Delfina Foundation

Marta Arzak

London: 18/03/15 — 10/04/15

Marta Arzak is a freelance curator specialized in food and interested in exploring the links between art, food and cooking. She is also art adviser at Restaurant Arzak in San Sebastian. Marta collaborated with chef Ferran Adrià’s and elBulli’s project for documenta12 (2007) and curated the exhibition Frying Water – Espacio Marzana in Bilbao (2008) and Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró in Palma de Mallorca (2010) – which aimed to metaphorically provide insight into how chefs do culinary research. Marta has organized and participated in diverse education and public programmes focused on food and cooking.

Marta studied Art History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She gained several grants at such international art institutions as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Artists Space, Inc., New York, and the Consortium for the Guggenheim Bilbao Project. She worked at Estampa International Salon for Contemporary Print and Art Editions, Madrid, and the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao as exhibitions coordinator and curator.

Marta is Associate Director for Education and Interpretation at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where she has been working organising the educational programming since its opening in 1997.

 

He is disciple of the traditions of Candomblé, Umbanda and capoeira Angola, of which he is professor and disciple of master João Bosco's group 'I'm Angoleiro "and Yao Ilê Ogunfunmilayo directed by Babalorixá Erisvaldo Ogun.César Martínez’s work tackles the diverse economic, social and cultural tensions that Mexico has faced in the last decades. Departing from the logic of provocation, criticism and uncertainty, and displaying humorous appropriations of language’s conceptual ambivalence, César employs multiple supports to tackle complex topics.  From installation and sculpture made of edible materials to performance and conceptual objects he explores social malaise in the face of a frustrating system, the defeat of the institutions, globalization and the submission of the Mexican government to U.S. dictates among others subjects.
César has done over 200 performances in International venues, and has also participated in many conferences and round tables. His work is in important art collections such as the Carsten Norman in Germany, Fundació Sorigué in Spain, Colezzione “La Gaia” and Associazione Prometeo in Italy, MUCA UNAM, and various private collections in the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.
Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.
César lives and works in Mexico.

César Martínez’s work tackles the diverse economic, social and cultural tensions that Mexico has faced in the last decades. Departing from the logic of provocation, criticism and uncertainty, and displaying humorous appropriations of language’s conceptual ambivalence, César employs multiple supports to tackle complex topics. From installation and sculpture made of edible materials to performance and conceptual objects he explores social malaise in the face of a frustrating system, the defeat of the institutions, globalization and the submission of the Mexican government to U.S. dictates among others subjects.

 

César has done over 200 performances in International venues, and has also participated in many conferences and round tables. His work is in important art collections such as the Carsten Norman in Germany, Fundació Sorigué in Spain, Colezzione “La Gaia” and Associazione Prometeo in Italy, MUCA UNAM, and various private collections in the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.

 

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.

 

César lives and works in Mexico.