Ana Pastor is a Spanish multi-disciplinary artist deeply interested in existentialism, identity and emotion. Her research on these issues is based on physical, biological and psychological traits, using the human body as a reference and starting point for materialisation in a work.
She holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, London (2016) and an Honours degree and Grant for academic excellence from the Miguel Hernandez University (2014), prior to which she specialised in Textile Design and Technology.
Ana has participated in international solo and group shows, including Nothing To See Here in La Calcografia Gallery, Salamanca, Mouvement des Corps in Chapel du Carmel Showroom, Rouen, France. Susak Expo Biennale, Croatia.(2016) Microbiennale of Horizontal Initiatives. Syg.ma. Rusia. Glitch, the Aesthetics of Failure, The Old Courts Gallery, Wigan, UK. Deep Trash: Royal Trash. Exhibition, live art event & symposium. London. UK. Isthisit?, Platform for contemporary art, UK.(2017) Perspectives. Art, Inflammation & Me, Strandzuid. Amsterdam. El pelotón de ejecución. Espacio Trapezio. Madrid.(2014)
Selected art grants and residencies include Continuitas Grant, MH University in 2021, PLUS Residency. Museum of the University of Alicante in 2019 and A Quemarropa Residency in 2014.
She has earned international art awards, including the EAC Contemporary Art Prize. Juan Gil-Albert Culture Institute (2015). I Art and Diseases Prize of the Chair of Art and Diseases of the University of Valencia (2014). Medal of Honor. Open Art Competition. Light, Space and Time Gallery. Florida. USA (2011). 1st Prize. Fine Arts Competition “The Elements”. Light, Space and Time Gallery. Florida. USA. (2011)
She has given lectures at CasaPlanas Investigació Artística i Cultura Contemporània (2021), the conferences cycle "I International Sustainable Art Conference ", Complutense University of Madrid (2020), and in the conferences cycle "Divulgarte", Blood and art, University of Alicante (2018) among others.