Biography

Adriana Arroyo

*1981 in San José, Costa Rica

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and London, UK

Education:

2011-2013

Two-year studio programme, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2004-2007

  • BA (1st Class Hons) Contemporary Media Arts Practice,
  • Brighton University, Sussex, United Kingdom

2001

Diploma in Audiovisual Production Centro de Imagen, San José, Costa Rica

Awards and Grants:

2017

2017 Shortlist VBKI-Prize Berlin Galleries (Polytropos: Turning Many Ways)

2015

Emerging Artist Award, TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica

2011

  • Two-year Dutch Ministry of Science, Culture and Education Grant (2011-2013)
  • Shortlisted for Frieze Emdash Award

2010

Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs - Film/Video Female Artist Programme Grant

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Polytropos: Turning many ways, KM Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2016

¿Cuánta Tierra Necesita un Hombre?, Despacio, San José, Costa Rica

2015

  • Geotropism, KM Galerie, Berlin, Germany
  • Unstable Strata, Emergency: Volcanic Contexts, TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica

2014

  • Unstable Strata, Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • The Vertigo of Shallow Depths, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions

2018

  • Ideal Types, HE.RO (Hertzberger / Rolt) Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (cur. Alfredo Cramerotti and Elsa Barbieri)

2017

  • Fleeting Territories, Kunst Raum Niederroestereich, Vienna, Austria
  • Five Years: Changing and Growing, KM Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2016

  • Theatre de l’Absurde (Final Episode), Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Money, Good and Evil, A Visual History of the Economy, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

2015

Found Cuban Mounts, Bergman Centre, Farö Island, Sweden (Screening - cur. Ulrich Ziemons)

2014

  • Structures form layers, forms layer structures, layers structure forms, KM Galerie, Berlin, Germany
  • On White II, Geukens & De Vil, Knokke, Belgium
  • A Paradise Built in Hell, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany (cur. Bettina Steinbrügge and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus)
  • On White, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Art Rotterdam Projections (with Gabriel Rolt Gallery), Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2013

  • I Appear Missing, Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Ground to Ground, Offspring 2013, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (cur. Francesco Stocchi)

2012

  • Limbodrome, Capital A, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Found Cuban Mounts, Arte Creative web channel broadcast Sept. 2012- Sept-2013
  • Intentional Stance, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (cur. Bojan Sarcevic)
  • Found Cuban Mounts,Media City Film Festival, Ontario, Canada (screening)

2011

  • HotAvatgardeHotHot, Oslo10, Basel, Switzerland (cur. Simone Neuenschwander and Christiane Rekade)
  • Found Cuban Mounts (screening), Wavelengths Programme, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • Found Cuban Mounts (screening), Berliner Senat Künstlerinnenprogramm, Arsenal Cinema, Berlin, Germany
  • Found Cuban Mounts (screening), Oberhausen Short FIlm Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
  • Found Cuban Mounts, Geographies of the Other Power (screening), Forum Expanded, Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.

2010

  • Session_12_Words + Untitled, Four Boxes Gallery, Skive, Denmark
  • Through Apparatus, NICC, Antwerp, Belgium

2009

  • Session_7_Words, Am Nuden Da, London, United Kingdom
  • Session_7_Words, Am Nuden Da, London, United Kingdom

2008

Outside Context Problem, Skalitzer Str. 133, Berlin, Germany

2007

Nothing is Dead, Fringe Basement, Brighton, United Kingdom

2006

On site- En Suite-In Situ, Old Ship Hotel Basement, Brighton, United Kingdom

Bibliography

2016

2015

Emergencia Contextos Volcánicos, Sofía Gallisá, Adriana Arroyo at TEOR/éTica, Terremoto Contemporary Art in the Americas, Online Magazine, Mexico, 24-09-2015 http://terremoto.mx/emergencia-contextos-volcanicos/

2014

Adriana Arroyo te zien bij Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Online Galerij, 18-12-2014 https://onlinegalerij.nl/adriana-arroyo-te-zien-bij-galerie-gabriel-rolt

2013

  • Allen, Jen, Found in Translation, Offspring 2013 Catalogue, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
  • Haest, Hinde, Offspring De Ateliers 2013, Metropolis M online
  • http://metropolism.com/reviews/offspring-de-ateliers-2013/
  • Keijer, Kess, Paarse plas listerine is het ticket naar Parijs, 28-05-2013, Het Parool, The Netherlands
  • Kuiper, Stefan, Review Offspring 2013: Bedachtzame en hermetische kunst, mooi gepresenteerd, 24-05-2013, de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
  • Oslo 10:HotAvantGardeHoHot 2011-2013 catalogue, published by Simone Neuenschwander and Christiane Rekade

2012

HotAvantGardeHotHot Mousse Magazine online, http://moussemagazine.it/hotavantgardehothot/

2011

  • Scinski, Michael, Wavelengths 2011, Notes from a Dark Room, http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/wavelengths-2011-notes-from-a-dark-room
  • Berlinale Forum Catalogue, Berlin, Germany.

2010

SPW/T,P&E : A festival on Photography, Exhibition Catalogue, Antwerp, Belgium

Published writing

2016:

Oranges were never orange, Awazuhara, Ayami, The colour orange is named after the fruit orange, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany, 2016

2014:

Portrait of an Idea, Material Press Limited Edition, Los Angeles, USA, August 2014
http://www.materialpress.org/limitededitions/2014/AdrianaArroyo/

2011

A site less than a millimetre deep, Crude Metaphors, HotShoe International, June 2011

2009

  • On Finding Time: An Interview with Elizabeth McAlpine, Session_4_Conversations, Am Nuden Da Online, September 2009
  • A Two Dimensional Death, Crude Metaphors, HotShoe International, April 2009
  • A few words but a tale: The fucking family, Crude Metaphors, HotShoe International, January 2009.

Other:

2008-2009 Internship no.w.here Lab for the Moving Image, London, United Kingdom