"Derives city, impossible cartographies", by Esther Pizarro

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Esther Pizarro was born in Madrid, 1967. Faculty of Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1990. Doctor of Fine Arts in 1995 with his thesis "Subject to a space. Background and new proposals." She later continued her training in Los Angeles, the Academy of Spain in Rome and the College of Spain in Paris. Scholarship from different institutions are: Artistic Creation Grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation of New York, Visual Arts Fellowship from the Casa de Velázquez, Madrid; Generation Scholarship 2000, Caja de Madrid, Grant Fine Arts Academy in Spain Rome Scholarship in Fine Arts and the College of Spain in Paris. Between 1996 and 1997, a U.S. resident with a grant from the Fulbright Commission and the Ministry of Education and Culture. She has received various prizes and consolation prizes and her work is in prominent collections.

In the last two decades, Esther Pizarro has investigated, through sculpture. Highlights her participation in World Expo Shanghai Exhibition with the intervention "light skin" in Expo Zaragoza with a sculptural installation on curved wall "Urban Fossils" and her collaboration with Nieto-Sobejano for the facade of the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses Mérida.

Since the mid-nineties, has exhibited individually and collectively in the Raquel Ponce Galler, Madrid; Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Canarias COAC, Museo Barjola, Gijón; Galería Antonio Prates, Lisboa, Portugal; Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Galería Manuel Ojeda, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Galería Espacio Líquido, Gijón; Carmen de los Mártires, Diputación de Granada; etc.


Act.>. 01/2013


José Juan Barba (1964) architect from ETSA Madrid in 1991. Special Mention in the National Finishing University Education Awards 1991. PhD in Architecture ETSAM, 2004. He founded his professional practice in Madrid in 1992 (www.josejuanbarba.com). He is an architecture critic and editor-in-chief of METALOCUS magazine since 1999, and he was advising different NGOs until 1997. He has been a lecturer (in Design, Theory and Criticism, and Urban planning) and guest lecturer at different national and international universities (Roma TRE, Polytechnic Milan, ETSA Madrid, ETSA Barcelona, UNAM Mexico, Univ. Iberoamericana Mexico, University of Thessaly Volos, FA de Montevideo, Washington, Medellin, IE School, U.Alicante, Univ. Europea Madrid, UCJC Madrid, ESARQ-U.I.C. Barcelona,...).

Maître de Conférences IUG-UPMF Grenoble 2013-14. Full assistant Professor, since 2003 up to now at the University of Alcalá School of Architecture, Madrid, Spain. And Jury in competitions as Quaderns editorial magazine (2011), Mies van der Rohe Awards, (2010-2022), Europan13 (2015). He has been invited to participate in the Biennale di Venezia 2016 as part "Spaces of Exception / Spazi d'Eccezione".

He has published several books, the last in 2016, "#positions" and in 2015 "Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi " and collaborations on "Spaces of Exception / Spazi d'Eccezione", "La Mansana de la discordia" (2015), "Arquitectura Contemporánea de Japón: Nuevos territorios" (2015)...


- First Prize, RENOVATION GRAN VÍA, “Delirious Gran Vía”, Madrid, Spain, 2010.
- First Prize, “PANAYIOTI MIXELI Award”. SADAS-PEA, for the Spreading of Knowledge of Architecture Athens, 2005.
- First Prize, “SANTIAGO AMÓN Award," for the Spreading of Knowledge of Architecture. 2000.
- Award, “PIERRE VAGO Award." ICAC -International committee of Art Critics. London, 2005.
- First Prize, C.O.A.M. Madrid, 2000. Shortlisted, World Architecture Festival. Centro de Investigación e Interpretación de los Ríos. Tera, Esla y Orbigo, Barcelona, 2008.
- First Prize. FAD AWARD 07 Ephemeral Interventions. “M.C.ESCHER”. Arquin-Fad. Barcelona, Sapin 2007.



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