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Andrés Mérida 

Algeciras, Cádiz, 1964


Artist in Residence 2023











Andrés Mérida was born in Algeciras (Cádiz) in 1964 and settled in Malaga in 1970. He received academic training at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Seville and started to pursue art professionally in the 90s. Throughout his career, he has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally, including cities like New York, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Dortmund, and Guadalajara, among others.

His work has evolved throughout his career with influences from artistic movements of the twentieth century mainly from the expressionist and surrealist currents. He has created a universe with his own style by which he is easily identified.


In the first decade of this century, he traveled to the US and Mexico for long seasons where he worked and held several exhibitions and began to experiment with performances painting live, and interacting with other artists.
At the technical level, he is experimenting with digital art combining it with traditional techniques, and in the aesthetic sense, he is introducing a new expressive resource in his works through what he calls “GARABATISMO“, the fruit of several years of research and influences of artists such as Giacometti or J. Pollock.

His last major project is the collaboration in the set design of the show “SOMBRAS” by dancer Sara Baras, apart from his constant exhibitions.






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