Nerea Martinez de Lecea
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What I do:
interdisciplinary artist working in photography, video, installation, mulitmedia and drawing.
A little more about me:
My work has been exhibited/screened internationally in galleries and cinemas including: the Saatchi Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; Arnolfini; Chapter; Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre; Singapore Art Museum; and Somerset House, and at festivals including: Edinburgh; Paris; Toronto; Brighton; Varna; Monaco; and Beirut.

Recent work

In 2012 I created the video installation 'We Are Still Here', commissioned by artist Marc Rees as part of Adain Avion, Wales’ major contribution to the UK-wide project Artists Taking the Lead, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival.
Press for We Are Still Here:

“eerie and potent” – the Times

“[I] was immediately sidetracked by an incredible video art installation, something I can honestly say has never to me happened before”. – BBC Wales

In 2010 I won the Award for Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Members of the selection panel praised the “power” and “universality” of the work. My work has also been featured on UK television channels BBC2 and S4C, where critics said “It was very striking and honest…it had fantastic aesthetics.”

My work has been featured in publications in the UK and USA. In 2010, I was named as one of ‘Fifty Exceptional Photographers’ by Artists Wanted, New York. In 2011 I made the Professional Shortlist in the Sony World Photography Awards.

I am currently collaborating with artist Michele Woodey as Found&Lost and, amongst other things, we are working towards our first major show in America.
Location:
South Wales
Projects I’m working on:
Solo exhibition at Cardiff MADE, November 2017 (winner of Summer Open Exhibition 2016 prize)
'Beyond Likeness...using the medium of painting to rediscover the meaning of portraiture'.Cardiff MADE, April 2017
'If you are good enough they will love you', solo exhibition at Arthouse/Ty Celf, Aberystwyth, Feb-March 2017
Cardiff MADE Summer Open Exhibition 2016
Colouring books and other things - http://llunalliw.com
Feature in CCQ Magazine Issue 9 - https://issuu.com/ccqmag/docs/ccq9 (pg94 onwards)
Programme artwork for Liz Aggiss' 'Slap & Tickle', BDE 2016
'Llywelyn' (video installation) blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy 2015
Selected to exhibit at the National Eisteddfod 2015
Found&Lost - https://www.foundandlost.info
Drawing - https://www.facebook.com/drawingsnerea
Found&Lost @ Art Basel Miami, 2014.
'The Ballad of Ivor Jones, part two', Found&Lost, Toronto.
Selected for WalesLab 2013/2014,'The Ballad of Ivor Jones, part one', collaborating with Michele Woodey as Found&Lost.
Artwork for Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited, NTW 2014
Personal Website/CV:
http://icantnot.com

Nerea Martinez de Lecea's Blog

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 7 - Here's to you, Ivor Jones X

Found&Lost have now completed our 2 week WalesLab R&D period for The Ballad of Ivor Jones. Thank you to National Theatre Wales for this incredible opportunity. We’ve worked with some wonderful children and their families…

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Posted on March 30, 2014 at 13:00

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 6

Yesterday was our final day at the Park & Dare Theatre in Treorchy. Firstly, I must say a huge thanks to all the staff there for helping us out this week. By chance, it was the Eisteddfod Cylch y Rhondda at the Park & Dare and the place was packed with hundreds of children. On every landing and…

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Posted on March 23, 2014 at 10:30

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 5 - exhausted and excited!

Today was our third and final day of workshops with the kids. We are shattered! We've still got a lot of work and a lot of processing to do. For now, here's some feedback from the families involved and a couple of images...



"I loved EVERYTHING!" - Annabel (age 5)



"We did pictures of the animals…

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Posted on March 20, 2014 at 18:30

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 4 - Lost lands, ghostly bells and children's voices..



I first heard them years ago

When, careless and light-hearted,

I thought not of coming woe,

Nor of bright days departed;

Now those hours are past and gone

When the strife of life is done,

Peace is found in heaven alone,

Say the bells of Aberdovey.



Clychau Aberdyfi/ The Bells of Aberdovey is a traditional song which refers to the village of Aberdyfi/ Aberdovey in Gwynedd, at the mouth of the River Dyfi on Cardigan Bay. The song is…

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Posted on March 9, 2014 at 14:00

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At 20:44 on March 13, 2015, Catherine Dyson said…

Yeah I have seen Ratcatcher - loved it. We are definitely on the same wavelength with this! Will hopefully have something to send you after weekend x

At 19:37 on March 16, 2014, Catherine Dyson said…

Thanks Nerea, I am really hoping to come to your sharing, unfortunately it clashes with something but am trying to rearrange. Also thanks for the link to 'Never Let Me Go', I had kind of forgotten the film but I really see what you mean about the atmosphere. Hope everything is going well with your project and hopefully see you on 27th x

At 17:23 on March 5, 2014, Catherine Dyson said…

Hi Nerea

I love the image on your last blog post. I'm struck again by how much common ground there is between your project and mine. Great BBC feature too!

Catherine x

At 16:32 on February 28, 2014, Catherine Dyson said…

Hi Nerea

Thanks so much for your comment and for all your feedback yesterday. Your thoughts were really helpful and inspiring and I have been mulling it all over today. And yes, I would definitely be interested in a collaboration with Found and Lost. I'm looking forward to see your work soon. Lets keep in touch.

At 12:22 on August 2, 2013, Simon Coates said…

Hi Nerea

You can contact me on simoncoates@nationaltheatrewales.org

Cheers

At 9:00 on July 18, 2013, Gavin Porter said…

Hi Nerea, thanks for getting in touch. My email is gavinporter(at)nationaltheatrewales.org

 
 
 

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