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Paula del Rivero grew up in a family of art enthusiasts and nonprofessional artists who instilled her with their passion for contemporary art. From a young age, she got to know the work of the leading exponents of abstract expressionism and geometric abstraction.

After obtaining a degree in Translation, her thirst for knowledge and her inclination to gather a variety of experiences led her to live in Ireland, Amsterdam, and New York. She pursued her studies and worked in diverse industries, such as programming and graphic design.

My work is always the result of an effort to encompass the deeper meaning of our human existence.

Paula del RiveroArtist
Paula del Rivero

Whilst looking for her true vocation, she discovered printmaking, studying under Spanish printmaker and sculptor Mar Prat, becoming her studio assistant.

Her artistically inclined upbringing encouraged Paula to finally choose a career in the Arts, growing into a self-taught fine artist focusing on a variety of media.

Her works range from textile pieces and relief paintings to printmaking and watercolors, which she has exhibited at the Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Printmaking.

Statement

Born from an intimate emotional experience in the face of the global events during the COVID-19 pandemic, when reality as we knew it was completely shattered and with it, our notion of time and space, my current line of work offers an exploration of the physical and temporary limits we all experienced to a greater or lesser extent during the different phases and types of confinement which took place everywhere around the globe.

Presenting questions around how these limits are defined, managed, and revisited by – and through – our circumstances, but also by and through our human comprehension and societal constructs, this visual research is a response to universal questions that revolve around our relationship to the concept of infinity, whether spatial or temporary.

In that sense, and throughout my practice, my work is always the result of an effort to encompass the deeper meaning of our human existence, that which lies beyondthe limits of mental comprehension, that which transcends the illusions of apparently chaotic and random manifestations of Life.

Solo exibitions

2018: ‘INCIPIT’ – Casa de Cultura. Cangas de Onís, Asturias, Spain

Group exibitions

2022: “Door to Door” – Lite Haus Galerie. Berlin, Germany
2022: “The Garden of Loss & Triumph” – NDSM Fuse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2021: “A Generous Space” – Hastings Contemporary, Hastings, UK
2021: “NFTsART ¿Criptoarte ético? Impulsando la transformación social desde la digital” – online exhibition of digital pieces. Curator: Marisol Salanova for Arteinformado.com
2019: “Paula del Rivero: Lo que el tiempo se llevó” – Puertas Film Fest 6th edition. Puertas de Cabrales, Asturias, Spain
2018: “In the Studio: Art by MoMA’s Online Learning Community” – Cullman Education and Research Building, MoMA Museum of Modern Art. New York, EEUU
2017: ” XVII Certamen de Grabado Nacional José Caballero” – Centro Cultural Pérez de la Riva. Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain
2016: “XLVII CNAL Certamen Nacional de Arte de Luarca” – travelling exhibition from December
2016 to December 2017, Asturias, Spain
2015: “Certamen de arte gráfico para Jóvenes Creadores 2015” – National Chalcography, Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid, Spain
2015: “XXII PREMIOS NACIONALES DE GRABADO” – MGEC Spanish Museum of Contemporary Printmaking. Marbella, Spain
2014: “Certamen de arte gráfico para Jóvenes Creadores 2014” – National Chalcography, Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid, Spain

Paula del Rivero en su estudio

Workshops and talks

2023 – forthcoming: “Introduction to Contemporary Printmaking” – 3 day immersive workshop for the Art students at IES Rey Pelayo de Cangas de Onís, Asturias, Spain

Awards

2022: certificate of Artistic Merit “Luxembourg Art Prize 2022” – The Pinacothèque, Luxembourg
2019: Honorable Mention “Art Olympia, International Juried Art Competition” – Tokyo, Japan
2019: certificate of Artistic Merit “Luxembourg Art Prize 2019” – The Pinacothèque, Luxembourg
2018: preselected “XII CERTAMEN DE PINTURA Y ARTES PLÁSTICAS LA RURAL” – Fundación Caja Rural. Jaén, Spain
2017: selected ” XVII Certamen de Grabado Nacional José Caballero” – Madrid, Spain
2016: selected ” XLVII CNAL Certamen Nacional de Arte de Luarca” – Asturias, Spain
2015: selected “XXII PREMIOS NACIONALES DE GRABADO” – Spanish Museum of Contemporary Printmaking. Marbella, Spain
2015 & 2014: selected “Certamen de arte gráfico para Jóvenes Creadores 2014” & “Certamen de arte gráfico para Jóvenes Creadores 2015″ – National Chalcography, Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid, Spain

Press

Paula del Rivero – Collecteurs Magazine
Paula del Rivero – Arteinformado.com
“DIGITAL CONFINEMENT II” Paula del Rivero – Arteinformado, 2021
Exposición online ¿Criptoarte ético? Impulsando la transformación social (…) – Arteinformado, 2021
¿Criptoarte ético? Impulsando la transformación social desde la digital – Arteinformado, 2021
Puertas FilmFest edición 2019 – Puertas FilmFest, 2020
Puertas FilmFest 2019 (folleto) – Archivo de la Frontera, 2019
Monográfico Pintura y Oriente – La Jueya, Investigación y Patrimonio de Los Picos de Europa, 2019
Arte en Cabrales – Cope Ribadesella, 2019
Arranca el Puertas Filmfest de Cabrales – El Comercio, 2019
Paula del Rivero se estrena en Cangas – La Nueva España, 2018
Primera exposición en Asturias de la artista plástica Paula del Rivero – AsturiasMundial, 2018
Arte en Luarca para rato – La Nueva España, 2016
Selección de obras 2016 – Certamen Internacional de arte de Luarca, LXVIII CNAL, 2016
Certamen de Arte Gráfico 2015 – Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Calcografía Nacional, 2015