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Biography of Cristina Iglesias

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b. 1956, San Sebastián, Spain

1956
Born in November.
1977–79
Studies drawing and ceramics in Barcelona.
1979
Enrolls at the Chelsea School of Art in London, where she will study for three years.
Meets Juan Muñoz, whom she will later marry.
1983
Takes part in La imagen del animal: Arte prehistórico, arte contemporáneo, a group exhibition at the Caja de Ahorros y Monte Piedad, Palacio de las Alhajas in Madrid, which travels the following year to Fundació “la Caixa” in Barcelona.
1984
Holds her first solo exhibition, at Casa de Bocage, Galeria Municipal de Artes Visuais in Setúbal, Portugal. Presents her work at Galería Cómicos in Lisbon.
1985
Iglesias's first solo exhibition in Spain is held at Galería Juana de Aizpuru in Madrid.
1986
Iglesias's work is presented in the Spanish Pavilion at the XLII Biennale di Venezia.
Exhibits at Galería Cómicos in Lisbon.
1987
CAPC, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux presents an exhibition of Iglesias's sculpture from the previous three years.
Exhibits at Galería Marga Paz in Madrid and Galerie Peter Pakesch in Vienna.
1988
The Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Düsseldorf organizes a major exhibition of Iglesias's work.
The Museo de Bellas Artes in Málaga, Spain, presents an exhibition of her work.
Exhibits at Galerie Jean Bernier in Athens and Galerie Joost Declercq in Ghent, Belgium.
1989
Iglesias's work is featured in Spain Art Today at the Museum of Modern Art in Takanawa, Japan.
1990
Takes part in the 1990 Biennale of Sydney, in the exhibition The Readymade Boomerang: Certain Relations in Twentieth Century Art.
Iglesias's work is displayed at Galleria Locus Solus in Genoa, Italy; Galería Cómicos in Lisbon; Galería Marga Paz in Madrid; and De Appel in Amsterdam.
1991
The Kunsthalle Bern organizes an exhibition of Iglesias's work. The exhibition catalogue includes a text by poet José Ángel Valente.
1992
An exhibition of Iglesias's work takes place at the Art Gallery of York University in Toronto.
1993
Along with Antoni Tàpies, represents Spain at the XLV Biennale di Venezia.
Exhibits at Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot in Paris; Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Galeria Municipal Arco in Faro, Portugal.
1994
Iglesias's One Room series is exhibited at the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Presents her work at Konrad Fischer Galerie in Düsseldorf.
Takes part in the exhibition Artscape Norway in the Lofoten Islands in Norway, where her piece Laurel Leaves is permanently installed.
1995
Participates in the Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
Teaches sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich until 1999.
1996
Holds her first solo exhibition in her native city, San Sebastián, at Galería DV.
Exhibits at Donald Young Gallery in Seattle and Galería Jean Bernier in Athens.
1997
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York organizes an exhibition of Iglesias's recent work that later travels to the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; Palacio de Velázquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid; and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Iglesias's work is featured in The Guggenheim Museums and the Art of This Century, the inaugural exhibition of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
1998
Presents the exhibition A cidade e as estrelas: Parte 4 at Galeria Luís Serpa Projectos in Lisbon.
1999
Receives the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture.
Iglesias's work is featured in Spanish and Basque Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
2000
The Carré d'Art, Musée d'Art Contemporain in Nîmes, France, organizes an exhibition of Iglesias's work. Presents her work at Donald Young Gallery in Chicago and in the Spanish
Pavilion at the Universal Exposition in Hannover.
2001
Exhibits at the Lenbachhaus Kunstbau in Munich.
2002
The Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves in Porto holds a major exhibition of Iglesias's work that travels the following year to the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London and
the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.
2003
Iglesias's work is featured in La ciudad que nunca existió: Arquitecturas fantásticas en el arte occidental at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona; the exhibition travels
to the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao the following year.
Iglesias's Untitled (Alabaster Room) is included in the exhibition Transparencies at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
2004
Continues to create interventions in public spaces, including one at Forum 2004 at the Centre Convencions Internacional in Barcelona.
2005
Exhibits at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.
Iglesias's work is included in The Big Bang: Destruction and Creation in the Art of the Twentieth Century at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
2006
Receives the Nivel/Maila prize from the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro. Exhibits at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.
Presents the work Deep Fountain (2006) at Leopold De Wael Plaats in Antwerp.
2007
Iglesias's work is presented at Galería Elba Benítez and Galería Pepe Cobo, both in Madrid, and is featured in the exhibition Unknowns: Mapping Contemporary Basque Art, curated by Juan Luis Moraza, at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Designs a set of bronze doors for architect Rafael Moneo's new building for the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.
2008
Shows at Donald Young Gallery in Chicago.
2009
Receives the Gran Premio from the Asociación Española de Críticos de Arte for the best living artist featured in ARCO '09 in Madrid.
Creates a sculpture project sited in four different corners of Toledo, Spain.
2010
Creates the site-specific work Estancias sumergidas for the Bay of Candelero on Espíritu Santo Island as part of the National Marine Park, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Her work is also featured in a number of group exhibitions at Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife; the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in
Seville; the Fundación Francisco Godia in Barcelona; and the Claustro de Exposiciones del Palacio Provincial in Cádiz, Spain.
2011
Creates the installation Towards the Sound of Wilderness for the Folkestone Triennial 2011 in Folkestone, UK. Her work is exhibited at the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.
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