Dates of residency: Jan/Feb
Lives and works: Barcelona
Education: BA(hons) Critical Art Practice, Brighton University. UK
The aesthetic —that also have a strong ethical— raised by Avelino Sala throughout his career articulate a discourse certainly personal, coherent, and yet complex in their readings and their looks.
The diversity of mechanisms employed and expressive languages, which include among others the video, sculpture, photography, neon, drawing or plural world of objects, not deviate from this line and consistent that unifies most of their jobs.
His images, largely appear to us like allegories or metonymies that exemplify the loneliness of the individual, the frailties that are created in your own personal position, and in the interstices while underlying entities in the global discourse history, or flows and also questions about identity and memory that do nothing but affirm its perishability and missed, they belong to some sort of non-place.
His work as an artist has led him to question the cultural and social reality from a late romantic perspective, with a continuous explore the social imaginary and trying to put finger in the sore to check the power of art as experimentation spaces capable of recreating new worlds.
His work has been presented in various exhibitions, national and international, highlighting among the latest: (2013 S.O.S) Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, (An Essay on culture 2013), NCCA, Moscow, (Distopia:right now) 2012 Museum marble of Carrara, (Funeral Pyre 2012) Matadero, Madrid, (Cacotopia 2011), First Screen, La Pedrera (AUTRUI 2011) Centre Dart Le Lait Grahulet, France, (Block House 2011)(, Galeria Raquel Ponce, ARTIUM (stop! 2010),Royal Academy of Spain in Rome, (Fatherland or Morte! 2010), Virgil de Voldere gallery, New York, (hostile 2009), National Museum of art Sofia (International Reencontres, 2009), Queen X Bienal de la Habana, (Comunicacionismos, 2009), A Foundation, London (Off the Street, 2009), Insert Coin, Spanish Young Art, October Contemporary, Hong Kong 2009) or Tina B Biennale Prague, (Small Revolutions 2008) or The Promised Land (Chelsea Art Museum, 2008). Generation 2003 by CajaMadrid award. Sponsored among others by Hangar and Bilbao art. In 2010 was a fellow of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome and the centro de arte Le Lait of Albi in France.
Currently prepares solo exhibitions for Laboral Art Center in Gijón, Puma Pungo Museum in Cuenca, Ecuador and several private galleries. In 2014 will be residing during the first months of the year in RU, Residency Unlimited, of New York, and at Laboral Art Center during the next spring.
GALLERIES: Ethan Cohen Fine Arts New York, Ponce + Robles Madrid
SELECT PERMANENT COLLECTION: Royal Academy of Spain in Rome, NCCA Collection.National Center Contemporary Art, Moscow, Cultural Ministry of Spain, Colección Testimonio, CajaMadrid, Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, CSD, Colección Consejo superior de Deportes, Colección Caja de Asturias Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias
SUPPORT: Avelino Sala’s residency is supported by AC/E Accion Cultural Española.