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Ángel Núñez Pombo

Studio grant holder in Stockholm 4 February – 30 April 2019

Ángel Núñez Pombo (ESP), b. 1969 in Madrid, lives and works in Ponferrada, Spain.

In the last few years I have produced diverse bodies of work in a multiplicity of mediums, from traditional drawing and painting to sculptural objects; works employing microelectronics and programming; videos and installations employing motion detection systems and collaborative works employing pedagogical approaches.

These bodies of work show paths of research that investigate the involvement of the spectator through the creation of objects and situations.

Although the different series may appear to lack a formal resemblance, what they have in common is the optical as the primary sense and the examination of the modes of reception from the spectator.

The straightforward nature of the proposals and the chosen materials give the works an un-monumental quality. There is an intention to “seduce” the viewer with sensorial and perceptual attributes and to generate an equilibrium between the personal, the spectacle and the poetic.

Angel Núñez Pombo is a visual artist from Spain. He holds a degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has pursued postgraduate studies at the Painting Department of Wimbledon School of Art, London and Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA. He holds an MFA in Sculpture and New Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA in Critical & Pedagogical Studies from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden.

Núñez Pombo has received grants to develop projects at ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program New York, Tokyo Wonder Site Tokyo, Spanish Academy of Rome, Indiana University and the Interaction Design Department at Malmö University.

He is represented in the permanent collections of museums such as CGAC, Galician Museum of Contemporary Art; MUSAC, Museum of Contemporary Art Castilla y Leon; Artium, Basque Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art; and in institutions including Caixanova, CajaEspaña, the Spanish Academy of Rome, the Metronom Collection, the Pamplona Collection and the Mica Collection.

His work has been awarded prizes in Sculpture, Video and Electronic Arts and he taught Sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University and Indiana University.


Watch video interview with Ángel Núñez Pombo here