MARU CARRANZA TALAVANTE
Born in Madrid, currently living and working between Berlin, Madrid and Tel Aviv.
Graduated in 2005, completed her degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense Madrid with the following specialities: drawing, photography, visual communication and silkscreen printing.
Graduate courses in art direction, scriptwriting, film and tv (Communication sciences, marketing and publicity High Institute, UCM)
Postgraduate Course Pedagogical certificate in artistic Education. (Educational sciences High Institute, UCM)
ARGO SCOLARSHIP Leonardo European Program. Salamanca Univ MIGRANTAS Collective, BERLiN 07
THYSSEN BORNEMISZA MUSEUM Foundation Madrid Investigation Projects Grant 04/05
MUPAI Infantile Art Museum Investigation Projects Grant 04/05
Drawing Department, Universidad Complutense (Madrid) Dep. Collaborator Grant 04/05
Graphical Expression Didactic Department, Universidad Complutense (Madrid) Dep. Collaborator Grant 04/05
Before moving to Berlin in 2006, she worked in Madrid as architecture designer and drawer, she also worked in advertisement agencies as a creative and web developer.
Today she dedicates herself fully to art creation, cultural management and art curation.
– International art curation projects www.contemporanean.com
– Spanish Artist in Berlin www.berlinarte.org
Mixed media artist, drawer, photographer and filmmaker, with an extensive background developing videos, animations, and web content for clients in art, architecture and fashion, Maru arrived at her practice with an aesthetic sense in the art of challenge the perception of tenderness, solitude, nostalgia, seduction, and desire.
Her artworks often show the privacy of the loneliness in relationships between women and places. The backgrounds in architecture and film strongly influence their approach to spatial concerns, surrounding and reflecting the self-image.
On the translation of photography into Painting, Maru´s subject deals between reality and color-texture results.
Blending abstraction and realism, her work interrogates concepts in historical and contemporary identity and tries to reflect her self-image.
Her influences include some sediments of Primitive and Pre Colonialism art and mathematical geometric Structures.
Her works are selected in many contests and join Collections as “La Calcografía Nacional” Spain’s national archive of engravings and etchings
She also teaches contemporary art. Worked in 2005 in Educathyssen Thyssen Bornemisza Museum Madrid developing new projects to bring children closer to Contemporary Art.
Grants and Scholarships in the Drawing Department Complutense University of Madrid 2005.
She has participated in exhibitions in Spain, France, Denmark, Berlin, Tel Aviv… Her work has appeared in advertising and editorial.
Integrating some art collectives and groups as “Bonus-Extra”, she has participated in numerous group shows.
She participates regularly in the creation of new ideas for music video and music performances.
2013 marucarranza artworks
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URBLAUB – diferencia vacacional exhibition from BERLINARTE (curator and artist) http://urblaub.diferencia-vacacional.berlinarte.org/
INNERES ALL performance
Nacht und Nebel Raum E116 Collective exhibition. Berlin
48 STD Neukölln Raum E116 video projection. Berlin
Bar Faro. 24 hours collective exhibition. Berlin
Coworking with Hava Rosenberg in her Artist Studio, Israel
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PLATOON KUNSTHALLE SHOWCASE REBOOT VOL. 4: “Sentimental Wood” by Maru · & “Hello World.” by StageBrothers
Contemporanean art curation project. 48 Stunden Neukölln Festival 2012. Raum E116, Berlin
Bonus versus Extra. Bonus Extra. Liebig Gallery, Berlin
Performance workshop for beginners. Bonus Extra. Escape Festival, Month of Performance Art Berlin
Video-art and Collective exhibition. Nacht und Nebel 2012. Raum E116. Berlin
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La tienda del Bebé: Web, Art Direction, Interior and Corporate Design
GRACIELA MARIA: Website Design und Programmierung
Wohlgemuth meets Bonus Extra. Bonus-Extra, Performance & Installation. Berlin
Video-art and Collective exhibition. Nacht und Nebel 2011. Raum E116. Berlin
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CONTEMPORANEAN: Projekt kreation, Website Design und Programmierung
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13 perras. Späterkolectiv. Puticlub Gallery. Berlin
Scholz & Friends Berlin: Interaktive Kreativ, Website Design und Programmierung
JAHCOOZI: Web, VideoClip Edition and Effects Realisation BLN
DEFINIT-E: Projekt kreation, Website Design und Programmierung
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GALERÍA BETTY GUERETA: Website Design und Programmierung
URBANSTR e.V: Video Workhop Projekt in Lemgo-Grundschule
MIGRANTAS KOLLEKTIV: Animation 2D, Design and Illustration
BERLINER FENSTER: 2D Zeichnen
FRIVOLOUS: VideoClip Production and Realisation Moonshine
CARLOS SANDOVAL: Videoclip Realisation Live-electronics. Commissioned by TU Elektronisches Studio, TU
PANYEGO MAGAZINE: Design Manager, Layout and Preprinting.
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Aravacaprojekt. Art action project urban spaces, Madrid.
SILVERSTARSTUDIOS: Props Assistant. “Ufos above Berlin II”
URSULA ANDJæR OLSEN: Web Site Collaboration
FEM05 -MADRID EDITION: Festival Photo Coverage Premiere Hotel Las Letras.
DIETRICH MANN: Etching Workshop Assistant. Madrid
REPSOL CEO: Florist Decoration
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AGUIRRE NEWMAN Illustrator and Interior Designer.
ARCHITECTURE PROJECT: Implementation Projects and Project Management
Bancaja, New Offices and Reception. Mª de Molina, 39.
Bancaja, CEMECO Building Distribution, Valencia.
Colegio Registradores Valladolid, Valencia y Laredo.
Gastón y Daniela, New Offices.
Grupo Marsans, New Offices. Pórtico Building, Campo de las Naciones.
Mutua Madrileña Automovilística.
Grupo Ferrovial. New Store Illustration, Paseo de la Castellana.
Real Madrid, Centenary Museum. Santiago Bernabeu Football Ground.
ABN Amro Reception, Ortega y Gasset 29.
CIUDAD DEPORTIVA REAL MADRID, Open Spaces Competition.
TORRE ESPACIO, Consulting.
“Diary La Expansión”. Faldón Media Página INVERSIONES.
URBAN CONSULTING PROJECTS Madrid Council City-Planning Arrangement Gral Plan. Precise Modifications.
Sevilla Council City-Planning Arrangement Proposal Majaloba. Presentation Panels.
Sevilla Council City-Planning Feria, Presentation Panels. SURBAN.
Madrid Community City-Planning Project. CRAFTS CITY.
Las Rosas MADRID: Artistic Education and Child Creativity
Ntra. Sra. de la Luz MADRID: Artistic Education and Child Creativity
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CIBELES 04: Jesús del Pozo/ Antonio Alvarado; Print on Suits; Collaboration with artists Okuda and San.
WARNER BROS: Madrid Tematic Park Wall Restoration, Signs and Decoration. Graphic Comunication.
3TTMan: Silk Screen Printing
THYSSEN BORNEMISZA MUSEUM: Artistic Education and Child Creativity
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UCM Drawing Department: Documentation and Catalogue…
UCM Photography Department: Audiovisual Publicity Collaboration..