After five years in the CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo – Galician Centre for Contemporary Art), Ana G. Chouciño landed in Edinburgh in 2010, in search of new experiences and professional opportunities. She is now one of the team in charge of Interview Room 11, a gallery that is home to a variety of artistic projects, with a special interest in promoting Galician artists, and building bridges between Spanish and Scottish art.
London has always been a key destination for Spanish artists, whether struggling to make a name for themselves in their native country, or simply seeking inspiration outside its borders. For the last few years, London has been brimming with talent “made in Spain”. And it’s in this context that SpainNow has emerged, a project that, since 2009, has been promoting and giving a voice to all of these Spanish artists now settled in London.
Musician, architect and sound artist. Pablo A. Padilla combines perfectly his three professional facets and he confesses he doesn´t feel more comfortable in any one in particular. “The idea is try to connect all of them, although you must know there is a difference between music and sound art, they are not the same at all”. According to the artist from Madrid, based in London for three years, the main difference resides in a matter of time: “In music the time is essential whilst in sound art it’s not”, explains.
Stubborn, passionate, vulnerable and imaginative. This is how Montse Gallego describes herself. The Spanish artist, based in London for twelve years, has just celebrated the first anniversary of her personal project: Hundred Years Gallery, a cosy cultural and exhibition space located in the heart of Shoreditch. And, although she confesses she had never thought about having her own gallery, she values the experience very positively.