ISABEL MIQUEL ARQUES

BIO

Isabel Miquel Arques (°1963) is a Spanish artist currently working and living in Antwerp. At the age of ten, she got her first camera from her father, an entrepreneur and amateur photographer. After working in Barcelona, Amsterdam and London with, amongst others Ilan Wolff, an expert in camera obscura, Isabel moved to Belgium to forge her own path, searching for the soul of the medium photography. Averse to a technically accurate reproduction, the artist resolutely opts for the imperfection of experimentation, paying close attention to materiality, transparency, texture and tactility. This manifested itself for the first time in the exhibition Agitation (2012 - Ingrid Deuss Gallery), in which Isabel showed works that are printed on old, yellowed and torn newsprints, only to culminate in her recent solo A Study on Movement and Imperfections (2021 - Ingrid Deuss Gallery). Here be Lions (2015 - Ingrid Deuss Gallery), a project inspired by Toon Tellegen's Letters to Sleeping Beauty, had already made it clear that Isabel is a true storyteller, and her Music Box (an audiovisual contribution to the KADS - Art At The Schinkel in 2015 by the Soledad Senlle Art Foundation, Amsterdam) further confirmed that, which earned her in 2019 an invitation by Catherine Lefebvre to work at the Karen Blixen Museum in Copenhagen. This resulted in the current Beyond Borders - Isabel Miquel Arques in dialogue with Karen Blixen. 

 

Solo Exhibitions 
2022 Beyond Borders, Isabel Miquel Arques in dialogue with Karen Blixen, Ingrid Deuss Gallery + Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium
2021 A Study on Movement and Imperfections, Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2018 After the Downpour, Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2016 To See, TAG Foundation, Antwerp, Belgium
2015 Soledad, Senlle Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. KADS (Art along the Schinkel) Art in public spaces. Invited to participate with her audiovisual project, Music Box
2015 Here be lions, Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2012 Agitation, Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2010 Portrait with shrimp croquet, Soledad Senlle Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 Portrait with shrimp croquet, Gallery van de Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium

Group Exhibition 
2021 Unseen Amsterdam, Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
Projects and artist in residence 
2019 Invited by Mostapha Romli, (Founding President of the International Biennale of Casablanca-Morocco) to participate in the artist in residency at the Center of Contemporary Art Ifitry-Essaouira, Morocco, North Africa


2019 Invited artist to develop a personal artistic project at Karen Blixen Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Publications

2022 Beyond Borders - Isabel Miquel Arques in dialogue with Karen Blixen, Ludion

2015 Here be Lions, Ingrid Deuss Gallery

2009 Portrait with shrimp croquet, Ludion