BIO

I have always thought that there is no more endless subject than one’s own experience. Especially because no one else can speak from a perspective other than one’s own. That is why there is a strong self-referential imprint in every creative field. Thus, I became increasingly interested in themes related to self-representation, paying special attention to the autobiographical as a common thread and trigger for everything in terms of my work.

Burgos (Spain), 1995. Visual artist, researcher and university professor based in Madrid.

He is currently working on his PhD thesis on the self-referential in art and in his own production, combining it with university teaching in the area of Sculpture and Artistic Training, with a contract as Assistant Professor. Recipient until 2022 of the Predoctoral Scholarship for Research Staff in Training awarded by the Complutense University together with Banco Santander. Master’s Degree in “History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture” offered by the Reina Sofía Contemporary Art Museum together with the Autonomous University of Madrid and the UCM (2017-2019). Extraordinary Prize for the best academic record and National End of Degree Award in Fine Arts, studied at the Complutense University (2013-2017).

As an artist, he has held numerous solo and group exhibitions on the national scene, where he has also carried out curatorial work. His artistic production has earned him the recognition of multiple awards (including the one awarded by the International Festival of Analogue Photography, REVELA’T), as well as the representation of the art galleries Roberta d’ Amore (2021) and Flecha (since 2016). It has also allowed him to participate in artistic creation residencies, such as the one developed in Cáceres in 2017 (Losar de la Vera).

As a researcher he has been part of the R+D+i “Art and embodied cognition in creative processes: ecology consciousness of the self in the environment” (HAR2017-85485-P) of the Complutense University of Madrid (2019-2021), and he is currently a member of the research group “Teaching as artistic practice” (UCM, 970946).

He is also a member of AMACUV, an alumni association derived from the aforementioned master’s degree and aimed at promoting the development of cultural and artistic projects by its members. Since 2015 he has also been linked to “Espacio Vértice”, a platform collectively self-managed by Fine Arts graduates and dedicated to promoting their work together with that of other young artists with common aspirations.

At the same time, he has been a practical training grant holder at the Deanship of the Faculty of Fine Arts in the tasks of coordination, technical assistance, graphic design and communication of the centre’s cultural programme (2018-2020). Collaboration grant holder (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports) in the Sculpture Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts for the cataloguing, archiving and restoration of the collection of small-format works.

EXHIBITIONS

As an Artist

SOLO

Genealogy
IX Revela’T ‘Own Universes’, La Bóbila Cultural Centre
L’ Hospitalet de Llobregat (2021)

5th Edition of the “Arte Lateral” Prize
LATERAL Santa Ana, Madrid (2019-2020)

Reflectere. Obverse & Reverses
Pablo Ruiz Picasso Cultural Centre, Colmenar Viejo (2018)

GROUP

Atlas of Spanish Art 2
Municipal Council of Usera, Madrid (2022)

Atlas of Spanish Art 1
Municipal Council of Usera, Madrid (2022)

10th Revela’T ‘Tempus Fugit’ Edition
Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona (2022)

FotografiARTE UCM 22
“Alfonso XIII” Royal Botanic Garden, Madrid (2022)

ExpoDOC_22
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2022)

Atlas of Spanish Art
Mauro Muriedas Hall, Torrelavega (2021)

Atlas of Spanish Art
O Vello Cárcere, Lugo (2021)

IV Asteria Contest of Plastic Creation and Mythology ‘Myth, Illness and Healing’
“La Corrala” Cultural Centre, Madrid (2021)

15 years of the “Vela Zanetti” SS’s BA
Cultural Centre, Aranda de Duero (2021)

Hope. International Art Exhibition Online
Online (@kupulaartmx) (2021)

Meeting between the Central Academy of Fine Arts of China and the Faculty of Fine Arts UCM
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2019)

30th Anniversary of the “Vela Zanetti” SS
Cultural Centre, Aranda de Duero (2019)

Modern Myths
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2018)

No Limit
Margarita Nelken Cultural Centre, Coslada (2018)

Art Forensics
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2018)

VI Biennial Exhibition BA
Cultural Centre, Aranda de Duero (2018)

Full Stop
Margarita Nelken Cultural Centre, Coslada (2018)

Full Stop
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2018)

Reset
Espacio Vértice, Madrid (2017)

Artistic Residency
Town Hall, Losar de la Vera (2017)

The “B”
Espacio Vértice, Madrid (2017)

Premiere
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2017)

Vértice
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2016)

X Anniversary of the “Vela Zanetti” SS’s BA
Cultural Centre, Aranda de Duero (2016)

Landscape painting in Cacabelos
FAVA Exhibition Hall, Cacabelos (2015)

Como Comisario

From the Royal Academy of San Fernando to the Faculty of Fine Arts
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2019)

Lost Modernities. Bauhaus and Spain
Reina Sofía Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid
(Collective curatorship) (2018)

As an Artist

As a Curator

GROUP

Atlas of Spanish Art 2
Municipal Council of Usera, Madrid (2022)

Atlas of Spanish Art 1
Municipal Council of Usera, Madrid (2022)

10th Revela’T ‘Tempus Fugit’ Edition
Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona (2022)

FotografiARTE UCM 22
Royal Botanic Garden Alfonso XIII, Madrid (2022)

ExpoDOC_22
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2022)

Atlas os Spanish Art
Mauro Muriedas Hall, Torrelavega (2021)

Atlas of Spanish Art
O Vello Cárcere, Lugo (2021)

IV Asteria Contest of Plastic Creation and Mythology ‘Myth, Illness and Healing’.
La Corrala’ Cultural Centre, Madrid (2021)

15 years of the “Vela Zanetti” SS’s BA
Cultural Centre, Aranda de Duero (2021)

Hope. International Art Exhibition Online
Online (@kupulaartmx) (2021)

Meeting between the Central Academy of Fine Arts of China and the Faculty of Fine Arts UCM
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2019)

30th Anniversary of the “Vela Zanetti” SS
Cultural Centre, Aranda de Duero (2019)

Modern Myths
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2018)

No limit
Margarita Nelken Cultural Centre, Cosalada (2018)

Art forensics
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2018)

VI Biennial Exhibition BA
Cultural Centre, Aranda de Duero (2018)

Full stop
Margarita Nelken Cultural Centre, Cosalada (2018)

Full stop
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2018)

Reset
Espacio Vértice, Madrid (2017)

Artistic Residency
Town Hall, Losar de la Vera (2017)

The “B”
Espacio Vértice, Madrid (2017)

Premiere
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2017)

Vértice
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2016)

X Anniversary of the “Vela Zanetti” SS’s BA
Cultural Centre, Aranda de Duero (2016)

Landscape painting in Cacabelos
FAVA Exhibition Hall, Cacabelos (2015)

SOLO

-2022

Genealogy
IX Revela’T ‘Own Universes’, La Bóbila Cultural Centre
L’ Hospitalet de Llobregat (2021)

-2021

5th Edition of the “Arte Lateral” Prize
LATERAL Santa Ana, Madrid (2019-2020)

-2020

5th Edition of the “Arte Lateral” Prize
LATERAL Santa Ana, Madrid (2019-2020)

-2019

Reflectere. Obverse & Reverses
Pablo Ruiz Picasso Cultural Centre, Colmenar Viejo (2018)

-2018

-2017

-2016

-2015

From the Royal Academy of San Fernando to the Faculty of Fine Arts
Faculty of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid (2019)

Lost modernities. Bauhaus and Spain
Reina Sofía Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid
(Collective curatorship) (2018)

PUBLISHING

ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4277-2039

INDEXED ARTICLES

In RAQUEJO, Tonia and PERALES, Verónica, eds., Arte ecosocial: otras formas de pensar, hacer y sentir. Madrid: Plaza y Valdés (2022) pp. 81-89 (ISBN: 978-84-17121-50-1) (SPI Q2)
AUTHOR // Rodrigo Flechoso Fernández

In ACTA, 2018, n.3, pp.25-28 (ISSN: 2445-4397)
AUTHORS // Irene Baonza Sánchez, Rodrigo Flechoso Fernández, Mónica Monmeneu González, Gonzalo Montañés Blanco, Ana Redondo Plaza, Isis Mariana Yépez Rodríguez

REVIEWS

In Eikon Imago: “Pop Culture” before Modernity? Images and Objects in the Mediterranean (350-1918 AD). Madrid: Ediciones Complutense, vol.11. (ISSN: 2254-8718).
AUTHOR // Rodrigo Flechoso Fernández
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5209/eiko.79199

JOURNAL EDITOR

(From January 2021)
p-ISSN: 1131-5598 // e-ISSN: 1988-2408 // ISSN-L: 1131-5598

In Arts & Humanities Citation Index, DOAJ, Francis, International Directory of Design, ISOC, SCOPUS, Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory, ERIH PLUS, ESF and REDIB Ranking. Evaluation platforms: Latindex Catalogue, DICE, IN-RECH, IN-RECS, MIAR and RESH.

Impact indexes: SCImago (SJR), Arts & Humanities area, Visual Arts & Performing Arts subarea, 2020: 0.325. Quartile 1; IN-RECS (Education), 2011: 0.163. Quartile 2, position 32 out of 162 and RESH, 2005-2009: 0.12. H10 Index of Spanish Scientific Journals in Google Scholar Metrics (2014/2018). REDIB Q1 Ranking in Social Sciences and Humanities-Arts. Quality Seal for Spanish Scientific Journals, from the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), since 2014, validated again in 2021, with certificate number FECYT-121/2021 and rated as an Excellent Journal.

(2017-2018)
ISSN: 2445-4397 // D.L: M-16925-2016
In DIALNET

ARTWORK

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

  • Private collections
  • Complutense University of Madrid
  • Losar de la Vera Town Hall (Cáceres)
  • Caja de Burgos (Burgos Savings Bank)

PUBLIC WORKS

2021

Collaboration in the reconstruction and reintegration of the monument to Alfonso X the Wise located in the Park of the Three Cultures in the city of Toledo.

WORK IN PUBLICATIONS

FERNÁNDEZ, Julia; GONZÁLEZ, Yaiza; MERINO, Aitor, 2018. Return to tradition: Walter Gropius and Spanish glazed ceramics. In ACTA. Madrid: UAM, UCM, n.3, p.8. ISSN: 2445-4397

PADILLA, Elena; PÉREZ, Benita; VILLALMANZO, Julio, 2016. The other routes of Don Quixote. In Biblioteca. Estudio e investigación: Paz y bien (las órdenes mendicantes en la Ribera del Duero). Burgos: Department of Education, Aranda de Duero Town Council, n.31, 2016, p.399. (ISSN: 1132-225-X, DL: BLBU.1771992)

CONGRESSES

Contribution: Selected paper, “Domestic autobiographical mediums. An approach to the construction of private memory through the artistic project Gallegos del Río”; International; Hybrid format (Online and On-site: University of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife), 19/10/2022-21/10/2022; Organism/Sponsor: Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of La Laguna; With derivative publication: RADAR 2022 Congreso Internacional de Investigación Transversal desde las Artes [Book of Abstracts]. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: University of La Laguna, 2022, pp. 81-84. DOI: http://doi.org/10.25145/c.RADAR.2022.01

Contribution: As organiser; National; Faculty of Fine Arts, Complutense University of Madrid, 13/10/2022; Organisation/Sponsorship: Complutense’s Escuela de Doctorado “EDUCM” (Complutense PhD School) and Complutense’s Faculty of Fine Arts; No derivative publication

Contribution: With selected papers, “Genealogy” and ” Close on the way out and knock before entering”; International; Online, 18/07/2022-20/07/2022; Organisation/Sponsor: AASA (“Social Action and Art” Cultural Association), Research Group HUM_862 (Studies in society, art and cultural management), Jaén University; With derived publication: II CIVARTES 2022. International Visual Arts Congress. Disolver fronteras para el entendimiento: las artes y la educación artística como catalizador [Book of Abstracts]. Jaén: AASA, 2022, pp. 104 and 127. ISBN: 978-84-15901-44-0

Contribution: With selected paper, “Close on the way out and knock before entering. Participatory visual arts for university welfare”; International; Online, 07/07/2022-08/07/2022; Organisation/Sponsorship: Nodos, Egregius, INECO Group; With derivative publication pending publication

Contribution: As organiser, chair, and moderator of guest lecture; National; Online, 12/05/2022-13/05/2022; Organisation/Sponsorship: Complutense’s Faculty of Fine Arts; Derivative publication pending publication

Contribution: As organiser and with selected paper, “El rostro del artista en disputa. Un estudio desde la mímesis como cognición” (“The face of the artist in dispute. A study of mimesis as cognition”); National; Complutense’s Faculty of Fine Arts, 19/10/2021; Organism/Sponsorship: Complutense’s Escuela de Doctorado “EDUCM” (Complutense PhD School) and Complutense’s Faculty of Fine Arts; No derivative publication

Contribution: As a lecturer giving a workshop and the communication “Efecto Kuleschov. Sobre la sugestión de los rostros en el montaje cinematográfico” (“The Kuleschov Effect. On the suggestion of faces in film editing”); National; Bilbaoarte Foundation, 01/07/2021 – 02/07/2021; Organisation/Sponsorship: BilbaoArte, R+D+i “Art and embodied cognition in creative processes: ecology consciousness of the self in the environment” (HAR2017-85485-P); No derivative publication

Contribution: As an artist with oral communication together with Irene Sánchez Donaire, as restorer, in round table “Interviews with artists”; National; Online, 25/05/2021; Organisation/Sponsor: PIMCD 174 “Entre artistas y restauradore/as. Network for the exchange of knowledge and experiences”. Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of La Laguna, San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts; No derivative publication

Contribution: As organiser, chair, and moderator of guest lecture; National; Online, 12/05/2021-13/05/2021; Organism/Sponsor: Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM; With derivative publication: ISBN: 978-84-09-41967-8

Contribution: With selected paper, “Specular potential of the virtual and Big Data as devices of self-representation”; International; Online, 07/04/2021-09/04/2021; Organisation/Sponsor: Global Knowledge Academics and Complutense University; With derived publication: VII Congreso Internacional de Cultura Visual. Jóvenes y cultura audiovisual en tiempos posdigitales [Proceedings Book]. Madrid: GKA Publishings, 2021, pp. 31-33. ISBN: 978-84-15665-70-0

1st International Conference on Sustainable Art

Contribution: With selected paper, “Self-representation’s ecological potential” (“Potencial ecológico de la autorrepresentación”); International; Online, 15/12/2020 and 16/12/2020; Organisation/Sponsorship: “Arte, Tecnología y Compromiso Social” Research Group, Faculty of Fine Arts UCM; With derivative publication: BLANCH, Elena; ESPINEL, José Carlos, eds., 2021. Actas de la I Jornada Internacional en Arte Sostenible JIAS 2020 [Proceedings of the First International Conference on Sustainable Art JIAS 2020]. Madrid: UCM Research Group 970903: “Arte, Tecnología y compromiso social (ARTECO)”, p. 47. ISBN: 978-84-09-26182-6

Contribution: As organiser; National; Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM, 19/10/2020; Organism/Sponsor: Complutense’s Escuela de Doctorado “EDUCM” (Complutense PhD School) and Faculty of Fine Arts UCM; No derivative publication

1st Doctoral Workshop: Cultural Heritage

Contribution: As a member of the organising committee; International; Faculties of Fine Arts and Geography and History of the UCM, 21/11/2018 – 23/11/2018; Organisation/Sponsor: UNA EUROPA (University Alliance Europe), Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Alma Mater Studiorum Universitá di Bologna, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie, Freie Universität Berlin, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University; No derivative publication

Contribution: With selected paper, “Presence Gradient”; National; Medialab Prado (Madrid), 11/06/2018; Organism/Sponsor: Medialab Prado; No publication derived from this project

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

PhD Candidate in Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid
(UCM) (From 2019)
Thesis title: The self-referential nature of the creative process. The inevitable allusion of the artist in his work
(Director: Tonia Raquejo Grado. Co-director: Mercedes Replinger González)

Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture at Reina Sofía Contemporary Art Museum
(UCM) (2017-2019)
Title of the Master’s Degree Final Project: Domestic autobiographical scenarios. The importance of the narrative format in self-representation
(Director: Concha Casajús)

Degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid
(UCM) (2013-2017)
National End of Degree Award
Extraordinary prize for the best academic record
Title of the Final Degree Project: Faceless Mirror. Problems in the construction of self-image through the specular medium
(Director: Agustín Valle Garagorri)

GRANTS & AWARDS

National End-of-Degree Award, studies completed in 2016-2017
(2021; Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports)

Extraordinary Fine Arts Degree Award for the best academic record
(2019; Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM)

Pre-doctoral contract as Research Staff in Training
(2020-2024; UCM and Banco Santander; Dept. of Sculpture and Artistic Training of the Faculty of Fine Arts UCM)

1st Prize in Portfolio Viewing Awards
(2021; Revela-T International Festival of Analogue Photography)

2nd Prize of the 4th Asteria Contest of Plastic and Mythological Creation “Myth, illness and healing”
(2021; “Asteria”, International Association of Mythocriticism)

Alumni Special Prize in the 2nd Complutense Competition of Naturalistic Photography “FotografiARTE 22”
(2022; Vice-Rectorate for Culture, Sports and University Extension of the UCM)

2nd Prize in the 1st Alumni UCM Contest of Music Videos
(2022; UCM Vice-Rectorate for Institutional Relations)

1st Prize in the Poster Design Contest
(2020; Department of German Philology of the Department of German and Slavic Philology of the UCM on the occasion of the celebration of the Congress “XV Week of Germanic Studies: REVOLUTION! 1918-1968”)

5th Edition of the “Arte Lateral” Prize
(2019; Lateral S.A. and Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM)

Practical Training Scholarship
(2018-2020; UCM; for the organisation of cultural activities in the Deanery of the UCM Faculty of Fine Arts)

Honorary Collaboration
(2017-2018; UCM; for the organisation of cultural activities at the Deanery of the UCM Faculty of Fine Arts)

Collaboration Grant
(2016-2017; Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports; for the restoration, digital registration and cataloguing of the artistic heritage of small format and medallistics of the Department of Sculpture of the UCM Faculty of Fine Arts)

“Artwork acquisition” award in the Losar de la Vera Artistic Residency Grant
(2017; Vice-Rectorate for Students UCM, Artistic Residency in Losar de la Vera)

Acquisition of work in the Exhibition “Artistic Residency” (Losar de la Vera)
(2017; Town Hall of Losar de la Vera, Cáceres)

Scholarship to participate in a one-month artist residency in Losar de la Vera
(2017; UCM and Town Council of Losar de la Vera, Cáceres)

Scholarship as a student listener (x4) (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, respectively; UCM; to attend the Summer Courses in San Lorenzo del Escorial for the best academic record)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Assistant Professor
(Since 06/2022; call 1603/AYU/001)
(Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM; Dept. of Sculpture and Artistic Training, Sculpture area)

Teaching Collaboration as a beneficiary of the PIF Predoctoral Contract
(Academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022)
(Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM; Dept. of Sculpture and Artistic Training, Sculpture and Didactics areas)

Artist represented by the Art Gallery “Roberta D’Amore” (05/2021-12/2021)

One of the artists promoted by the Spanish Online Art Gallery “Flecha” (since 2016).

Member of AMACUV (Alumni Master in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture), an association of ex-students dedicated to promoting artistic and cultural projects developed by its members (www.amacuv.com)

Linked since 2015 to the self-managed platform “Espacio Vértice” aimed at promoting the work of emerging artists from Madrid (@espaciovertice)

RESEARCH

Teaching as an artistic practice (Research group; REF: 970964) (Since 2021)
UCM; Department of Sculpture and Artistic Training of the Faculty of Fine Arts
Director: Sara Torres Vega

Art and embodied cognition in creative processes: ecology consciousness of the self in the environment (R+D+i; REF: HAR2017-85485-P) (2019-2021)
Ministry of Science and Innovation
Director: Tonia Raquejo Grado (Dept. of Sculpture and Artistic Training, Faculty of Fine Arts UCM)

PARALLEL TRAINING

Publishing in Fine Arts: Processes for Academic Publishing in the Arts (Course, 2022)
Madrid (Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM)

Deconstructing the art world for emerging artists (Course, 2021)
Online (Royal Bank of Canada, Masterpiece and Sotheby’s Institute of Art)

Introduction and management of Scopus (Course, 2020)
Online (FECYT, Ministry of Science and Innovation)

Creation and Online Exhibition, “Internet Moon Gallery” (Course, 2019)
Madrid (Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM)

The Museum and its narratives (Course, 2018)
San Lorenzo del Escorial (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum)

19th Conference on Contemporary Art Restoration (Conference, 2018)
Madrid (Reina Sofía Contemporary Art Museum)

Videomapping applied to art installations (Course, 2017)
Madrid (Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM)

Painting workshop (Course, 2017)
Alcobendas (Miguel Coronado)

Museums and video games (Course, 2017)
San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum)

Alternative curatorship. New narratives in museums (Course, 2016)
San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum)

Modelling course (Course, 2016)
Barcelona (Grzegorz Gwiazda)

The processes of pictorial creation (Course, 2015)
San Lorenzo de El Escorial (UCM)

Landscape painting (Course, 2015)
Cacabelos (UCM)

Bronze Casting (x3) (Seminars, from 2015 to 2017, respectively)
Faculty of Fine Arts (UCM)