Marina Nuñez

Marina Núñez (born 1966)


is a Spanish artist, and a professor at the University of Vigo. Her work is included in the collections of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Artium in Vitoria, MUSAC in Leon, Patio Herreriano in Valladolid, TEA in Tenerife, Fundación La Caixa, Fundación Botín, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, in Washington DC, Fonds régional d'art contemporain in Corsica, France.

Marina Núñez represents in her works different, aberrant, monstrous beings, those who exist on the margins or against the canon. The anomalous bodies that populate her paintings, digital images or videos speak to us of a metamorphic, hybrid, multiple identity. He recreates a destabilized and impure subjectivity for which the otherness is not something alien, but basically constitutes the human being.

He has exhibited individually in public centers such as Espacio Uno del Reina Sofía (1997, Madrid), La Gallera (1998, Valencia), Fundación Pilar y Joan Miró (2000, Palma de Mallorca), Iglesia de Verónicas (2001, Murcia), DA2 (2002, Salamanca), Casa de América (2004, Madrid), Instituto Cervantes (2006, Paris), La Panera (2008, Lleida), Musac (2009, León), Centre del Carme (2010, Valencia), Sala Rekalde (2011, Bilbao), Patio Herreriano (2012, Valladolid), Sala Alcalá 31 (2015, Madrid), Artium (2016, Vitoria), Cortes de Castilla y León (2016, Valladolid), Palacio de la Madraza (2016, Granada), Es Baluard (2017, Palma de Mallorca), Barjola Museum Chapel (2017, Gijón), Centro Puertas de Castilla (2019, Murcia), TEA (2019, Tenerife), Sala Atín Aya (2019, Seville), Sala Kubo Kutxa (2021, San Sebastián), or Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza (2021, Madrid).

As for group exhibitions, we can highlight "Transgenéric@s" (1998, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturnea, San Sebastián), "La realidad y deseo" (1999, Fundación Miró, Barcelona) (1998, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturnea, San Sebastián), "La realidad y el deseo" (1999, Fundación Miró, Barcelona), "Zona F" (2000, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló), "I Bienal Internacional de Arte" (2000, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires), "Ofelias y Ulises. En torno al arte español contemporáneo" (2001, Antichi Granai della Giudecca, Venice), "Big Sur. Neue Spanische Kunst" (2002, Hamburger Banhof, Berlin), "Pain; passion, compassion, sensibility" (2004, Science Museum, London), "Posthumous choreographies" (2005, White Box, New York), "Identidades críticas" (2006, Patio Herreriano, Valladolid), "Pintura mutante" (2007, MARCO, Vigo), "Banquete (nodes and networks)" (2009, Laboral, Gijón, and 2010, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany), "Skin", Wellcome Collection, London (2010), "Feminist Genealogies in Spanish Art: 1960-2010", (2012, Musac, León), "Monster. Stories, promises and drifts" (2013, Chirivella Soriano Foundation, Valencia), "The fantastic image" (2014, Sala Kubo-kutxa, San Sebastian), "Gender in art" (2015, MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland), "Modelli Immaginari" (2017, Palazzo Riso, Palermo, Italy), "Naturel pas naturel" (2018, Palais Fesch, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, Corse, France), "Mind Temple" (2018, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai).

His work is in the collections of several institutions, including the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Artium in Vitoria, the MUSAC in León, the Patio Herreriano in Valladolid, the Panera in Lleida, the TEA in Tenerife, the CAAM in Las Palmas, Es Baluard in Palma de Mallorca, the Fundación La Caixa, the Fundación Botín, the MAC in La Coruña, the CAB in Burgos, the FRAC Corse, or the American University, Washington, DC.

She currently lives between Madrid and Pontevedra, and teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Vigo.

Naturaleza Muerta (Oleaje) Marina Nuñez.jpg

Still Life (Wave), 2021

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Still Life (Tornadoes), 2021




These are videos that reformulate the still life genre in a neo-baroque key, allegorizing questions that have to do with both human existence and the relationship we have with nature. Endowed with a very sophisticated pictorial tonality, offering a sort of fascinating "hyperreality", they present the viewer's gaze with singular details such as the movement of a cloth or the spilling of liquid from a glass in which an inexplicable turbulence has occurred. Drama and beauty come to interweave in these pieces that show the maturity of this creator.