November 18, 2020

Spanish sculptor Cristina Iglesias breaks new ground at Kinder Building

A new sculpture outside the Kinder Building breaks fertile imaginative ground.


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November 18, 2020

Cristina Iglesias at the Sainsbury Centre, England

Internationally acclaimed Spanish installation artist and sculptor, Cristina Iglesias (b. November 1956), presents two major sculptures at the Sainsbury Centre, UEA.


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November 18, 2020

The exhibition “DE MIRÓ A BARCELÓ. UN SIGLO DE ARTE ESPAÑOL” at Pompidou Málaga is extended until 01/11/2021.

September 21, 2020

The shape of water – Icon Summer 200

Cristina Iglesias’s public realm installations are at once acutely place-sensitive and somehow unearthly. These vegetal formations – in bronze, steel or cement, and often in flowing water – are, the artist says, ‘fictions that bring nature to the constructed world’.

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September 10, 2020

How a sculptor won the Royal Academy Architecture Prize - Financial Times

This year’s award has gone to an artist who thinks big, and whose work is unsettling and mysterious in nature.

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March 11, 2020

Mañana, jueves, 12 de marzo, os esperamos a las 20h en la inauguración de la nueva colección semipermanente de #CentrePompidouMálaga, ‘De Miró a Barceló. Un siglo de arte español’. ©Cristina Iglesias. Corredor Suspendido I y III, 2006.

January 16, 2020

Cristina Iglesias been announced as the winner of the 2020 RA Architecture Prize. The jury were blown away by the way her work makes us look at the spaces between buildings, the civic corners that are essential for our increasingly urbanised exisence.

January 16, 2020

Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2020

For three years, the Royal Academy Architecture Prize has been awarded to an individual whose work inspires and instructs the discussion, collection or production of architecture in the broadest sense.

The winner of this year’s Royal Academy architecture prize – Cristina Iglesias – invites us to look, not just at buildings, but at the spaces between them.

With cities home to more and more people, generous public space is increasingly necessary for reflection and respite. Iglesias’s works exist in dialogue with the buildings around them, but go further in inviting their audiences – city dwellers – to contemplate their surroundings through the introduction of running water and naturalistic imagery reminiscent of fallen leaves.

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December 19, 2019

Premio Nacional de Arte Gráfico

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando has awarded its National Prize for Graphic Art to the artist Cristina Iglesias (San Sebastián, 1956) «for her continuous and unique task of research and involvement with the processes and advances of graphic expression, developed in parallel to his sculptural work during her extensive artistic career ».

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November 7, 2019

Coming soon: site-specific at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston will open its Steven Holl-designed Nancy and Rich Kinder building in fall 2020. Cristina Iglesias has been commissioned to make a site-specific work along side international artists El Anatsui, Byung Hoon Choi, Carlos Cruz-Díez, Olafur Eliasson, Trenton Doyle Hancock and Ai Weiwei.

The New York Times, Lauren Messman, November 6, 2019, feature, online. Read full article here.

Houston Chronicle, A1, Molly Glentzer, November 6, 2019, feature, in print (attached) and online. Read full article here.

ArtDaily, November 7, 2019, news brief, online. Read full article here.

November 6, 2019

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, will open its Steven Holl-designed Nancy and Rich Kinder building in fall 2020. Cristina Iglesias has been commissioned to make a site-specific work along side international artists El Anatsui, Byung Hoon Choi, Carlos Cruz-Díez, Olafur Eliasson, Trenton Doyle Hancock and Ai Weiwei.

September 16, 2019



June 5, 2019

Madison Square Park Conservancy Symposium “Innovating Public Art”.

Cristina Iglesias will take part in ‘Innovating Public Art’, a symposium organized by the Madison Square Park Conservancy and School of Visual Arts present on June 21, 2019 which will examine how the commissioning and creation of public art has evolved from being a form for commemoration into a catalyst for conversation, focusing on work that challenges the public and incites debate.

The event will conclude with presentations by Stéphane Aquin, Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and artists Abigail DeVille, New York; Leonardo Drew, Brooklyn; and Cristina Iglesias, Madrid. Drew’s City in the Grass is on view in Madison Square Park.

Read more about the event here.

May 8, 2019

No picture can describe this “Maqueta”, by Cristina Iglesias. Don’t forget to check this and other amazing works by the artist at “Life, still life”, curated by Alexandre Melo – also with artworks by @vascoaraujo @lia_chaia

May 4, 2019

Today, the 4th of May, is the opening of the exhibition “Life, Still Life” in the Presença Gallery ( @galeriapresenca ) in Oporto, Portugal. There are shown pieces from Vasco Araújo, Cristina Iglesias and Lia Chaia.
The exhibition will be opened until the 22nd of June 2019.

March 4, 2019

Entwined growth VI, 2019. This piece has been shown at the stand of @galeria_elba_benitez last week in ARCO2019. Photo taken by Oak Taylor-Smith.

February 26, 2019

This weekend is the closing of the exhibition INTERSPACES of Cristina Iglesias at the Botin Centre. It is about a selection of works between 1992 and 2018.

February 19, 2019

> The 27th of February, @ivorypress organizes the panel discussion “Artists and Books”, with the participation of Christian Boltanski, Cristina Iglesias, Koo Jeong A and Jorge Méndez-Blake. The panel discussion will be moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

February 7, 2019

'Architecture of Infinity' by Christoph Schaub

Synopsis: Temporality and aging are inherent in every thing and being and transcend, depending on intuition, into the infinite. How can this be thought? What’s beyond that? In his personal journey through time and space, filmmaker Christoph Schaub begins with his childhood when his fascination for sacred buildings began. And his amazement about the beginning and the end. Architecture helps to separate the finite from the infinite. It provides protection from the strandless and at the same time creates a feeling of space, according to the narrator. Together with the architects Peter Zumthor, Peter Märkli and Alvaro Siza Vieira, the artists James Turrell and Cristina Iglesias and the drummer virtuoso Jojo Mayer, Schaub explores the magic of sacral spaces, the definition of which goes far beyond ecclesiastical buildings. Who owns spirituality? The film goes after “spiritual life” in building and visual arts, but also in nature and literally lifts it beyond the boundaries of thought. A slightly hovering camera lets us immerse ourselves in dreamlike pictures, takes us on a (be) sensual journey into spatial expanses, leads our view into the infinity of the starry sky and into the depths of the sea. Past and future, prehistoric times and light years. Everything is here. – Read more

February 4, 2019

Last Friday was the premiere of “Architecture of Infinity “, a film by Christoph Schaub @schaubchristoph. The film talks about the magic of sacred spaces.

November 2, 2018

Mad. Sq. Art Symposium 2018

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October 9, 2018

“Todo en mi obra tiene que ver con pensar espacios, que suelen ser ambiguos, y donde nada es lo que parece. Son lugares inventados que me sirven para reflexionar sobre la escultura y su relación con el espacio, sobre la ausencia y el deseo, la insatisfacción de no llegar a lo que quieres o la imposibilidad de verlo todo”.

October 6, 2018

Exhibition 'ENTRƎSPACIOS' at Centro Botín

Solo exhibition, open from October 6th to March 3rd, 2018.

Curator: Vicente Todolí, President of the Visual Arts Advisory Committee at Fundación Botín.

“A recipient of Spain’s National Visual Arts Award in 1999, Cristina Iglesias (San Sebastián, 1956) is an internationally renowned Spanish artist. This exhibition consists of a huge collection of pieces that will be on display on the second floor of the west wing of the Centro Botín. Well-known for her sculptural pieces with hanging pavilions, latticework, corridors and labyrinths, Iglesias combines industrial materials and natural elements to create unusual, experiential spaces.” – Read more

March 14, 2018

Hoy, 14 de marzo, queda inaugurada la pieza “A través”, en la Fundación per Amor a l’Art de Valencia. @bombasgens

March 14, 2018

Site-specific 'A través' in Valencia

Fundación per Amor a l’Art, Valencia
Permanent piece, opening on March 14th, 2018.

As stated by the Director of the Per Amor a l’Art foundation, Susana Lloret: “The art centre expands its exhibition space into the environment: the garden, and even the Marxalenes park, are now open to visitors. The garden is surrounded by magic sounds and the reflexion of the water of Cristina Iglesias’s work, by the light and colour of our privileged nature, and by the medieval history of the cellar we have brought back along with other ruins from the same period located in the Marxalenes park, a few minutes from Bombas Gens”. – Bombas Gens Centre d’Art

January 9, 2018

Today, 9th of January, is the opening of our solo exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery New York. It will be opened until the 10th of February.

January 9, 2018

Exhibition 'Entwined' in New York

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Solo exhibition, open from January 9 to February 10, 2018.

“Throughout her career, Iglesias has defined a unique sculptural vocabulary, building immersive and experiential environments that reference and unite architecture, literature and culturally site-specific influences. Through a language of constructed and natural forms rendered in various materials and ranging from suspended pavilions, latticed panels, passageways, mazes, to walls inbued with texts and structural and vegetative forms, she poetically redefines space by confounding interior and exterior, organic and artifice, combining industrial materials with natural elements to produce unexpected new sensory sites for the viewer.” – Read full press release here

December 4, 2017

Engineering of “Forgotten Streams” in London.
More than 250 pipes under the piece.

Photo taken by Alfaarte during the installation (October 2017)

October 25, 2017

A river runs through it …. Cristina Iglesias, Forgotten Streams @bloomberg new European HQ in London. Water runs over multiple layers of cast bronze. The work is inspired by the ancient Walbrook river which flowed on this site.

October 24, 2017

Site-specific 'Forgotten Streams' in London

Bloomberg Headquarters, London
Permanent piece, opening on October 24, 2017.

April 18, 2017

Coming soon: site-specific at Santa Clara's lighthouse

“La Casa del Faro se convertirá en una escultura pública, que recree de forma figurada el fondo de la Bahía de la Concha, además de reflejar los cambios que producen las mareas.”

Cadena SER, April 18 2017

Permanent piece, opening soon