Susanna Inglada

Susanna Inglada (1983) makes highly expressive drawings of people who are involved in an intense, sometimes even violent interaction with each other. She first attended a drama course in Barcelona before she devoted herself to studies of visual arts in Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. Her work therefore has a strong theatrical quality. Often the drawings are three-dimensional, she cuts out the figures and places them in exhibiton space as actors on a stage.

The drawings are made on neutral black or blue-ish paper, so all the attention is drawn to the human figures. Susanna Inglada describes this as: “characters are isolated from the places where they belong, by minimizing the background in black and white spaces or abstract forms. This opens doors to new interpretations. I am inspired by Spanish and Catalan culture, history and politics, violence and power are subjects that intrigue me.”

1983 born in Banyeres del Penedes, Spain


2017-2018 HISK, Advanced Studies & Practice-based Research in Visual Arts, Ghent, Belgium
2014 Mentor program with Charlotte Schleiffert, with Mondriaan Fund
2011–2013 MFA Frank Mohr Institute (FMI with University Groningen, Hunter College, New York) Groningen, NL
2008 Willem de Kooning Academy, exchange program, Rotterdam, NL
2007-2008 University of Barcelona, Teaching Certificate in Art Education (CAP), Barcelona, Spain
2002-2007 Fine Arts University from Barcelona, Spain
2004-2006 La Casona Theater studies, Barcelona, Spain
2001-2002 Arts applied on the wall, Art school Tarragona, Spain
lives and works in Amsterdam, NL

solo exhibitions

2019 Thin Skin About To Tear, De Scheffer Prize 2019, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, NL
2017 Ojos de Oro, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2016 18th Street Art Centre, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA
Strange Habits, Kunsthal Rotterdam, NL
2014 Open Studio at Kunst & Complex, Rotterdam, NL

group exhibitions

2019 Group Exhibition, Sign, Groningen, NL
Drawing Now Paris,
with Karin van Dam, Galerie Maurits vd Laar, Paris, France
Exhibition Winners Prize Generaciones 2018, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Group Exhibition How to stretch a canvas, Westwerk, Hamburg, DE
Group Exhibition Stadsarchief (cityarchive) Amsterdam, NL
Exhibition-Residenc, DordtYart, Dordrecht, NL
Group Exhibition in Ten Bogaerde Koksijde, Belgium
2018 Final Show HISK, Gent Belgium
Ter Wereld, Tielt, Belgium
groupshow with Cedric ter Bals, Shary Boyle, Marjolijn vd Meij, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
De Line Up, curated by Robbie Cornellissen, Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL
Chalk, Group Show at Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort , NL
Open Studios HISK, Gent, Belgium
exhibition winner 2nd prize Guasch, Coranty Foundatio Barcelona, Spain
Art Weekend Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium
2017 duo Exhibition at DAK , Utrecht, NL
Open Studios HISK, Gent, BE
group exhibition at Little HISK, during Art Weekend, Antwerp, Belgium
2016 Maelström Arti & Amicitiae, Museum Night Amsterdam, curated by Radek Vana, Arjen Lancel and F. Franciscus, Amsterdam, NL
Encuentro con Susanna Inglada at Casa Vecina, Mexico City, Mexico
duo show with Natalia Ossef, Allard Wildenberg Art Projects, Naarden-Vesting, NL
Amsterdam Drawing, Allard Wildenberg Art Projects, NL
Drawing Front, curated by Arno Kramer and Nanette Kraaikamp Drawing Center Diepenheim, NL
Prospects and Concepts curated by Mondriaan Fund, Art Rotterdam, NL
2015 group exhibition at El Portal del Pardo Gallery in El Vendrell, Spain
group exhibition at Sala Petita in Galery Sicart , Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain
exhibition results of the Master Class, The Drive of Drawing, by Robbie Cornelissen, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
group show at Art Biennale in Vilafranca del Penedes, Barcelona, Spain
Exhibition Halle 14, Herbst Rundgang / Winter Tour @ Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
2014 group show, Pilotenküche Studio Program, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
group show Open Studio at Kunst & Complex, Rotterdam, NL
Artist Talk at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL
El Hombre ha Muerto, drawings by Dutch and Mexican artists, Casa de la Cultura de Tabasco, Mexico
Frames of Thinking, Art initiative, Rotterdam, NL
group show at Worm Rotterdam, NL
2013 Best graduates OOGST2013, Galerie Bart, Nijmegen, NL
Graduation Show, Gallery SIGN, Groningen, NL
Masters from Frank Mohr, at former Post Office, Vismarkt, Groningen, NL
2012 group show Masters Frank Mohr Institute, Defka, Assen, NL
group show Masters Frank Mohr Institute at Couple zaal, Groningen, NL
group show Stichting WEB, Art initiative, Groningen, NL


2019 De Scheffer Prize, Vereniging Dordrechts Museum
2018 Generaciones Prize, Montemadrid foundation, Madrid
international Prize of the Guasch Coranty Foundation, Barcelona.