Cristina Garrido (b. 1986, Madrid, Spain) is an artist based in Madrid. Having studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid (2004-2009) and at Camberwell College of Arts (2007-2008), she obtained an MFA at the Wimbledon College of Art (2010-2011). She has been awarded by the Fundació “la Caixa” Grant for Postgraduate studies in Great Britain, received the prize Generación 2015 Proyectos de Arte Fundación Montemadrid and has been awarded with the the XV Arco Comunidad de Madrid Prize for Young Artist 2018 and the Fundación Botín Visual Arts Grant 2017-2018. Her work has been exhibited internationally in European and Latin American countries, with shows in the CASS Sculpture Foundation, the British Museum, Centro Botín, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo and Fundación DIDAC, among others.
Her artistic research investigates the value that is culturally assigned to objects; to a large extent, those objects classified as art. Her production, through specific, repetitive and meta-referential gestures, focuses on the circulation of these objects, the study of the exhibition, as well as the curatorial practice. Through these gestures, which take various forms (installations, publications, intervened objects, etcetera), Garrido seeks to expose the mechanisms of promotion and valuation of the art object, proposing a critical reflection about the – physical and digital – exhibition space and opening many of her works to the participation of others.
“Garrido seeks to expose the mechanisms of promotion and valuation of the art object, proposing a critical reflection about the – physical and digital – exhibition space and opening many of her works to the participation of others”.