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September 15, 2021

Guided Tour VII (Hondalea), 2021 14''30' Directed by Cristina Iglesias and Asier Altuna; Producer: Asier Altuna; Camera: Txarli Argiñano; Sound: Alazne Ameztoy; Editing: Laurent Dufreche; Visitor: Natalia de Miguel; Patrón Aitona Julian: Julian Isturiz; Music: Alberto Iglesias

September 5, 2021

Opening: Cristina Iglesias at Skulpturenhalle – Thomas Schütte Foundation

3.9. – 12.12.2021

Opening hours
Fri – Sun: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Skulpturenhalle, Neuss

Berger Weg 16
41472 Neuss/Holzheim

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July 9, 2021

Pozo IV (Variación III) lands at Albion Fields. 

 

Albion Fields is a sculpture park set within 50 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, parts of which have been rewilded – restored to their natural, uncultivated state. The grounds provide unique installation sites for artworks, spanning from open vistas to secluded woodland areas and positions beside a natural lake. Monumental and discreet artworks will be showcased in harmony with the flora and fauna, the diversity of which is as integral to the ecosystem as much as the experience. Roe deer, badgers, green woodpeckers, owls and hares have taken up residence since the land was taken out of agricultural use.

The first installation of artworks at Albion Fields will be on view from 9 July – 25 September 2021 after which the works will be rotated biannually. Albion will welcome visitors to stroll along landscaped pathways to vantage points around the site.

For further information on how to visit click here.

July 1, 2021

La Radio tiene ojos – Cristina Iglesias, Radio Nacional de España

Coinciding with the collection of the National Prize for Graphic Art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando Cristina Iglesias sits with Ana Morente at the program “La Radio tiene ojos” of RNE about the graphic work that she has developed in parallel to her career as a sculptor.

 

Click here to listen to the interview.

July 1, 2021

Liquid Sculpture: Cristina Iglesias In conversation with Iwona Blazwick and Richard Noble.

 

Cristina Iglesias joins in conversation with Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick and Richard Noble to discuss her new monograph, Liquid Sculpture, and her latest commissions. 

Click here to watch full interview.

July 1, 2021

A brush with…Cristina Iglesias.

 

Cristina Iglesias sits down with Ben Luke for an episode of “A brush with…,” an audio series by @theartnewspaper.official. Listen to Iglesias talk at length about her career, from her interest in architecture and natural forms to her creation of public and immersive sculptural environment.

You can download and subscribe to the podcast here.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson. 

June 10, 2021

Opening: Cristina Iglesias: Una trayectoria 

June 10 – July 25, 2021

On the occasion of the awarding of the National Prize for Graphic Arts in 2019 today is the opening of the exhibition “Cristina Iglesias: Una trayectoria” at the National Calcography that holds Francisco de Goya’s cabinet, located in @rabasf , Madrid. Throughout her career, Cristina has worked with different mediums such as: copper, aluminium, silk and paper. In this exhibition we will be able to look at a selection of works on copper and paper from the 90s to today.

Venue: Calcografía Nacional, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

  • Tuesday – Friday : 10-14 / 17-20 h
  • Saturday, Sunday: 10 -14 h
  • Monday: closed
  • Free entrance

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June 8, 2021

Public opening of Hondalea (Marine Abyss), at the Santa Clara Island Lighthouse in the Donostia-San Sebastián bay.

 

We are very happy to finally announce the public opening of Hondalea (Marine Abyss), the permanent piece that transforms the Santa Clara Island Lighthouse in the Donostia-San Sebastián bay. The piece is a place that represents the remoteness within the city, a meeting point for citizens to observe, think and reflect on nature and the importance of its conservation.

After 5 years of work with a great team (the foundry @alfaarte, the structural engineers of FHecor, hydraulic engineers of LKS @kreangroup ,architects,the City Council @donostia_udala ,Moyua, Giroa, Uxama and Inelcom) Hondalea is finally open to the public from June 5 to complete the total experience of the work.

June 3, 2021

Opening: Hondalea, Museo San Telmo, San Sebastián

Through preparatory drawings, new works on copper plates, a sculpture and a video that evokes the journey from the city to the island, the exhibition introduces some of the central ideas and creative process of “Hondalea”.

From June 3 to September 26, 2021.
For museum members, opening on June 2, 10: 00-17: 00
Tuesday to Sunday, 10: 00-20: 00.
Free entrance

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June 1, 2021

BBC World Service. In the Studio: Cristina Iglesias

 

BBC’s in the studio with Cristina Iglesias – just released. Click here for an in-depth story about “Hondalea” .

Reporter Kristina Zorita travels with Cristina by boat to the island for a day to find out how she and a team of specialists work on creating the wave effects. Will the timings of the water sequences work as Cristina has imagined?

We also hear about the significance of the lighthouse and the island in Cristina’s artistic imagination and the life of the community.

Reporter : Kristina Zorita
Produced by Emma Kingsley for the BBC World Service

May 28, 2021

The Rocky Coast: Geology, Ecology, Sculpture: Symposium

Cristina Iglesias will unveil Hondalea (Marine Abyss), a new site-specific sculpture that will permanently transform the lighthouse on the island of Santa Clara in the Bay of Donostia-San Sebastián. Commissioned by the city and developed by the artist over the past five years, Hondalea is Iglesias’ first sculpture in her native city and one of her most transformative public projects and interventions to date.

The public opening of the sculpture Hondalea will be launched with a symposium, The Rocky Coast: Cristina Iglesias’ Hondalea in San Sebastián: Ecology, Geology and Sculpture at the University of the Basque Country (EHU-UPV) on 3 & 4 June 2021, which is available to join online. Informed by the interconnecting themes in Iglesias’ work, this symposium will be a multidisciplinary forum for participants to exchange their ideas on intersecting practices, from art and literature to geology and ecology.

Organized by

James Lingwood (Co-Director, Artangel)

Speakers

Cristina Iglesias
Penelope Curtis (Curator and Art historian)
Carlos Duarte (Marine scientist)
Russell Ferguson (Curator and Professor, UCLA)
Beatriz Herraez (Director, Artium, Basque Museum of Contemporary Art)
Asier Hilario (Geologist, Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark)
Lisa Le Feuvre (Director, Holt/Smithson Foundation)

Dates and times3 June: 8 am ET / 2 pm CET
4 June: 4 am ET / 10 am CET

Venue

Aquarium San Sebastián Auditorium

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May 14, 2021

Recently published by Hatje Cantz: Liquid Sculpture. The Public Art of Cristina Iglesias.

Edited by Iwona Blazwick and Richard Noble.

Contributions by Brian Dillon, James Lingwood, Michael Newman, Jane Rendell, Andrea Schlieker, Iwona Blazwick, Estrella de Diego, João Manuel Fernandes, Luis Fernández-Galiano Ruiz, Lynne Cooke, Richard Noble, Jane Withlers, T. J. Demos, Octavio Aburto, Andrew Benjamin, Exequiel Ezcurra, Russell Ferguson.

|  Public Art and Society Today

Can a sculpture be a river? Can contemporary art unite conflicting systems of belief? Do other species appreciate culture? And can public art revive communities and ecosystems? Cristina Iglesias’ horizontal fountains, submerged rooms and tropical mazes bring together language, architecture and botany to create immersive spaces of contemplation. In this publication an international roster of curators, art critics, philosophers, architects and scientists discuss the social and ecological potential of art in urban and rural space.

December 21, 2020

RA Architecture Awards. Video: in conversation

On 3 December 2020, we celebrated the RA Architecture Awards with a conversation between Cristina Iglesias, the 2020 RA Architecture Prize winner, and Norman Foster RA, the chair of the jury.

Cristina Iglesias explored her work and its connections to public space. The conversation ranged from gallery spaces to city squares, charting the important public aspects of Iglesias’ work.

Link to the video

 

 

December 2, 2020

RA – Cristina Iglesias in conversation with Norman Foster

 

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November 26, 2020

Cristina Iglesias, “Inner Landscape (the lithosphere, the roots, the water)”, 2020, bronze bas relief pool, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum commission funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund. © 2020 Cristina Iglesias

November 18, 2020

Spanish sculptor Cristina Iglesias breaks new ground at Kinder Building

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

 

Read more:
https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/art-exhibits/how-a-spanish-sculptor-has-broken-new-ground-at-15725336

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.

 

More information: https://sainsburycentre.ac.uk/whats-on/cristina-iglesias/

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’.

Link to the article: 

https://online.fliphtml5.com/byhn/uipb/#p=95

 

 

 

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.

Link to the article: https://www.ft.com/content/50b73862-5cab-11ea-b0ab-339c2307bcd4

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.

Read more about it here

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 ».

Read more about it here

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

ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY (Official Trailer)

MAGNETFILM · YouTube

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

MSP Conservancy · YouTube

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