Visual artist graduated in Fine Arts by the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Salamanca. She has completed her training in several drawing & painting studios of the Spanish Institute for Youth Development (Injuve), the Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural institution, and the Museum of American Illustration of New York, among others.
She has set up numerous solo exhibitions in different countries of the world throughout her career, of which we can highlight the following: ‘Viscera & Flowers’ (“Vísceras y Flores”) in 2008 at the Cervantes Institute of Moscow; ‘Geography of a Hug’ (“Geografía del Abrazo”) in 2010 at the Cervantes Institute of Milan. In collaboration with the Cervantes Institute, she also exhibited in Palermo, Rome and Naples. In 2015, she presented her work ‘Paused’ (“Detenidos”) at Saint Anthony Church, as part of the Embarrat Festival in Tárrega, Lleida.
In 2016 she exhibited her project ‘(DECODING) Material games from the data base world’ at the Studio Kura Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan. This work was also exhibited at the Circuit of Art & Technology ArtMAdrid’17, and at The Makers (Madrid). It was awarded the grant of La Cárcel Creative Center of Segovia.
Her creations have been awarded other grants and prizes such as the ‘Experimental Painting’ Award (Premio “Pintura Experimental”) of the Arjona Studio, Madrid. 1st Prize Club Diario Levante, Valencia and Finalist of “La Vietnamita” Award, Riudebitlles X Biennal Award, Catalunya.
About her work:
Carla Cañellas focuses her work on the construction of identity in different social contexts, through the specific investigation on manipulated scenes by the so-called social engineering. She explores the creation of art from an exercise of questioning, criticizing, educating and transforming our society.