Biography

Ángeles Agrela (b. 1966, Úbeda, Spain) has resided in Naples, La Habana, and Berlin, and currently lives and works in Granada. Her recent works seek to conceptualize the role of women within the History of Art by creating a contemporary representative view. Following this theme, the key feature of her drawings becomes the hair, which has important cultural and historical connotations within representation of the feminine. She uses the symbolic charge and communicatory capacity of hair to create an exaggerated mass that often substitutes the face or hides it completely, as a playful way to divert attention away from the face and towards how women choose to represent themselves. Recent exhibitions include The Ballad of the Children of the Czar, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2024, forthcoming); Self-portrait as a Schoolgirl, Nicodim, New York (2024, solo); The Paradoxes of the Aura, CICA, Vancouver (2023, solo); Immaculate Heart of Margaritaville curated by Devendra Banhart, Nicodim, Los Angeles (2023); MATERNITY LEAVE: NONE OF WOMEN BORN, Nicodim in collaboration with the Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas (2023); Kiaf Seul, Yusto Giner Gallery (2023); Art Busan, Yusto Giner Gallery (2023); Art Chicago, Yusto Giner Gallery (2023); Art Basel Miami, Nicodim Gallery (2022); Le Regard, Perrotin Gallery, Dubai (2022); FAUNA, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles (2022, solo); Facial Recognition, Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Dubai (2022); DISEMBODIED, Nicodim, Bucharest (2022); Summer Nights, Stems Gallery, Paris (2022); Around the world, WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong (2022); Fanzination, Galería Yusto/Giner, Madrid (2021, solo); Art021 Shanghai, Galería/Yusto Giner (2021, solo). Agrela is collected by CAC Málaga; Colección Banco de España; the National Library of Spain; the L´Oréal Collection; and many others.