Our work explores the space that exists between drawing and sculpture and between sculpture and contemporary design creating poetic objects. We are interested in investigating the existing relationships between different plastic manifestations of contemporary art and design and their artistic contaminations. We look for concepts and develop iconic objects and installations that transcend their functionality to communicate a series of values. We curate projects and participate in different educational programmes. We understand that design is not only creating new objects but also designing new scenarios and contents to draw bridges between apparently disconnected disciplines .
Andrea Santamarina is BFA Fine Arts from Complutense University of Madrid and L’Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna (Italy). During 2004-2006 she joined the Design Department at FABRICA, The Benetton Communication Research Center (Italy), working closely with Aldo Cibic. She changed the smell of turpentine and the brushes by the mouse and the cursor in Illustrator and succumbed to the world of design. Master in Scenography by Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design (London) combines art direction for advertising working for companies like Empty in Madrid, coordinating the design of large scale installations and the interior design for museums and exhibitions, and developing content related to architecture and design for Radio Televison Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Design Center.
Attracted by conceptual and narrative design, she worked for designers like Martino Gamper or Jaime Hayon inLondon, completing her training participating in several international workshops led by renowned architects,artists, art directors, industrial designers,graphic and interactive as Lucy Orta,Andrea D’ODorico, El Último Grito, Golan Levin or Carlos Ferrater, between others.She has received scholarships from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the BilbaoArte Foundation or the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró.
She presented her first solo exhibition at La Llotgeta exhibition space sponsored by La CAM in Valencia (Spain,2007). Since then she has been exhibited in Milan (Italy), Brisbane (Australia),Istanbul (Turkey), Paris (France), London(Uk), Barcelona, San Sebastian, Palma de Mallorca, Bilbao or Madrid, in centers like The GeorgePompidou Center, BilbaoArte Foundation, MATADERO (Design Center) or Es Baluard Contemporary Art Museum. Her worked is represented by Rossana Orlandi’s Gallery in Milan and Mint in London.
She have been actually teaching and giving lectures in an international framework for institutions like The Royal College of Arts (London), Basque Culinary Center (San Sebastian), Pontificia Università della Santa Croce (Roma) or UNAM (México DF).
Photo by Asier Rua.
Installation designed for LOVISUAL20 including 57 Large Scale Drawings installed around the city of Logroño (La Rioja) – October, 2020.
Making off video of Trapped Collection on Glass working at Berengo Foundation (Venice, Italy)- December 2019. Video by Asier Rua.