María Bueno

Birth placeMalaga, Spain Birth date1976

Trained in Fine Arts by the University of La Laguna and the Êcole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse, María Bueno has been apprenticed to the Belgian artist Christl Lidl and the Tanger born choreographer Teresa Nieto.

As a result of her work with both creators, Bueno has gradually focused her area of interest on the concept “mise en âbime de l’espace” through painting, drawing and sculpture, and in the field of teaching.

Bueno has been the first winner of the International Painting Prize ‘FOCUS ABENGOA 2010’, the’CONVERGENTE 2017′ and ‘PUEBLA DE CAZALLA 2018’ grants (Both Art + Mental Health Programs), as well as the ‘CITY OF UTRERA 2018’ Contemporary Art Contest.

In addition, she has been part of prestigious fairs such as Kunst-Switzerland, Toronto Art Fair, Paris / Porte de Versaille, Les Nuits Blanches, BCJEM Mediterranean Biennial, ARCO (editorial section) and DrawingRoom; and also part of relevant institutions such as the CAC MÁLAGA, the CASA NATAL PABLO PICASSO, the INSTITUTO CERVANTES and the ANABEL SEGURA ART CENTER, among others.

Another noteworthy area of her career is dedicated to training and teaching, integrated into her professional “parcours” in the same way as the exhibition area. Bueno performs collaborative projects and teaches workshops among groups that are at risk of social exclusion, especially among people with mental disabilities, such as the National Institute of Arts and Disabilities (NIAD), ‘Debajo del Sombrero’ and ‘Fundación Esfera’.

María Bueno has been conceiving works and artistic projects for more than 10 years that involve different groups of people under the premise of making this world a better place. This translates into a singular and authentic thought derived from a laborious work and an individual and collective commitment through emotions, feelings and memories.

Furthermore, María Bueno has been reviewed in the New York Times thanks to her collaborative artistic projects of social commitment.

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