Christian García Bello
Christian García Bello (Galicia, 1986) is an artist with a degree in Fine Arts and a Master in Contemporary Art from the University of Vigo. He currently lives and works between Barcelona and A Coruña (Spain).
He has had solo exhibitions in national art centers such as the CGAC (Santiago de Compostela) or in private institutions such as Appleton (Lisbon) or the DIDAC Foundation (Santiago de Compostela). He has taken part in group exhibitions in institutions such as La Casa Encendida (Madrid), CaixaForum (Barcelona), Museo Patio Herreriano (Valladolid), Es Baluard (Palma), CondeDuque (Madrid), Museo Lázaro Galdiano (Madrid), MARCO (Vigo) or Maus Habitos (Porto). His work can be found in collections such as Banco Sabadell, the DKV Collection, the OTR Collection, the Navacerrada Collection, the DIDAC Collection or the CGAC Collection. He has been selected and awarded in competitions such as Generation 2022 of the Montemadrid Foundation, the Cervezas Alhambra Award, the María José Jove Foundation Award and has received grants from institutions such as the MAC Naturgy Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Sports or INJUVE to develop projects and residencies in Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom or Russia.
His body of work seeks to fictionalize past histories and alternative future landscapes from a broad investigation of the hyperlocal narratives, the vernacular forms of the territory and the poetic condition of the materials. These investigations are materialized through sculpture, works on paper, sound or performance, always seeking a balance between the sophisticated and the austere. At the same time he works in strategic design programs focused on innovation and sustainable development in rural and urban environments.
“His body of work seeks to fictionalize past histories and alternative future landscapes from a broad investigation of the hyperlocal narratives, the vernacular forms of the territory and the poetic condition of the materials”.