Marina Roca Die




Marina Roca Die understands the human body as a psychological entity, alive, mutable. It begins shapeless but it acquires a structure, it transforms and it incorporates characteristics of other bodies. A body is never just a body. Using painting and drawing as an expressive language, the human body appears distorted, ambiguous, related with other bodies and other beings.

Roca thinks that art should assert our primitive nature. Altering the body she wants to question the systematization along tradition and Art History. The body is then reformulated through philosophical ideas about human condition, as our relationship with the other, or what separates us from the rest of nature. The artist uses feminist theories as a conceptual tool, as well as psychoanalytic theory in regard to the body, sexuality and the other's bodies.





1988 born in Madrid, Spain

2008 - 2012 Education in Fine Arts with emphasis on Painting - Estudio Arjona School of Art, Madrid

2009 - 2012 Life Drawing and Anatomy - Estudio Arjona School of Art, Madrid

2011 Course on Anatomic Life Drawing - Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

2011 Chinese Painting - Master Li Chi Pang, Madrid

2010 Course “Ceguera Contemporánea vs. Pintura”, José Manuel Ciria - Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid

2009 Merit Scholarship in Drawing - Estudio Arjona School of Art, Madrid

2008 - 2010 Life Drawing Sessions - Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid

2006 - 2009 Sculpture on Higher Degree of Plastic Arts and Design - School of Art La Palma, Madrid

Exhibitions, Art Fairs, Art Collaborations (Selected)

2019 Marina Roca Die, Solo Show, Excavo Fine Art, London, Ontario, Canada

2018 Premio BMW de Pintura, Group Show, Casa de Vacas del Retiro, Madrid, Spain

2018 Exchange Berlin Art Fair, Kühlhaus, Berlin, Germany

2017 BB17, Group Show, BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2017 The Body is in the Eye, Duo Show, BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2017 Fieber Festival, Group Show, Meinblau Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2017 Femfest, Group Show, Ugly Duck Gallery, London, UK

2017 Nasty Women, Group Show, Josilda da Conceição Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017 The Early Days, Group Show, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

2016 C.A.R. contemporary art ruhr, Die Innovative Kunstmesse, Essen, Germany

2016 Body Talks, Duo Show, Gallery Nomad, Berlin, Germany                              

2015 XXS Size, Group Show, BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2015 Too Animal, Too Human, Solo Show, Gallery Nomad, Berlin, Germany

2015 Emerging Artists Vol. 2, Group Show, BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2015 365 Artists 365 Days, Collaboration

2015 TELEPHONE. An International Arts Experiment - Satellite Collective, Collaboration

2014 Simultan, Group Show, Studio 74, Berlin, Germany

2014 In Stücke Zerrissen, Duo Show, Joachim Rongs Galerie, Berlin, Germany


2018 FOA Magazine, volume 7

2018 Not Bodies, Marina Roca Die

2017 Lettre International Magazine, Title Artist, issue 118

2014 Sand Journal, Life is Anything but Solitary. Issue 9

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