María Alcaide focuses her practice on youth job insecurity and on the social debates that emerge from Europe’s current drift towards xenophobic and conservative movements. Alcaide constructs an intimate discourse that always starts from personal experience and whose body takes the shape of her own financial and spatial limitations.
Alcaide graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Seville, after which she studied fine arts at the Université Paris VIII and obtained her research master’s degree in art and design from Eina-UAB in Barcelona.
Internationally, her works have been displayed in Helsinki (Muu Kaapeli), Berlin (ACUD) or San Francisco (EAS, Reed College). She has won awards at Jeune Création and Salon de Montrouge 64 (Paris) and she has also attended a number of residencies in Berlin (Agora Collective), Leipzig (LeFugitif) or in the Western Sahara (Artifariti). Furthermore, she has participated in a number of group exhibitions at venues such as the Complutense Art Center, CAAC, Can Felipa, at the àngels Barcelona gallery, Dilalica, Fran Reus or the BlueProject Foundation. She has been awarded the La Caixa and Generación 2021 production award, an Injuve scholarship and has been a resident artist at Fabra i Coats-Sant Andreu Contemporani, La escocesa, Bar Projects, Bilbaoarte and the Centro Andaluz de Creación Contemporánea.
Last update 29th September 2021