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The Spanish artist Amparo Sard, born 1973, was recently nominated as one of the 25 most important contemporary artists in the world by LXRY in the Netherlands. In 2015, she was awarded the “Medaglia d’oro dell Governo della Repubblica d'Italia” in Rome and has won the international art prize of the Deutsche Bank three times. Her works are in various public collections such as MoMA (New York), Guggenheim Museum (New York), Deutsche Bank (New York & Berlin), West Collection (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Chelsea, New York), Taylers Museum (Holland), Artium Museo, Casal Solleric (Palma de Mallorca), Fundación Loewe, Colección Testimoni, La Caixa, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Fundación SA NOSTRA, Caja de Baleares, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Murcia, Gobierno de Cantabria, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, CODA Museum and others. Amparo Sard is also a Professor at Barcelona Academy of Art.
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"In my work, there is always a struggle between opposites, the material can be fragile, but the references used in the drawings can provide a concept that has nothing to do with fragility. Or on the contrary, something that appears innocent, is presented in exorbitant or monumental dimensions that overwhelm the viewer and the viewer's understanding. This tension, in some way, is always in my work, in perforated papers, as well as, fibreglass sculptures, resin paintings or in videos; this tension in the materials also extends to and affects to the themes in my work, which always reach out to the individual and the social contemporaneity that we are living with.«