Cristina Iglesias
Spanish, born 1956
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Cristina Iglesias: Entwined,
Marian Goodman Gallery
Art and Space,
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
New Tate Modern Switch House: Extension and Installation,
Tate Modern

Cristina Iglesias challenges the vocabulary of Minimalist sculpture through immersive architectural installations using facades, screens, cast walls, and constructions meant to act as “skin”. Her installations transform galleries into immense labyrinths of dream, fiction, literary allusion, and chiaroscuro, enigmatic and yet highly evocative of the tradition of Islamic architecture in Spain. Iglesias makes her screens from weaved metals, resin, bronze, and other traditional sculptural materials, yet she usually hangs them from the ceiling and walls, giving them an improbable lightness.