Raquel Friera

Raquel Friera first obtained a degree in economics. Then, she started working in companies that required an increasing higher sales rate every three months. Through this experience, she understood how productivity operates. After, she started a degree in Fine Arts, feeling she would find in the artistic education something else, another time, another world. From here, her artistic projects began by dynamiting everything she has learned before in Economics degree: Sobre perder el tiempo (2007), Maltepe (2007), Tiempo libre (2009), Habana-Guáimaro (2010). These productions were followed by other projects denouncing social devices of control: internment centers for foreigners, racial or religious identities, economic morality, among others. Feminist theories and practices have been increasingly present in her work, helping her to, finally, synthesize the questioning of time as the essential device of the production of subjectivity in contemporary societies.

Friera's works have been exhibited both in Spain and abroad, taking part in collectives exhibitions at CentroCentro in Madrid, MUSAC in León, Fabra i Coats, CaixaForum, Fundació Tàpies, ADN platform gallery and La Virreina Centre de la imatge, in Barcelona, among many others. She has also shown her work at La Compagnie in Marseille and Projektraum LS43 in Berlin.

She has been awarded with "Ciutat de Palma 2019" (2019-2020), the project One Year Women performance (2015-2016); "Laboratorio 987" grant from MUSAC to found, along with Xavier Bassas, the Instituto del Tiempo Suspendido; Biennal d'Art Ciutat d'Amposta BIAM'12 award; the CONCA grant to develop the project Space of possibles in Istanbul; the "Künstainer Trans-missions" grant to carry out the project La selva laboral in Tarragona; the "CONCA training" grant that allowed her to carry out the residency at Platform Garanti, in Istanbul; and a CONCA grant to take a film course at the New York Film Academy.