Exhibition: 10.09 - 22.10.2011 - Opening: 10/11 Sept
Biography

Lives and works in Madrid
Date & place of birth: 08-03-74 Ronda, Malaga, Spain

STUDIES and RESIDENCIES
2004-2008 PhD in Arts (doctorandum). Faculty of Fine Art Alonso Cano of Granada. Spain.
2004-2005 MA in Photography. The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio, USA.
2001-2003 HISK. Hoger Institute Schone Kunsten. Antwerpen, Belgium.
2000-2001 De Pont Atelier. De Pont Museum. Tilburg, The Netherlands
1997-2000 Master in European Arts and Cultures. Leicester University (UK) and AVB, Tilburg (NL).
1992-1997 Bachelor in Fine Arts, sculpture department, Faculty of Fine Art Alonso Cano of Granada. Spain.

EXHIBITIONS
2011 I've got you under my skin, Aeroplastics Contemporary. Brussels, Belgium.
Let's get physical. ADN Galería. Barcelona. España.
Espiritu de época. MIAC. Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo. Lanzarote, España (cat).
Humanos. Acciones, Historia y Fotografía. Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Alcobendas, Madrid, España (cat).
2010 Golden Tears. MAM - Mario Mauroner Comporary Art. Vienna, Austria.
Pena, Penita, Pena, Galería Álvaro Alcázar. Madrid, España (cat).
Basados en hechos reales, Fundación Artium de Álava, España.
Procesos del paisaje. Centro de las artes de Sevilla. Sevilla, España.
El Pensamiento en la Boca, Salas Vimcorsa. Banco CajaSol. Córdoba, España (cat).
Colours of Sound, Parcours Saint Germain. In collaboration with Sonia Rykiel. Paris, France (cat).
Cinema X: I like to watch, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada.
Presente Perfecto, Centro Cultural CajaGranada Memoria de Andalucía, Granada, España.
La Palabra Visual, Sala Puerta Nueva. Córdoba, España (cat).
That's all Folks!, Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Bruges, Belgium.
Tardor de l'art festival. ADN Galería, Barcelona, España (cat).
After Post. Más alla de la fotografía, Espacio Iniciarte. Junta de Andalucía. Sevilla, España (cat).
Dreams, MAM - Mario Mauroner Comporary Art. Salzburg, Austria.
Based on real events, Artium Collection. Artium Contemporary Art Museum, Vitoria, España (cat).
Kontroversen. Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hundertwasser. Vienna, Austria 2009 Danzad, danzad, malditos. ADN Gallery, Barcelona, España
JERK OFF. Festival des Cultures Alternatives. Paris, France
How innocent is that? Pavillion Unicredi. Bucharest Biennale. Roumania
LINGUA FRANCA.1, Puerto de las Artes. Ciclo de Arte y Creación Contemporánea de Huelva, Museo de Huelva, Huelva, España..
Le bel été, EXPRMNTL Galerie, Toulouse, France.
Documentos de Identidad, Galería Sandunga, Granada, España.
Procesos del paisaje, colectiva, Sala Cajasol, Jerez, España (cat).
Platform 09, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Suiza
Eutopía 09. IIª Muestra de Videarte Andaluz. Filmoteca de Andalucía. Córdoba, España (cat).
Scarpia. Proyectos en espacios públicos. El Carpio, Córdoba, España.
ALTERARTE. Festival de Arte Emergente. Museo Arqueológico. Murcia, España.
Fuori_Nonluogo. Novalis Contemporary Art. Turino. Italia (cat).
Colección de fotografía Alcobendas. Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía. Almería, España (cat).
IIª Muestra de Videoarte Andaluz SURVIDEOVISIONES, Espacio Iniciarte. Sevilla, España (cat).
Premio Unicaja, Palacio Episcopal, Málaga, España (cat).
Project Room, ArtJAÉN, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Jaén, España 2001. 2008 Premios Jóvenes Creadores Andaluces. Young Andalucian Artists Awards. Palacio Episcopal. Itinerant. (cat.)
Uit-thuis-eten, Spainish artists in Holland. Spanish Embassy. The Hague. The Netherlands (cat.)
Rock my Religion. Domus Artium Contemporary Art Museum. Salamanca, Spain (cat.)
Deadly seriously. Collective. Experimntl Gallery. Tolouse, France
Urbana 08. Sandunga gallery. Granada (cat.)
Boys of summer. Collective. Monique Meloche gallery. Chicago. USA
Unicaja Bank Awards. Palacio Episcopal. Málaga. (cat.)
Balelatina. Hot Art Fair. Galeria Sandunga. Basel, Switzerland
The No Problem Show. 1st Floor Gallery. Antwerpen, Belgium
Itiner. Concejalía de Cultura de la Comunidad de Madrid. (cat.)
Espejos del alma. El retrato fotográfico de la España de nuestros días. Itnierant.
Now or Die. Spac Collection. Hotel de Ville. Liège. Belgium
Generación 2008 Awards. Caja Madrid. La Casa Encendida. Itinerant
The Trickster. Art Extra Gallery. Johanesburgo. South Africa 2007 Kunstlokkal. Collective show. Indian Caps Kunstkamers. Curated by Bob Verelst. Antwerpen, Belgium
A day without sunshine is like night. Aeroplastics Contemporary gallery. Brussels, Belgium
Phychic Realities. Lundbeck Austria. Viena, Austria
Rare Essence. Aeroplastics Contemporary. Brussels, Belgium
Objeto de Réplica. Colección VII. Artium. Vitoria, Spain
Monsters. Galería Art Extra. Johanesburgo, South Africa
Love is in the Air. Collective. EXPRMNTL Galerie. Toulouse, France
El Pensamiento en la boca. Una exposición sobre arte y cocina. Caja Sn Fernando, Jerez, Spain (cat.)
2006 Carlos Aires, Jen Liu, Melvin Moti, Elodie Pong. Galerie Laurin. Zurich, Switzerland
Y Fueron Felices. Solo show. Galeria Sandunga. Granada, Spain
Presentation Tester, book + DVD. Arteleku. San Sebastian.Spain. (cat.)
25 Pieces, Europart. Public Art Projects on the occasion of Austria's presidency in the European Union in 2006. Vienna, Austria (cat.)
Blessed are the merciful. Colective. Feigen Gallery. New York. USA
Dark Tales. Cokkie Snoei Gallery. Rotterdam, The Netherlands
-B. This is not another Biennial. Prague Contemporary Art Festival. Nova Sin. Prague, Check Republic
Pepo Ruiz y Carlos Aires. Javier Marin Gallery. Málaga
Colección Instituto Andaluz de la Juventud. Sala Amadis, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain, Madrid (cat.)
EuroPART/25peaces. MOMENTUM. Vienna, Austria
Leere & Vision. MARTA-museum. Herford, Germany (cat.)
Summer show. Aeroplastics Contemporary. Brussels, Belgium.
Eutopia 06. Festival of Young European Artists. Public Projects. Córdoba. (cat.)
10 años Beca Manuel Rivera. Palacio de los Condes de Gabia. Granada. (cat.)
The Sock Strategy. Bank El Monte. Sevilla (cat.)
As hard as it can get. Individual. Brakke Grond. Amsterdam
Emergentes. FIL. Feria Internacional del libros. MUSA. Museo de las Artes, Guadalajara, México
2005 Double Check .Re-Framing Space in Photography. Camera Austria, Kunshal, Graz, Austria (cat.)
Mensajes Cruzados. Parlamentar con lo real en el tiempo. Artium. Museo Arte Contemporáneo del País Vasco (Basque Museum of Contemporary Art). Álava, Spain
Photography Awards Purificación Garcia. Círculo de Bellas Artes. Madrid. Itinerarant. (cat.)
Club Cube. Festiwal Sztuki Klubowej CCA, Centre for Contemporary Art, Varsovia, Poland
PhotoEspaña 2005. Descubrimientos. Plaza de Santa Ana. Madrid, Spain
Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge 2005. (Young Belgium Artists Awards 2004-2005). Palais des Beaux-Arts. Brussels, Belgium (cat.)
Y Fueron Felices. Sala Siglo XXI. Museo de Huelva. Spain.(cat.)
Nekad I Sad. Prodajna Galerija Beograd. Belgrade, Serbia y Montenegro (cat.)
Cataracts. Hitchcock Auditórium. OSU. Columbus, Ohio, USA
2004 Go!. Espacio Liquido.Curated by Sally Gutierrez. Madrid. Spain
After Hours. HISK. Antwerp. Belgium (cat.)
Happily ever after. Solo show. Kusseneers gallery. Antwerpen, Belgium 1er International Short Film & Video Festival in Xiamen 2004. Xiamen, China
Orgay Madrid 04. Espacio Guides. Madrid, Spain
Double Check .Re-Framing Space in Photography. Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia y Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz
Desplazamientos.Parallel projects I Biannual of Contemporary Art of Seville. Caja San Fernando. Sevilla, Spain
Jovenes Creadores Andaluces 2004. Palacio Episcopal, Malaga (cat.) 2003 Unicaja Bank Awards. Sala Italcable. Malaga. (Cat.)
Jóvenes Creadores Malagueños. Modalidad video. Ayuntamiento de Malaga (cat.)
Open Ateliers. HISK. Antwerp. Belgium
Sugar and Spice. Annie Gentils gallery. Antwerp
V Convocatoria Jovenes Artistas.Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia. Spain
La Realidad Contaminada. Zaragoza, Sevilla, Granada, Madrid (cat.)
Hot. Censorated work. Tour&Taxis. Brussels. Belgium
Very simple but very nice. Kokon gallery. Tilburg, The Netherlands 2002 Open Days. HISK. Hoger Institute for Fine Arts. Antwerp
Continuara. Solo exhibition. Young Photographer Award. Caja San Fernando. Sevilla, Caddiz, Jerez de la Frontera. Spain
Gasthoff. Manifesta 2002. Frankfurt, Germany
Mister Hyde. Solo exhibition.  Palacio de Los Conde de Gabia. Diputación de Granada. (cat.)
2001 Young Malaga Artists 2001. Ayuntamiento de Malaga (cat.)
Art Premier 2001. Dordrecht (cat.)
Kunst in the Keet. Krot & Co. Ossendrecht. The Netherlands (cat.)
Interferences. De Overslag. Artixocla, Ghent, Belgium (cat.) 2000 Salon Expositie. ABN-AMRO Bank. Tilburg. The Netherlands (Catalogue)
Textile 2000. Close to the body. AVB. Tilburg
Moveri Project. Personal Atelier. Tilburg. (Catalogue)
Final Exhibition Master Program. Charlotte Landgoed. Tilburg (catalogue) 1999 VI Biannual of Young European and Mediterranean Countries Artists. Roma. Italy. (Cat.)
Instalaciones. Federico Garcia Lorca's house. Valderrubio Granada, Spain
Weg van Lourdes. Lourdes Church. Tilburg. The Netherlands
Muestra Joven: Jovenes Creadores Andaluces. Palacio Episcopal. Malaga (cat.)
Aduana 99. Biannual of Contemporary Art. Diputacion de Cadiz. Spain. (Cat.)
DAGFRA. The Fabriek and Atelier Daglicht. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

GRANDS and PRIZES
1st Price Generación 2008. Caja Madrid
2o Price Young Belgian Artist Awards 2005 (Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge) Palais des Beaux–Arts. Brussels, Belgium
Jóvenes Creadores Andaluces 2004 (Young Andalusian Artists Awards 2004). Instiuto Andaluz de la Juventud. 2004
Fulbright Fellowship to study in USA. Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia. Madrid, 2003
Third Prize Vídeo. Certamen de Jóvenes Creadores Malagueños. Málaga. 2003
Walter Debrock Price. AZ-VUB. Brussels. Belgium
First Prize Young Artist 2001. San Fernando Bank. 2001
Manuel Rivera grant. Grant for Spanish artists to work in foreign countries. Palacio de Los Condes de Gabia. Diputacion de Granada. 2000
De Pont prize 2000. De Pont Museum. Tilburg. The Netherlands
Sponsor by FUJI FILMS for the project "Full of emptiness". Tilburg. 2000
Subsidy of Noord Brabant Fonds . Breda. The Netherlands 2000
Subsidy of the Tilburg City Hall and Noord Brabant Fonds for the art group project "Moveri". Tilburg 2000
First prize Jovenes Creadores Malagueños (Young Malaga Artists). Malaga. 1998

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (selection)
Construyendo identidades. Ana Robles. Arte desde Andalucía para el siglo XXI. Spain.
Forzados a entender. ABC newspaper. Miguel Cereceda. Marzo 2008. Spain.
Interview Carlos Aires. Kunstbeeld magazine. Christine Vuegen. Dec 2007. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Entrevista Carlos Aires. Bla Bla Magazine. Xurzo Oleiros Sep 2007. Madrid, Spain.
Psychic Realities. Psychic Realities catalogue. Walter Seidl. November 2007. Vienna, Austria.
Chic Magazine. The Art of Provocation: Carlos Aires. Rossella Frigerio. Sep 2007. London, England.
Aeroplastic press release. Pierre-Yves Desaive. They lived happily…May 2007. Brussels
Emerging Art in Spain. Manuela Villa. Vaiven. Feb 2007. Madrid, Spain.
Catalogue "Becados Manuel Rivera". November 2006. Fernando Castro. Madrid, Spain
DerStandard. Carlos Aires: Ein Voyeur des Weltgescheh. Von Markus Mittringer. Austria.
The New York Times. April 2006. Blessed are the Merciful. Ken Johnson. New York, USA.
Artforum. January 2006. "Bilboard censorated". Jennifer Allen, New York, USA.
El Pais, weekend supplement Ep3. Manuela Villa, Madrid, Spain.
Catalogue 25 Pieces, Europart. Walter Seidl. Vienna, Austria.
Catalogue Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge 2005. Ruben Gallo. BOZAR, Brussels.
Catalogue Double Check .Re-Framing Space in Photography. Camera Austria, Kunshal, Graz, Austria
Magazine Camara Austria International. No 88. Dark Tales from the Dark Room. Marina Griznic.
Magazine Contemporary. Issue 69. Double check-reframing space in photography: the other space, parallel histories. Mojca Puncer. England.
Book La renovacion de la plastica artistica en Andalucia. Bernardo Palomo, Spain.
Catalogue Arco 2005. International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid, Spain.
Tester book + DVD. Fundacion Rodriguez and Arteleku. Pais Vasco, Spain.

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Artium . Basque Museum of Contemporary Art. Alava. Spain
National Belgium Bank
MAK. Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art. Vienna, Austria.
CAC. Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo. Sevilla. Spain
Spac Collection. Bélgium
Caja Madrid, Spain.
San Fernando Bank, Sevilla, Spain
Diputacion de Huelva, Spain (Provincial government of Huelva, Spain)
Diputacion de Malaga, Spain (Provincial government of Malaga, Spain)
Ayuntamiento de Malaga, Spain
IAJ. Instituto Andaluz de la Juventud, Spain
Private Collections in Spain, France, England, Germany, Mexico, Venezuela, Belgium, The Netherlands and USA.
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