Artist fellow 2017
Belén Zahera (Madrid, 1985) ‘does’ art, researches and occasionally writes. Her work usually weaves together reiterative figures and discursive strategies through the use of media such as text, sculpture, installation or video. She is interested in superficiality, the functioning of self-organising systems and the tension between form and content, which she currently explores through the relationship of the ‘ensayo’ (meaning both essay and rehearsal in Spanish) with itself.
Belén Zahera lives and works in Madrid. She received her BA in Fine Arts from Universidad Complutense (Madrid), and her MA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art (University College London). She is now a Phd candidate in Fine Arts at Universidad Complutense (Madrid) and is also studying Theatre Directing. She has worked with Silvia Cuenca Sanz (zahera+cuenca), co-founded Salon Flux (London) and was a member of Proyecto Rampa (Madrid). She is currently part of the collaborative platform (play)ground-less. She was awarded the Visual Arts Grant (Botín Foundation, 2014) and the Generation Art Prize (Fundación Montemadrid, 2014).