About Marisa Culatto

Marisa Culatto, born in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), lives and works in the UK.

Culatto was trained in analogue photography, but it was the encounter with the digital realm what consolidated her artistic practice as her interest lies in blurring the boundaries of the photographic language.

Constraints, domesticity and daily rituals are at the centre of her practice.  She is also interested in the notion of reality being a construct, and, therefore, much of her work addresses contradictions, misperceptions and/or a degree of visual ambiguity.

Culatto has exhibited her work mostly in Spain and the UK. In 2011 she won the AlNorte Grant within the X National Contemporary Arts Week of Asturias, Spain. She was finalist in the 2015-2016 Contemporary Talents competition of the Fondation François Schneider, France, and Jurors’ Special Commendation of the XXI International Photography Prize Rafael Ramos García, Tenerife, Spain.

Selected SOLO Exhibitions

2017 Selected Works, The Hospital Club, London, UK
2015 Flora/Ophelia, Molina Contemporary, London, UK
2014 Open Studio, Spain NOW! London, UK
2012 Ponds, The Gallery at Herford Theatre, Hertford, UK
2012 Men in White Shirts 2010 – 2012, S/t Espacio Cultural, Las Palmas, Canary Islands
2011 100 Men in White Shirts, CMAE, Avilés (X National Contemporary Arts Week of Asturias, Spain)
2011 Ponds/Estanques, Galería Saro León, Las Palmas, Canary Islands
2009 White Lies, Espacio Vandama, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Zeitgeist exhibition, within Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff, UK
2017 Exhibition of the XXI International Photography Prize Rafael Ramos García of the Universidad de la Laguna,Tenerife, Spain
2017 Photowall – PHOTOALICANTE International Photography Festival, Alicante, Spain
2016 Pattern: found, exchanged, unravelled. Fringe Arts Bath 2016, UK
2016 The Dark Side of LightNight 104 Duke Street Studios, 2016 LightNight Festival, Liverpool, UK
2016 Portraits. Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
2016 – 2018 Caminos de Hierro.  Fundación Ferrocarriles Españoles, Madrid, Spain (and tour)
2015 Atlántica Colectivas.  Festival FotoNoviembre, TEA Tenerife, Canary Islands
2015 The House of Fairy Tales Matchbox Exhibition. The Other Art Fair, London, UK
2015 Surrealismo.  Círculo de Bellas Artes, Tenerife, Canary Islands
2015 Crafting Anatomies.  Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2014 State of Origin, Unit 24 Gallery, London, UK
2014 Lacemakers, Orleans House, Stables Gallery, Twickenham, UK
2014 Art in the East Side, Billboard Project, Ulster Bank Festival at Queens, Belfast, Northen Ireland
2014 A Given Structure, Fringe Arts Bath 2014, UK
2014 About Women, International Mail Art Project, Museo Interactivo da Historia, Lugo, Spain 
2014 Ahora Nosotras, within the  Festival Miradas de Mujeres (Female Gaze Festival), Museo Arqueológico de Cacabelos, León, Spain 
2014 The Walking Encyclopaedia, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke on Trent, UK 
2014  Obsession: Love, Ritual, Collection, London, UK (Selected, declined taking part for lack of funding)
2013: Strangers in Paradise, Centro Cultural Hispanohablantes, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013 Be our Guest , Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, UK
2012-2014: El Suelo (touring 9 galleries in Las Palmas,Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Gomera and Hierro), Canary Islands
2011: Riscos, San Martín Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Other

2017 The Hospital Club Resident Artist, February and March 2017, London
2016 Juros’ special commendation, XXI International Photography Prize Rafael Ramos García of the Universidad de la Laguna,Tenerife, Spain
2016 Finalist of the Contemporay Talents Competition of the Fondation Francois Schneider, France
2016 New Landscape Photography USA – featuring Ponds
2016 Finalist of the 28th Photography Competition of the Fundación Ferrocarriles Españoles 
2015 Photomonitor – February Portfolio Artist
2014 ITCH the Creative Journal from South Africa – Issue 13 featuring Ponds
2011 Winner of the AlNorte Grants within the X National Contemporary Arts Week of Asturias, Spain