Mercedes Mangrané

Mercedes Mangrané

Biography

MERCEDES MANGRANÉ

Barcelona, Spain, 1988

 

Mercedes Mangrané is a visual artist with a wide track record in painting and video. Her works are based on the closest observation of the details of daily life with an anthropological and poetic interest through a careful simplicity. Part of the narratives of her pictorial investigations deal with the interest in the surface from a fragile materiality and the different transformations of the body in its transit through urban and domestic spaces.

Among her last solo exhibitions, it’s worth noting Patch, Ana Mas Projects, Barcelona (2021); Drainage systems, Georg Kargl Box, Vienna (2020); Asir, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid (2019); Susceptible, Cultural Rizoma, Celrà, Girona (2019); April Season, Side Gallery, Casavells (2019); as well as the project “Composicions” in the framework of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2020.

In addition, she has participated in several collective exhibitions in national and international cultural institutions, such as Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona), Can Felipa (Barcelona), Sala d’Art Jove (Barcelona), Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani (Girona), Centro Cultural del Carme (Valencia), Capella de Sant Roc (Tarragona), Espai AB9 (Murcia), Espai Sala 15 (Olot); Kunstraum Lakeside (Vienna). Her work has been exhibited in group shows at Luis Adelantado Gallery (Valencia), Espacio Trapezio (Madrid), Esther Montoriol Gallery (Barcelona), or Bacelos Gallery (Vigo).

Her videos have been screened in several film festivals such as Loop 2018 curated by Xavier Acarín and Carolina Ciuti (Barcelona), Szecin Festival 2018 (Poland), Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival 2013 (Pamplona), Demolden Video Project Space (Santander), Festival Fringe 2011 (Edinburgh). She has also participated in group exhibitions in independent cultural spaces such as Keroxen (Tenerife) or Karat (Cologne) and has been a resident at Hangar.org (Barcelona) and Major28 (Lleida).

Throughout her career, Mercedes Mangrané has obtained several grants and awards such as “La noche de los museos” 2018 (Creation and museums, Ajuntament de Barcelona and Jardín Botánico de Barcelona, co-production with Hangar.org), Can Felipa Arts Visuals 2014 (Barcelona), Sala d’Art Jove 2012 (Barcelona). In 2018 she receives the painting acquisition award from the Fundació Vila Casas at the Swab Barcelona Art Fair. Her work has been exhibited in several international art fairs with Ana Mas Projects gallery (Artissima 2019, ARCO 2018, Swab Art Fair Barcelona 2018, Untitled Miami 2017), Leandre Cristòfol Art Biennial (Acquisition Prize at Centre d’Art La Panera Art, Lleida) (2015), and was selected for the collective of the Mardel Visual Arts Prize, Valencia (2018), as well.

Her work is part of different international public and private art collections such as the Colección Banc Sabadell, Fundació Vila Casas, Centre d’Art la Panera (Lleida), the Juan Ball and Florence Drake Collection (Paris/Buenos Aires), Collectors House (Holland), Kells Collection (Santander), Brasswell FL (Chicago), Soho House (Barcelona), among others.