| Cristina Iglesias: Exposition Porto, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves June 28-octobre 6, 2002 ; London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, April 7-june 1, 2003 ; Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art, June-august, 2003|
Juan Muñoz, Hilde Daem, Thaís Rivitti, Ivo Mesquita, Carmen Gimenez, Plácido Arango Arias
Cristina Iglesias (1956, San Sebastián) is a Spanish installation artist and sculptor living and working in Torrelodones, Madrid. She works with many materials, including steel, water, glass, bronze, bamboo, straw. On January 20, 2016 she was awarded the Tambor del Oro in San Sebastian. Iglesias was the first Spanish woman invited to exhibit her work at the Folkestone Triennial in 2011. She is the sister of Academy Award-nominated film composer Alberto Iglesias.
Iglesias was born in San Sebastián, Northern Spain in November 1956. She commenced a degree Chemical Sciences at Universidad del País Vasco in 1976 before out in 1978 to practise ceramics and drawing in Barcelona. In 1980, she moved to London to study Sculpture at the Chelsea College of Art in London where she met her husband, Juan Muñoz and other artists such as Anish Kapoor.
Iglesias began exhibiting in the 1980s and has since taken part in over 60 individual and group exhibitions in Europe, North America and Japan.
Iglesias was honoured with the Spanish National Prize for Visual Arts in 1999. She was also awarded the Berliner Kunstpreis in 2012.
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