Statement

Solimán López (Burgos, 1981 – Spain) has a BA in Art History and an Art and Communication Master, is a media artist, researcher, Harddiskmuseum founder and director of the I+D+i Department in ESAT (Escuela Superior de Arte y Tecnología de Valencia.

He develops his work and investigations by applying and analyzing technology from a conceptual and technical point of view. The artist is creating digital art, performances, interactive and multimedia pieces, investigating the social changes which are the result of the technological revolution paradigm and the new language proposed by the digital debate itself.

His work has been shown in Venezuela (I Bienal de Arte Emergente), Cuba (Festival de Camagüey), Nicaragua (CCE), México (CCE), El Salvador (CCE), Argentina (MACBA – Buenos Aires, MAC – Bahía Blanca, Palacio Ferreyra – Córdoba, Timoteo Navarro – Tucumán), Suecia (SwitzerlandArtSpace), Pasadena and Chicaco (MIA Festival), Portugal (Au pie de la Montagne Show) o Grecia (Create an Accident) and art centers or museums such as CAC de Málaga, IVAM Valencia, Matadero Madrid, CCCC (Valencia), Centro Cibeles (Madrid), I-CAS (Sevilla), Arts Santa Monica (Barcelona), Etopia (Zaragoza), La Lonja and Cigarreras Alicante, CAB in Burgos or art fairs such as ARCO, JustMad or ArtMadrid in España or Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, CEART Madrid, EP7 Paris.

He has been selected for awards, shows, festivals, biennials and scholarships such as Technarte Bilbao, ADA (Archive of Digital Art), Stigmart, Encontro de Novos Artistas, Art Clinic Barcelona, Laguna Award (Valladolid), Tedx (Valladolid), U_Lad (ICAS, Sevilla), Madatac Madrid, Rei en Jaume (Mallorca), Futura (Huesca), Festival BAC (Barcelona), EspacioEnter (TEA Tenerife), Festival Intramurs (Valencia), Festival ArsFutura, Proyector, UPHO Festival (Málaga), JustTech (JustMad7, Madrid) Variation Media Art Fair (Paris), Open Codes, ZKM (Karlsruhe, Alemania), FAD Bienal de Arte Digital en Río de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte (Brazil).

Solimán has given talks, conferences and workshops in TEDx Valladolid, la Fundación Bancaja, Injuve, UPV Valencia, UFSM (Santa María – Brasil), UNESP (Brasil), Espacio Plá (Buenos Aires), MAC (Bahía Blanca), CAAC Cuenca, Brief Festival (Medialab Prado Madrid), Digitall (Valencia), CCCB (Barcelona), Art Santa Monica (Barcelona), Etopia (Zaragoza), Universidad de Cuenca (Cuenca) , Universidad Carlos III (Madrid), Campus Google Madrid, Oi Futuro, Río de Janeiro, Brasil, among others.