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Biography of Elssie Ansareo

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b. 1979, Mexico City

1979
Born on September 24.
1997
Moves from Mexico City to Bilbao to study fine arts at the Universidad del País Vasco, earning a degree in 2003.
2000
Takes part in El cuerpo como obsesión, a photography workshop organized by the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City.
Wins second honorable mention in a competition sponsored by Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa for photography projects based on Basque capital cities.
Presents the exhibition Variaciones de piel at Elgoibar Ongarri Kultur Etxea, Elgoibar, Spain.
2002
Takes part in El desnudo naturaleza viva, a workshop organized by Huesca Imagen in Huesca, Spain.
2003
Receives a grant for studio space at Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa.
Awarded a fine arts grant by Fundación Endesa. Ansareo's series Vuela Eolo (2003) is presented at the Fàbrica de Licors Espai Fotogràfic in Palma de Mallorca and her series Mayo (2003) is presented at Espacio Marzana in Bilbao.
Her work is featured in the exhibition Dosmil3 dePRESIÓN at Galería Windsor Kulturgintza in Bilbao and in El paisaje at Espacio Marzana in Bilbao.
2004
Enrolls in the doctorate program in contemporary art “Pensamiento y praxis en el arte contemporáneo” at the Universidad del País Vasco.
Exhibits at the Aula de Cultura Ignacio Aldecoa in Vitoria, the Centro Cultural Bastero Kulturgunea in Andoain, Galería Arteko in San Sebastián, and the Aula de Cultura in Amorebieta, Spain.
2005
Awarded a special mention in the Libros Únicos photography competition, sponsored by Fundación Cajamurcia as part of Fotoencuentros 05 in Murcia, Spain.
Ansareo's work is selected for Generación 2006, organized by Obra Social Caja Madrid.
Receives an Ayudas a la Creación grant from the Centro Cultural Montehermoso in Vitoria, Spain, to create her series Relatives (2006). Her work is featured in the exhibition Síntesis: 15 años de Becas Endesa at the main headquarters of Endesa in Madrid.
2006
Receives a grant from the provincial government of Vizcaya.
Wins the ALBIAC Prize for photography at the I Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo in Almería, Spain.
Ansareo's work is selected for Muestra Itinerante de Artes Visuales Ertibil, organized by the Vizcayan government.
Exhibits at Espacio Marzana in Bilbao and the Centro Cultural Montehermoso in Vitoria, Spain.
2007
Ansareo's work is featured in the exhibitions Chacun à son goût at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Objeto de réplica: La colección VII at Artium, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo in Vitoria, Spain, and Oasis at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga in Málaga, Spain.
2008
Participates in the group exhibitions Calypso: Procesos de aprendizaje artístico at the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao and Egoileak—Residentes 2008 at the Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa in Bilbao.
Awarded the Premio Injuve para la Creación Joven by the Instituto de la Juventud, Ministerio de Igualdad. The awarded work is featured in the exhibition Muestra de Artes Visuales Creación Injuve at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.
2009
Awarded the Ayuda a la Creación Artística by the Basque government.
The video E&E, made with Eduardo Sourrouille, is selected for inclusion in the VIII Premio y Concurso de Artes Plásticas Gobierno de Cantabria in Cantabria, Spain.
Participates in Zinebi ‘09, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje in Bilbao.
2010
Exhibits at Espacio Marzana in Bilbao and at Galería Cubo Azul in León, Spain.
Participates as a guest artist in an educational workshop and seminar entitled Art and creativity IV: perceive, think, feel, sponsored by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in collaboration with the Universidad del País Vasco.
2011
The Diputación Foral of Biscay presents the traveling exhibition Bosteko 2011, which includes Ansareo’s works.
2012
Her exhibition El Observatorio opens at Sala del Horno de la Ciudadela - Sala de Exposiciones Municipal, Pamplona. She participates in the shows Alma de Entraña (Tirar del Hilo. Colección Artium) at Artium Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), and Estaciones at Fundación BilbaoArte, which will then travel to the Sala de Exposiciones CajaSur, Córdoba, and to Palacete del Embarcadero, Santander (Spain).
2013
BilbaoArte awards her a grant to present the photo exhibition El Observatorio at Fundación BilbaoArte. Her work is included in the presentation Selecciones de la Colección del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao IV at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
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