Winner of Spain’s National Arts Award, Cristina Iglesias is a big name in contemporary art. She was born in San Sebastián, where she studied Chemistry, later going on to study ceramics and drawing in Barcelona and sculpture at the Chelsea School of Art in London. She teaches sculpture at the Akademie der Künste Bildenden in Munich, Germany, and won the Grosse Kunstpreis Berlin Award in 2012.
She represented Spain at the 42nd and 45th Venice Biennials, the Taipei Biennial, the Santa Fe Biennial and the Folkestone Triennial, and was also her country’s representative at the international art fairs held in Seville and Hannover.
Her public commissions include the entrance to the extension of the Prado Museum in Madrid and the ‘Estancias Sumergidas’ underwater sculpture in Baja California.