Biography

Candela Paniagua Olavide was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1986, into a family of musicians.

She graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid.

She has lived in Spain and Morocco and since 2012 in Berlin (Germany), where she’s been working in very different artistic professions, which made possible for her to develop various artistic disciplines that have enriched the technical variety of her artworks.

Statement

In the framework of painting, drawing and sculpture, I work by merging materials and techniques, rich in textures, fleeing from the flat and the void.

Starting from darkness, as the beginning of life, helps me find different possible paths to light. This connects me to the world of theatre. The creative impulse usually arises from deep emotions concerning issues that impact me or the need to report unfair situations.

The wrinkles of the tissue paper, the drawing of the wire or the charcoal strokes on a painting are elements with which I create the appropriate medium for my reflections on human behavior and its relationship with other living beings and the planet.

Exhibitions

Current & upcoming exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 –

· Aufgerissen. Gallery in Club der polnischen Versager, Berlin.

– 2021 –

· Tránsito. Videoart projection and intervention on the facade of La Tabacalera, Madrid.

· Tránsito (Durchgang). Videoart at Gallery in EWA Frauenzentrum, Berlin.

– 2020 –

· Cafelines. Art space at Café Take a Brake, Berlin.

– 2017 –

· Anima Animalis. Gallery Silves Arte Contemporáneo, Huércal-Overa – Spain.

– 2016 –

· Alma Animal. Espacio B, Madrid.

– 2013 –

· Meditabundos. Art space Woanders, Berlin.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023
· Once upon a time. HilbertRaum, Berlin.
· Nostalgia tastes like the Sea. (Festival ¡Andaluces, levantaos!) BLO Ateliers, Berlin.
· Ground State. (Festival LagosPhoto) Untitled Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria.
· Onlive 2 – Society. Gallery Sta Art, Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland.
· World Day of Cultural Diversity. Virtual Gallery Kuvik.
2022
· Perfect Instincts. Virtual Gallery Kuvik.
· Performance Trânsito with Nália Agostinho and Taíla Carrilho, Espaço Espelho d’água, Lisbon
· Dia da Mulher, Artspace-lx, Lisbon.
· 2 Public presentations of the project “Hunted Hunter” made during the Residency in Hangar, Hangar’s Art Space, Lisbon.
2021
· Artist Book presentation and art installation, Gallery erstererster, Berlin.
2019
· Time Laboratory. (Festival 48 Stunden Neukölln) Zum böhmischen Dorf, Berlin.
· El cazador cazado. (Festival J.A.C.A V) E.S.L.A Eko, Madrid.
2018
· Soy un bulto en el suelo. (Festival J.A.C.A IV) E.S.L.A Eko, Madrid.
2017
· Animals, Gallery Barquilla, Almería – Spain.
· Das andere Ich, innere Schatten. (Festival 48 Stunden Neukölln) Kunstwerkstatt Sommer, Berlin.
· La Alienación. (Festival J.A.C.A III) E.S.L.A Eko, Madrid.
2016
· Instintos Distintos. GlogauAir, Berlin.
2015
· Meditatives. (Spanish National Day) Spanish Embassy, Berlin.
· Artsenale. Lokal Yellow, Leipzig – Germany.
2013
· Camels. Creative space Lashopp, Berlin
2010
· The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp. Exhibition and performance, at Círculo de Arte de Toledo and afterwards at UCM (Complutense University), Madrid.
2009
· The Animal Anatomy, University UCM, Madrid.

In Action

2022 · Performance ‘Trânsito’, in Espaço Espelho d’Àgua, Lisbon. With artists Nália Agostinho and Taíla Carrilho.

Detail of performance. Photo: Mwana Pwo.

Detail of  performance. Photo: Mwana Pwo.

2022 · Modeling sculpture for performance ‘Trânsito’, Studio at Hangar Residency, Lisbon.

2022 Exhibition during art residence in Hangar, Lisbon.

Exhibition Aufgerissen 2022

2022 · Exhibition ‘Aufgerissen’ – Gallery in Club der Polnischen Versager, Berlin. Photo by Ingo Thomas

Clarinetist Hugo Rodriguez during performance at the exhibition.

Video-project-ChochanVolador 1

2022 · Video projection at the interdisciplinary event “Time Laboratory” as part of the 48 Stunden Neukölln art festival in Berlin.

Video-project-poetry

My video projection was the background and accompaniment for concerts, poetry recitals and readings.