Susanna started her artistic career at the Theatre School in Barcelona, but after graduating she decided to follow a career in painting. A couple of years later, she left this technique behind and has now developed a recognizable working method on paper, embracing her background in Theatre Studies. She places her cut-out drawings in the space, hangs them from the ceiling and places them on the floor as a stage decor of a play. The human figures seem familiar and you think you are recognising them, but they are always anonymous and exchangeable. When the visitor moves through the exhibition, he or she is confronted with physical struggles, enlarged facial expressions and strong emotions and is thus forced to experience the work physically.
Susanna works with images she collects from the Internet and from magazines and draws inspiration from literature, theatre and the news. With these elements she investigates the mechanisms of power and corruption. She creates sketches, scale models and studies with different materials before creating the characters of her play. These characters take on stereotypical roles such as that of the victim, the oppressor, the spectator, a citizen or a politician. They fight with each other, are pawns in a political game. Entanglement and masses have always been the subject of her work, but they now seem even more relevant in the current era.
• Recent exhibitions at Galerie Bart: Crowds November 2020 • Group exhibition 2015
Susanna Inglada studied at the La Casona Theater School in Barcelona, obtained a BFA at the University of Barcelona, an MFA at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, a postgraduate degree at HISK in Ghent and is currently pursuing the Young Grunn Artist III Program from NP3 and the Groninger Museum. She has exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Belgium, Italy, Spain, France, the United States, Mexico and the Netherlands.
Her solo exhibitions included: “The Scheffer” at the Dordrechts Museum in 2019, “6½ Weeks: Susanna Inglada – Ojos de Oro” at Museum Folkwang in 2017 in Essen and “Strange Habits” at the 2016 Kunsthal in Rotterdam. She participated in the group exhibitions “The Paper Biennale” in Museum Rijswijk in 2020, “Generaciones 2019” at La Casa Encendida in Madrid and “The Line Up” in 2018 in Centraal Museum Utrecht.
She has been an artist-in-residence at the Academia de Espanya in Rome in 2020, at Center Piramedon in Barcelona in 2019, at La Embajada in Mexico City in 2016 and at 18th Street in Santa Monica in 2016. She received stipends from the Mondriaan Fund in 2017, 2016 and 2014. Susanna won the Scheffer Prize in 2019 and the Generaciones Prize in 2019.
Her work is included in the collections of Academia de Espanya in Rome, Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the NOG Collection (Stedelijk Museum Schiedam) , the Dordrechts Museum, Museum Folkwang in Essen, the City Archives in Amsterdam, Fundacion Monte in Madrid and Fundacio Guash County in Barcelona.
The collaboration between Susanna and Galerie Bart dates back to 2015.
10.07 Museumtijdschrift Susanna Inglada. Virtuoos papierkunstenaar met statements over politiek en macht by Machteld Leij.
25.06 Procesi 147 Exhibition Catalogue, Royal Spanisch Academy in Rome.
08.01 Metropolis M Nagels en tanden, bijten en krabben – Susanna Inglada in het Dordrechts Museum by Manus Groenen.
25.09 Dordrecht.net Susanna wint De Scheffer 2019 by Hennie van der Zouw
26.07 Dagblad van het Noorden Young Grunn Artist III: Groninger Museum en NP3 bieden kunstenaars kans grote stap in carrière te maken editorial
30.05 Promotion film and interview DordtYart.
02.05 Trouw Voor de laatste keer een groot speelveld voor kunstenaars op de Dordste werkplaats by Henny de Lange
01.02 Generación 2019, Exhibition catalogue, A Theatre Without Theatre by Matteo Lucchetti
Metropolis, National Channel TV2, Spain
31.01 Masdearte Generación 2019 y el reinado de la instalación editorial
31.01 Masdearte Hablar del dibuo y teatralizarlo editorial
Foundation Guash Couranty Prize exhibition catalogue Susanna Inglada by Simone Menegoi
22.11 Exhibition catalogue QUELLE BEAUTÉ, QUEL CALME, J’AI VU LES NUAGES ET, AU LOIN, LEURS OMBRES LÉGÈRES… edited by Wilfried Huet
22.11. The Word Magazine “Show me tomorrow, we will go there.” HISK’s group exhibition where artist is curator, writer, thinker, painter, and promises to show you the wild beyond editorial
27.06 Amsterdam.nl Tekenopdrachten 2018 toegekend
2.06 Ojos de Oro Exhibition 6 1/2 Weeks exhibition catalogue Museum Folkwang