Chelo Matesanz

Chelo Matesanz Reinosa, Cantabria,
Graduate in Fine Arts, specialising in Audiovisuals and Painting from the University of the Basque Country. Doctorate from the same University.

Graduate in Psychology with a specialisation in Clinical Intervention in Mental and Behavioural Disorders from the National University of Distance Education (UNED). Training in Systemic Family Therapy at Psicoestudio (Vigo).

Professor of Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Pontevedra, University of Vigo.

In her artistic trajectory we should mention her last individual exhibitions: Incredigirls, in Palexco (A Coruña, 2022); Me llamo Rubí, Diamante, Perla, las joyas de la boda de mi madre, in Espacio Olvera Gallery (Seville, 2020); Vírgenes para vestir, in the same gallery (Seville, 2018); Mis cosas en observación in CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, 2014).

And group exhibitions, such as: Sin cerraduras. Colección Bragales, at Fundación Vital (Vitoria, 2022); Cruzamentos, at CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, 2022); Galicia futura, at Gaiás (Santiago de Compostela, 2022); Teixint Identitats, at Tecla Sala (Barcelona, 2019); Alén dos Xéneros, at MARCO Museum (Vigo, 2017); 93.

(Vigo, 2017); 93 at CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, 2013); O bosquexo do mundo. MARCO Vigo, Auditorio de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela) and Fundación Seoane (A Coruña) between 2013 and 2014; Genealogías feministas en el Arte Español 1960-2010, at MUSAC (León, 2012).

She has been represented at several fairs, such as Arco (Madrid), Art Chicago, Art Liste (Basel, Switzerland); Riparte (Rome); Art Cologne (Germany); Expoarte, in Guadalajara (Mexico).

In 1992 she was awarded a Training and Research Assistance Grant. Department of Education, University of Research. Basque Government; in 1994 she was selected for the Muestra de Arte joven, in 1995 in Germinations for young European artists and obtained the Marcelino Botín Foundation Grant; in 1996 she was awarded the JASP prize for the best young artist in Arco.

Her work is present in important collections such as CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea), Fundación ARCO Madrid, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Colección Testimoni (Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona), Colección Caja Cantabria (Obra Social y Cultural), Colección Norte de Arte Contemporáneo (Gobierno de Cantabria), Fundación Coca-Cola España, Ins- tituto de la Juventud (Ministerio de Asuntos sociales, Madrid), Cámara de comercio de Cantabria, Diputación de Murcia, Ayuntamiento de Almería and Ayuntamiento de Reinosa. 

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