ALBERT PINYA

Albert Pinya lives and works in the island of Mallorca (Spain).

Pinya’s universe is simple, energetic and dynamic. Through the use of multiple techniques - painting, installation and sculpture - he creates a world full of characters and colours. He takes inspiration from movies, TV series and cartoons. In 2007 he received the First Prize of the Art Jove, Government of the Balearic Islands program and was selected by the Italian curator Achille Bonito Oliva to be part of the exhibition No va mas, The game's on, at the Vostell-Malpartida Museum, Cáceres, Spain. In 2008, he started to work internationally exhibiting mostly in Europe. Since 2018, Albert has started a collaboration with the ceramist Català Roig (Palma 1973). Thanks to the juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary expressions, this creative alliance has given birth to a new artistic vision. Recently, he has participated in exhibitions such as Teoría de la alegria curated by Enrique Juncosa & Elena Ruiz at MACE Eivissa, Spain (2020); On rau la realitat? curated by Biel Amer, Soad Houman and Catalina Joy at Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2019); Pinyin Exercise curated by Susana Sanz in Naves Matadero Madrid, Spain (2019); Wormhole (in collaboration with Laurina Paperina) curated by Rossella Farinotti at the gallery Martina Corbetta, Giussano (Monza), Italy (2018); Recent Works curated by Gianluca Ranzi at the MAC-Museum of Contemporary Art of Lissone, Monza, Italy (2017); he also received several prizes as the Medal of Honour BMW Award (Madrid, 2016) and AECA Arco Madrid 2014 Prize from the Spanish Association of Critics (Madrid, 2014); he was also selected as special guest artist at the 19th edition of the Hausach Leselenz Poetry Festival curated by the poet José F. A. Oliver, Hausach, Germany (2016); Proud to be a painter curated by Alberto Zanchetta at the gallery Allegra Ravizza, Lugano, Switzerland (2015).