Julia Fuentesal and Pablo M. Arenillas studied at the University of Fine Arts in Seville. They have lived and worked in London, Berlin and Madrid, where they currently reside. Their work explores the playful dimension of artistic practice, intertwining autobiographical aspects with formal resources such as the double figure and repetition. In their work processes, wood has a privileged place, using the craft as a reference. They have proposed from games with small pieces to large panels, recovered beams, warm floors, sculptures or spaces, trying and finding forms that stimulate the gaze and the body.
They have exhibited individually with Cubierta Brillante, thin margin curated by Juan Canela for the Primera Fase award of the Community of Madrid and the DKV Foundation, 2021. Mínimo Roce at the Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo ECCO in Cádiz, 2020. La resistencia del ello / Azul como una naranja, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia. GameShow/PlayShow at Blue Project Foundation Barcelona, 2018. We are looking for... curated by Juan de Nieves at Espacio Santa Inés in Seville, thanks to the INICIARTE grant, 2017.
Recent group exhibitions in which they have participated include: 2022 Dialecto, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid. La vista y el tacto (ca.1929-30) Centro Federico García Lorca, Granada. Replica Shift. Construction/Composition, Patio Herreriano Museum, Valladolid. Expanded Sculpture, Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art, Seville. 2021.... And she keeps a stone from every place she has visited, curated by Ángel Calvo Ulloa at Galería Juan Silió Madrid and Tangled up in play at Galería F2 Madrid. 2020 Where Water Rumbles Metallised at SCAN Contemporary art network, London or I Got You Under My Skin at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid. And in Art Fairs such as ARCO and Artissima, among others.
Some of the awards, grants or residencies they have received are: Vl Cervezas Alhambra Award for Emerging Art ARCO 2022. V Research and Production Program of C3A (Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucia), Córdoba. Production grants from Matadero Crea Madrid, 2021 with the project Charco Claro/Fondo Sólido. First phase, Artistic production program. III edition Comunidad de Madrid and DKV Arteria, 2020 with the project Cubierta Brillante/Margen Delgado. XXX Edition of the Circuitos de Artes Plásticas de la Comunidad de Madrid, 2019. Daniel Vázquez Díaz Grant, Diputación de Huelva, 2019. Production and residency program, Blue Project Foundation Barcelona, 2018. GlogauAir Berlin artist-in-residence program, 2018.
Soon, they will participate in the exhibition Devenir isla at the Casa Encendida in Madrid, an award-winning project in Inéditos 2022 curated by Aina Pomar Cloquell.
Their work is part of the following collections: Colección Comunidad de Madrid CA2M, Spain ; Pietro Molina_s Collectio_n. Italy; Banco Sabadell Foundation. Spain; Blueproject Foundation. Spain ; SCAN Collection. United Kingdom; CuldeSac Collection. Spain; DKV Collection. Madrid, Spain; Complutense University Foundation (c to c). Spain; Fundación Universidad Santa Isabel de Hungría. Spain; Fundación Universidad de Huelva. Spain; Newcastle Foundation. Spain; Ayuntamiento Genalguacil. Spain; Valdearte Foundation. Spain; Michael Jenkins and Javier Romero Collection. USA.