Katherine Waleska was born in Venezuela in 1987. When she was 15 years old, she emigrated to Tenerife with her family. Her innate interest in the art world led her to study Fine Arts at the University of La Laguna. After she achieved her degree, she moved to Bilbao to study the Master Research and Creation in art at the University of the Basque Country, that allows her to discover a more experimental pathway within the art world.
Her professional career began in 2012 when she was finalist in the Biennial of Plastic Arts "Atrium", organized by Mapfre Guanarteme Foundation. Therefore, she participated in the "Second International Meeting of students of the Arts" in Saint Remy de Provence (France), where she won the second prize for the work she carried out during the stay.
Residency grant for artists. Foundation Ténot. CAMAC - Centre D'Art - Marnay Art Centre, France
Exhibition Projects 2014. MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation. Tenerife
Residency grant for artists. La Cour des Arts – Saint Rémy de Provence, France
ARTESHOP 2013. Awarded by the City Council of Bilbao in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country
Santander CRUE CEPYME2013. Internship at the fashion company Jota+Ge
Colour Town. MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation. Tenerife
GROUP EXHIBITIONS [a brief selection]
Merkarte 2015-2016. The ‘Cabildo’ of Tenerife. Museum of History and Anthropology of Tenerife, La Laguna
Gallery La Citerne. Baux-de-Provence, France
Painting and Digital Art CARSARTE. 'Casa Torre Ariz de Basauri'. Basque Country
Painting and Digital Art CARSARTE. 'Casa de la Cultura de Cruces'. Basque Country
Art market 2014. 'Circulo de Bellas Arte'. Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Merkarte 2014-2015. The ‘Cabildo’ of Tenerife. Museum of History and Anthropology of Tenerife, La Laguna
ATRIUM 2014. MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation, Tenerife
Fashion Photography exhibition Tenerife Moda. TEA Tenerife. Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Fashion Photography exhibition Tenerife Moda. Canary House, Madrid
Alotropía. La Recova Arts Centre, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
“Second International Meeting of Art Students”. Chapelle Notre Dame de Pitié, Saint Rémy de Provence, France
12 Creative Proposals. Cultural Hall of Getxo, Basque Country
ATRIUM 2012. MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation, Gran Canaria
Merkarte 2012-1013. The ‘Cabildo’ of Tenerife. Juan Cas Hall, La Laguna
ATRIUM 2012. MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation, Tenerife
The Creative Process. MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation, Tenerife
Merkarte 2011-1012. The ‘Cabildo’ of Tenerife. Viña Norte House, La Laguna
2014 Master in Art Research and Creation at the University of the Basque Country, Spain
2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of La Laguna, Spain
Image and sound
Contemporary photography. Art Center online Vision of. 12 hours
Workshop of professional photo retouching. Plateau49. 16 hours
Decisive moments. Contemporary art center Art Bilbao. 20 hours
Course of Adobe Premier CS 6.0 . La Laguna University. 20 hours
Cinema Workshop La Laguna action 2012 !. City of San Cristobal de La Laguna. 50 hours
Workshop "Eteroplasmi. Real fragments in the real". University of La Laguna. 6 hours
Photographer. Canary Service Employment/ I. E. S La Guancha. 790 hours
Digital Photography (initiation). C. E. La Guancha - San Juan de La Rambla. 30 hours
Curator in Contemporary Art. Art Center online Vision of. 64 hours
Workshop of Hangukhwa (Korean paint). Cristino of Vera Foundation. 16 hours
Workshop of encaustics. Mapfre Guanarteme Foundation. 30 hours
Workshop xylography. Mapfre Guanarteme Foundation. 30 hours
Workshop of Batik. Mapfre Guanarteme Foundation. 30 hours
Handmade paper with artistic pursuits. La Laguna University. 20 hours
Window dresser. In Out Study. 20 hours
Styling fashion. Art Institute of Design and Fashion (IAMD). 90 hours
Design and modification of drawings in 2D and 3D. Canary Service Employment/ Institute of Business Psychology S. L. 189 hours
Create Web pages. Canary Service Employment/ Audio-Estudio . 324 hours
Mobility and residency programs for artists: Opportunities and Challenges. Museum of Contemporary Art Gas Natural Fenosa.
Creativity Meeting Point. Provincial Council of Bizkaia, Bilbao Ekintza/ Ministry of Culture.
International Fashion CODE event. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum/ Museo del Traje.
NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS
Finalist in ATRIUM 2014 Awards. MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation, Tenerife
Finalist for the Seventh National Contest of Painting and Digital Art CARSARTE
Finalist for the Third Contest of Fashion Photography in Tenerife Moda
Second Prize at the “International Meeting of Art Students”. GROUPAMA BANQUE. Saint Rémy de Provence, France
Finalist in the ARTESHOP 2013 Awards, Bilbao City Council
Finalist in ATRIUM 2012 Awards. MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation, Tenerife
MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation, Tenerife
Hôpital St. Paul - Valetudo, atelier therapetique. Saint Rémy de Provence, France
San Benito Primary School. La Laguna - Tenerife
CAMAC - Centre D’Art - Marnay Art Centre, France. March to May. September to October 2015.
CAMAC - Centre D’Art - Marnay Art Centre, France. December 2014.
La Cour des Arts. Saint Rémy de Provence. France. June 2013.
LEADING WORKSHOP OR CLASS
Painting techniques in DIGITAL photography. From 15 to 26 February at MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation
Painting techniques in ANALOG photography. From 3 to 13 November at MAPFRE GUANARTEME Foundation