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Marina Vargas

(1980, Granada)

Marina Rodríguez Vargas was born in Granada in 1980. Known as Marina Vargas, she is a Spanish multidisciplinary artist. Her artistic language focuses on classical iconography, the sacred, mythology, creating replicas in monumental formats under a committed feminist gaze that permeates all her work.

The realisation of her projects is preceded by long periods of study, research and specialised reading on the themes of the history she deals with. The artist carries out her work, inserted in the neo-baroque, with a careful mise-en-scène. In her works there are constant dialogues around the ideas of the Judeo-Christian religious idolatries of the West, sexuality, femininity, violence, love and desire; a work charged with drama, brutality and combined beauty. We thus find works in which the revisionist symbolism of contemporary identities reigns, creating a new model of hybrid and monstrous beauty. of hybrid and monstrous beauty that has completely forgotten the silence of the classical canon.

In 2015, in an extensive solo exhibition at the Museo Arte Contemporáneo, the CAC in Málaga, he presented an exhibition entitled Destripando el canon (Gutting the canon). In 2017 she presented the exhibition Las líneas del destino at the ABC Museum in Madrid, having been selected for the Conexiones programme, sponsored by the Banco Santander Foundation in collaboration with the museum specialising in drawing and works on paper, the ABC Museum. In December 2020 she had her first solo exhibition at Llamazares Galería, with which she also participated in fairs such as Estampa 2021, where she was awarded the DKV prize, and Zona Maco 2022.

Her work has been presented at several international contemporary art fairs, such as Arco España, Zona Maco (Mexico DF), Cosmoscow Art fair or Artinternational Istanbul and La Feria Internacional Arte Santander, among others.