Angela de la Cruz


Born La Coruña, Spain 1965

Lives and works in London

Angela de la Cruz is known for her slashed and crum­pled paint­ed can­vas­es and decon­struct­ed fur­ni­ture that com­ment on the demise of paint­ing and mod­ernism. The artist cre­ates mono­chro­mat­ic can­vas­es and then manip­u­lates, warps and van­dalis­es them. Through the deformed paint­ings de la Cruz asserts her­self against the weight of art his­to­ry, leav­ing the view­er with the residue of her violence.

Exhi­bi­tions include: Shut up and Paint’, Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Mel­bourne (2016); Stor­age’, Wet­ter­ling Gallery, Stock­holm (2016); Larg­er Than Life’, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin (2015); Traspa­so’, Hel­ga de Alvear, Madrid (2014); Colour me in’, Esb­jerg Art Muse­um, Den­mark (2014); Trans­fer’, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Mel­bourne (2012); Delim­i­ta­tions’, Her­zliya Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Tel Aviv (2012); After’, Cam­den Arts Cen­tre, Lon­don (2010); Turn­er Prize’, Tate Britain, Lon­don (2010); Soft Sculp­ture’, Nation­al Gallery, Can­ber­ra (2009); Clut­ter’, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Mel­bourne (2005); Perth Inter­na­tion­al Arts Fes­ti­val’, The Church Gallery, Perth (2002); One Paint­ing’ and Lift Gallery, Lon­don (1999).

Pub­lic col­lec­tions include: Tate Col­lec­tion, Lon­don; British Coun­cil Col­lec­tion, Unit­ed King­dom; Con­tem­po­rary Art Soci­ety, Unit­ed King­dom; Fun­da­cion La Caixa Fun­dación, Barcelona; Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Mel­bourne; GOMA / Queens­land Art Gallery, Bris­bane; FRAC, Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France; Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lec­tion, Brux­elles; as well as pri­vate and cor­po­rate col­lec­tions in Aus­tralia, Europe, and the Unit­ed States.



Available Works

Angela de la Cruz

Deflat­ed 21 (Red), 2011
oil on canvas
1908040 cm


Angela de la Cruz: Home­less’

From Octo­ber 25, 2018 to Jan­u­ary 20, 2019 Azku­na Zen­troa presents the exhi­bi­tion​‘Home­less’ […]

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Angela de la Cruz wins The Nation­al Plas­tics Arts Award in Spain

Angela de la Cruz wins the prize​‘Nation­al Plas­tic Arts Award, 2017’ in Spain […]

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