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 palette 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.

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2010 BFA, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

solo shows

- La Matrona, Skarstedt, London, UK
- Figura, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan

- Mujeres, Skarstedt, New York, USA
- Perrotin, Paris, France

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

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

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

My Dear Demons, the Dot Project, London, UK

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

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

group shows

- In Dialogue with Picasso, Skarstedt, New York, NY
The Echo of Picasso, curated by Éric Troncy, Museo Picasso Málaga, Malaga, Spain
The Echo of Picasso, curated by Éric Troncy, Almine Rech, New York, NY
Faces and Figures, Skarstedt, New York, NY

In New York, Thinking of You, FLAG Art Foundation, New York

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

- Miami is a Beach, 1969 Gallery, New York, NY
- 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, CA
- Auguries of Innocence, Fredericks & Fresier, New York, NY

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

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

- 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, OH, USA
FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY, USA
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Marquez Art Projects, Miami, FL, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL, USA
Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid, Spain
Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA


- Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy

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

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

  • August 25, 2023
    ART Magazine — 16 PAGES

  • July 10, 2023
    TimeOut Tokyo — 2 PAGES

  • July 6, 2023
    Tokyo Weekender — 3 PAGES

  • May 1, 2023
    Tendencias del Mercado del Arte — 4 PAGES

  • February 15, 2023
    Apartamento Magazine — 14 PAGES