Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation
Depth of field. María Ruido
The first “Depth of Field” Season will address the issue of violence, with an exhibition and examination of the work of Meiro Koizumi (January 17-March 10) and María Ruido (March 13-May 5), two artists who adopt different artistic angles and languages but who both explore violence as a force that pervades the intimate sphere of bodies and the public realm of history.
María Ruido (Xinzo de Limia, 1967) is a filmmaker, visual artist, researcher and teacher. She divides her time between Madrid and Barcelona, where she lectures in the Visual Arts and Design Department at the Universitat de Barcelona. She is also a member of a number of groups that research the representation and its relationship with its context. She has received a number of prizes for her visual essays, among them the Premio Generación 2003 (in the Audiovisuals Category) and the Best International Feature Documentary Award at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival 2009. Her work is held in the permanent collections of major institutions such as the MNCARS, MACBA, CA2M, CGAC, Archi OVNI and the Fundación CajaMadrid. As her work is both artistic and cinematographic, she has participated in exhibitions in Spain and abroad, as well as in film and video festivals.