Cova Macías


(Oviedo, 1976)

Her artistic practice examines the processes of identity construction in the most vulnerable periods of life such as adolescence and youth, opening up lines of work and reflection that explore the intersections between art, education and social change. The research developed over the last few years has focused especially on migratory mourning, the structure of family ties, the factors that promote resilience in adverse situations, and the transition to adult life of young people in the child protection system. The audiovisual narratives generated in their projects intimately analyse this territory from a dialogical methodology, based on the configuration of a space of security and trust with the young protagonists, in order to arrive together at the construction of their life stories.

He has produced projects as artist-in-residence at: LE CENTQUATRE, Établissement artistique de la Ville de Paris; la Cité internationale des Arts, Paris; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Le Pavillon, laboratoire de création du

Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Hangar, Barcelona. His solo exhibitions include: “Las historias paralelas”, Intermediae / Matadero Madrid (2012) and “Encounters”, Modern Art Oxford’s Lower Gallery, Oxford (2009). He has participated in group exhibitions such as: “MDE11. International Meeting of Medellín. Teaching and learning. Places of knowledge in art”. Museum of Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia (2011). He has directed pedagogical projects at: BORG Krems. AIR artist-in-residence. Krems. Austria (2012); Intermediae- Matadero Madrid (2010-2011); EACC. Castellón. Spain (2010); Oxford School. Modern Art Oxford, Oxford. UK.(2009); College Mozart. Le 104 and La Classe à Projet Artistique et Culturel. Ministère de l’Education Nationale. Paris. France, (2008-2009). She has received the Pilar Juncosa Award for an educational project 2011. Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation. Palma de Mallorca.