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Esther Ferrer

  • Esther Ferrer © Justy García Koch / EL MUNDO

    Esther Ferrer © Justy García Koch / EL MUNDO






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"Experimental artist. Awarded the National Plastic Arts Award in 2008, she is considered to be one of the best artists of her generation."

Born in San Sebastián in 1937, she holds degrees in Social Sciences and Journalism. She began her artistic career at the start of the 1960s. She organized, along with painter José Antonio Sistiaga, the first Free Expression Workshop and the Experimental School in Elorrio, Vizcaya. Most well-known for her performances, she joined the group Zaj in 1966, where she mixed music and performance with a radical form of address. Since then, and until the group broke up in 1996, Ferrer has done performances in groups and individually. In addition, she has developed plastic arts activities that include installations, photographs and objects. In 1999 she was selected to represent Spain at the Venice Art Biennial. In 2008, she was awarded the National Plastic Arts Award of Spain.



National Plastic Arts Award (2008)
Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts (2014)

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