Born in 1987 in El Prat, Barcelona, Spain
Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA

Cristina BANBAN

Cristina BanBan's paintings are firmly centered on the female form. She depicts voluptuous figures in a palate of fleshy hues whose forms often overlap and stretch expansively toward the canvas' edge. BanBan’s work combines elements associated with modernist European figuration with traces of gestural abstraction. Energetic forms emerge and withdraw from the canvases amidst a rapid attack of loose brushstrokes, punctuated by fields of color that build into layered textured compositions full of expressive motion.

education

2010 BFA, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

solo shows

2022
- Perrotin, Paris, France

2021
- Melancolía, Perrotin, Shanghai, China
- Del Llanto,1969 Gallery, New York, USA
Del Llanto, Albertz Benda Gallery, New York, USA

2020
- Changelings, curated by Case Studyo, Woaw Gallery, Hong Kong
Tigre y Paloma, 1969 Gallery, New York, USA

2019
24-hour Booth, 1969 Gallery, NYC, USA
I’ve Got Nothing to Lose, 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany

2018
My Dear Demons, the Dot Project, London, UK

2017
- Richer House, Miscelanea, Barcelona, Spain
- A Spoonful of Charcoal, Stour Space, London, UK

2016
-Pounds for Bread, Unit G Gallery, London, UK

group shows

2021
Present Generations, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, USA
- Summer Sun, The Journal Gallery at Van de Weghe, East Hampton, USA
This is America, Hamburg Kunsthalle, Germany

2020
- Miami is a Beach, 1969 Gallery, New York, USA
- Hybrids, curated by Daniel Sundin, Nico Meckelnburg & Nils Muller, CFHILL, Stockholm, Sweden
- Monster/Beauty: An Exploration of the Female/Femme Gaze, curated by Marcelle Joseph, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK
- Body in Motion/Travelling Bodies, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
- Black & White vs. Color, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Auguries of Innocence, Fredericks & Fresier, New York, USA

2019
- Give it to Me Good, 1969 Gallery, New York, USA
- Paper View, The Hole, New York, USA
- The Hort Family Collections, New York, USA

2018
- Extra, The Hole, New York, USA
- Specially Normal, with Audun Alvestad, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK
- Forms, Cob Gallery, London, UK

2017
- Griffin Art Prize, Griffin Gallery, London, UK
- Candy, The Dot Project, London, UK
- Inside Out, curated by Gavin Turk and directed by Anna Maloney, Here East, London, UK
- Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK
- Creekside Open 2017, selected by Jordan Baseman, A.P.T. Gallery, London, UK

public collections

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA

awards

2019
- Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy

2018
- 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany
- 1969 Gallery, New York, NY

2017
- The Arts Club Prize, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

  • March 2022
    Transfuge — 1 PAGE

  • June 2021
    Juxtapoz — 8 PAGES

  • May 2021
    The Brooklyn Rail — 4 PAGES