Leonor Serrano Rivas

Lives and works in Málaga

Despite being deeply rooted in scholarly research, the work of Leonor Serrano Rivas appears imbued by interpretation and free association; concatenating one thought after the other with a non-logical reading of things and themes. Hence, Dream logic is often used by the artist as a way to present layered sensorial environments where the viewer must forget the narrative impulse. Her exhibitions speculate with a reimagination of a distressed reality on a different key as a reconstruction of the realm of imagination and fiction, as a theatre set-like, with artworks behaving as mediators and instruments both calibrating and measuring such a new cosmos.

She graduated from MFA Fine Arts, Goldsmiths University of London. Recent solo exhibitions and performances include: Museo Reina Sofía MNCARS (2022-2023);  Matadero, Madrid, ES (2020); C3A, Cordova, ES (2019); The Swiss Church, London, UK (2017); Chisenhale Studios, London, UK (2016); Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (2014). She was nominated for the Jarman Award (2018). Recent group exhibitions include: Centro Cultural de España en México, Mexico City, MX (upcoming); CAAC, Seville, ES (2019); V22, London, UK (2018); Foundation Botin, Santander, ES (2018); CA2M, Madrid, ES (2018); Platform Revolver, Lisbon, PT (2017); Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK (2016). Serrano Rivas has been the recipient of a number of prizes including the Alhambra Prize 2019, ARCO Madrid Young Art award and the Caja Madrid Art Projects Prize.