Cristina Garrido (b. 1986, Madrid, Spain) is an artist based in Madrid. Having studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid (2004-2009) and Camberwell College of Arts (2007-2008), she obtained an MA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art (2010-2011) with a Fundació “la Caixa” Grant for Postgraduate studies in Great Britain. She has been awarded the prize Generación 2015 Proyectos de Arte Fundación Montemadrid (2015), the Fundación Botín Visual Arts Grant (2017-2018) and the ARCO Award for young artists (2018). Her work has been exhibited internationally, including shows at Centro de Arte Andaluz (CAAC) (Seville), Centrale for Contemporary Art (Brussels); Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia - EKKM (Tallinn), CITY GALLERY des Kunstverein Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg), CentroCentro (Madrid), l´ISELP - institut supérieur pour l’étude du langage plastique (Brussels), Espacio Odeón (Bogotá), Fundación Luís Soane (A Coruña), Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (La Habana), Galerie im Taxispalais, (Innsbruck), SESC Sorocaba (Sorocaba/ Sâo Paulo), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Lugar a Dudas (Cali), Banner Repeater (London), Spike Island (Bristol), Matadero (Madrid) and AKV St. Joost (Den Bosch), amongst others. She has recently been an artist in residence at Casa Maauad (Mexico City), Artista X Artista (Havana) and B A R I L Gallery (Cluj-Napoca).
Her artistic research investigates the value that is culturally assigned to objects; to a large extent, those objects classified as art. Her production, through specific, repetitive and meta-referential gestures, focuses on the circulation of these objects, the study of the exhibition, as well as the curatorial practice. Through these gestures, which take various forms (installations, publications, intervened objects, etcetera), Garrido seeks to expose the mechanisms of promotion and valuation of the art object, proposing a critical reflection about the – physical and digital – exhibition space and opening many of her works to the participation of others.