"In my work there is an insistence on the habitability of spaces, which leads to questioning the "domestication" of the modern dweller, the consumption of certain formalizations and objects in the interiors of current dwellings, as well as an autobiographical reference that articulates a discourse on individual and collective memory.”
Through different formats, my work talks about how our environment and its architecture influence us, distinguishing between the lived, experiential or existential space that operates unconsciously, as well as the physical and geometric space. I also emphasize different intellectual states that occur when we relate to our immediate environment, such as the basic emotional need to belong to a place, the importance of the peripheral vision that integrates us into space and makes us see details and situations that sometimes go unnoticed, going from being mere spectators to being stimulated to other physical and tactile sensations. “The body as a place of perception, where our memory capacity would be impossible without a body memory, we remember through our bodies as well as through our nervous system.”
Tamara Arroyo (Madrid, 1972) BA (Hons) in Fine Arts and PhD at Universidad Complutense (Madrid).
Among others, she has been awarded the following prizes, scholarships and residencies (selection): 2018 DKV acquisition award; 2017 Comunidad de Madrid production grant; Residence ArtistaxArtista Ranchito-Cuba, Matadero Madrid; 2016 Bilbao Art Scholarship; 2015 Residence Addaya, Alaró, Mallorca; 2012-2013 Scholarship of the Academy of Spain in Rome; 2008 2nd Accésit ABC Award for Photography and Painting; 2007 Madrid Processes Grant; 2002 Generations Scholarship, etc.
Tamara has also exhibited both solo and collectively in spaces such as (selection): CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles; Addaya Center d'Art Contemporary Clarified, Mallorca; Intermediae, Matadero, Madrid; Esbaluard, Museu D’art modern i contemporary of Palma; Artistaxartista, Havana, Cuba. Can Felipa, Barcelona; Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao; Centro Center, Madrid; OTR Art Space, Madrid; Academy of Spain in Rome; Ethall Gallery, Barcelona; José Robles Gallery, Madrid; Centenera Jaraba Foundation; Domestic Madrid; IVAM, Valencia; CAC, Málaga; Max Estrella Gallery; Giudecca, Venice Biennial; etc.
Art fairs participation includes: Liste (Basel), ArteSantander, Justmad (Madrid), Swab (Barcelona) ...
Tamara’ s works are part of collections such as: DKV Collection, Esbaluard (Museu D art Modern and Contemporani de Palma), Academy of Spain in Rome, ABC, Palma de Mallorca City Council, Pamplona City Council, Unicaja, Caja de Madrid, INJUVE. Ministry of Development or Board of Extremadura.