Tania Blanco is currently participating in the postgraduate programme (2017-2020) at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She graduated from the San Carlos Fine Arts Faculty (Polythecnic University of Valencia) in 2001, completing part of her studies at the Middlesex University in London. Tania Blanco´s work has a multifaceted character whereby several vectors converge. Her work focuses on recent socio-political events and environmental worries. Since she completed her studies, she has participated in residencies and received awards and grants such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Casa de Velázquez Residency Grant (Académie de France à Madrid), the Fundación Especial Caja Madrid Grant (Generaciones 2014), the Bogliasco Foundation Residency Grant (Liguria Arts Center), the Caixa Galicia Foundation Artist Grant, the XX Alfons Roig Grant (Council of Valencia), the Formarte Spanish Ministry of Culture Artist Residency Grant (Collège d´Espagne à Paris), or the Cité Internationale des Arts residency in Paris. Blanco´s work has also been shown in solo exhibitions at museums and galleries such as the Parpalló Showroom (Valencia, Spain), Bilbaoarte Foundation (Bilbao, Spain), the Alarcón Criado Gallery (Sevilla, Spain) or Josedelafuente Gallery (Santander, Spain). She has also participated in several group exhibitions in places such as the Centquatre (Paris, France), the Beall Center for Art +Technology (Irvine, California, EEUU), Centrocentro (Madrid) and La Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain).
Blanco’s art practice examines through painting, object-making and installations the current historical global context, delving into different specific socioeconomic and ideological terms. The dismantling of the complex mechanism that feeds and sustains today’s corporate-led globalisation has become an intrinsic objective throughout her research. Through her work she aims to provide an alternative regard to pre-established thinking, closely exploring issues such as: the global economic system, the food, medical and military industries, media and social control, recent social upheavals, environmental exhaustion, etc. These issues branch out into projects that reflect some of the detected dysfunctions of the power structures of our societies, taking distance from official perspectives and influenced historical data.
RA Schools student from 2017 to 2020