2001 Catalogue


Madrid, 1970. Lives and works in Madrid

Graduate in Fine Art at the Complutense University, Madrid.

Master’s degree from the Institute of Contemporary Aesthetics, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid.

A member of the research group, ENSBA in Paris and Artist in Residence at the Rijksakademie of Amsterdam.

Currently forming part of / participating in the United Nations of Geneva Research Team, PIMPA (Memory Politics and Art Practices) and has lead courses, workshops and talks at Princeton University, Complutense University, Madrid and The International University Menendez Pelayo among others.

The work of Sánchez Castillo is rooted in the awareness of the practice of contemporary art as cultural critique. His pieces have links with historiography, journalism and the ambiguous relationship between power and it’s propaganda.

He has presented solo exhibitions in Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros(2016) CA2M, Madrid (2015). Stedelijk Den Bosch (2016).OK Centrum, Linz Austria (2014), Rabo Kunstzone Utrecht (2.013), Kunstpavilion Munich(2.013), Kunstverein Braunschweig(2012), Matadero, Madrid (2012), CAC Málaga (2.011), Vleeshal Middleburg Holanda (2.008), MUSAC, León  (2007),Centre dÁrt Contemporain Ginebra (2007), Wanas Foundation, Sweden (2007), Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden, Stedelijk  Schiedam, Rotterdam (2006), Centre d’Art Santa Mónica, Barcelona (2006), MARTa Herford (2006) among other places.

Since 2003 Sánchez Castillo has worked with the Juana de Aizpuru gallery in Madrid and since 2013 with Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery in Amsterdam.

Among his most notable group exhibitions: Manifesta 11, From Here to Eternity (i, Hacking Habitat, 2015, UtrechtPlay, Goteborg Biennial 2013 , Artificial Amsterdam, de Appel, Amsterdam(2013),Le Pont - MAC Marsella(2013), NEWTOPIA, Mechelen VZW, Bélgica (2012), Bourdeaux Biennale (2.009), Borders, Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2008), Sonsbeek  Grandeur,Arnhem (2.008), X International Istanbul Biennial (2.007), Border Jam, La Cuadratura del Cono, ERA 2007, Montevideo (2.007), El Dorado, MUDAM, Luxemburg (2.006), Mercury in Retrograde, de Appel, Amsterdam (2.006), Tel Aviv Bienal (2.004), XXVI Bienal Internacional de São Paulo(2.004), I Bienal de Sevilla, BIAC(2004), The Failure of Beauty, The Beauty of Failure, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona,(2.004), The Real Royal Trip, P.S.1  MOMA USA(2.003), Abracadabra, Tate Modern, London(1.999)

His work can also be found in the following collections:

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris,Fundación ARCO,MUSAC, Junta de Castilla y León, MUDAM, Luxemburgo,Rabobank, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, Utrecht Central Museum. Netherland De Nederlandsche Central Bank, Amsterdam, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spencer Churchill Collection, London,Artium, Vitoria, City of Amsterdam, City of Utrecht, City of Arnhem, City of Osnabruck, Fundación Marcelino Botin, Museo Patio Herreriano, CA2M, Madrid.

Currently preparing solo shows in the Kunstraum de Insbruck and the Albertinum de Dresden and fulfilling public art commissions for  La Haya, Herford and Gdansk.

Current exhibitions

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