Curriculum Vitae












1961 Born in Barcelona, Spain.
1981-84 Bachelors in Fine Art, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA. Merit Scholarship, Summa Cum Laude.
1983 New York Studio School, Foreign Program,Tanger, Morrocco.
1985-86 Merit & Teaching Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
1985 Merit Scholarship, Cleveland Art Institute, Foreign Program, Lacoste, France.
1986-88 Merit Scholarship, Masters in Fine Art, Pratt Institute, New York, USA.

Individual Exhibitions

1979 Cadaqués Center, Drawings, Barcelona, Spain.
1986 Gallery 24, Paintings & Works on Paper London. UK.
1988 Albemarle Gallery, Paintings, London. UK.
1989 Pratt Institute, Installation, New York. USA.
1990 Albemarle Gallery, Paintings, London. UK.
1991 Galeria Alejandro Sales, Paintings, Barcelona, Spain.
1991 Galeria San Jordi, Olot, Paintings Girona, Spain.
1992 Galeria Antonio Casanovas, Paintings, Barcelona, Spain.
1993 Long & Ryle Arts International, Paintings, London, UK.
1993 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Ceramics, London, UK.
1994 Kristy Stubbs Gallery, Paintings, Dallas, USA.
1995 Long & Ryle Arts International, Paintings & Sculpture, London, UK.
1997 'See for Yourself', work in progress
1997 Edition of 'Poscards for Every Occasion'
1997 Jools Holland's touring piano
1998 Kristy Stubbs Gallery, Sculpture, Dallas, USA.
1999 'Hearts/Beating for Peace', Urban Sculpture Proposal, B.C. D, Beirut, Lebanon.
1999 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Collages, London, UK.
2002 Opening of Maus Haus, permanent exhibition of Furniture & Lighting, Beirut, Lebanon.
2003 Sculpture & Design Proposal of Spanish Embassy Garden, Intl. Gardens, B.C. D., Beirut, Lebanon. 2004 Maus Haus, permanent exhibition, Barcelona, Spain.
2004 'Elegia Etrusca', Paintings for the Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortile San Agostino, Cortona, Italy.
2005 '1001 Lagrimas' Instituto Cervantes, Paintings, Beirut, Lebanon.
2005 'The Future is Small' , Instituto Cervantes, Public Sculpture, Istanbul
Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey.
2006 '1001 Tears', 16 paintings & a poem, Napa Valley Museum, California, USA.
2006 'The Future is Small/Universal Totems', Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, Italy.
2006 'Olele', 9 collages for 18m2 wall of Toro, Beirut , Lebanon.
2006 'Buddito Gold', Fennel,Beirut, Lebanon.
2006 'The Future is Small', Public Procession & 3 Sculptures, Saifi Village, Beirut Central District.
2007 'Universal Totems/The Future is Hybrid', sculpture, Singapore Tyler Print Institute,Singapore.
2008 'The Future is Small', sculpture, poems & video, Cervantes Institute,Tokio.
2009 'The Prodigal Daughter', drawings, paintings, design, installation,Galería Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain.
2010'Prickly Pear Poems, Truce & Strife',Blurb.com.
2011 'Cocina La Pajarita',Blurb.com.
2012 'Petered Patter Poems',Blurb.com
2012 Al Andalus Connect, www.facebook.com/yalla.ole
2012 ‘Manolo & Sole’, a gypsy wedding, book of photographs, Blurb.com
2012 Starts ‘Pirate Art Project’, photography & installation
2013 ‘Olele Redux’, collages, Musee de la Tauromachie, Nimes
2013 ‘I & I = Us’, installation, sculpture, poetry, and audiovisual works, collaboration with Gustavo Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut Thomas (Butoh) and Sarah Sarhandi (viola & music composition)
2013 'Premises of Desire', drawing, painting, sculpture, video, B.I.E.L., Beirut, Lebanon.
2013 ‘The Art of Seeing’, a pro-bono drawing workshop, Beirut Souks
2013 Production and lyrics of ‘I & I = Us’ CD with the collaboration of various artists

Collective Exhibitions

1984 Meadows Museum, Dallas, USA.
1986 Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA.
1987 Crescent Gallery, Dallas,USA.
1989 Sotheby's for the Chelsea Arts Club, London, UK.
1992 Galeria Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain.
1994 Long & Ryle, London, UK.
1994 Galeria Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain.
1994 London Art Fair, London, UK.
1994 Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, USA.
1994 Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK.
1994 Fundacio J.Llorens Artigas, Ceramics, Gallifa, Barcelona, Spain.
1994 The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Museum, Dallas, USA.
1995 Galerie Wurtle, Vienna, Austria.
1995 Musee Sursock, Beirut, Lebanon.
1996 Long & Ryle, London, UK.
1996 Centre Culturel Français, Design for Table Rase, Beirut, Lebanon.
1997 Artishow, Design, Beirut, Lebanon.
1997 Idex Fair, Young Designers, Design, Beirut, Lebanon.
1999 Baby 2000, Exhibition & Auction, Christie's, London, UK.
2001 Design Biennale, St. Etienne, France.
2003 Design Biennale, St. Etienne, France.
2003 Worldstock.com, USA.
2004 Designers Exhibition, National Museum, Beirut, Lebanon.
2004 Design Fair, Istanbul, Turkey.
2004 'Inflatable Hammam', Aquatektur worshop, American University, Beirut, Lebanon.
2004 'Let there be Light', Fennel Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
2005 Permanent design exhibition, Obegi Better Home, Beirut, Lebanon.
2006 Permanent design exhibition, Balima, Saifi , Beirut, Lebanon.
2006 'Turtle' curated by M. Shamberg, Chelsea Collegeof Art & Design gallery, London, UK.
2007 'Turtle 2' Nüans gallery, Düseldorf, Germany.
2007 'Us & Them', installation, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville,USA.
2008 'Turtle 3', installation, New York, USA.2009 'Cajón de Sastre, espíritu del 85', Galería Alejandro Sales,Barcelona, Spain.
2010'Turtle', http://www.turtlesalon.com,Paris, France.2010'Toreador', http://expositiontoreador.blogs.midilibre.com,Nîmes, France.2011'Toreador', Plaza de Toros de 'Las Ventas',Madrid, Spain.2011'AquaTektur Workshop', with Hansgrohe,Black Forest, Stuttgart, Germany.2011Selected, with Nabil Gholam, for the Mies European architectral prize for Casilla La Pajarita,Barcelona, Spain. 2012 Turtle Salon, Hardy Tree Gallery, London, U.K.
2012 Turtle Salon, Gray Area Gallery, Coventry, U.K.
2012 Stroke of Genius, traveling exhibition, U.K.
2012 'Toreador', Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain 2012 'Toreador', Paris, France
2012 'Toreador', Seville, Spain
2012 Aquatektur 6 Worshop, Axor Hans Grohe, Schilltach, Germany
2012 Selected, with Nabil Gholam, for the Mies European architectural prize for Casilla La Pajarita
2013 'Toreador', Brussels, Belgium
2013 'Toreador', Milan, Italy
2013 Toreador', Valencia, Spain
2013 ‘Premises of Desire’ C.D., with Sarah Sarhandi, Pedro Marin, Jools Holland, Oliver Poole, Davo Bryant, and others creating music for selected poems.
2013 ‘Appropriation’ video, lyrics & live performance for Sarah Sarhandi’s FOUND, King Cross, London

Biography

Ana Corberó is the fourth generation representative of a family of Barcelona artists & master artisans. Her great grandfather worked with Gaudí for his wrought iron designs and had a trio with Pau Casals. Her grandfather was Spain’s topmost liturgical artisan, and her father is a sculptor whose work can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Knowing that she had to be a painter and an artist from the age of four, when she won her first national award, she wisely realized that seedlings cannot thrive in the shade of specimen trees, and given the fact that the elders actually disapproved of her choice, she eschewed the known environment to foster what would become her own artistic voice.

Corberó won several merit Scholarships to study in the US, and France, and has lived in Dallas, Philadelphia, New York, London, Paris, and Beirut, and has held exhibitions in private and public galleries in seven countries and fourteen cities. Her work, which includes a variety of mediums (oil painting, drawing, ceramics, bronze sculpture, poems, installations, collages) may appear eclectic at first glance, but is thoroughly cohesive in its rigour to illuminate consciousness and reveal essentials and archetypes, always applying the ethos of economy of means with deep, if irreverent, knowledge of the craft of a given medium.

All of Corberó works share a consistent ‘vocabulary’ however disparate the form may be. It is as if, throughout the years the artist has build a kind of visual vocabulary or language, where the individual elements are the nouns and the backgrounds, pedestals, illusion of space and light are the verbs. The iconic elements appear, reconfigured or rediscovered; the child, the head, the bowl, the clouds, the gaping holes, the plants, the boat, etc. as the precise, fulgent, temporal & immanent light or darkness illuminates and envelops all. Corbero’, if pushed for a self-descriptive label, ruefully describes her art as ‘religious’. Obviously the description is meant to imply the psychological and emotional constructs and archetypes relating so intimately to the history of human development and not a specific divine agenda. Certainly the first art was religious, and the two drives, the creative and the numinous, are intertwined from the beginning of time. Her work is no nostalgic or revivalist version of the spiritual in art though, but rather an understanding of its meaning as Marcel Duchamp so accurately expressed it: making art “is a shamanistic activity”. From whence wededuce that its underlying aim is to create consciousness. Beyond the conceptual, the work of Ana Corberó is based on knowledge & observation. The means tend to be simple and based, and in this age of shortcuts, this is a knowledge acquired and hone d slowly and patiently over time. This break form the Modern tradition, is again no revivalist arts & crafts position, but rather a universal understanding of the profound value and rarity of synthetic knowledge.