María Jiménez Moreno


Born in Pamplona in 1978, María Works in the fields of photography, drawing and installation but she fundamentally devotes her time to crochet sculpture, researching the possibilities of materials and techniques alike, with a plastic and conceptual language bordering on the poetic. Graduated in Fine Art at the University of the Basque Country in 2001, she completed her training in disciplines such as design, ceramic work, scenography and cultural management, among other subjects. She has taken part in workshops with, among other artists, Dora Salazar. She has received a number of scholarships and grants. In 2010, she was awarded the MOVIC scholarship for young of the Spanish Youth Hostels Network (REAJ) in Córdoba, where she took part in a number of artistic events together with her fellow scholarship holders. In 2009 she took part in Inmersiones exhibiting her work at the Amarika gallery in Vitoria. In 2008 thanks to the “Ayudas a la Creación de Artes Plásticas y fotografía 2008” [Aid to Creation in the Plastic Arts and photography, 2008] grant from the Príncipe de Viana Institute of the Government of Navarre, she exhibited her work at the Huarte Contemporary Art Centre. She was selected in several contests in Navarre, Madrid, the Basque Country and Alicante. In 2006 she was awarded the first prize in the “Artes plásticas Encuentros de Jóvenes artistas 06. Gobierno de Navarra” [Plastic Arts, Young Artists Encounter 06] contest. She was also the guest artist at Foc Art 06, in its 6th edition, in Moncofa, Castellón and received the jury’s special award in Pamplona Jóvenes Artistas [Young Artists] 2003. She has carried out several individual exhibitions, in 2012 at the Zizur Mayor Culture Centre, in 2008 at the Rioja Youth Institute in Logroño, in 2007 she showed her work at the Reciclarte Gallery in Pamplona and in 2004 she exhibited at the Olite Castle in Navarra. She has also intervened with her work in shop windows in Pamplona and at the Prize Ceremony of the Young Artists’ Encounters organized by the Government of Navarre in 2008. Her work has also appeared in several collective exhibitions in the Canvas Gallery in Pamplona, the Café Sabina in Huarte, the Gustavo de Maeztu Museum in Estella, the Huarte Buldain Foundation, the Pamplona Citadel, the Conde Rodezno Centre in Pamplona, the Huarte, Sangüesa, Alsasua, Tafalla and Tudela Culture Centres, The Youth Centre in Pamplona and the Carlos III Gallery in Pamplona. Outside of Navarra, she has exhibited in Burgos, the Basque Country, Galicia and Madrid. She is a member of El pasillo and Artamugarriak collectives, with whom she has carried out various artistic exhibitions and interventions. She currently works as a teacher of drawing and painting with various associations in Navarre.