bio

*1984 in Mérida, Spain
Currently lives and works in Berlin


Education

2010-Thesis for a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Arts, Universidad Complutense Madrid UCM
2008-ASFA Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece
2007-Fine Arts Degree UCM, Madrid


Scholarships and awards

2018-Selected PANORAMA 2018, Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca
2017-Ayudas Artistas Visuales 2017, Junta de Extremadura
2017-Les Clíniques d’es Baluard, Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Mallorca
2017-Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt Berlin
2016-Bilbaoarte Art Project Residence Grant, Bilbao
2016-Selected 14º Mostra de Arte Gas Natural Fenosa, MAC Contemporary Art Museum, A Coruña
2016-Selected Call 2016 Luis Adelantado Gallery
2014-1st Prize Videoart Certamen de Arte Joven de Salamanca
2014-“Back to the future” winner project Call for Exhibition Proposals Spanish Embassy of Berlin
2014-Selected “Now&After14” International video festival
2014-2nd Prize Hotusa Photography
2013 -Purchase Prize XVI Certamen de Artes Plásticas El Brocense
2011-Selected XIV Certamen de Artes Plásticas El Brocense, Cáceres
2010-Art Project Grant, Gabinete de Iniciativa Joven, Junta de Extremadura
-Quercus Grant, arttransponder, Berlin
2009-1st prize III Visual Art Contest “Torrearte”, Madrid
2008-Real Presence 08. Belgrade


Exhibitions
(with catalogue: Ϛ)

2019-Atlánticas Colectivas, Fotonoviembre, Tenerife
2019-Vis a Vis, Parque La Peña, Bilbao
2018-Leopard Velvet, Spider Silk. Werk, (solo)
2018-Memoria raw, Sala Europa, Badajoz, (solo) Ϛ
2018-Experiment, VOODOO55, Berlin
2018-Memoria raw (Screening), Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Mallorca
2018-NOW&AFTER, Biblionight 2018, Stage Russian Library of Arts, Moscow
2018-PANORAMA 2018, Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca
2017-Soft Edges: I can shape it as I will, Tête Art Space, Berlin
2017-Good Friends, Kunstpunkt Berlin Galerie für aktuelle Kunst
2017-GOLDRAUSCH 2017. Kunstquartier Bethanien / Studio 1, Berlin Ϛ
2017-Ortstermin 17: Protest. Goldrausch, Berlin
2017-EMBED_IMG. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes TEA, Tenerife
2016-14º Mostra de Arte Gas Natural Fenosa, MAC Contemporary Art Museum, A Coruña
2016-Puertas Abiertas, Bilbaoarte Fundazioa, Bilbao Ϛ
2016-Werkstoff. Cruce Arte y Pensamiento, Madrid
2016-Call 2016 Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia
2016-A Time Where, Bilbaoarte Fundazioa, Bilbao
2016-Bete Noire, Musart-Berlin. Berlin
2015-XVIII Bienal Internacional de Arte de Cerveira. Ϛ
2015-Under the Subway Video Art Night NY- Berlin, the ANNEX art social space Brooklyn and Kleiner Salon Berlin
2015-Workshop Prayer, Betakontext, Berlin
2015-Memory Traces on International Web Channel VisualcontainerTV
2015-Enemigos Manifiestos, Sala de arte de la Escuela de Arte de Mérida
2014-Back To The Future, Spanish Embassy, Berlin
2014-Moves and *mods., Betakontext, Berlin
2014-Y el que pida más es un goloso, La enredadera, Berlin
2014-Die Kunst, das Material und die Nachhaltigkeit, group global 3000, Berlin
2014-Video Art Festival Now&After Media Art Center Moscow and New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater St. Petersburg Ϛ
2013 –22 April News, Uzuner Tabakwaren und Presse, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin (solo)
2011-Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 11, National Museum of Art M. K. Ciurlionis, Lithuania Ϛ
2011-Self – confidence Wardrobe, Torrearte, Madrid (solo)
2010-Self – confidence Wardrobe, Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Mérida (solo)
2009-Makroart, International Art Chart Project, Athens
2009-Arquitectura de la movida madrileña. Historical Library UCM, Madrid
2008-Top Secret Project. In collaboration with Carla Erhlich. Military Museum and House of Legacy, Belgrade
2008-My Passport. Anotati Kalhon Tehnon. Athens
2007 –Obverse-reverse. UCM, Madrid


Press

-Artmirror Leopard Velvet, Spider Silk (December 2018) EN
-Neo2 María León, Leopard Velvet, Spider Silk (December 2018) ES
-HOY La artista María León convierte en arte el granito „Gris Quintana“ (December 2018) ES
-Artmirror María León at Sala Europa (November 2018) EN
-Neo2 Magazine María León text by María Muñoz (May 2018) ES
-The New York Times T Magazin España ¿Qué haces tan lejos de casa? article by Roberto Juanes (February 2018) ES
-Neo2 blog Goldrausch. María León en Bethanien review by Mit Borrás (September 2017) ES
-Taz Berlin Einblick(687) interview by Beate Scheder (August 2017) DE
-Goldrausch Künstlerinnen Projekt interview by Beate Scheder (May 2017) DE
-María León. Lo que las imágenes esconden text by Carmen Quijano (April 2017) ES
-Fundación Bilbaoarte interview (March 2016) ES


Works in collections

-Bilbaoarte Fundazioa
-El Brocense Diputación de Cáceres
-Ayto. de Salamanca
-Grupo Hotusa
-Torrearte