Raquel Sánchez Gálvez (Spain, 1989) is an artist based in The Hague and Amsterdam (NL).
Background in sculpture, performance, video, sound and artistic research. Although her works are normally intended to respond to specific situations and take form in different means and aesthetics, there is a prevailing “figure” or fascination for voluptuousness and exploitation of the erotic body as an almost an extension and/or evasion of the psyche. The seducing elements in her works are normally a substitute for a certain kind of morbidity.
2016-2018 Master Artistic Research, Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten
2007 -2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, CES Felipe II Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain.
2021 Transcending, exhibition by KONTRA for Fem Fest at WORM, Rotterdam, NL Group
2020 Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
2020 De Tour, De School Amsterdam, NL. Group
2019 Divergent Convergence #1 The Grey Space, The Hague, NL
Disruptions (sound/installationperformance), with Greta DesirèeFacchinato and Cristiana VignatelliBruni, 14th April. Group
2019 What ́s a Body if not a Shell, The Gray Space in the Middle, The Hague, NL Group
2018 An Imperfection Often Concealed, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL) Group
2018 The Reverse Ob-Servant, Hospitalfield, Arbroath (UK) Group
2018 Rise, Quartair, The Hague (NL) Group
2017 Machina Ex Deo Zaal 3, The Hague (NL) Group
2017 MAR BAR, Royal Academy of Art, TheHague (NL) Group
2014 Let’s go sexing, Picuet Gallery, Madrid (ES) Duo
2012 5th International Video Art Festival, Intercambiador ACART, Madrid (ES) Group
2012 The Buitenbioscoop, MICK Productions, Delden (NL) Group
2012 Aktion, Reaktion. Neurotransmitter XL, Artoll, Kleve (DE) Group
2011 Ikas Art University Art Fair, Bilbao (ES) Group
2020 De School Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 Hospitalfield House, Arbroath (UK)
2012 ArToll, Kleve, Germany
2012 Artez, (Erasmus exchange/grant), Enschede, Netherlands
2021-2022 currently working as production assistant at Riley Harmon´s ongoing film project in the Netherlands.
2021-2022 currently working documenting (filming/photographing) Minsook Kang´s ongoing project The Chritsmas Tree continuation Project at Rotterdam, NL.
2019 In-Corpore, Korzo Theater, The Hague, Netherlands. Performance by CristianaVignatelli Bruni, Paulien Bekker, GretaDesirèe Facchinato and Raquel Sánchez. At Feyerabend Festival
2019 Software Garden, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Performance, video and installation by RoryPilgrim. Participating as performer.
2018 FOAM - The Listening Body Korzo theater, The Hague, Netherlands. Performance/installation by Greta DesirèeFacchinato. Participating as performer.
2018 Distribution of Ethics Archive as LexiconWorkshop and public presentation/performance Stroom, The Hague (NL)
2017 Objects and Affects Artists and the Ethnographic Archive Artistic intervention during symposium Research Center for Material Culture, Leiden (NL)
2012 Researcher/art resident. “Aktion, Reaktion.Neurotransmitter XL”. Artoll, Kleve, (DE)
2020 Fleshquake publication. Book independent. Greta D. Facchinato and Raquel SánchezGálvez The Hague, Netherlands
2018 Resilience through Reenactment in Film, indipendent, The Hague, Netherlands (MA Thesis)
2018 An imperfection, often concealed that...indipendent The Hague, Netherlands Exhibition Catalogue
2017 From Beak to Anus indipendent The Hague,Netherlands Sound Publication
Awards & Grants
2020 Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Amsterdam, Netherlands
(project subsidie Professionele kunst)
2019 Spot Subsidie Stroom Den Haag,Netherlands Grant to support the groupexhibition What ́s a Body if Not a Shell, together with Greta D. Facchinato, CristianaV. Bruni & Paulien Bekker.
2012 Excellence Grant of Madrid, Madrid, Spain