Galería Mínimaarte, Cádiz, Spain

Reflected on Tiber by Jose Manuel Ciria

Jose Manuel Ciria Biography

Jose Manuel Ciria

Manchester, UK, 1960

Born in the UK, Jose Manuel Ciria is one of the most active and internationally successful contemporary Spanish painters. His work is abstract, moving with a stimulating tension between liberty, informalism, planned geometry, and constructivism.

Ciria has also had forays into the world of theory. The abstract investigation Gesto y orden he completed in the 90s analysed the constituent elements of the plastic image.

Selected Awards and Prizes - First Prize. 2002 National Prize for Graphic Art .Museo del Grabado Español Contemporaneo (MGEC), Marbella, Spain. - 2001 Scholarship from the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Science. Givatayim Museum-Theater, Tel Aviv, Israel. - Acquisition Prize. VI Mostra Union Fenosa, La Coruña, Spain. - Acquisition Prize. II Bienal de Artes Plasticas Rafael Boti, Cordoba, Spain. - Reina Sofia Prize. LXVI Salon de Otoño. Asociacion Española de Pintores y Escultores, Madrid, Spain. - First Prize, International Jury. 1997 II Cairo Triennial of International Graphic Art. Cairo, Egypt. - Second Prize. XXIV Certamen Nacional Caja de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. - Acquisition Prize. V Certamen Nacional de Pintura Iberdrola-UEX, Caceres, Spain. - Acquisition Prize. I Mostra Biennal d'Art d'Alcoi. - First Prize, International Jury. V Cairo Biennial. Cairo, Egypt.

Selected Museums and Collections - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS), Madrid, Spain. - Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM),Valencia, Spain. - Albertina Museum, Viena, Austria. - Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano del Arte Contemporaneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain. - Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain. - Museum-Theater Givatayim, Tel Aviv, Israel. - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Union Fenosa, La Coruña, Spain. - Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain. - Museo del Grabado Español Contemporaneo, Marbella, Spain. - Museo Municipal de Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real, Spain. - Museo Fundacion Gregorio Prieto, Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real, Spain. - Museo Internacional de Arte Grafico, Cairo, Egypt. - Patrimonio Nacional. Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain. - Calcografia Nacional, Madrid, Spain. - Chase Manhattan Bank, Nueva York, USA. - Coleccion AENA, Alicante, Spain. - Coleccion Caja Madrid, Madrid, Spain. - Coleccion Renfe, Madrid, Spain. - Fundacion BBVA, Madrid, Spain. - Mustassaren Kulturitalolla, Vaasa, Finland.

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