Andrea Davila Rubio (b. 1995) is a Spanish artist specialising in the relationship between body and sculpture. She looks at the history of science, psychology and art to understand how the concept of human body has changed over time depending on myths and ideas. With various metals, synthetic resins, fabrics and texts her works explore the protective and hosting properties of human skin.






Education

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 2021
Boston College, Boston
Visiting Junior Scholar, Predoctoral Research (Fulbright Fellowship)

SPAIN / 2019-current
University of Vigo, Pontevedra
PhD Creation and Research in Contemporary Art

SPAIN / 2017-2018
University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
MFA Research and Creation in Contemporary Art

ROMANIA / 2015-2016
George Enescu University of Arts, Iasi
International Mobility Program Erasmus+ Studies

SPAIN / 2013-2017
University of Vigo, Pontevedra
BFA Fine Arts




Teaching and Research Experience

SPAIN / 2020-current
University of Vigo, Sculpture Department, Pontevedra
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant [Predoctoral Fellowship]
  • Research Assistant:  ‘PRACE’ group (Resistance Processes in Spanish Contemporary Art)
  • Teacher Assistant: BFA subject ‘Sculpture and Installation Projects’

SPAIN / 2018-2019
University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
Writer with the art research group ‘AKMEKA’ [collaboration]

SPAIN / 2017-2018
University of the Basque Country, Sculpture Department, Bilbao
Collaboration Fellowship with the art research group ‘T1096-16-21 (KREAREak)’




Grants and Awards

USA-SPAIN / 2021
Fulbright - Galicia Regional Government
Creative and Performative Arts

SPAIN / 2020
County Council of Pontevedra
Art Contest Novos Valores 2020

SPAIN / 2020
Fundación Cum Laude
VI Biennial of Young Painting Cromática ‘Jury Award’

SPAIN / 2020
University of Vigo
Predoctoral Fellowship

SPAIN / 2019
University of Vigo
Excellence Award for Students Starting PhD Studies

SPAIN / 2018
Montehermoso Cultural Centre
Grant for Artistic Production

SPAIN / 2017-2018
Spanish Government (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports)
Collaboration Fellowship in University Departments




Selected exhibitions

SPAIN / 2020 [current]
Solaina Gallery, Lugo
Solo exhibition, Skin-deep, curated by Sergio Marey and Antía Carreira

SPAIN / 2020
Museum of Pontevedra, Pontevedra
Novos Valores 2020

SPAIN / 2020
Museum of Orense, Orense
VI Bienal de Pintura Joven  Cromática

SPAIN / 2018
Design College of La Rioja, La Rioja
XXXIV Muestra de Arte Joven de La Rioja

SPAIN / 2018
Montehermoso Cultural Centre, Vitoria
Solo exhibition, El eje tridimensional del lenguaje verbal oral: el pliegue tonal, curated by Cristina Arrázola-Oñate

SPAIN / 2018
University of Seville, Seville
Exforma




Collections

SPAIN
County Council of Pontevedra, Pontevedra
Museum of Pontevedra




Art residences

SPAIN / 2018
Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela
8th Young Artists Encounter




Conferences

SPAIN / 2020
Museum of Pontevedra, Pontevedra
1st International Congress FADC (Fashion and Design Conference: Creation and Research)

SPAIN / 2020
Artium Museum of Alava, Vitoria
Conferences: from classrooms to public space

PORTUGAL / 2020
National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon
11th International Congress CSO (Criadores Sobre outras Obras)

SPAIN / 2019
BilbaoArte Foundation, Bilbao
8th Research Encounter




Publications as author

Davila Rubio, A. (2020). 'Text and word in Jaume Plensa's work: stage and costume design for opera and theatre', 1st International Congress Fashion and Design Conference: Creation and Research. Museum of Pontevedra, 2-3 October. Pontevedra: University of Vigo. pp. 273-280. ISBN 978-84-8158-854-5

Davila Rubio, A. (2020). ‘Text and word in Jaume Plensa's sculptures and installation art’, 11th International Congress Criadores Sobre outras Obras. University of Lisbon, 3-9 April. Lisbon: Centre for Research and Studies in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon and National Society of Fine Arts. pp. 129-137. ISBN 978-989-99822-4-6

Davila, A., & Arrazola-Oñate, C. (curator). (2018). El eje tridimensional del lenguaje verbal oral: el pliegue tonal [exhibition catalogue]. Vitoria, Spain: Vitoria-Gasteiz Council. ISBN: 978-84-96845-18-3