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BIO

I was born in Madrid, where I graduated in Fine Arts (with a double major in Restoration and Painting) and received my PhD with an Extraordinary Doctorate Award from the Complutense University of Madrid.

 

Since my student days I have been passionate about ancient and contemporary painting techniques and procedures. I was able to complete my training thanks to an FPI research grant (Madrid, Rome and Florence) and a Postdoctoral fellowship that culminated in a patent and several publications.

 

My work has a strong conceptual background combined with a deep technical knowledge. I express my wide plastic universe by elaborating my own materials based on epoxy resin combined with pigments, fillers, Nepalese and African papers, fiberglass and various innovative elements.

 

I have participated in more than 100 art exhibitions, receiving several awards. My works have traveled all over the world, from Spain to New York, London, Portugal, France, Italy, Iran, China, etc.

 

I combine my work as an artist with teaching activities. I am a Master Professor in Contemporary Techniques at the Escuela Superior de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales de Madrid and a Professor in Classical Techniques. This allows me to be at the forefront in my field and allows me to experiment with new pictorial formulas that I include in my creative process.

CV
(English)

Born in 1964 in Madrid, Spain
Resides and works in Madrid, Spain


Education:


[1994] - Doctor in Fine Arts with Extraordinary Doctorate Award from the Complutense University of Madrid.
[1991] - Training at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCR) and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) Rome and at the Archivio di Stato e Opificio delle Pietre Dure. Florence.
[1988] - Graduated in Fine Arts with a double specialization in Restoration and Painting from the Complutense University of Madrid.
[1979 – 1985]- Training in the Academies of Amadeo Roca, Peña and Arjona in Madrid.


Selected exhibitions:

[2024] - Exhibition of the finalist works of the Enrique Ginestal National Prize of Painting and Plastic Arts. Toledo. Spain.

[2024] - ANTIK Almoneda 41st edition. Madrid. Spain.

[2024] - SAM. Madrid. Spain.
[2024] - Permanent exhibition at Beatriz Bálgoma Gallery. Piquer Galleries. El Rastro. Madrid. Spain.
[2024] - Exhibition at Gunni & Trentino. Madrid. Spain.
[2023] - Beatriz Bálgoma Gallery. Piquer Galleries. El Rastro. Madrid. Spain.
[2023] - ART UP!. Requenart. Lille Grand Palais Exhibition Center. France.
[2023] - ANTIK PASSIÓN ALMONEDA. Beatriz Bálgoma Gallery. IFEMA. Spain.
[2023] - Emotion Artgallery. Madrid. Spain.
[2023] - Art and Design Stories. Vernissage. Madrid. Spain.
[2023] - ESTAMPA. IFEMA. Madrid. Spain.
[2023] - FERIARTE. IFEMA. Madrid. Spain.
[2022] - “Sobras de Arte 2022”. Factoría de Papel. Madrid. Spain.
[2022] - ESTAMPA. Requenart. Madrid. Spain.
[2022] - FERIARTE. IFEMA. Madrid. Spain.
[2021] - “Sobras de Arte 2021”. Factoría de Papel. Madrid. Spain.
[2021] - JUST MAD. Requenart. Madrid. Spain.
[2021] - “El poder de la curva”. Factoría de Papel. Madrid. Spain.
[2021] - ESTAMPA. Requenart. Madrid. Spain.
[2021] - Feria Art Montpellier. Requenart. Montpellier. France
[2020] - “Sobras de Arte 2020”. Factoría de Papel. Madrid. Spain.
[2020] - “VYA. Visión y Arte”. Colectiva en Estudio de Darío Villalba y Carolina Andrada. Madrid. Spain.
[2019] - “Machi-de la O”. C.C. Casa de Vacas del Retiro. Exp. Individual. Madrid. Spain.
[2019] - Colectiva Spiral XIII. Centro Cultural San Clemente. Toledo. Spain.
[2019] - EXHIBITION in the store of the THYSSEN BORNEMISZA MUSEUM. Madrid. Spain.
[2018] - “A 4 bandas Palma de Mallorca”. Pascual de Cabo Gallery. Palama de Mallorca. Spain.
[2018] - ARTS GRAFICA. Mujer, Arte y Sociedad. ART SEVILLA 18. Interludio. Sevilla. Spain.
[2018] - “Sobras e Arte. Homenaje a Eduardo Arroyo”. Factoría de Papel. Madrid. Spain.
[2017] - “Periplos”. Círculo de Arte. Exp. Individual. Toledo. Spain.
[2017] - “En Pie”. Sala Baluarte. Tres Cantos City Hall. Exp. Individual. Madrid. Spain.
[2017] - ACORRALA2”. Madrid. Spain.
[2017] - Colectiva de verano. Herráiz Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
[2017] - “Homo Ludens”. AP Gallery. Riaza. Segovia. Spain.
[2017] - EXHIBITION in the store of the THYSSEN BORNEMISZA MUSEUM. Madrid. Spain.
[2016] - “Wandeando”. Factoría de Papel. Exp. Individual. Madrid. Spain.
[2016] - NEWdelaOYORKMatamolou. Taller Isabel de la O. Madrid. Spain.
[2016] - “Arte Aplicado”. Factoría de Papel. Madrid. Spain.
[2016] - Cultural Center Onil. Alicante. Spain.
[2016] - “Sobras de Arte”. Factoría de Papel. Madrid. Spain.
[2016] - EXHIBITION in the store of the THYSSEN BORNEMISZA MUSEUM. Madrid. Spain.
[2015] - CASA DECOR. Madrid. Spain.
[2015] ARTSEVILLA. Sevilla. Spain.
[2014] - “Pensamientos despeinados”. UBS Bank. Exp. Individual. Madrid. Spain.
[2014] - “Al arte libre”. Centro Cultural Pablo Iglesias. Madrid. Spain.
[2014] - Art Collect Irán. QASR GARDEN MUSEUM. Therán. Irán.
[2014] - Casa de la cultura Villa de Parla. Madrid. Spain.
[2014] - Cerezo Moreno Museum. Jaén. Spain.
[2014] - Palacio Provincial. Jaén. Spain.
[2014] - López Villaseñor Museum. Ciudad Real. Spain.
[2013] - “Me vuelvo al mar” Acuarela Gallery. Exp. Individual. Santander. Spain.
[2013] - “Arte por Piura”. Ansorena Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
[2013] - MARB ART. Marbella. Spain.
[2013] - Casa de la cultura Villa de Parla. Madrid. Spain.
[2013] - Javier Román Gallery. Málaga. Spain.
[2012] KunStart Fiera Bolzanno_Messe Bozen. Italy.
[2012] - Casa de la cultura Villa de Parla. Madrid. Spain.
[2011] - “Encuentros”. “La Reja” Gallery. Exp. Individual. Segovia. Spain.
[2011] - “Cross Temptations”. ATLANTIC GALLERY. NY. United States.
[2011] - Geraldes da Silva Gallery. Oporto. Portugal.
[2010] - ART MADRID. “Alexandra Irigoyen” Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
[2010] - Meta Phorein. Espacio de arte. Espacio abierto.. Madrid. Spain.
[2010] - Sala de exposiciones Muface. Madrid. Spain.
[2010] - López Villaseñor Museum. Ciudad Real. Spain.
[2009] - “Interferencias”. Galería Signos 5. Exp. Individual. Santander. Spain.
[2009] - ART MADRID. Galería “Alexandra Irigoyen”.Madrid. Spain.
[2009] - ARTE GENOVA 2009. Galería “Pablo Ruiz”. Málaga. Spain.
[2009] - ART SHOPPING DU LOUVRE. Paris. France.
[2007] - ART MADRID. Galería “El Cantil”. Santander. Spain.
[2007] - “Ensoñaciones”. Galería “Alejandra Irigoyen”. Madrid. Spain.
[2006] - “El ciclo de la vida”. Galería Newton. Exp. Individual. Madrid. Spain.
[2006] - “Arte y gastronomía”. Galería “El Cantil”. Santander. Spain.
[2006] - 73 Salón de Otoño. Junta Municipal del Retiro. Madrid. Spain.
[2006] - Galería “Alejandra Irigoyen”. Madrid. Spain.
[2006] - FERIA ARPA. Stand Fetasa. Valladolid. Spain.
[2005] - “Danzantes”. Galería El Cantil. Exp. Individual. Santander. Spain.
[2005] - ESTAMPA. Galería “Alejandra Irigoyen”. Madrid. Spain.
[2004] - SIMM (IFEMA) Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I. Exp. Individual. Madrid. Spain.
[2004] - “Personajes”. Torrejón de la Calzada. Exp. Individual. Madrid. Spain.
[2004] - “Pictoesculturas”. Centro Cultural Príncipe de Asturias. Exp. Individual. Madrid. Spain.
[2004] - 71 Salón de Otoño. Casa de Vacas. Parque del Buen Retiro. Madrid. Spain.
[2003] - Sala “La Lonja”. Madrid. Spain.
[2003] - Galería “El Cantil”. Santander. Spain.
[2003] - Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII. Universidad Complutens. Madrid. Spain.
[2002] - Galería “El Cantil”. Santander. Spain.
[2000] - FAIM. Feria de Arte Independiente en Madrid. Museo de Antropología. Exp. Individual. Madrid. Spain.
[1997] - “Tierras de Cultivo”. Exp. Individual. Galería Recoletos. Madrid. Spain.
[1997] - Galería Anquin’s. Reus. Tarragona. Spain.
[1997] - Ayuntamiento de Quesada. Jaén. Spain.
[1996] - Sala de Exposiciones Puerta de Toledo. Madrid. Spain.
[1996] - “Paisajes”. Galería Rincón del Arte. La Coruña. Spain.
[1996] - Feria Arte Sur 96. Granada. Spain.
[1996] - Casa das Artes. Vigo. Spain.
[1996] - Aula de Cultura de Aranjuez. Madrid. Spain.
[1996] - Sala de la Cultura Ciudad de Quintanar. Toledo. Spain.
[1996] - Museo Antonio López Torres. Tomelloso. Ciudad Real. Spain.
[1995] - “Homenaje a la Tierra. Primavera 95”. Galería Francisco Duayer. Madrid. Spain.
[1995] - “Tres Menciones de Honor”. Centro Cultural Lozano Sidro. Priego. Córdoba. Spain.
[1995] - Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos. Madrid. Spain.
[1995] - Sammer Gallery. Segovia. Spain.
[1995] - IV Feria Artesantander 95. Santander. Spain.
[1995] - Museo Antonio López Torres. Tomelloso. Ciudad Real. Spain.
[1995] - Sala de Exposiciones “Cajasur”. Córdoba. Spain.
[1994] - “De Expansión a la Bolsa”. Galería Recoletos. Madrid. Spain.
[1994] - “Naturaleza Viva”. Galería Recoletos. Madrid. Spain.
[1994] - “Becarios de Bellas Artes”. Galería Grial. Madrid. Spain.
[1994] - Museo Municipal López Villaseñor. Ciudad Real. Spain.
[1994] - Sala de Exposiciones “Alvarez Cubero”. Córdoba. Spain.
[1994] - “Pequeño formato”. Galería Milán. Madrid. Spain.
[1993] - “Encontros na Paisaxe”. Casa de la Cultura de O’ Barco de Valedoras. Orense. Spain.
[1993] - “Pintores Pensionados de Segovia, 1988... 5 años después”. Galería Zenhid. Madrid. Spain.
[1991] - “Jóvenes Pintores”. Caja de Ahorros del C.C. de Burgos. Madrid. Spain.
[1991] - Sala Villaseñor. Casa de Cultura de Torrelodones. Madrid. Spain.
[1991] - “Jóvenes Maestros de la Pintura Contemporánea”. Galería Emece. Alcoy. Spain.
[1991] - “Nuevas Generaciones: 6 de los 60”. Galería Espalter. Madrid. Spain.
[1990] - “Colectiva de Pequeño Formato”. Galería Francisco Duayer. Madrid. Spain.
[1990] - “Contrastes”. Sammer Art Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
[1990] - Galería Zenhid. Madrid. Spain.
[1990] - Galería Marisa Almazán. Madrid. Spain.
[1989] - “Nuevos Creadores y las Técnicas Pictóricas”. Galería Kreisler. Madrid. Spain.
[1989] - “4 Pintores en Segovia”. Galería Enebro. Spain.
[1989] - “Becarios de Bellas Artes en el Castillo de Soutomaior”. Diputación Provincial de Pontevedra. Spain.
[1989] - Galería Zenhid. Madrid. Spain.
[1988] - “Homenaje a Miguel Acquaroni”. Cercedilla. Madrid. Spain.
[1988] - “Pintores Pensionados de El Paular”. Torreón de Lozoya. Segovia. Spain.
[1988] - Ayuntamiento de Villanueva del Pardillo. Madrid. Spain.
[1988] - Galería Francisco Duayer. Madrid. Spain.
[1988] - “Pintores Pensionados de Segovia”. Galería Zenhid. Madrid. Spain.
[1987] - VII Curso de Arte de la Fundación Castilla –La Mancha. Ciudad Real. Spain


Awards:

 

[2024] - Tribute to Isabel de la O for her artistic career at Casa de Ávila. Government of Castilla y León.

[2024] - Selected in the XXXIX Enrique Ginestal National Prize of Painting and Plastic Arts. Toledo. Spain.
[2016] - Selected in the XXVI Biennial of Painting "Eusebio Sempere".
[2014] - First Accesit in the XXXIV National Painting and Sculpture Contest Villa de Parla.
[2014] - Selected in the XXIV Painting Contest Cerezo Moreno.
[2014] - Selected in the XXVIII Emilio Ollero Painting Award.
[2014] - Selected in the XXIII López-Villaseñor Plastic Arts Award.
[2013] - Selected in the XXXIII National Contest of Painting and Sculpture Villa de Parla.
[2012] - Accesit in the XXXII National Contest of Painting and Sculpture Villa de Parla.
[2010] - Selected in the VI Muface Painting Award. Madrid
[2010] - Honorable Mention in the XIX López Villaseñor Plastic Arts Award. Ciudad Real.
[2006] - Selected in the 73rd Salón de Otoño. Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
[2004] - Diploma of the Faculty of Fine Arts in recognition of the Extraordinary Award for the Doctorate of the UCM
[2004] - Selected in the 71st Autumn Salon. Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors. Casa de Vacas Cultural Center.
[2003] - Second Prize of Sculpture Spring of the Arts. Madrid.
[2003] - Selected in the 2nd Outdoor Sculpture Contest. Botanical Garden UCM. Madrid.
[1997] - Selected in the VIII Young Painting Competition. Reus. Tarragona.
[1997] - Selected in the XXVII International Painting Contest "Homage to Rafael Zabaleta". Quesada. Jaén.
[1996] - Selected in the VII Painting Contest "Ademart Champagnat". Vigo.
[1996] - Selected in the VIII Garden Theme Contest. Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors. Cultural Hall of Aranjuez.
[1996] - Selected in the V Painting Prize City of Quintanar. Toledo.
[1996] - Selected in the XVIII Painting Contest "City of Tomelloso". Ciudad Real.
[1996] - Selected in the VIII Biennial of Painting "Elisa Tomás Yusti". Alicante.
[1996] - Selected in the 63rd Autumn Salon. Casa de Vacas Cultural Center. Madrid.
[1996] - Selected in the V López Villaseñor Painting Award. Ciudad Real.
[1995] - Selected in the XIII Concurso de Artes Plásticas del Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos.
[1995] - Civil Engineers Association. Madrid.
[1995] - Selected in the I Contest of the Foundation of Commercial Agents. Madrid.
[1995] - Accesit in the XXVII Painting Contest City of Tomelloso. Ciudad Real.
[1995] - Selected in the II Painting Contest "Adolfo Lozano Sidro". Priego de Córdoba.
[1994] - Selected in the III López Villaseñor Painting Award. Ciudad Real. Mention of Honor in the I Painting Contest "Adolfo Lozano Sidro". Priego de Córdoba.
[1988] - Third Prize of Painting of the City Council of Villanueva del Pardillo. Madrid.


Grants:


Research grants


[1996-1997]
SCHOLARSHIP: Postdoctoral scholarship "Aid to the initiative of Young Doctors".
Community
Autonomous Community of Madrid
CENTER: Faculty of Fine Arts (U.C.M.). Painting-Restoration Dept.
DATE: 01-11-96 to 31-10-97


[1989-1992]
SCHOLARSHIP: Pre-doctoral scholarship for teacher and researcher training.
Ministry of Education and Culture
CENTER: Faculty of Fine Arts (U.C.M.). Painting-Restoration Dept.
DATE: 01-01-89 to 12-12-92


Scholarships of painting


[1993] - Valdearte" Landscape Scholarship. O'Barco de Valedoras. Orense. Spain.
[1990] - Grant of the Rodriguez Acosta Foundation. Granada. Spain,
[1989] - Landscape Scholarship "Castillo de Soutomaior". Provincial Council of Pontevedra. Spain.
[1988] - "Pensioned Painters of El Paular". Palace of Quintanar. Segovia. Spain.


Professional contributions (Patents):


[2005]
INVENTOR: Rodríguez Sancho, Isabel
TITLE: "Ornamentation of paraments".
REFERENCE: Industrial Design Registration No.: D0500919-7.


[1995]
INVENTORS: Huertas Torrejón, Ml; Rodríguez Sancho, I; Fernández García, G.
TITLE: "Prototype of rigid-inert pictorial support".
REFERENCE: Patent of invention Nº: P9500808
TITULAR ENTITY: Complutense University of Madrid)

Seminars

I periodically give lectures, seminars and monographic courses of different contents: 

[2022] - Lecture: "Traditional artistic materials: evolution, use and aesthetic effects". Prado Museum (Madrid). July 2022. 

[2020] - Webinar: "Application and use of lacquer pigments in painting techniques". Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute. November 2020. You can watch it by clicking here.
[2020] - Conference: "A methodological proposal for the reconstruction of technical procedures in the conservation and restoration of contemporary art: the décollage technique of Mimmo Rotella". Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid). February 2020. 

[2019] - Course: "The pictorial technique of Velázquez, his relationship with Rubens and with the techniques of European painting". Organized by Qingdao Shengxinyu Artwork Co., Ltd. Beijing, China. September 2019. 

[2018] - Seminar: "Velázquez's painting technique: theory and practice". Escuela Superior de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales de Madrid. May 2018.

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