a film series and two music sessions that have been published internationally and that will travel to other cities soon such as Washington DC or Bogotá.
Waterside Contemporary, London, GB, Gallery assistant
Assistant for Daniel Medina's solo show in ARCO 2013
Broadway Malyan, Madrid, ES, Architect
Architect and graphic designer. Masterplans and commercial and retail projects.
Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY, US, Exhibitions Coordinator Assistant
A3 Arquitectos, Alcázar de San Juan, ES, Architect
Francisco Mangado & Associates, Pamplona, ES, Architect
Planos y Obras S.L., Alcázar de San Juan, ES, Architect
Major of Alcazar de San Juan, Department of Youth and Culture, Alcázar de San Juan, ES, Graphic Designer
Tecnigral, Madrid, ES, Architect
Ariadna Cantis Silberstein, Madrid, ES, Architect
Total Free Business, Madrid, ES, Graphic Designer
Uppsala University, Uppsala, SE, Masters, MA in Euroculture
The Erasmus Mundus Master Programme "Euroculture – Europe in the wider world" is a unique, interdisciplinary and interuniversitary Master of Arts programme of 120 ECTS. It is recognised by the European Commission as an "Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence".
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Madrid, ES, MArch, Architecture
The historical legacy of Madrid’s School of Architecture certainly offers one of the most prestigious among Spain’s academic scenarios. Since its establishment, in 1848, and throughout its many years of history, this Institution has constantly relied upon the work, teaching and academic publications of architects of the highest profile.
Spain Arts and Culture Grant, Grant
Arts and Culture residency at NYU's King Juan Carlos Center.
Spring Cultural Program coordinator with Spain Fresh.
Erasmus Mundus Grant, Grant