Mercedes Molares Cabana


Pseudonym: Mercedes Molares
Category: Painter and sculpter
Birth Date: In 1956
Birth Place: Pontedeume (A Coruña)
Telephone: 981242060
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   Cultura
 Curriculum

1989-1994. She painted oil with Mª José Barbeito and graduated in Artistic Ceramics at ‘Pablo Picasso’ School. She studied Applied Arts (Sculpture) and got the artisan card of the Xunta de Galicia.
1996. Monograph on ceramics.
1997. Monographic course on Introduction to Ceramics at the School of Applied Arts.
1998. Course on ceramic enamels at the School of Applied Arts.
1999. ‘2ª Aula de Arte de Verano’. Buño.
2002. Practice on Sargadelos Ceramics.
2002. ‘O Rulo’ Pottery Workshop, Buño; ‘El color de la química’, seminar with Arcadio Blasco and Pompeo Pianezzola (Gijón); 7th International Conferences on Contemporary Ceramics, with Elena Colmeiro, René Reinchenbach and Helena Abrantes, ‘Pazo da Cultura’ (Pontevedra), Course on Chalcographic engraving, with Anne Heyvaert, CIEC Foundation and ‘Gráfica 2002’ 18th Course on Chalcographic Engraving - HAYTER con Héctor Saunier and S.L. Chen. She also attended a seminar on engraving at the Fine Art Museum of A Coruña, a training course on photography at Aula K Association (A Coruña), an advanced course on engraving techniques (silk-screen printing, lithography and other techniques) at the CIEC, with Manuel Silvestre, Alejandro Fernández Arango and Omar Kessel and a seminar on additive techniques with José Rincón.
2003. Advanced photography course with Stefan Lutier, A. Cordero and J.V. Caruncho.
2004. Course on lithography with Lyubomir Jordanov (‘XX Edición de Gráfica’).
2004. Course on additive techniques with José Rincón.
2005. Seminar on engraving on polymers and lithographic engraving workshop with Omar Kessel and Alí Alí.
2006. ‘De la piedra al aluminio’, a course on lythography with Valle Baranda Ferrero.
2007. ‘Bidimensión y Cerámica’, a course by Hisae Yanase (Japan) and Antonio González. Gijón.

 Work & Activities

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS:
2004. ‘Café Universal’. A Coruña.
2005. ‘Café Chantada’. A Coruña.
2007. ‘Das ás dos soños’, City Council of Fene.
2007. Social centre of the City Council of Boiro.
2006. Sculpture exhibition at Lautrec Gallery.

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:
1998. Forum Metropolitano, A Coruña (piece: ‘Os loitadores’).
1999. Forum Metropolitano, A Coruña (piece: ‘Os esquíos’).
2000. Forum Metropolitano, A Coruña (piece: ‘A gorda’).
2000. Artistic photography, School of Image and Sound, A Coruña.
2001. AENA, Alvedro Airport, A Coruña.
2001. Forum Metropolitano, A Coruña (piece: ‘Amiñana’.
2002. Casa de la Cultura de Sada (A Coruña).
2003. ‘Tres séculos’, Cultural Centre (Pontedeume). For this exhibition, he presented a bust made of clay homage to worker women.
2004. Forum Metropolitano. Round-shaped and high-reliefed sculpture.
2004. ‘XXI Muestra de Alfarería de Buño’. Geometric sculpture.
2004. Autumn Saloon, A Coruña County Council.
2004. Exhibition with ‘Raíces’, Galician Centre of Lisbon (Portugal).
2005. Bergantiños Regional Centre.
2005. ‘V Feria de Artesanía’, Bergondo (A Coruña).
2005. Xunta de Galicia, Lugo.
2005. Music Conservatoire, A Coruña.
2006. ‘Talladulce’, City Council of Pontedeume.
2006. ‘Arte para o recordo’, Eugenio Granell Foundation (Santiago de Compostela).
2006. Collective exhibition with ‘Raíces’, City Council of Culleredo.
2006. ‘Feria de Artesanía de Bergondo’.

 Other Interesting Aspects

Her sculptures can be found in several institutions: ‘Gaivotas ó mar’ (School of Arts and Crafts), ‘Unha nota para Alfonso’ (Music Conservatoire, A Coruña), ‘Tra-la ponte’ (City Council of Fene) and ‘Maternidade’ (City Council of Boiro).
Her work was selected at the ‘IX Bienal de Balconadas’ (2004) and ‘X Bienal Balconadas’ (2006), organized by the City Council of Betanzos.
Collaborations: Revista INTEREA visual 08.