Irene de Andrés (b. 1986, Ibiza) is graduated in Fine Arts at Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2009, with a Master degree in Research and Artistic Production. She has been one of the artist in residency at Escuela FLORA ars + natura, in Bogotá (Artistic Residency Program sponsored by AC/E) and at The Harbor – Beta Local, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Irene’s work is strongly related to the fact she grew up in one of the most desired tourist destinations, for people looking for sun, beaches and parties. A couple years ago, the artist finished a project related to five abandoned nightclubs in Ibiza, Donde nada ocurre (Where Nothing Happens), which approaches from different fields the outcome of the Island’s tourism history. Now, she is exploring the analogies between tourism and colonization through the search of the predesigned paradise.
A selection of her grants and prizes include Circuitos de Artes Plásticas 2012, Generaciones 2013, Injuve 2014 and Ayudas a la Creación Visual Vegap 2015 and Ciutat de Palma 2015. Recently, Irene’s work has been shown at MuHKA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp), MACE (Museum of Contemorary art of Ibiza), IFA Galerie Berlin and in the Second Edition of Trienal de Frestas at Sesc Sorocaba (Brasil). Her last solo show took place at Espai 13 – Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona.
Support: Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics