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Biography of Maider López

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b. 1975, San Sebastián, Spain

1975
Born on March 22.
1993
Enrolls in the faculty of fine arts at the Universidad del País Vasco, specializing in painting; will graduate in 1998.
1997
Receives a grant for artistic creation from the city of Mojácar, Spain. López's first solo exhibition takes place at the Sala Gallarta in Gallarta, Spain.
1998
Receives a grant from the Fundación Marcelino Botín in Santander, Spain. Receives a painting prize for small-format works in Gallarta, Spain. Participates in the Gure Artea competition, sponsored by the Basque government.
1999
Earns a master's degree in fine arts from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Receives a grant from the provincial government of Guipúzcoa. Wins second prize in the XXXVIII Certamen de Artistas Noveles de Guipúzcoa in San Sebastián.
2000
Receives a doctorate in architecture from the Universidad del País Vasco. Arteleku in San Sebastián grants López a studio space until 2003.
2001
Receives the Juan de Otaola y Pérez de Saracho grant, awarded by the city of Basauri, Spain. Galería DV in San Sebastián presents the exhibition Maider López: 65 x 90 cm. López's work is included in XVII Muestra de Arte Joven, organized by the Instituto Nacional de la Juventud in Madrid.
2002
Receives a grant to produce work for Generación 2002, organized by Obra Social Caja Madrid. López's work is shown at Galería Bores & Mallo in Cáceres, Spain, and Casa Torre de Ariz in Basauri, Spain.
2003
Receives a grant from the Instituto Nacional de la Juventud to participate in the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. López's work is shown at La Casa Encendida and Galería Max Estrella, both in Madrid.
2005
The exhibition Maider López: Coches is shown at Artium, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo in Vitoria, Spain. López's work is featured in the Italian Pavilion at the 51st Biennale di Venezia.
2006
Receives a grant from Colección CAM de Artes Plásticas. Wins second prize in the Purificación García photography competition. Presents exhibitions of her work at CaixaForum in Barcelona and Galería Distrito 4 in Madrid. Participates in Estudio abierto in Buenos Aires and the Biennale Cuvée in Linz, Austria. López's work is included in the exhibition Naturalmente artificial at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente in Segovia, Spain.
2007
Wins the Premio ABC de Pintura y Fotografía para Jóvenes Creadores, awarded by the Madrid newspaper ABC. Carries out art interventions in Budapest and Madrid. Mounts the intervention AdosAdos at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Takes part in the exhibition Chacun à son goût at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
2008
Participates in SCAPE, Biennial of Art in Public Space in Christchurch, New Zealand. López's work is featured in the exhibitions Agitar antes de usar at Artium, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo in Vitoria, Spain; THE CROWD (0– INFINITY) Chapter 2 (Control-Chaos) at La Tôlerie in Clermont-Ferrand, France; and What You Can Do with the City at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
2009
Her work is shown at Fondazione Volume! in Rome. Participates in Sharjah Biennial 2009 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. López's work is included in the exhibition A Starting Point: Intrude Art and Life 366, Dynamics of Change and Growth at the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai.
2010
Creates three interventions: Between you and I: Polder Cup for Witte de With, Rotterdam; Eclats the Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France, and How do you live this place? at Deveron Arts, Huntly, Scotland. Participates in the Biennale Internationale Design 2010, Saint-Étienne, France.
2011
Her work Trees is featured in Art Across the City at the LOCWS International, Swansea, Wales.
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