I feel a strong inclination towards experimenting with all kind of materials: wood, textiles, and objects I find and sometimes I intervene them; which reflects my career as an art restorer. My artworks explore the course of life, its traces and invisible marks, and are related with abstract concepts of waiting, memory and time.
Zalbidea was born in Valencia, Spain. Graduated in Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. She developed a successful career as art restorer at the Department of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (P.U.V). Member of Arteenred Group and co-founder of the “Al Marge Espai d’Art” Gallery in Javea, Alicante, Spain. Since 1996 she is CEO of the Publishing House Aurelia International. Zalbidea also has taught several courses about her praxis and has published several articles on Restoration and Art Techniques in specialized books.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016- Poppy Day (art installation). Canadian Embassy in Havana. Cuba 2016- Art installation. La Rampa Cinema. Havana. Cuba 2015- Ausencia-Presencia (Absence-Presence) Art installation. XII Biennial of Havana. Cuba 2010- La Herencia del Tiempo (Heritage of Time). Patraix Hall. Valencia City Hall. Spain 2009- Facetas (Facets). Paintings. Commercial Atheneum. Valencia. Spain 1998- The Passing of Time. Tavernes de la Valldigna Municipal Hall. Valencia. Spain 1998- Abstractions in Cuba (Painting). Matisse Exhibition Hall. Valencia. Spain 1998- I Terzi Enoteca. Siena. Italy 1996- Paintings and Collages. La Dolce Vita Gallery. Florence. Italy 1996- Paintings and Collages. El Negrito Cafe. Valencia. Spain
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016- Lima Design Week. Cultural Center Ccori Wasi. Babalu-Aye Gallery. Havana. Cuba 2015- XII Biennial of Havana. Babalu-Aye Gallery. (Bifurcations). Havana. Cuba 2014- Arco Madrid. Miradas de Mujer-Through Women’s Eyes- (Dream with a Poppies’ garden). Madrid. Spain 2014- Mediterranean Art. Casa Jardin Elche. Alicante. Spain 2014- Lille Contemporary Art Fair. Espiral Gallery. France 2014- Women into Art. Exchange of creativity. Contemporary Nottingham Museum. England 2013- Atelierhaus Aechen. Aachen-Al Marge Espai D’Art. Cultural Interchange. Germany 2013- Art Madrid. Espiral Gallery. Madrid. Spain 2013- Artists from Sianoja. Santander. Spain 2013- Lille Contemporary Art Fair. Espiral Gallery. France 2012- XI Biennial of Havana. (Duplicado (Duplicate). Ink on manipulated paper). Havana. Cuba 2012- Art al Vent. Gata de Gorgos. Alicante. Spain 2010- Al Marge Espai d’ Art. (Las Calles de aquel Barrio -The Streets of that Neighbourhood-). Alicante. Spain 2010- Todo se transforma (Everything changes). Real Atarazanas. Valencia. Spain 2010- Al-Mirarte Exhibition. Arteenred Group. (Cebollero). Alacuas Castle. Valencia. Spain 2010- Arteenred Group. Dominican Convent. (La Cruz de mi Casa -The Cross of my House-). Valencia. Spain 2010-2009- Ceramic. Infinite Answers. Arteenred Group. Gonzalez Marti National Museum of Ceramic and Sumptuary Arts. Valencia. Spain AWARDS 1996- Selected Artist. First National Contest of Paintings. Burriana. Spain 1993- Second Prize. Velazquez Award. Velazquez Gallery. Valencia Gallery. Spain