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
-Les Clíniques d’es Baluard,
Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Mallorca
Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt Berlin

2016 –Bilbaoarte Art Project Residence Grant, Bilbao
-Selected 14º Mostra de Arte Gas Natural Fenosa, MAC Contemporary Art Museum, A Coruña
-Selected Call 2016 Luis Adelantado Gallery

2014 -1st Prize Videoart Certamen de Arte Joven de Salamanca
-“Back to the future” winner project Call for Exhibition Proposals Spanish Embassy of Berlin
-Selected “Now&After14” International video festival
-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)

2018 -Memoria raw, Sala Europa, Badajoz, solo show (upcoming) Ϛ
-Experiment, VOODOO55, Berlin
-Memoria raw (Screening), Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Mallorca
NOW&AFTER, Biblionight 2018, Stage Russian Library of Arts, Moscow
-PANORAMA 2018, Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

2017 –Soft Edges: I can shape it as I will, Tête Art Space, Berlin
Good Friends, Kunstpunkt Berlin Galerie für aktuelle Kunst
-GOLDRAUSCH 2017. Kunstquartier Bethanien / Studio 1, Berlin Ϛ
-Ortstermin 17: Protest. Goldrausch, Berlin
-EMBED_IMG. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes TEA, Tenerife

2016 –14º Mostra de Arte Gas Natural Fenosa, MAC Contemporary Art Museum, A Coruña
Puertas Abiertas, Bilbaoarte Fundazioa, Bilbao Ϛ
Werkstoff. Cruce Arte y Pensamiento, Madrid
Call 2016 Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia
A Time Where, Bilbaoarte Fundazioa, Bilbao
Bete Noire, Musart-Berlin. Berlin

2015 -XVIII Bienal Internacional de Arte de Cerveira. Ϛ
Under the Subway Video Art Night NY- Berlin, the ANNEX art social space Brooklyn and Kleiner Salon Berlin
Workshop Prayer, Betakontext, Berlin
Memory Traces on International Web Channel VisualcontainerTV
Enemigos Manifiestos, Sala de arte de la Escuela de Arte de Mérida

2014 –Back To The Future, Spanish Embassy, Berlin
Moves and *mods., Betakontext, Berlin
Y el que pida más es un goloso, La enredadera, Berlin
Die Kunst, das Material und die Nachhaltigkeit, group global 3000, Berlin
-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
Fieber, Marzia Frozen Gallery, Berlin
Richard Lockett and friends, Note on Gallery, Berlin
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
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
My Passport. Anotati Kalhon Tehnon. Athens
My tone, your tone, his/her tone. Collaboration in Ben Patterson`s performance. ACCION08mad. ‘Off Limits’ gallery, Madrid

2007 –Obverse-reverse. UCM, Madrid


Press

-Neo2 Magazine María León text by María Muñoz (May 2018)
-The New York Times T Magazin España ¿Qué haces tan lejos de casa? article by Roberto Juanes (February 2018)
-Neo2 blog Goldrausch. María León en Bethanien review by Mit Borrás (September 2017)
-Taz Berlin Einblick(687) interview by Beate Scheder (August 2017)
-Goldrausch Künstlerinnen Projekt interview by Beate Scheder (May 2017)
-María León. Lo que las imágenes esconden text by Carmen Quijano (April 2017)
-Fundación Bilbaoarte interview (March 2016)


Works in collections

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