Covadonga Valdes

Location: London
Website: www.covadongavaldes.com
Bio:

1988-92 BA (Hons). Chelsea College of Art, London
1992-94 MA. The Slade University College, London

Lives and works in London since 1987

Exhibitions:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 ‘EJE’ Foundation Bruno Alonso, Santander, Spain
2017 ‘ Vascular’ Turps Gallery, London
2017 ‘Homeland’ Arancha Osoro Gallery, Oviedo, Spain
2012 Caprichos, Angulo Gallery, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
2007 Hideaway, Contemporary Art Projects, London
2007 Centro Cultural Cajastur, Mieres, Asturias, Spain
2007 Gallery Cajastur, Aviles, Asturias, Spain
2007 Centro Cultural Cajastur, Gijon, Asturias, Spain
2007 Casa Blanca, Casa de Cultura, Council of Cangas de Onis, Asturias, Spain
2000 Intercity, Gallery Trazos Tres, Santander, Spain
1999 Recent paintings, Pump House Gallery, London
1998 Casa de Cultura, Council of Cangas de Onis, Spain
1997 Gallery Trazos Tres, Santander, Spain
1996 Interiores y objetos, Gallery Cafe Español, Council of Oviedo, Spain
1995 City Art Gallery, London
1994 The Slade University College, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 The Grey Gallery at Eleven Spitalfields, London
2019 ‘It’s Gonna Rain’ Coombs Contemporaries, Watson Farley & Williams, London
2019 The Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition. London
2019 3rd of May, The Copeland Gallery, London
2019 The Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London
2018 Lone Wolf, The Sluice Art Fair, Berlin
2018 The Bystanders, Standpoint Gallery, London
2018 ‘Take a little walk to the edge of town and cross the tracks’. Coombs Contemporaries, Watson Farley & Williams, London.
2018 ‘C4rd Caroming Show’ Centre for Contemporary Drawing, London
2018 ‘Cloud’ Turps Gallery. London
2017 ‘A Table of Elements’ Greystone Industries, Suffolk
2017 The Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London
2017 ‘IX Encuentros Asturcántabros’ Cangas de Onis, Spain
2017 ‘Steal the Show’ Glasgow
2017 Art Madrid, Spain
2016 The British Society of Self-Deprecation. Cheng Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing
2016 The Discerning eye exhibition, London
2016 Royal Academy of Arts. Summer Exhibition, London
2016 Foule Parliament. No 4a Gallery, Malvern, UK
2014 Jerwwod encounters: Suspicion. Jerwood Space, London. Curated by Dan Coombs
2014 ‘John Moores Painting Prize 2014’ The Walker Gallery, Liverpool Museums, England
2014 STRADDLE THE LINE. APT Gallery, London. Curayed by Della Gooden and Catherine Ferguson
2013 Crash Open Salon at CHARLIE DUTTON GALLERY, London. Selected by Phill Allen, Martin Coomer and Neil Tait
2013 Art Britania – The Best of New British, Miami
2013 Sluice Art Fair, London
2013 Summer Saloon Show, Lion and Lamb Gallery, London
2012 ‘Ex Roma’ APT Gallery, London
2012 ‘Oviedo Contemporary Art Fair 2012’ Galeria Angulo, Asturias, Spain
2012 ‘Polemically Small’ Curated by Edward Lucie-Smith and Zavier Ellis, Orleans House Museum, London
2012 Plus Art Projects, London
2012 ‘Summer Show’ Invited Artist, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
2012 ‘I Don t Know How a Rock Feels’ The British School at Rome, Italy
2012 ‘The Perfect Nude’ Curated by Phill Allen and Dan Coombs. Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2012 ‘The Perfect Nude’ Wimbledon University Gallery, London
2012 ‘The Perfect Nude’ Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, Inglaterra
2011 ‘Polemically Small’ Torrance Art Museum, California
2011 ‘Oviedo Contemporary Art Fair 2011’ Galeria Angulo, Asturias, Spain
2011 Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2011 ‘Polemically Small’ Garboushian Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2011 ‘The Perfect Crime’ Malvern, UK
2011 ‘Disputatio’ Gooden Gallery, London
2011 ‘The Chapter of the Forest’ The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK
2011 Galeria Mada Primavesi , Madrid
2010 ‘Polemically Small’ Charlie Smith Gallery, london
2010 Plus Art Projects, London
2010 Galeria Mada Primavesi, Madrid
2010 'Mortars at Dawn' Carter Presents, London
2010 'KIAF 2010' Korean International Art Fair/Carter Present,Seoul, Korea
2009 'Turps Banana' curated by Marcus Harvey & Peter Jones, Marabini Gallery, Bolongne, Italy
2009 'Hobby Life' Carter Presents, London
2009 Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, Cork St, London
2009 ‘The London Art Fair’ Carter Presents Gallery and Waterhouse and Dodd Gallery, London
2008 ‘Scope Art Fair’ Carter Presents Gallery, London
2008 Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, Cork St, London
2008 ‘The Wharf Road Project’ Curated by Martin Westwood, V22 Collection, London
2008 ‘Summer Exhibition’ Royal Academy of Arts, London
2008 '00 Nature' Contemporary Art Projects' London
2007 ‘BP Portrait Award’ The Royal Academy of Arts, Bristol, England
2007 ‘International Art fair’ Royal College of Art, London
2007 Battersea Art Fair, London
2006 ‘BP Portrait Award’ The National Portrait Gallery, London
2006 ‘BP Portrait Award’ Aberdeen Gallery, Scotland
2006 ‘John Moores 24’ The Walker Gallery, Liverpool Museums, England
2006 ‘Drip Grot’ Contemporary Art Projects, London
2006 ‘Southern Contemporaries’ Tunbridge Wells, Kent
2006 ‘Summer Exhibition’ Royal Academy of Arts, London
2005 ‘The Hunting Art Prize’ The Royal College of Art, London
2005 ‘Summer exhibition’ The Royal Academy of Arts, London
2004 ‘John Moores 23’ The Walker Gallery, Liverpool Museums, England
2004 ‘Summer Exhibition’ The Royal Academy of Arts, London
2003 ‘The Discerning Eye’ Mall Galleries, London
2002 Art4life Christie’s, London
2002 ‘Etchings’ The Prince ‘s of Wales Foundation, London
2002 ‘IX Asturias Contemporary Painting Exhibition’ Spain
2001 ‘Summer Exhibition’ The Royal Academy of Arts, London
2000 Gallery Westland Place, London
2000 Anderssonhall Gallery, London
2000 ‘Summer Exhibition’ The Royal Academy of Arts, London
1999 Florence Trust Studios, London
1998 ‘Konfese’ Mestke Museum, Breclav, Czech Republic
1998 Thema Gallery, Valencia, Spain
1998 Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery, Eastleigh
1997 ‘National Painting Exhibition’ Cantambria, Spain
1997 ‘Three Spanish Painters’ Institute Cervantes, London
1992-94 ‘Fresh Art’ Business Design Centre, London
1990 ‘Contemporary View’90’ Christie’s, Royal College of Art, London

CURATED EXHIBITIONS by Covadonga Valdés
July 2013 ‘Unknown Sitter DOS’ Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
Exhibited Artists: Virginia Verran, Dallas Seitz, Galen Riley, Damien Meade, Cathy Lomax, Marcus Harvey, Kirsten Glass, David Dipré, Marianne Basualdo
https://fadmagazine.com/2013/07/09/unknown-sitter-dos/

March 2013 ‘Unknown Sitter’ The Lion and Lamb Gallery, London
Exhibited Artists: Matthew Burrows, Simon Burton, Geraint Evans, Aly Helyer, Paul Housley, David Lock, Jeff McMillan, Mike Silva, Miho Sato, Alex Veness

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2020 Azan Contemporary. Painting Residency. Lisbon. Portugal
2018 Painting Residency, Hickster Projects, Sienna, Italy
2011 - 12 Abbey Fellowship in painting, British School at Rome, Italy
2009 Painting residency. The Ricklungarden Museum, The Lapland’s, Sweden
2008 University of Arts, London
1999 Studio Residency, Florence Trust Studios, London
1999 Art Grant, Wandsworth Borough Council, London
1999 Art Grant, Spanish Embassy, London
1988 Bursary from the European Community
1988 Bursary from Principado de Asturias, Spain
1985 First Drawing Award, Principado de Asturias, Spain
1985 Studio Residency, University of Cabuenes, Spain
1985 Bursary from Principado de Asturias, Spain

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
V22 Collection, London
University of the Arts, London
Principado de Asturias, Spain
Waterhouse & Coopers, London
Council of Oviedo, Spain Council of Cangas de Onis, Spain
Gallery Trazos Tres, Spain
Anderssonhall Gallery, London
Florence Trust Studios, London
Lundbeck Ltd. Milton Keynes, England
Ricklundgarden Museum, Sweden Hickster Hickster Projects, Sienna, Italy
Foundation Bruno Alonso, Santander, Spain
Private collections in Spain, Sweden, Italy, America and U.K

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2019 Exhibition Review Royal Academy of Arts.
https://fadmagazine.com/2019/06/26/looking-up-and-down-the-royal-academy...
2019 Exhibition Catalogue ‘The Third of May’. London
2017 Exhibition Review ‘Cultura’ La Nueva Espana by Ruben Suarez, Asturias
2017 Interview by Javier Cuervo. La Nueva Espana, Asturias
2016 Catalogue ‘The Discerning Eye’, London
2014 ‘Suspicion’. Jerwood Space, London. Catalogue ISBN 978-1-908331-18-2 https://www.academia.edu/9453461/_SUSPICION_Jerwood_Space
2014 Exhibition Review by Tom de Freston. Jerwood Encounters. https://www.tomdefreston.co.uk/artist/5675/suspicion-jerwood-encounters
2014 John Moores Painting Prize. Liverpool Museums. The Walker Gallery. Illustrated catalogue ISBN: 978-1-902700-51-9
2014 Anita’s Art Diary – Zabludowicz Collection http://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/collection/art-diary/P3
2013 iBook: 100 LONDON ARTISTS
2013 Exhibition review: The Unknown Sitter, Fad Magazine https://fadmagazine.com/2013/07/09/unknown-sitter-dos/
2013 Exhibition review: Lion and Lamb Gallery Summer Saloon Show.
2012 Catalogue: The British School at Rome, Italy ISBN 978-0-904152-647.
http://www.bsr.ac.uk/site2014/wp-content/uploads/WEB-FineArts-2011-2012.pdf
2011 Catalogue: ‘500 PORTRAITS’ The National Portrait Gallery, London ISBN 978-1-85514-448-4
2011 Catalogue: Oviedo Contemporary Art Fair, Angulo Gallery, Oviedo, Spain DL AS 3827
2011 Catalogue ‘The Charter of The Forest’ The Collection and Usher Gallery, UK
2009 Turps Banana Magazine, Issue 6. Review: Exhibition at Marabini Gallery, Bologne, Italy.
2008 Turps Banana Magazine. Issue 4. Review by Geraint Evans.
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55f02f00e4b092ef7acdf7a0/t/592967...
2007 'Hideaway' Exhibition. Publication Cajastur, Spain. Text by Luis Alberto Salcines D.L: As-3.674/07
2007 ‘Hideaway’ Contemporary Art Projects. Exhibition text by Blanca Garay.
2006 John Moores 24, Liverpool Museums. Illustrated catalogue ISBN: 1-902700-30-9
2006 BP Portrait Award. National Portrait Gallery. Illustrated catalogue ISBN: 1-85514-373-9
2005 The Guardian. Observer Review: Royal Academy Exhibition ‘No longer a hanging offence’ by Caroline Boucher. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2005/jun/05/art1

2004 John Moores 23, Liverpool Museums. Illustrated catalogue ISBN: 1-902700-28-7
2004 Catalyst Review by Adam Ford. John Moores Painting Exhibition 2004, Liverpool. http://www.catalystmedia.org.uk/archive/issues/misc/reviews/john_moores_...
1998 Council of Cangas de Onis, Spain. Illustrated catalogue, text by Berta Piñán and Luis Alberto Salcines D.L: As-2413/98
1997 Council of Oviedo, Spain. Illustrated catalogue, text by Juan Cruz. ISBN: 84-88951-25-6
1990 Catalogue: Contemporary View ‘90, Christie’s, The Royal College of Art, London