Santiago Giralda


Santiago Giralda lives and works in Madrid.
Graduated with a degree in Fine Art and a master’s in Art, Creation and Research from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also completed a postgraduate course at Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg.
His work has been exhibited in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain. He has shown his paintings at fairs as Arco (Madrid,2016,2015,2014), Artbo,(Bogotá 2015), ExpoChicago (Chicago, 2013), ArteSantander (Santander 2014). He has received numerous distinctions at different events and competitions, including, the Caja Madrid Generación Award (2014,2008), Circuitos de Artes Plásticas (2012), Tentaciones (2010), the Bancaja Award (2009), Injuve [Spanish Youth Institute] (2008), the BMW Painting Award (2006) and the 10th Virgen de las Viñas Painting Competition (2011). Among his most notable solo shows are Under Construction (Galería Punto, 2009), Interior-Exterior (Sala de Arte Joven, the venue for young artists run by the Regional Government of Madrid, 2009) and Outsider (Galerie Oel-Früh, Hamburg, 2007). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Art Situacions (Da2 Salamanca and Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, 2012), XII Mostra Gas Natural Unión Fenosa (MACUF, La Coruña, 2012), Escala 1:1 (Matadero Madrid, Madrid, 2011), 25 Años de la Muestra de Arte Injuve, (Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 2010), Bienal Artes Plásticas Fundación María José Jove (La Coruña, 2010), Fernweh / Heimweh, (AOL Gebäude, Hamburg, 2007), Casa demolida (Hamburg, 2007), etc.
Santiago Giralda’s work can be found in various private and public art collections, including those of the Spanish Ministry of Culture,Mac (Museum of contemporary art of La Coruña), Banco Santander, DKV, Caja de Murcia and Caja Madrid. He also belongs to the Madrid Creators’ Archive run by Matadero Madrid and has received several production grants, including one from the Regional Government of Madrid (2010). He is represented by Moisés Pérez de Albéniz Gallery.