“Nuria Mora’s universe is a mix of external and internal stimuli, starting with her artistic family, her architect father, and a mix of prompts which then became regulated at university in Madrid where her art and architecture studies became the chance to begin looking at space with a particular gaze, where every single part, both then and now, could become a new visual hypertext of forms, codes, languages, and chromatisms.
Nuria develops new forms, lines, and modules capable of being incorporated into various sorts of architecture, she opts for solutions that hover between abstract and concrete, where phytomorphisms of various origins become a single code, a signature without a signature. The artist claims there are no direct references to the history of art or architecture, yet upon observing her creations, one can detect a connection to Neoplasticism in which the geometric figures, in Nuria’s case, are distorted, with slanted lines, and the rigidness of angles is softened by a typically Mediterranean palette inspired by folk tradition, by Spanish Romanesque style, and by the contemporary urban landscape with its visual paradoxes".
Excerpt from Fabiola Naldi’s critique “A Promise Kept”.
Nuria Mora (Madrid, 1974) got her start in the mid-90s in the complicated and motley world of European urban art and is considered one of the leading figures in using public space for illegally and commissioned abstract works. Co-founder of Equipo Plastico (with Nano4814, Sixe, and Eltono), Nuria has created large murals, installations, sculptures for indoor and outdoor spaces, works on paper, rugs, glass and wood objects in conjunction with brands such as Sybilla, DAC Rugs, Ikea, Facebook, Loewe. In 2013, she won the Absolut Art Award.
Some more notable solo shows: Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear, Winterlong Gallery, Niort, France, 2016; Mango Chile, Celaya Brothers Gallery, Mexico City, 2015; En la frontera, Astarté Gallery Madrid, Spain, 2014; Sedimentos, Molinos del Rio, Murcia, Spain, 2014; Punto Volado, Delimbo Art Space, Seville, 2013; Paisaje de Fondo, SKL Gallery, Majorca, Spain, 2012; Mirilla, Turbo Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009; Napa Aire LOEWE, Vacío9 Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2006; Eigenkunstruktion, Artitude, Berlin, Germany, 2006; (x,y,z), Vacío9 Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2006; Outside In, The Arches Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 2003; Complémentaires, Vacío9 Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2002.
Some important group shows: Nu Geometry, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, USA, 2017; Free to Be, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco, USA, 2015; Miss Van & Nuria Mora works on paper, Art Gang Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 2015; Caleidoskope, Mya Gallery, London, UK, 2015; Colour Sphere, Mini Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland, 2014; Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Astarté Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2013; Caballo, caballo, tigre, tigre, Equipo Plastico, Beijing, China, 2012; Grafika, traveling exhibition promoted by the Cervantes Institute, Madrid, Spain, 2011; Murales. Nuria Mora y Eltono, Fundacion Mirò, Barcelona, Spain, 2010; One Year Helmet Exhibition, Helmet Gallery, Munich, Germany, 2010; Subglob II, Orebro Konsthall, Orebro, Sweden, 2010; Poliniza 010, Valencia, Spain, 2010; Street Art, Tate Modern, London, UK, 2008; Nomadaz, Scion Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, 2008; Benin, Seen Adoc Gallery, New York, USA, 2007; Privé och Publico, Gallery54, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2007.