MADRAGOA
Belén Uriel
Madrid, Spain, 1974
About the Artist

Belén Uriel’s art practice is centered on household objects and how the way we interrelate with them can condition our social habits. She concentrates on the sculptural qualities of materials such as glass and metal in the rendering of organic shapes that are originated by the design of objects that would accommodate, sustain or have a relation with the human body. These elements, rearranged by the artist, seem to transform into anatomical parts themselves, partially reconstructing and going back to the bodies that indirectly inspired their form. 

 

Belén Uriel was born in Madrid, in Spain in 1974 and she lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. 

 

 

Her most recent solo and two-persons exhibitions include: ANTES, DESPUES, AYER, MIENTRAS, AHORA, Madragoa, Lisbon (2020); Bonança, CA2M, Madrid (2019); Tandem: Gabriel Abrantes and Belén Uriel, Alexander and Bonin, New York (2019); Estudos do Labirinto, with Ana Santos, Museo da Marinha, Lisbon (2018) Qualia, Sismógrafo, Oporto (2018); Descanso, Madragoa, Lisbon (2017); Topázio, Gabinete, Lisboa (2017); segunda-feira, Culturgest, Lisboa (2016); Sand, Paper, Scissors, Projektraum Museum, Wiesbaden (2016); Lama no sapato, Parkour, Lisbon (2014); Pedra, Papel e Tesoura, Pavilhão Branco, Galerias Municipais, Lisbon (2013); Ni Blanco, Ni Negro, Appleton Square, Lisbon (2011).

 

Selected group exhibitions include: The Third Bank, Bienal Ano Zero, Coimbra (2019); There will never be a door. You are inside, Collection Teixeira de Freitas, Fundación Santander, Madrid (2019); Vacío Perfecto, MUSAC, León, (2017); Art en Transit, Muxart, Espai d’Art i Creación Contemporanis, Martorell (2016); Art en Trànsit, Cerdanyola Art Museum, Barcelona (2015); Home, Hollybush Gardens, London (2014); Paisajismo Craneoencefalico, Espacio Valverde, Madrid (2013); Cartografia do presente, Laxeiro FoundationVigo (2011); The Exterminating Angel, Palais de Beaux Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels (2010); Generaciones 09, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2009); Celebrando, Intermediae, Matadero, Madrid (2007); The Process Room, I Am Somewhere Here, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2006). 

 

She was awarded the 6th Audemars Piguet Prize, ARCO Madrid (2018); Programa de Apoio ás Artes Visuais Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2015); The Art and Research Motehermoso, Montehermoso Contemporary Art Centre, Vitoria (2011); The 6th Edition of the MUSAC Artistic Creation Grants MUSAC, León (2010-11); Matadero Contemporary Art Creation Grants, Matadero Art Centre, Madrid, (2010).

Portfolio

 

BU_PORTFOLIO 09'11'2021.pdf
44.17 MB - pdf — download

 

 

Selected Press and Texts

Audemars Piguet ARCOmadrid Prize: An Interview with Belén Uriel by Carla Ingrasciotta, My Art Guides, 2018

 

Alejandro Alonso Díaz on Belén Uriel's Descanso, MADRAzine #4 – July 2018

 

Video documentation

Belén Uriel: Bonança, CA2M Centro de Arte dos de Mayo, 2019

Selected Exhibitions

 

Antes, Despues, Ayer, Mientras, Ahora

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

September 10th - October 31st, 2020

 

Antes, Despues, Ayer, Mientras, Ahora

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

September 10th - October 31st, 2020

 

Installation view at The Third Bank — Anozero, Bienal de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

November 2nd - December 2nd, 2019

 

Installation view at The Third Bank — Anozero, Bienal de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

November 2nd - December 2nd, 2019

 

Bonança

Installation view at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain

November 8th, 2019 - January 5th, 2020

 

Bonança

Installation view at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain

November 8th, 2019 - January 5th, 2020

 

 

Tandem: Belén Uriel and Gabriel Abrantes

Installation view at Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA

March 8th – April 27th, 2019

 

Belén Uriel

Installation view at Madragoa at Art|Basel Miami Beach 2018, Positions, booth P5

December 6th - 9th, 2018

 

Estudos do Labirinto

Installation view at Museu da Marinha, Belém, Portugal,

May 18th - September 16th, 2018

 

Qualia

Installation view at Sismógrafo, Porto, Portugal

May 4th - May 26th, 2018

 

Qualia

Installation view at Sismógrafo, Porto, Portugal

May 4th - May 26th, 2018

 

 

Audemars Piguet Award for the Production of a Work of Art

Installation view at ARCOmadrid 2018, Madrid, Spain

February 21st - 25th, 2018

 

Descanso

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

November 18th, 2016 - January 13th, 2017

 

Topázio

Installation view at Gabinete, Lisbon, Portugal

July 14th - August 16th, 2017

 

Segunda-feira

Installation view at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

July 2nd - October 2nd, 2016

 

Segunda-feira

Installation view at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

July 2nd - October 2nd, 2016

 

Segunda-feira

Installation view at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

July 2nd - October 2nd, 2016

 

Segunda-feira

Installation view at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

July 2nd - October 2nd, 2016

 

Segunda-feira

Installation view at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

July 2nd - October 2nd, 2016

 

Segunda-feira

Installation view at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

July 2nd - October 2nd, 2016

 

Sand, Paper, Scissors

Installation view at Projektraum, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

February 26th - May 29th, 2016

 

Pedra, papel e tesoura

Installation view at Pavilhão Branco, Lisboa, Portugal

March 16th - May 19th, 2013

 

Pedra, papel e tesoura

Installation view at Pavilhão Branco, Lisboa, Portugal

March 16th - May 19th, 2013

 

Pedra, papel e tesoura

Installation view at Pavilhão Branco, Lisboa, Portugal

March 16th - May 19th, 2013

 

Useful household objects under 10$

Installation view at Montehermoso Cultural Centre, Vitoria, Spain

July 13th - September 30th, 2012

 

Ni blanco, ni negro (Neither white, nor black)

Installation view at Appleton Square, Lisbon, Portugal

2011