BIO

About

Ainoa Riesco is a Spanish curator, visual artist and printmaker. In 2016, she co-founded Ora Labora Studio, a screen-printing studio and art gallery based in Salamanca, Spain. She has also collaborated as editor and designer on several editorial projects.

She studied Art History and Comparative Literature Studies at the University of Salamanca. Her artistic work is focused on the analysis of the concept of woman in today’s society.

EDUCATION

Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature Studies. University of Salamanca.
Ed. S. in Cultural Journalism. School of Writing of the Ateneu Barcelonès.
Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. University of Salamanca.

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

2017. Advanced Silkscreen Printing. La Nevera Editions. Online.
2017. Art Gallery Management. Plano B. Online.
2016. Screen Printing on Paper. Barba Silkscreen. Online.
2016. Printmaking and Engraving. The Cultural Factory, Avilés.
2015. Introduction to Screen Printing. El Rapto, Granada.
2014. Art and Crisis. University of Salamanca.
2011. Visual Arts for the Digital Age. University of Salamanca.

WORK

Co-director and curator at Ora Labora Gallery.

Co-founder of Ora Labora Studio.

oralaborastudio.com

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2017. Honourable Mention by the Villalar Foundation.
2017. Honourable Mention by the Villalar Foundation.
2016. Feltrero Scholarship to stay at El Caradura Coworking.

TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

2017. Talk about the role of the artist in global society at Letras Corsarias Library, Salamanca.
2016. Introduction to Screen Printing Workshop at El Caradura, Salamanca.
2016. Introduction to Screen Printing on Fabric Workshop at Espacio Nuca, Salamanca.

ART EXHIBITIONS

  1. Ora Labora Studio + CMYK. Solo exhibition. Print Workers Gallery, Barcelona.
  2. Greguerías. Collective exhibition. Casa de las Conchas, Salamanca.
  3. ¿Caraduras? Collective exhibition. Experimental Art Space of the University of Salamanca, Salamanca.
  4. XXVII AupLab. Collective exhibition. Factoría Cultural, Avilés.

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2019. Series 07-18. Alberto De Pedro. Ora Labora Studio, Salamanca.
2019. Taller Geografía y objeto. Alberto de Pedro. Da2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca.
2019. Las mesas. Juan Narowé. Ora Labora Studio, Salamanca.
2018. Fútbol. Eloy Arribas. Ora Labora Studio, Salamanca.
2018. Gracias por hacer un uso adecuado de los espacios. Bia Bittencourt. Ora Labora Gallery, Salamanca.
2018. De fanzines y personas. Collective exhibition. Espacio Naranjo, Madrid.

EDITORIAL PROJECTS

2017. Power, Corruption & Lies, organised with Luis San Sebastián. Design, editing and production by Ora Labora Studio. It has been exhibited in:
2018. De fanzines y personas. Espacio Naranjo, Madrid.
2018. Power, Corruption & Lies. Luis San Sebastián. Faculty of Fine Arts, Pontevedra. 
2017. Power, Corruption & Lies. Luis San Sebastián. Sala Alterarte, Ourense. 

2017. CMYK. Series of four books designed and produced by Ora Labora Studio. It has been exhibited in:
2018. De fanzines y personas. Espacio Naranjo, Madrid.
2017. CMYK + Ora Labora Studio. Print Workers Gallery, Barcelona. 
2017. ¿Caraduras? Experimental Art Space of the University of Salamanca, Salamanca. 

ART BOOK FAIRS EXHIBITING

2018. Give print a chance! Barcelona. 
2018. Editores Inclasificables. Salamanca.
2017. Hostia un libro! Madrid. 
2017. Gutter Fest. Barcelona. 
2017. Encuentro de Autoedición EA! Valladolid. 
2017. Editores Inclasificables. Salamanca. 
2017. Give print a chance! Barcelona.