Marta Marcé

Biography | Curriculum Vitae | Statement | Readings

Born in Vilafranca del Penedes, Barcelona, 1972

Marta Marce lived in London from 1997 where she studied her MA at the Royal College of Art (1998-2000) with a Bundy Scholarship and her Degree in Barcelona at the Facultat de Belles Arts (1990-1995). She lives and works between London and Berlin.

She studied in Paris(1994) and Berlin(1996)for four months respectively with Erasmus Program. She received an Intercampus Scholarship to Lima, Peru in 1996; and has participated in several workshops by QUAM in Spain. She was awarded a Picker Fellowship in Kingston University (2000-2001).

From 2001 till 2016 she worked part-time as Senior Lecturer in Wimbledon College of Art in London. 

She has participated in many international artist residencies. In 2017 she was granted an artist Residnecy in CCA Andratx, Mallorca. In 2011 she was awarded the AECID Artist in Residency in 'Semillero' in Maracaibo, Venezuela. In 2008 she has been awarded an Abbey Fellowship at the British School at Rome.
During July/September 2007 she was the artist in residence in Camden Art Centre. She has programmed a debate around the subject of Abstraction and had Open studios to the public.

She also worked on several public commissions by Vital Arts in London and Bristol, and a commission with the Government Art Collection for the new British Embassy in Madrid.

She has been showing her work internationally in Spain, USA and Estonia but mainly in the UK. From 2004 she had several solo shows at Riflemaker gallery in London, in Palmadotze & Galeria MasArt in Barcelona and Galeria Moriarty in Madrid.

Her recent show 2020 in Galeria Palmadotze also with artist Ignacio Uriarte was called 'Meaningful Repetitions' and in 2021 she partiticipates in SWAB Barcelona.

Other relevant previous exhibitions:
In 2010 and 2009 she had a solo show at Moriarty gallery in Madrid, curated by Barry Schwabsky in CCA Andratx Mallorca, a show called 'Conditions of Abstraction' in Rochester Art gallery in Medway, UK.

In March 2007 she had her second solo show Encounters in Moriarty Gallery, Madrid. And in February 2007 her work was shown in Slipping Abstraction at Mead Gallery in Warwick, UK.

In June 2006 she had a solo show Pasajero at Riflemaker gallery, London. Her work also was shown at Nice to meet you at Mark Moore Gallery in LA and Sensorial Material at Bohhams gallery in London.

In 2005 She had a solo show Jouable at Moriarty gallery, Madrid and her work was shown at Colour my world at Riflemaker gallery, London and John Moores 23 at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

In September 2004 she had a solo show Playroom at Riflemaker gallery, London. In April 2004 she had another show at Mobile Home Gallery, London. And in March her work was shown in London in Artfutures 2004 organised by Contemporary Art Society.

In 2003 her work was exhibited in New British Painting: Part I in John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Also at The Bold & the Beautiful, New Art from London at Carnegie Gallery in Hobart and at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne, both in Australia. In 2002 her work was exhibited in Ways of Seeing at Blains Fine Art and The Bold and the Beautiful at Mile End Pavilion, London. She also exhibited in Cross Current at Miller Durazo Gallery in Los Angeles (2002).

Her work was nominated for the Jerwood Painting Prize 2001, touring at Jerwood Gallery, London and Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow. That year she also had a two-person show with Sigmar Polke at Milton Keynes Gallery. Her work was selected by New Contemporaries 2000, touring Milton Keynes, Manchester and Edinburgh.

She also has showed at Bloomberg Space ArtAid 2002, a group show in Carnaby St England our England, Sala Lola Anglada, Barcelona (1994), SBC Painting Prize, London (1995), Rijeka Biennale Mladih in Croatia (1995), Alem da Agua MEIAC, Badajoz (1996). She had a Solo Show in Área, Barcelona (1996).