AmArtgallerybrussel
EN
FR
CONTACT
ARTISTES
INFORMATIONS
ACCUEIL
EN
FR
AmArt

Amalia Gil-Merino

"The parallelism between ancient cultures and contemporary ethnicities in my work comes from my research in archaeology. I work with pigments and semi-precious minerals, exploring the relationship between geology and ethnicity, anthropomorphism and transformation, as well as the balance between our mythological heritage and identity." 
 
About the sculpture: "I hear/ listen to what the stone sings"  
 
"From earliest times, memory has been located in the ear. Ancient Pythagoreans believed that the ringing of the ears was a sign of divine inspiration that heroes were born from the mother's ears. The similarity between the pavilion of the ear and the spiral of the snail fosters a symbolic combination of ear-snail-birth. The gemstone carnelian with gold is a sculpture of an ear that understands the silence of the stone, the bird's song and the forest full off murmurs. Like a child's ear, hearing things that adults never stop to feel." 
 
Amalia Gil-Merino (born in Spain) studied in Paris and Berlin, where she graduated from the University of Fine Arts and FU Department of Archaeology of the Ancient Near East Berlin in 2008 (M.A.by research), with Norbert Bisky and Ai Weiwei in Salzburg (Austria) and sculpture in Florence (Italy).  
 
She has exhibited in Yukung Art MUSEUM, Haegeumgang MUSEUM Gyeongnsangnam-do, (South Korea) and Oud Sint Jan Museum Bruges (Belgium) in 2018; in.the MEAM European Museum of Modern Art Barcelona (Spain) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Artplu Shanghai (MCA) in 2017; and participated at Contemporanei nella città degli UFFIZI Palazzo Ximènes-Panciatichi, Florence (Italy), in BORDERS-FUTURE LANDSCAPES La Biennale di Venezia, 15. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura in 2016 and "RITUALS-ANIMA MUNDI" Eventi collaterali 57th Biennale di Venezia at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi Venice in 2017; with solo exhibitions in Sydney, Australia (Casula Powerhouse Art Centre 2016), Bali, Indonesia (Yayasan Bali Purnati Foundation Centre for the Arts 2016) Chiang Mai, Thailand (Monfai da Vinci Award (Borguese Palace-Christie's, Florence 2016), Michelangelo I. International Award (Palazzo Cesi Rome 2015), The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists" Palais Sternberg, Vienna, Austria 2016), Special Prize "New Artistic Realities" Scientific Committee-Vittorio Sgarbi at Dal Verme Theatre Milano 2017 and the Riacce Warriors Prize for Sculpture (2017) as well as the Yukung Art Museum Haegeumgang MUSEUM Gyeongnsangnam-do, South Korea (2018) and selected for the "Pablo Picasso" Award commemorating the 80th Anniversary of "Guernica".Art Center & NENA Contemporary Art Space 2014), Beijing, China (Red Gate Gallery 2013), Pisa, Italy (Centre Arte Contemporaneo 2012) and Germany (Kestner Museum 2008, Spanish Embassy Hannover 2010) among others.  
 
Her artwork is recognized with various awards: Premio Goya (Gran Lyceu Barcelona 2017), Leonardo  
 I hear what the stone sings
I hear what the stone sings
The kiss, that breaking the air became a sigh
The kiss, that breaking the air became a sigh
Nocturne rain
Nocturne rain
Deep in the ocean a daughter of the air
Deep in the ocean a daughter of the air
I'm a fallen star in the forest
I'm a fallen star in the forest
Mother Earth
Mother Earth
Mermaid's obsession
Mermaid's obsession
Samsara
Samsara
Caire de Fire-Moon
Caire de Fire-Moon
Komodo Dragons from Indonesia
Komodo Dragons from Indonesia
Copyright © 2017 - Tout droits réservés - amartgallerybrussel
Template réalisé par Sensode