Born Lugo, ES, 1981
Nationality ES
Lives and works in Amsterdam
Rubén Grilo (ES)

Using a variety of media, such as PowerPoint presentation, archive material, found objects or laser-projected animation, Rubén Grilo explores the notion of art as information. The point of departure is the tradition of conceptual art, confronting its alleged intangibility with a necessary materialization. His work often takes the form of installations in which saturation, formal analogies, the non-communicative use of language and the physical power of display play a major role.



Fine Arts University of Barcelona, ES


Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science


Ministerio de Cultura España, ES

Ministerio de Cultura España, ES

Beca d'Arts Visuals Ciutat d'Olot, ES

Fundació Guasch Coranty, Barcelona, 'Guasch Coranty'07' ES
Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, 'BCN Producció'08' ES
Districte de Sant Andreu, Barcelona, 'Premi Miquel Casablancas' ES

Solo exhibitions

FAQs. Supplement Gallery, London UK
Sudden Glory. Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid - Barcelona ES
They’re Not All Funny but They Are in a Row. 1646, The Hague, NL
Bioscope. Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, NL

PowerPoint Karaoke. MARCO, Vigo. ES
Wikipedia Psychedelics —performance, finissage of Philip Hausmeier's show. Volker Bradtke, Düsseldorf DE

The Benefit of Ignorance. Espai Zer01, Olot ES
En casa. Curated by Manuel Segade. Casa Encendida, Madrid ES
Here, There, Backward, Forward, Mirror, Hole, Through, Against. Maribel López Gallery, Berlin DE

Group exhibitions

UCLA New Wight Biennial, Los Angeles US
Performance Project - LISTE17, Basel CH
everyone else was either busy or dead. Schau Ort, Zürich CH
Esta puerta pide clavo. Tatjana Pieters, Ghent BE
Closed Because of the Goings-on. Dukan Hourdequin, Paris FR
A Brand New Baby Carriage Standing There on the Porch. Barbara Seiler, Zürich CH

Rijksakademie OPEN2011, Amsterdam NL
Narratives in Progress. Curated by Juan de Nieves. Plevnik Kronkowska Gallery, Celje SI
Acts of Refusal. Curated by Ellen Blumenstein/ Kathrin Meyer. Art Ist Kuku Nu Ut Festival, Tartu, EE
Turku Biennal - Patterns of the Mind, Turku FIN
La Cuestión del Paradigma. Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida ES
The Action of Things. CSS Bard. Curated by Manuela Moscoso. New York US

A Library Project. Curated by Latitudes. Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis US
Antes que todo. Curated by Aimar Arriola and Manuela Moscoso. CA2M, Móstoles ES
Try Different Keywords. Estrany de la Mota Gallery, Barcelona ES
Veu entre línies. Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida ES

Zweck Gemein Schafft. Curated by Art at Work. Micamoca, Berlin DE
Historien är inget annat än små saker i viss oordning. Instituto Cervantes, Stockholm SE
Screening at Storr Cinema. Curated by Konstbio. Storr Cinema, Stockholm SE

Fuck You Human. Maribel López Gallery, Berlin DE
Situación. Curated by Manuel Segade. CGAC, Santiago de Compostela ES
Old News #4. Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis US

Information Versus Information. Curated by Manuel Olveira. CGAC, Santiago de Compostela ES
Building Societies. Curated by Martí Manen. Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida ES