About

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London based artist, critic, curator and advisor. Navigates a sea of signs, translating them to drawing and painting. Takes citations from art, literature, theory, mass media and everyday life. Investigates mixing media and languages. Uses interchangeably texts, pencils, painting, canvas and paper, without boundaries between genres.

Jesús Andrés is interested in biopolitics, in how to manage our lives, now and here. His references come from D. F. Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, A. M. Homes, Zadie Smith, Steven Shaviro, Larry McCaffery, Eloy Fernández Porta or Donna Haraway.

His work could be called late-model (Wallace), after-pop (Fernández Porta), avant-pop (McCaffery), mutant (Ferré) or just a Doom Patrol piece as Shaviro could summarize. He takes his ideas like cut-ups reorganized in biopolitics terms. Is interested in literature and art contaminated by tv, net, media and pop culture.

Living in UK since 2012, his work has taken a definitive impulse, driving the research done in recent years in an style unique and defined.

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EDUCATION
MA in Production and Art Management. University of Murcia, Spain.
MA in Museology and Museum Conservation. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
BA in Fine Arts. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
MA in Financial Management. Business Studies School of Valencia, Spain.

EDUCATIONAL TRAINING
2004 Teaching Training Course for secondary level, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Institute of Information Science.

AWARDS
2009 Selected X Painting Prize University of Murcia.
2008 Selected XXIX Small Painting Contest. Shoe Museum. Elda (Alicante).
2007 Selected XX Painting Competition Vila Puçol. (Valencia).
2007 Selected LXIV International Art Exhibition José Camarón. Segorbe (Castellón).
2007 Selected II Biennial of Plastic Arts of Buñol. (Valencia).
2007 Selected IV Biennial of Painting Manuel Leonor. Almàssera. (Valencia).
2007 Selected XIII National Prize of Painting City of Castellón.
2006 Selected XXVI Painting Prize Official College of Commercial Agents of Valencia.
2006 Selected IX International Exhibition Union Fenosa.
2006 Selected XXXIII Bancaja Painting Prize.
2006 Selected XXXIII Painting Competition City of Benicarló. 6th Biennial.
2004 1st Accesit- IV Painting Contest outdoors, Santa Maria de Gracia. Murcia.
2000 1st Prize Competition Logo for Volunteer of the Valencian Community.

CATALOGS
2011 Adventures of lines. With the text “(map)” by Juan Manuel Bonet.
2010 REC Love ALL. With the text “[REC] ORDER” by Juan Francisco Ferré.
2010 Drawings and things. With the text “Capitalism ritual and representation: the image of the things” by Miguel Ángel Hernández-Navarro.
2004 As the rain. With the text “Like the Rain” by Jesús Andrés.

EXHIBITIONS
2014 Royal Family. On-line. Curated by Javier Díaz Guardiola.
2014 Intramurs. Festival for art. Valencia.
2012 Dogs and prostheses, Rafael Pérez Hernando Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2011 Adventures of lines, Eva Ruiz Gallery, Madrid.
2011 In Rec We Trust, Individual, LAPIEZA, Madrid.
2010 Samsa Family, Collective, LAPIEZA, Madrid.
2010 Rec Love All, Collective, Laisla, Estampa2010, Madrid.
2010 Laisla: Island, Travel, Collective, Enter space, TEA, Tenerife.
2010 MadJunk, Collective, Mad is Mad-Lapieza, Madrid.
2010 Spill Forward, Collective, MediaNoche Gallery, New York.
2010 Drawings and things, Individual, Young Art Lab, Murcia.
2010 Behind the scenes, Kunsthall 12, Collective, Young Art Lab, Murcia.
2010 Fourth mutation: Samsa, the mutant narrator, Collective, LAPIEZA, Madrid.
2010 Samsa is not a pipe, Performance, LAPIEZA, Madrid.
2010 Strange attractors, Visual presentation, Artistic Forum, Murcia.
2009 ctrl + alt + del: restarting the monster, literary encounter, Visual presentation, La Casa Encendida, Madrid.
2009 Art for a Dream VII, Chinguetti Foundation, Collective, El Martillo Gallery CAM, Murcia.
2009 X Painting Prize University of Murcia, Collective, Murcia.
2009 FabulArte, Collective, The Knight of the White Moon, Algemesí (Valencia).
2008 Gallery 9, Collective, Valencia.
2008 FabulArte, Collective, The Knight of the White Moon, Valencia.
2008 XXIX Small painting Contest, Collective, Shoe Museum, Elda (Alicante).
2008 1808-2008, the review, Collective, Hotel El Carmen, Curated by Knight of the White Moon, Valencia.
2008 Pets, Collective, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia.
2007 XX Painting Competition  Vila de Puçol, Collective, Puçol (Valencia).
2007 LXIV International Art Exhibition José Camarón, Collective, Segorbe (Castellón).
2007 II Biennial of Plastic Arts of Buñol, Collective, Buñol (Valencia).
2007 IV Biennial of Painting Manuel Leonor, Collective, Almàssera (Valencia).
2007 Group, Cuatro Gallery, Valencia.
2007 Group, Spazio d’arte, Xàtiva (Valencia).
2007 XIII National Prize of Painting City of Castellón, Collective, Municipal Cultural Center, Castellón.
2007 Group, Gallery 9, Valencia.
2006 Collective, 9 Gallery, Valencia.
2006 Collective, Cuatro Gallery, Valencia.
2006 XXVI Painting Prize Association of Commercial Agents of Valencia, Collective, Valencia.
2006 Collective, Gallery Four, Valencia.
2006 IX International Exhibition Union Fenosa, Collective, MACUF, A Coruña.
2006 XXXIII Bancaja Painting Prize, Collective, IVAM, Valencia, Exposure roaming: Albacete, Alicante, Madrid.
2006 XXXIII Painting Competition Ciutat de Benicarlo, 6th Biennial, Collective, Cultural Centre Convent de Sant Francesc, Benicarlo (Castellon).
2006 Cervantes, art dreams, Collective, The Knight of the White Moon, Hon, City of Alboraya, Deputation of Valencia, SARC, Showroom José Peris Arago, Alboraya, (Valencia).
2006 1808-2008, the review, Collective, The Knight of the White Moon, Valencia.
2005 Small format, Collective, 9 Gallery, Valencia.
2005 Summer Collective, Painting, CC22 Gallery, Madrid.
2005 Italy at sunset, Individual painting, CC22 Gallery, Madrid.
2005 Jocs Cavanilles florals, Art ,nature and poetry, Collective, Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia, Traveling exhibition funded by Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, Valencia.
2005 Looking at the sea, Individual painting, Tango Café, Valencia.
2004 As the rain, Individual painting, Culture House Puçol (Valencia).
2004 Cervantes, art dreams, Collective, The Knight of the White Moon, Valencia.
2004 The legacy of Cervantes, Collective, The Knight of the White Moon, Valencia.
2004 IV Painting Contest outdoors, Santa Maria de Gracia, Collective painting, Puertas de Castilla, Murcia.
2004 Individual painting and drawing, Neo, Puerto de Sagunto (Valencia).
2004 Collective painting and drawing, Neo, Puerto de Sagunto (Valencia).
2004 Malasartes.org , Individual net art.
2004 Useless, Individual Photography, Culture House Burjassot (Valencia).
2003-2004 Fish, Individual painting, Heron City, Paterna (Valencia).
2003 Nomads, Collective painting, Maz room, Elche (Alicante).
2003 One-way, Collective, Culture House Puçol (Valencia), Curated by drawing department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
2003 15 Proposals, Collective choice Faculty of Fine Arts of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Ibercaja, Valencia.
2003 Projects from The Llotgeta, Collective, Drawing II Project, Faculty of Fine Arts, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Vencill d’Art La Llotgeta, Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, Valencia.
2003 Collective drawing, University of Fine Arts in Oporto, Oporto.
2002 Red, blue, yellow II, Collective painting, C’a Revolta, Valencia.
2001 Fine Arts C’a Revolta, Prints, Collective engraving, C’a Revolta, Valencia.
2000 Propped spaces, Slide show and video, Gon, Valencia.

DESIGN
2011 Dust and cover, Mimesis and simulation: Essays on reality. The Marquis de Sade to David Foster Wallace. Juan Francisco Ferré, Editorial E.D.A.
2009 logo. ctrl + alt + del: restarting the monster. Literary encounter, La Casa Encendida.
2005 Serigraph “Mediterranean” edited by Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, by TDA. Madrid.
2005 Graphic work for footwear collection “Lois” Fall / Winter 2005, Elche (Alicante).

CRITICISM
2007-2015 Editor at Ceci n’est pas un cahier
2008-2015 Contributor at Salonkritik.net
2012-2013 Editor at Semionauta.com
2011-2012 Editor at ValenciaArte.com

CURATORSHIP
2012-2013 Curator of “Camera Poetics”, Videoart cycle in Murcia Regional Film Archive.

PRODUCTION
2012-2013 Director of Semionauta.com. All the main Spanish art spaces on a clic.
2008 Contributor Iriarte’s Fables edited by The Knight of the White Moon; National Publishing Award (Bibliophile) 2008, Ministry of Culture; Valencian Best Book, 2007-2008, by the Ministry of Culture of Valencia; and Special Award Printers Guild.
2007 Producer of “Furnished” Exhibition, National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts González Martí, Valencia.