The key towards my work always refers to a profound implication with my subjects. In order to portray the art of fists, I started boxing in order to document the less known aspect of this sport. It is through photography that I seek to present different worlds to the spectator in the most honest way.


Andrea Santolaya (b. Madrid, 1982) earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York where she also worked for Manolo Valdes photographing his monumental sculptures in NYC. Previously, she photographed the Making of the film “The Honour of the Wronged” by artist Carlos García-Alix. 

She has published the Making of “Looking for Felipe Sandoval”, T. Editions, “Manolo Valdés. Sixteen Sculptures in New York” with TF Editions, “Around” with La Oficina Editions and “Manolo Valdes. Botanical Garden in New York with La Fabrica Editions. This book earned the 1st Prize for best art publication 2014 by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Spain.

Andrea has exhibited in Spain, Italy, the United States and Venezuela. Her first individual exhibition on Women Boxers “Around” was at Marlborough Gallery in Madrid as part of Photoespaña Festival 2011. In 2012 she opened her solo show “And when I opened my eyes. They were already there” at Freites Gallery in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2014 she opened "Cartes de visite" at Palau de la Música in Valencia and "Waniku. Where water rumbles” at Mondo Galeria in Spain.


EXHIBITION RECORD

SOLO exhibitions

2016 Waniku. Where water rumbles. Galeria Freites in Caracas, Venezuela.

2016 Nation rugby. Institut Français. Madrid, Spain.

2014 Waniku. Where water rumbles. Mondo Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

2014 Cartes de Visite. Palau de la Musica. Valence, Spain.

2013 Prelude. The Mikhailovsky Ballet. Mondo Gallery in Madrid, Spain. 

2013 Prelude. The Mikhailovsky Ballet. Fotofever Paris. Mondo Gallery.

2012 And when I opened my eyes... at Freites Gallery in Caracas, Venezuela.

2011 Around. Marlborough Gallery Madrid along with Photoespaña Festival 2011.


SELECTED group exhibitions

2016 Yo la peor de todas. Mondo Galeria. Madrid, Spain.

2015 Arte Fiera Bologna. International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Paola Sosio Gallery.

2014 Blanca Sanchez. Circle of Fine Arts in Madrid, Spain

2012 My family and other animals. Alejandro Sales Gallery in Barcelona, Spain.

2012 Group Opening. Galeria Hispanica. Mexico D.F.

2012 Sony World Photography Awards 2012. Somerset House in London, England.

2011 Comer y beber. Pelayo Gallery in Madrid, Spain.

2010 Thesis Exhibition. SVA MFA Photography, Video and Media. SVA Gallery, New York.

2009 Art Under the Bridge. DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2009 Viaje alrededor de Carlos Berlanga. El Aguila Museum, Madrid. Spain.

2009 Common people. Cultural Center La Misericordia, Mallorca. Spain.

2008 Art, Creation and Investigation. MAC+i 08 U.C.M. Madrid. Spain.

2008 Mirrors of the Soul. Cultural Center La Pocilla, Madrid. Spain.

2008 Italy Today. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Madrid. Spain.

2008 Science, Art and Nature. U.C.M. Madrid. Spain.

2007 From Analog to Digital. EFTI Gallery, Madrid. Spain.

2007 Art Madrid 07. International Contemporary Art Fair with Sen Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

2007 The honor of the Wronged. Looking for Felipe Sandoval. Centro Cultural Conde Duque. Madrid, Spain.

2003 Aula de Artes Plásticas Prize. Art Nueve Gallery, Murcia. Spain.

2003 Stage Photography. Fine Arts School. U.C.M. Madrid. Spain.


AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

1st Prize Best Art Publication. The Ministry of Culture and Sports in Spain. 

“Manolo Valdes. The Botanical Garden in N.Y.” La Fabrica Editions, Spain. 


Obra Social ”La Caixa”

Post-graduate Scholarships. Barcelona, 2008.


1st Photography Prize

“Aula de Artes Plásticas" University of Murcia, Spain. 2003.


1st Prize “St. John’s Wood Annual Photography Contest”

London, England. 2000.


COLLECTIONS

C&FE Caracas, Venezuela

PALAU DE LA MUSICA Valencia, Spain.

MARLBOROUGH GALLERY in New York, NY.

MARLBOROUGH GALLERY in Madrid. Spain

FREITES GALLERY in Caracas. Venezuela. 

CISNEROS COLLECTION in Caracas, Venezuela. 

COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY IN MADRID/ Fine Arts School in Madrid. Spain.

UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA/ Plastic Arts department. 

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Madrid Community. Spain.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

MONOGRAPHS

Manolo Valdes. The N.Y. Botanical Garden. Andrea Santolaya. La Fabrica Ed. Spain. 2014

Around. Andrea Santolaya. La Oficina Editions. Spain. 2011

Manolo Valdes. Sculptures in NY. Andrea Santolaya. TF Editions. Spain. 2011

La Naval Magazine Issue 37. Andrea Santolaya. Cartagena, Spain. 2009


Diccionario de Fotografos Españoles. La Fábrica Ed. Spain. 2014

Looking for Felipe Sandoval. (Making of) T. Editions, Madrid. Spain. 2008


EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, New York, NY
MFA 2010
Degree: Photography, Video and Related Media. 
Thesis advisor Mr. Larry Fink.

 

SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS. COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY, Madrid, Spain.  
Degree: Art, Creation and Investigation.                        
MFA 2008


SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS. COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY, Madrid, Spain.  
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts. 

BA 2006


 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


ROBERTO MATA. Taller de Fotografia. Caracas, Venezuela.

Workshop in Paraguana, Falcon. 2014

Workshop in Los Nevados, Merida. 2016


MONDO GALERIA. Madrid, Spain.

Workshop in Morocco. 2014

Workshop in Madrid. 2015


TAI. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SPECTACLES. Madrid, Spain.

Photographic Analysis. 2013 - 2014


ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN. Madrid, Spain.2007













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