Irene Grau holds her PhD in Fine Arts from the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia. In 2010 she received an Academic Excellence Scholarship, and from 2011 to 2015 a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports to carry out her PhD studies. Recognized by national and international Awards such as Generaciones 2018, the 2018 Foreign Scholarship awarded by A Coruña Museum of Contemporary Art, the 2017 Mardel Visual Arts Award, as well as the 2015 PhotoEspaña Off Festival Award. In 2016, she was included in Forbes’ List “30 Artists under 30 – Europe”. Her work was the subject of individual exhibitions in European and American institutions and galleries, such as the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) in Birmingham, US; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) in Madison, US; Projeto Fidalga in São Paulo, Brazil; Heike Strelow gallery in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Alcobendas Art Center in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain; as well as in group exhibitions at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Spain; the CaixaForum in Barcelona, Spain; the Centro de Arte dos de Mayo Museum in Móstoles (CA2M), Madrid, Spain; and at CDAN Art and Nature Centre, Huesca, Spain. Her next projects, scheduled for 2019 and 2020, will be presented at Bombón Projectsin Barcelona, Spain; IVAM (CADA) in Alcoi, Spain, the DIDAC Foundation in Santiago de Compostela, Spain / APPLETON Square in Lisbon, Portugal; and at the Cerezales Foundation Antonino y Cinia (FCAYC). Her work can be found in collections as Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), Madison WI, United States; CA2M Museum, Madrid, Spain; MASAVEU PETERSON Foundation, Madrid, Spain; DKV Foundation, Valencia, Spain; the OTAZU Foundation, Navarra, Spain; and in numerous private collections in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.