FUNDACION BANCO SANTANDER AWARD FOR ARTISTIC PRODUCTION
For the eighth consecutive year, Open Studio Madrid and Fundación Banco Santander celebrate the “VIII Prize for Artistic Production Fundación Banco Santander”.
Thanks to this award, Fundación Banco Santander and Open Studio have contributed for the past eight years to give visibility to young emerging creators excluded from the commercial circuits, providing them with a three-month residency in a studio in Madrid, as well as an economic grant for the production of their work.
THE ARTIST MÒNICA PLANES, WINNER OF THE VIII EDITION
In its eighth edition, the jury of the Fundación Banco Santander Artistic Production Award, and in collaboration with Open Studio, has unanimously decided to award the prize to the artist Mónica Planes (Barcelona, 1992).
The jury wanted to highlight the experimental nature of Mónica's work, which she achieves through processes that conceive sculpture from movement and from the impact that architectural structures have on our day-to-day.
She is an artist who seeks to permeate her discourse to and from other areas, which go beyond the merely artistic.
Mónica Planes is at a time in her artistic career where she has shown important merits to consolidate her work and to make it known to a wider professional community, which is one of the keys to this award. The Nave Oporto Studio in Madrid, her place of residence for three months, will provide the much-needed boost to take her work to the next level.
The members that composed the jury were María Beguiristain and Blanca Gómez (Banco Santander Foundation), Tania Pardo (Deputy Director of CA2M and CAM Advisor), Violeta Janeiro (Independent Curator), the artists of Nave Oporto Elvira Amor and Fod, Javier Rodríguez Lozano (winner of the VII Banco Santander Foundation Artistic Production Award) and María Eugenia Álvarez (director of Open Studio).
WINNERS OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS
The winners of the Fundación Banco Santander Artistic Production Award in previous editions have been:
Belén Rodríguez (Valladolid, 1981)
Olmo Cuña (Vigo, 1983)
Elvira Amor (Madrid, 1982)
Pablo Captain del Río (Granada, 1982)
Jesús Madriñan (Santiago de Compostela, 1984)
Mario Santamaría (Burgos, 1985)
Javier Rodríguez Lozano (Madrid, 1992)
After receiving this award, the winning artists have held exhibitions, obtained awards, scholarships and residencies, both nationally and internationally.
Dream Fountain and Concrete Mixers, 2020
Precast concrete, concrete, mortar, cement and water
View of the installation at the Can Felipa Civic Center