Barbara Alegre

Barbara’s practice talks about Time as a prompt to raise questions of memory, parenthood, genealogy, identity, origin, presence-absence, human concerns, universal and standardised social decisions.

"We are filled with Time and tormented by its implacability. We are bound to memory in order to avoid forgetfulness. We crave continuity by extending our genealogy as if it was a solution to our future emptiness." Barbara Alegre

Education

​2018/2020 MA Painting, Royal College of Art & Design, London

​2003 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

​1999 Foundation diploma in Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

​1998 Grau tècnic superior d'Arts plàstiques i Disseny- Arts Aplicades al Mur, Llotja, Barcelona

Selected group exhibitions

​2019 Opening Season, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Barcelona

​2019 The Distance Between, Hockney Gallery RCA, London

​2019 Work In Progress, Royal College of Art, London

2018 Barcelona Plan B, Chiquita Room, Barcelona

​2018 Affordable art fair Brussels, Brussels

2018 Palau de Casavells, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Gerona

​2017 31st Edition of the BMW painting award, Centro Galileo, Madrid

2015 HerTiki, Curated by María Pons, Aloha Tiki, Barcelona

2015 Swab, International Contemporary Art Fair, Swab Seed, La Galería Encantada, Fira de Montjuïc, Barcelona

2014 20 x 20, La Galería Encantada, Barcelona

2014 Fem Art' 14, Cos Desobedient, Ca la Dona, Barcelona

​2014 Swab, International Contemporary Art Fair, La Galería Encantada, Fira de Montjuïc, Barcelona

​2014 You, Me, Swab and the Local Artists, Street Banners at Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona

​2004 49 Salon Européen des jeunes créatures, Montrouge, Paris

​2003 Reduced, Acava Cremer Street Studios, Shoreditch, London

​2003 Artexpo, Espai d’Art Emergent, Fira de Montjuic, Barcelona

​2003 Mix & Stir, BA Fine Art show,  Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

​2001 View, Bryan Shaw College, London

​1999 Founded, Foundation Art show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London


Selected solo exhibitions

​2018 A matter of Time, Miquel Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona

​2014 Familiar, La Galería Encantada, Barcelona

Awards

​2016 Preselected at the 31st Edition of the BMW painting award, Madrid