Carlos Aires

Carlos Aires was born in Ronda, Spain in 1974.

He obtained a bachelor in Fine Arts at the University of Granada in Spain. Upon graduating in 1997, he moved to the Netherlands and completed his postgraduate studies at Fontys Academy (Tilburg, Netherlands), HISK (Antwerp, Belgium) and Ohio State University (Ohio, USA).

He was honored with prestigious grants and awards, including the OMI Residency (USA), Edith Fergus Gilmore Award (USA), Generation2008 Caja Madrid (Spain), Young Belgian Art Prize (Belgium), 1st Award Young Andalusian Artists (Spain), Fulbright (USA) and De Pont Atelier (the Netherlands).

He has participated in numerous exhibitions in national and international institutions, such as: CAC (Malaga, Spain), MACBA (Barcelona, Spain), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (USA), Imperial Belvedere Palace (Vienna, Austria), MUSAC (Leon, Spain), BB6 Bucharest International Biennale (Bucharest, Romania), B.P.S. 22 (Charleroi, Belgium), 5th Thessaloniki Biennale (Thessaloniki, Greece), Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Mexico City, Mexico), Canada Contemporary Art Museum (Montreal, Canada).

His work can be found within significant public collections: ARTIUM (Spain), MACBA (Spain), Fondation Francès (France), ARTER (Turkey), CAC (Spain), Maison Particulière (Belgium), Ministry of Culture of Spain, Progress Art (Saudi Arabia), National Belgium Bank (Belgium), 21c Museum (USA), MAK (Austria) among others.

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Carlos Aires: Leçons de Ténèbres I - IV,
2018, Print on golden inox metal, wood, alumininum
240 x 240 x 4 cm

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Carlos Aires: The End
2014, Original dollar bills and wallpaper realized using portraits of the characters on the banknotes
62 x 62 x 7 cm

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Carlos Aires: De Natura Deorum
2013, Wooden frame, stucco, 24 karats polished gold leaf, paint, digital print
150 x 140 x 5 cm

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Carlos Aires: Reflections in a Golden Eye
2018, UVI print on inox metal gold finishing, varnish, paint, black polycarbonate hanging pieces, magnets, screws
190 x 150 x 7 cm

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Carlos Aires: Sweet Dreams are made of this
2016, video
Variable dimensions. Projection on wall.
Duration: 4,21 min.

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Carlos Aires: Sweet dreams are made of this
2017, Original banknotes, paspartu, golden pins, wooden frame with gold leaf and antireflective museum glass.
46 x 22 x 4 cm

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Carlos Aires: Disasters
2015, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Carlos Aires: Sweet dreams are made of this (Swiss edition)
2017, Swiss franc banknotes, paspartú,
wooden frame covered with gold leaf, golden pins, and glass
190 x 137 x 6 cm

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Carlos Aires: THIS IS NOT AMERICA (dollar version)
2017, Original dollar banknotes, cardboard, golden pins,paspartu,
wooden frame with old leaf and antireflective museum glass
190 x 120 x 7 cm

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Carlos Aires: MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND II,
2016, Original dollar banknotes, golden pins, paspartu, wooden frame with old leaf
150 x 150 x 7 cm