Covadonga Valdes

Portfolio

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

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

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

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2011 - 12 Abbey Fellowship, British School at Rome
2009 Painting residency: The Ricklungarden Museum, The Lapland’s , Sweden
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

COLLECTIONS

V22 Collection, London
University of the Arts, London.
Ricklundgarden Museum, Sweden
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. England

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 John Moores Painting Prize 2014, The Walker Gallery, Liverpool Museums. Illustrated catalogue ISBN: 978-902700-51-9
2013 iBook, 100 LONDON ARTISTS
2012 Catalogue: The British School at Rome 2012, Italy ISBN 978-0-904152-64-7
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, Lincoln, UK
2009 Turps Banana Magazine, Issue 6. Turps Banana Show. Marabini Gallery, Bologne
2008 Turps Banana Magazine, Issue 4. Review by Geraint Evans
2007 Hideaway Exhibition. Publication Cajastur, Spain. Text by Luis Alberto Salcines D.L: As-3.674/07
2007 'Hideaway' Contemporary Art Projects. Text for exhibition by Blanca Garay
2006 Catalogue: John Moores 24, Liverpool Museums. Illustrated catalogue ISBN: 1-902700-30-9
2006 BP Portrait Award. Illustrated catalogue ISBN: 1-85514-373-9
2005 The Observer Review 'No longer a hanging offence' Caroline Boucher
2004 Catalogue: John Moores 23, Liverpool Museums. Illustrated catalogue ISBN: 1-902700-28-7
2004 Catalyst review by Adam Ford, Liverpool
1998 Council of Cangas de Onis, Spain. Illustraed catalogue, text by Berta Pinan and Luis A. Salcines D.L: As-2413/98
1997 Council of Oviedo, Spain. Illustrated catalogue, text by Juan Cruz. ISBN: 84-88951-25-6