Artist and curator from Valladolid (Spain), based in Ibiza since 2010. Her academic training took place in Spain and England. The formats of her work are in the form of photographs and video art or in an experiential format using performance art. 

Isa Sanz's work transmits and impacts in equal parts. Her critical view is political, detailed, forceful and she never forgets to approach her proposals from the point of view of beauty and elegance. She transmits without artifice landscapes built on themes as diverse as: the fact of menstruating, the indomitable force of the feminine, gender roles, impermanence or crying in men. 

A poetically provocative artist who turns her life experience into a gift for anyone who looks at her work.

 

As a curator, it is worth mentioning her curatorial work at the TAC festival in the performance art section, having received the Estación Norte Award in 2019: "for her careful and refined selection of the most disturbing and beautiful proposals, capable of forging their own entity within the TAC". 

2021 saw the birth of a self-initiated project on the island of Ibiza, the international performance art festival TERRITORI.

 

 

MAIN STUDIES

Photography and Media Arts BA, University for The Creative Arts, Maidstone, England. (2005/2007)

Photography MA, EFTI, Madrid, Spain. (2003-2004)

Photography Profesional Course, EFTI, Madrid, Spain (2002-2003)

Graphic Design, ESEP Valladolid, Spain (1992-1994)

 

AWARDS AND SELECTIONS

2020 June, residency #artistascreartencasa, CreArt network of cities for artistic creation, Valladolid, Spain.

2019 September, CreArt Art Residency hosted by  Artkomas, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2019 Estación Norte Award for the curation of the Performance Art section "ArteVA", International Street Theater and Arts Festival in Valladolid, Spain.

2019 July, open call Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics for Photo Folio Reviews, Les Rencontres de la Photographie de Arles, France.

2018 Nov, Collective Signatures II art residency, Formentera, Spain.

2018 June, open call Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics for Transeurope Porfolio Reviews PHE 2018, Spain.

2016 27 June- 1 July, "I Encuentro de artistas de Castilla y León", Fundación Villalar. Spain.

2015 Section “Atlántica Colectivas”, XII Bienal Internacional de Fotografía de Tenerife, Canarias, Spain.

2013 Section “Atlántica Colectivas”, XII Bienal Internacional de Fotografía de Tenerife, Canarias, Spain.

2009 Finalist at the FMCVA call for local artists. Valladolid, Spain.

2005 Selected work in the Awards and Grants Generation 2005 of Caja Madrid, with the piece “The rib of discord”. Madrid, Spain.

2004 First Prize in the II digital creativity Contest by PC magazine. Madrid, España.

 

EXHIBITIONS solo

2021 13th nov - 330th dec "I Bleed but do not die" sala dels Trinitaris, Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, Spain.

2018 March, "Alma Máter" Photography intervention in Photoalicante. Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras, Alicante, Spain.

2017 20 de November to 2 December "Koinonía", sala d'Exposicions "Ajuntament Vell" Consell Insular de Formentera. Formentera. Spain.

2017 26 April to 18 June"Alma máter" DKV Gallery, World Trade Center. Zaragoza, Spain.

2016 4-28 August. “Koinonia” Can Curt Gallery, Sant Agustí, Ibiza, Spain.

2015 Sept. “Alma Máter” at Pati LLimona. Barcelona. Spain.

2015 February - March, "Alma Mater", Sala Efti Escuela de Fotografía Centro de Imagen. Madrid, Spain.

2014 March, 'Alma Mater' - Festival Miradas de Mujeres. Sala d'Exposicions "Ajuntament Vell" Consell Insular de Formentera. Formentera. Spain.

2013 July. “Alma Mater” Can Curt Gallery, Sant Agustí, Ibiza, Spain.

2010 April,  'Live-Death-Live' Video installation, Demolden Gallery, Santander, Spain.

2010  January “I bleed, but do not die”. Sala de Exposiciones del Teatro Calderón, Valladolid, Spain.

2008 June. “Menstrual Consciousness”. Espacio Tangente, Burgos, Spain.

 

EXHIBITIONS collective

2019 10-23 October, Final Exhibition International CreArt residence in Kaunas, Ars et mundus gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2017 23 April, "Life, dead, life" video art, God Save Ibiza exhibition, Hangar 6829 Ibiza. Spain.

2016/2017 13rd December - 22nd January FEMINART II curated by Margarita de Aizpuru. Atín Aya Gallery. Sevilla, Spain.

2015, November. XIII International Photography Bienal in Tenerife. “Atlántica Colectivas” exhibition. Tenerife. Spain.

2015 March. Exposició Art i Dona 2015: INcorporART. Centre Cívic Barceloneta, Barcelona. Spain.

2015 March.  Canal Mono: INcorporART. Centre Cívic Barceloneta, Barcelona. Spain.

2013 Marzo. Festival Miradas de Mujeres, III Maratón de vídeo MAV, curated by Susana Blas. La casa Encendida, Madrid. Spain. 

2014 February - March, "Sujeto: Mujer" - Festival Miradas de Mujeres. Sala de Exposiciones Can Jeroni. Sant Josep de Sa Talaia. Ibiza. Spain.

2013 November. XII International Photography Bienal in Tenerife. “Atlántica Colectivas” exhibition. Tenerife. Spain.

2013 Marzo. Festival Miradas de Mujeres, II Maratón de vídeo MAV, curated by Susana Blas. La casa Encendida, Madrid. Spain.

2013 February. International Performance Festival: FORMA Y SUSTANCIA. Espacio G. Ciudad de Guatemala. Guatemala, C.A.

2011 February. “Siempre el amplio Mar”, El Baluarte de Candelaria, Cádiz. Organized by FMCVA y Ayto de Cádiz,  Spain.

2010 November. "Vínculos". Valladolid, Spain.

2008  Photolatente at Fotoencuentros 08, Fundación Caja Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

2007  “Frame Still Moving” Candid Gallery, London, England.

2007  Photography and Media Arts, Final year Show, UCA, Maidstone, England.

2006 “Photolantent”. Torrelavega, Santander, Spain.

2005 “Generación 2005 de Caja Madrid”. Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Santander and Sevilla, Spain.

2004 “De tal palo tal astilla”. Tarazona, Spain.

2004 “Master Students”, Efti, Madrid, Spain.

 

PERFORMANCE ART

2018 May Performance Art “Lo Inexorable”, International Theatre and Street Art Festival TAC, Valladolid, Spain.

2010 May. “I bleed, but do not die” performance. International Theatre and Street Art Festival TAC, Valladolid, Spain.

2010 May. “Vision, emotion, body” at LAVA, International Street Art Festival TAC, Valladolid, Spain.

2008 7 November ‘When a woman bleeds is an act of love”, Espacio Tangente, Burgos, Spain.

 

ART CURATION

2020 21st - 27th September, TERRITORI I Edition, International Performance Art Festival, Ibiza, Spain.

2019 May,  Performance Art section “ArteVA”, International Theatre and Street Art Festival TAC, Valladolid, Spain.

2018 May,  Performance Art section “ArteVA”, International Theatre and Street Art Festival TAC, Valladolid, Spain.

2014 February "16 Mirades", Sala Can Curt, Sant Agustí, Ibiza, Baleares. Spain.

2014 February-March. "Subject: Woman" Colective Exhibition - Festival Miradas de Mujeres. Sala de Exposiciones Can Jeroni. Sant Josep de Sa Talaia. Ibiza. Spain.

2014 January-February "20 Mirades", Sala Can Curt, Sant Agustí, Ibiza, Baleares. Spain.

2013 Agosto " Vicent, un viatger empedreït" in collaboration with Cultural Department of Ayuntamiento de Sant Josep de Sa Talaia", Sala Can Curt, Ibiza, Baleares. Spain.

2013 February - Marzo "26 Mirades", Sala Can Curt, Sant Agustí, Ibiza, Spain.

2012 May "16 Mirades", Sala Can Curt, Sant Agustí, Ibiza, Spain.

2012 February "20 Mirades", Sala Can Curt, Sant Agustí, Ibiza, Spain.

2011 June “Entre Dones” , Espacio Dalí Art, Cala de Bou, Ibiza, Spain.

 

COLLECTIONS

Ajuntament de Sant Jose. Ibiza. Spain.

Fundación Municipal de Cultura de Valladolid, Spain.

Tarazona foto, Spain.

Private collections.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016, Feminart II – Catálogue, ICAS Ayto de Sevilla, Spain.

2013, Alma Máter - Artist Book, limited Edition 100 copies. Ibiza, Spain.

2011, Vínculos – Catalogue, Ayuntamiento de Valladolid. Valladolid, Spain.

2010, Sangro, pero no muero – Catalogue, Fundación Municicipal de Cultura de Valladolid. Spain.

2008, Photolatente dentro de Fotoencuentros 08, Catalogue,  Fundación Caja Murcia. Spain.

2006, Photolatente – Catalogue, Sociedad de Artes Gráficas J. Martínez. Spain.

2005, Generación 2005 Premios y Becas de Arte Caja Madrid, Catalogue, Obra Social Caja Madrid.  Spain.

 

TEACHING

Since 2009 teaches photography focusing in technique, lighting, editing and digital retouching. In her courses she also explores creativity and encourages students to find their own personal approach to photography. The representation of women in the history of photography is at the centre of some of her teaching proposals.

Below is a short list of her workshops and courses:

2020 May. "Between women", Torre DKV, Concejalía de Igualdad, Ayto Sant Josep, Ibiza, Spain.

2018. Portrait, Pop Up coworking, Valladolid. Spain.

2017 May. Between women, Torre DKV, Zaragoza Spain.

2015 June. Lecture at Festival Inspira. Siurana, Cataluña. Spain.

2015 June. Creative lighting workshop. Ibiza Best Photo. Ibiza, Spain.

2015 March. "Architecture of the Body, Nude Photography and Studio Lighting". Ibiza. Spain.

2014 October - 2015 January. Advanced photography and lighting, Ayto Sant Josep, Ibiza. Spain.

2014. March. "Architecture of the Body, Nude Photography and Studio Lighting". LAVA, Valladolid, Spain.

2013 October - 2014 Enero. “Advanced courses in photography and lighting”, Ayto Sant Josep, Ibiza, Spain.

2013 October - 2014 Enero. “Photography courses”, Ayto Sant Jordi & Sant Josep, Ibiza, Spain.

2013 March. "Between women",, Espacio Joven, Ayto Valladolid, Spain.

2012 October - 2013 January. “Advanced courses in photography and lighting”, Ayto Sant Josep, Ibiza, Spain.

2012 October - 2013 January. “Photography courses”, Ayto Sant Jordi & Sant Josep, Ibiza, Spain.

2012 August. “Photography Summer Workshops”, Sluiz, Spain.

2012 February - May. “Photography courses”, Ayto Sant Jordi & Sant Josep, Ibiza, Spain.

2012 April. “Creative Photography and lighting”. Valladolid, Spain.

2012 January. “Curso de Fotografía Creativa e Iluminación”. Ibiza, Spain.

2011 October – 2012 January. “Photography courses”, Ayto Sant Josep, Ibiza, Spain.

2011 July. “Body Architecture, Nude photograhy & Studio Lighting”. Ibiza. España. 

2011 March. “Body Architecture, Nude photograhy & Studio Lighting”. Valladolid. España.

2011 January. "Between women", Casal de Dones, Ayto Ibiza, Spain.

2009 July. “Portrait photograhy & Studio Lighting”. Espacio Joven, Ayto Valladolid, Spain.