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The artwork of Marta Troya (1995) is an ongoing personal narrative that serves as a diary to record her life. In her work she explores a variety of themes that are heavily related to her own personal life, and that of her family and ancestry. The themes of her practice are ex- plored in a variety of mediums, especially those associated with handmade processes, from sewing and weaving, to ceramics and etching. In recent years Marta has been traveling ex- tensively to meet artisans of the textile tradition to learn from them directly. After graduating from her master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London in 2018, the artist returned to her hometown to open Taita Studio and share her work with the public.

 

Education

Royal College of Art, MA Painting, 2016 – 2018

BA Sculpture, Central Academy of Arts (Beijing, China), 2014                 

Kingston University London, BA Fine Art and History of Art, 2013 – 2016              

 

Awards and Residencies

Selected Artist, Málaga Crea 2019 (Málaga, Spain) 2019

Artist-in-Residence, PACA Proyectos Artisticos Casa Antonio (Asturias, Spain) 2018

TEDx Speaker, TEDx Kingston Upon Thames (London, UK) 2016

Artist-in-Residence, Glenn Zucman RULA (Los Angeles, USA) 2016

Visiting Artist, California State University Long Beach (Los Angeles, USA) 2016
Artist-in-Residence, Andrea Zittel Wagon Station Encampment (Los Angeles, USA) 2016

Artist-in-Residence, Tasara Weaving Centre (Calicut, India) 2015

Stanley Picker’s Travel Award, Stanley Picker Gallery (London, UK) 2015

 

Solo and Group Shows

"La Ventana Amarilla", La Casa Amarilla (Málaga, Spain) 2019 

"Don Antonio, Las vidas de Machado", La Cárcel Centro de Creación (Segovia, Spain) 2019

Degree Show, Royal College of Art (London, UK) 2018 

Work-In-Progress, Royal College of Art (London, UK) 2017

BA Final Degree Show, Kingston University (London) 2016

“Split Ends”, Tsuru+Lim /Solo exhibition (London) 2015

“In-organic”, Aotu Studio /Solo exhibition (Beijing, China) 2015

 

Performer in “Jasa: The Relations”, Frieze London (London) 2016

“Elemental Collaboration Pylon”, Stanley Picker Gallery /Group exhibition (London) 2016

Performer in “Thomas Zipp: The observer as a system with feedback”, Alison Jacques Gallery (London) 2015
Performer in “Yingmei Duran: Patience”, Art14 (London) 2014

“A Portable Exhibition: A Mobile Utopia” /Group exhibition (London) 2014