Emilio Moreno

English

 

Emilio Moreno (Spain, 1980) is a visual artist interested in the biography of objects, gestures and words. His practice investigates different notions of value and the realms of experience from which cultural values emerge. Moreno graduated in English Philology before he completed his MFA in photography and his MFA in artistic research. Probably because of Moreno’s background in language and literature studies, his films, performances, installations, etc. investigate -among other things- the modes of construction of a narrative and the relationship between history and stories.

 

Recent screenings include International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), International Film Festival Las Palmas, DocumentaMadrid, FIDOCS, Santiago de Chile, Seoul International New Media Festival, NEMAF, and Tabakalera International Center for Contemporary Culture, in San Sebastián, Spain. Besides, Moreno’s work has recently been shown in solo exhibitions at Center for Contemporary Art Celje, Slovenia, Open Studios Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, and in group shows at de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, Onomatopee, Eindhoven and CASCO, Utrecht.

 

Moreno was a resident artist at Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Triangle Arts New York, and The Annex-The South African National Gallery, Cape Town, and CASCO Utrecht.

In 2019, Moreno develops his practice as an artist in residence at Tabakalera, International Center for Contemporary Culture, in San Sebastián, Spain. As  a result of that residency, Moreno curates EMOTIONAL, a public program including lectures, workshops, screenings and performances.

 

Moreno understands his educational activities as an integral part of his artistic practice. As a consequence, he is a regular lecturer / mentor at the Rietveld Academie University for the Arts, in Amsterdam. Besides, Moreno mentored student’s artistic projects at the theater department at the Amsterdam University for the arts (AHK) and lectured at the Willem De Kooning Art Acedemy, in Rotterdam. Moreno has recently lead workshops at the ARTez University for the Arts, Arnhem, at the European Union artistic program CELA (Connecting Emerging Literary Artists), Brussels, at Escuela de Escritores MFA Creative Writing, at PhotoEspaña Festival, and at La Casa Encendida, Madrid. Moreno recently lectured at The Nederlandse Film Academie, and at the symposia The Education of the Artist: Research and Academic Capitalism (Museo Nacional Centro Reina Sofía / Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and A Bewitched System (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles) In 2019, Moreno was member of the Jury at the Roze Film Dagen Film Festival.

 

Emilio Moreno lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His artistic practice is supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

Español

Emilio Moreno (Ávila, España, 1980) es artista y en su trabajo se interesa por la biografía de los objetos, de los gestos y de las palabras. Su práctica investiga diferentes nociones de valor, así como las áreas de la experiencia de las que emergen los valores culturales. Moreno se licenció en Filología Inglesa antes de realizar el Máster en Fotografía en EFTI y más tarde, el Master en Bellas Artes del Dutch Art Institute, en Holanda. Probablemente, debido a su formación relacionada con la lengua y la literatura, sus películas, performances, esculturas, proyectos, etc. investigan, entre otras cosas, los diferentes modos de construcción narrativa, la historia material y la relación entre Historia y relato. ​

Emilio Moreno vive y trabaja en Amsterdam.

Entre las exposiciones recientes cabe destacar las realizadas en el Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Eslovenia; Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht; de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb; Instituto Cervantes New York; South African National Gallery for Contemporary Art, Ciudad del Cabo; Onomatopee/Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven y CASCO, Utrecht. Sus películas se han exhibido en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Rotterdam, DocumentaMadrid, Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas, Festival de Cine Documental de Santiago de Chile, FIDOCS, Seoul International New Media Festival, NEMAF y en Tabakalera, San Sebastian, además de otros.

Emilio ha desarrollado proyectos como artista residente en la Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht; Triangle Arts, New York; CASCO, Utrecht; The Annex – The South African National Gallery for Contemporary Art. Ciudad del Cabo y en la Nirox Art Foundation, Johannesburgo.

Durante 2019, Moreno desarrolla su práctica como artista residente en Tabakalera, Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea, en San Sebastián. Como resultado de esa residencia, Moreno comisaria EMOTIONAL, un programa público que incluye conferencias, talleres, performances y pases de películas.

Moreno, que entiende sus actividades educativas como parte inherente a su práctica, es mentor en la Rietveld Academy University for the Arts, en Amsterdam; y ha desarrollado proyectos pedagógicos en la Willem de Kooning University for the Arts, en Rotterdam; artEZ University for the Arts, en Arnhem y ha sido mentor de proyecto en el departamento de teatro de la Amsterdam University for the Arts, así como en la iArts School, Maastricht. Además, ha sido ponente en la Nederlandse Film Academie y en simposia como La Educación del Artista: Investigación y Capitalismo Académico, organizado por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y el MNCARS, así como en Un Sistema Hechizado, organizado por el CA2M. Moreno ha liderado talleres para el proyecto de la Unión Europea Connecting Emerging Literary Artists; para el Center for Contemporary Art de Celje, en Eslovenia; para el Master de Escritura Creativa de la Escuela de Escritores en Madrid, para la South African National Gallery, en Ciudad del Cabo; para La Casa Encendida, y para Photoespaña. En 2019, Moreno formó parte del jurado del Roze Film Dagen Film Festival.

Mondriaan Fonds apoya la práctica artística de Emilio Moreno.

CV

Solo Exhibitions /Screenings

2017                      • Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Slovenia.

                               • Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, San Sebastián, Spain.

2014                      •Galerija Miroslav Kralievic, Zagreb.

2013                      •Instituto Cervantes New York.                   

2012                      •Abridged, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions / Screenings

2019                       •Object of Doubt, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London. Curated by Kirsty White.

                                 Céline Condorelli | Aleksandra Domanović | Jamie  Fitzpatrick | Patrick Hough | Maryam Jafri |Emilio Moreno | L. Mulvey & M. Lewis

                                •Seoul International New Media Festival NEMAF-Seoul 2019

2017                       •International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)

                                •Las Palmas International Film Festival

                                •DocumentaMadrid

                                •FIDOCS, Santiago de Chile.

2016                       •Open Studios Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht.

2014                       •When Elephants Come Marching In, De Appel Art Centre, Amsterdam. Cur. by Mark Kremer.          

2013                       •It’s About Time, Time/Bank @ Stroom, Den Hague.

                                •Cancelled Out by Noises and Whispers, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam.                              

2012                       •They Were Hungry, Evil Son. Cape Town. Cape Town Art Week 2012.

                                •Materiality, Wyspa Institute for Contemporary Art. Gdansk. Cur. Aneta Szylak.

                               •18/18, Performance in Resistance. Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam.

                                Curated by If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and Bulegoa z/b.

2011                       •The Grand Domestic Revolution, CASCO. Utrecht. (catalogue). Cur. Binna Choi and Maiko Tanaka

                                •The Autonomy Project: Frameworks. Onomatopee. Eindhoven. Cur. Clare Butcher

 

Artist in Residency

2019                      • Tabakalera, International Center for Contemporary Culture. San Sebastián.

2015-2016            • Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht.

2013                      •Triangle Arts New York.

2012                      • The Annex – The South African National Gallery for Contemporary Art. Cape Town.            

                               • Nirox Art Foundation, Johannesburg.

2010                      •The Grand Domestic Revolution. CASCO, Office for Arts, Design and Theory. Utrecht.

Publications

2013                     • The Need for the Set-back. Artist book. Self edited.

                              • Currency Delimiting Sovereignty. Scapegoat. Architecture, Landscape and Political Economy.  Toronto.

2011                     •Other Money Issues. The Autonomy Newspaper nº 2: Frameworks. VanAbbe Museum/Onomatopee. Eindhoven.

 

Grants

2019-2020            • NL Film Fonds / Immerse-Interact: Research and Development

2019-2020            •Artistic Research Project Grant from the lectoraat at the Rietveld Academy.

2019-2023            • Mondriaan Funds/ Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent. Grant for established artists.

2015-16                • Mondriaan Funds/ Mondriaanfonds Bijdrage Praktijkverdieping

2013-14                • Amsterdam Funds for Visual Arts/ Amsterdam Fonds voor De Kunst

 

Education

2015-2016            • Jan Van Eyck Academy, Postacademic artistic research residency. Maastricht.

2009-2011            Dutch Art Institute MFA / artEZ. Arnhem.

2005-2006            • MFA Photography, EFTI. Madrid.

1999- 2004           • BA in Philology (English language and literature). Universidad de Salamanca.

 

Press

                               •'Object of Doubt', critics' picks, Artforum, Nov 2019.

                               •'Back to the Sixties', Financiele Dagblad, Nov 2014.

                               •Stories From The Value Vault, Art South Africa, December 2012.

                               •The Grand Domestic Revolution. Frieze nº 147. May 2012.

 

Teaching

2018-today            •Lecturer/Mentor at the Fine Arts department at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, University for the Arts. Amsterdam

2019                       •Artist workshop at 'Art and Research' (former Honours Program), University of Amsterdam, Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

2019                       •Artist workshop at Master of Creative Writing, Escuela de Escritores, Madrid.

2018                       •Artist workshop ‘Fact and fiction: Artistic possibilities’ at La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

2017                      •Artist workshop at ARTez University for the Arts, Arnhem.

2011-2015            •Lecturer/Mentor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

                               •Occasional lecturer at the Willem De Kooning Art Academy, Rotterdam.

                               •Occasional lecturer/mentor at the Amsterdam University of the Arts, Amsterdam.

Public programs (curated)

2019                      •EMOTIONAL, Tabakalera International Center for Contemporary Culture. San Sebastián.

Symposia  (as lecturer)

2017                     • European Union artist program CELA  (Connecting Emerging Literary Artists), de Buren, Brussels.

                              • Post-Truth Fiction, artEZ, Arnhem.

2013                     •The Education of the Artist: Research and Academic Capitalism.

                                Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid.

2012                     •A Bewitched System, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M), Madrid.