Fernando Sánchez Castillo (Madrid, 1970) graduated in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He completed a master’s degree in Philosophy and Aesthetics at Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and obtained fellowships from the Marcelino Botín Foundation and the Paris School of Fine Arts.
He studied at Instituto de Estética Contemporánea UAM , ENSBA París and was resident at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He was part of the Research Team of United Nations Genève, PIMPA (Memory, Politics and Art Practices).
Sánchez Castillo develops a multi angle critique of the monumental discourse in which he disarticulates its agencies of power and representation. His work is an attempt to rewrite History’s accounts or at least to make us more aware of its complexities and traces, and to show that it, History, is constructed from many positions of power.
He realized solo shows at CA2M (Madrid), Kunstraum (Innsbruck), Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros (México), Albertinum (Dresden), Stedelijk Museum (Den Bosch), OK Center for Contemporary Art (Linz, Austria), Kunstverein (Braunschweig, Germany), Matadero (Madrid), CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Malaga, Spain), MUSAC (León, Spain), Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève (Switzerland), Espai 4 and Casal Solleric (Mallorca, Spain), Wanas Foundation (Sweden), Marta Herford Museum (Germany) and Fundación NMAC (Cadiz, Spain).
He also participated in several main group shows; “Solo Summer Group Show”, at Solo Houses (Teruel, Spain) in 2019, Shanghai Bienalle in 2018, Riga Bienalle in 2018, “BRICK-à-brack” at Gallería Nazionalle (Rome), Today Art Museum (Beijing), Manifesta 11 (Zurich), “Play!” at Goteborg International Biennial in 2013, “Artificial” at the Appel (Amsterdam), Bordeaux Biennale in 2009, “Borders” at Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum (Rotterdam), “Grandeur” in Sonsbeek (Arnhem), X International Istanbul Biennial, “La Cuadratura del Cono/ Border Jam” at ERA 2007 (Montevideo), “El Dorado” at MUDAM (Luxemburg), Tel Aviv Bienal, XXVI Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, “The Failure of Beauty, The Beauty of Failure” at BIACS (Sevilla, Spain), Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona), “The Real Royal Trip” at P.S.1 MOMA (NY, USA), “Testigos / Witnesses” at Fundacion NMAC (Cádiz, Spain), and “Abracadabra” at Tate Modern (London).
Recent and current exhibition projects include the solo show “Ephemeral Treasures” at MUAR National Museum of Architecture in Moscow, “Fake Games” at IVAM in 2019, “Tltaelolco Winter Games” at Kunstraum Innsbruck (2016), “Hoy también hizo un día soleado” at Sala Siqueiros (SAPS, Mexico DF) in 2016, “Introduction of the Stone of Madness” at Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch, (Amsterdam-2016), and “Más allá” at CA2M (Madrid, 2015).
Among the new projects we can mention “Diversity United” at Tetriakov Gallery (Moscow), his work at Leiden Singelpark (Netherlands) and at Shanghai Fish Museum (China).
His work is part of the most important collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MUDAM (Luxembourg), Fundación NMAC, Rabobank, Caldic Collection, CA2M, Utrecht Centraal Museum, Skissernas Museum, Marta Herford (Germany), IVAM (Valencia, Spain), Peres Projects Museum (Miami, U.S.A), Suzuki Collection (Japan), “Eurojust” at The Hague, City of Arnhem, City of Amsterdam and City of Herford.