March 2017

Tamara García (Santander, 1980) has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country and a degree in Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art. She completed her education at the Berkeley Academy of California and the Eurodyssée Programme of the Study, Conservation and Restoration Centre of the Azores. Awarded the Young Talent Prize of Cantabria and First Prize in the categories of installation and photography of the National Art Contest of Pancho Cossío in 2013 and 2015. In 2016, the Fundación BilbaoArte awards her a grant. Her work draws from the domestic and the apprehended, in order to analyse the structure of our social, political and cultural relationships, and how these are being formed and modified by conventions, customs and traditions. Interested in the creative process and multidisciplinary experimentation, she uses different media and techniques to find new possibilities in materials. Standing in the interstices between artistic disciplines, she investigates the behaviours and attitudes that condition and classify us, questioning the limits between high and low culture.

Tamara García has been selected to participate in the NauEstruch (L’Estruch. Fàbrica de Creació, Sabadell) artists residency programme during November and December 2017. This residency is the result of Catalan artist Empar Buxeda’s participation in the Orbital Residency programme in March 2017. L’Estruch is a creation centre for the performing arts that focuses on the transdisciplinary, welcoming proposals bordering the visual arts, digital arts, dance or circus. NauEstruch is the area dedicated to the visual arts and performance, and whose residency program, widely accepted in the national and international art context, has become vital for the development of the centre as a Creation Factory.