I was born in Malaga (Spain) 1980 and I am a graduate of Fine Arts and a Master of cultural management at Malaga University. I studied law in Malaga until 2005 when I started the “Aesthetic line” at Kjesäter Folkhögskola in Vingåker (Sweden). Since then, I devote myself entirely to the art in several disciplines, from painting and photography to video and electronic art. I love all kinds of creativity and that´s why, in October 2014, I started my own company (Trehundrafemti Design) in web and graphic design. But I also devote as much time as I can to my artwork. Just now, I´m working in a big painting project!

As an artist, I am fully convinced that art must be a witness of its time, and that’s why everything I create is from my own experiences. For me, art has a vital function: to communicate and encourage dialogue, to move the viewer and even to comfort in some ways. I try to find what universals from my own experiences worth sharing. I am a thirty-five year old woman who made one of the hardest choices I could: to dedicate myself to art. This choice carried with it a lot of consequences: no permanent job, constant postponing of starting a family and other recurring existential crises.

For a while all my projects revolved around motherhood. It was an obsession that sometimes led to gratitude and relief  that I belonged to a time in which it is not considered a “must” to be a mother, but on the other hand, there were also doubts and fear to grow old and lonely. In 2013, I moved from Spain to Sweden. Then the loneliness and the lack of communication became my focus. I reflected on how the Swedes live far apart both physically and mentally. My current project is about how to deal with fear and how wrong everything can be when you do not feel good and are not satisfied with yourself.

The function of art is to communicate, and it is through creation I best contribute to the discussion of our collective concern.

C.V.

Graduated in Fine Arts (“Bellas Artes”). Malaga University. 2010.
Master Degree in Arts and Cultural Management (Master DSCA). Malaga University. 2011.
Estetisk Linje. Kjesäters Folkhögskola. Vingåker.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Hater. The enemy is me. Espacio Iniciarte. Cordoba. Spain.
2012 Empty. Sala de Exposiciones de la Facultad de Bellas Artes. Malaga. Spain.
2008 Erika Pardo. Sala Didier Daurat. Malaga Airport.
2007 Erika Pardo. Hörnet. Kulturhuset Ängeln. Katrineholm. Sweden.
2006 Erika Pardo. ABF-Vingåker. Sweden.
2005 Erika Pardo. Hörnet. Kulturhuset Ängeln. Katrineholm. Sweden.

GROUP SHOWS

2017 Konst eller klocka. 8.0. Galleri Kronan. Norrköping.
La frontera de lo sensible. MAD Antequera. Malaga. Spain.
2016 La Chistera. MAD Antequera. Malaga. Spain.
Konst eller klocka. 7.0. Galleri Kronan. Norrköping.
2015 Decembersalong. Katrineholms Konsthall. Katrineholm.
Höstsalong. Edsvik Konsthall. Sollentuna. Stockholm.
Under 35_2nd Edition. GACMA Gallery. Málaga.
Días para contar. CAC Vélez Málaga.
Art&Breakfast. Hotel Room Mate Larios. Málaga.
2014 Sirenas. Espacio Iniciarte. Palmeral de las Sorpresas. Muelle Uno. Málaga.
Under 35. GACMA Gallery. Málaga.
2013 European Festival of the Night 2013. Korpilombolo. Sweden.
Pop Up GRN. Palacio de los Patos. Granada.Spain
Málaga Crea 2013. Artes Visuales. La Caja Blanca. Málaga.
La noche en blanco. Intervenciones urbanas: Videoarte en la ciudad aumentada. Malaga.
Underground 1.0. Sala Fundación Cruzcampo. Málaga.
2012 En Paralelo. Galería Isabel Hurley. Málaga.
Arte Flotante. Espacio en Negro. Málaga.
2011 Premio de Grabado Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Ateneo de Malaga.
Málaga Crea 2011. CAC Málaga.
V Concurso de pintura Universidad de Málaga. Sala del Jardín Botánico. Malaga University.
Geografías de la diferencia. Vicerrectorado de Cultura UMA. Sala del Jardín Botánico. Malaga University.
2010 II bolsa de compra de BBAA Facultad de Bellas Artes. Edificio Rectorado. Malaga University.
Perlas y monstruos_ Videoart. Centro Cultural Provincial. Malaga.
IKAS- ART. Bilbao Exhibition Center. Bilbao. Spain.
La noche en blanco. Videoshow. Hotel Larios. Malaga.
Dé-Voyages. Espacio Emergente Unicaja. Malaga.
LOOP Barcelona. Spain.
2009 2ª Exposición del ciclo “4 años de Bellas Artes en Málaga‏”. Centro Cultural Provincial. Malaga.
Exposición “Selección de obras 1ª bolsa de compra de BBAA Málaga”. Espacio Emergente. Malaga
2006 Kjesäter Folkhögskola. Vingåker.
2004 VIII Feria de mujeres empresarias y emprendedoras malagueñas FEMMA. Palacio de Ferias y congresos de Málaga.
2003 VII Feria de mujeres empresarias y emprendedoras malagueñas FEMMA. Palacio de Ferias y congresos de Málaga.

GRANTS

2015 Iniciarte 2015. Junta de Andalucía. Spain.
2011 Finalist Málaga Crea 2011.
Second Price V Concurso de pintura de la Universidad de Málaga.
2010 Scolarship in Bellas Artes Faculty. Malaga University.
Selection and acquisition in “II Bolsa de Compra de BBAA”. Malaga University.
Selection and acquisition in “VII Certamen Filosofía y Letras de Creación Artística Universitaria.” Malaga University.
2009 Selection and acquisition in “I Bolsa de Compra de BBAA.” Malaga University.

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Nyköpings Kommun. Sweden.
Bellas Artes Faculty. Málaga.Spain.
Filosofía y Letras Faculty. Málaga.
AENA. Malaga Airport.
Private collections both in Spain and Sweden.

TEXTS

CATALOGUES
La Chistera. MAD Antequera. Centro de Ediciones Diputación de Málaga. Málaga. 2016.
Hater. The enemy is me. Espacio Iniciarte Córdoba. Junta de Andalucía.Consejería de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. Córdoba. 2016.
Sirenas. El Palmeral. Espacio Iniciarte. Junta de Andalucía.Consejería de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. Málaga. 2014.
Underground 1.0. Sala Fundación Cruzcampo. Ayuntamiento de Málaga. Área de Cultura. Malaga. 2012.
V Concurso de Pintura de la Universidad de Málaga. Vicerrectorado de Cultura y Relaciones Institucionales. UMA. 2011.
Geografías de la diferencia. Vicerrectorado de Cultura y Relaciones Institucionales. UMA. 2011
Segunda Bolsa de compra de Bellas Artes. Vicerrectorado de Cultura y Relaciones Institucionales. UMA. 2010.
Ikas -Art 2010. 2nd International Exhibition of University Art. Bilbao Exhibition Centre. Bilbao. 2010.
Fotomanías 2010: El viaje perdido. Diputación de Málaga Delegación de Cultura. Malaga. 2010.
Loop ´10 Video Art Festival. Generalitat de Catalunya. Barcelona. 2010.
4 Años de Bellas Artes en Málaga. Diputación de Málaga. Malaga. 2009.
Selección de obras. I Bolsa de compra de Bellas Artes. Fundación Unicaja. Malaga. 2008.

PRESS
López, Antonio Javier. Diario Sur. 4e juli 2014.
Vargas, Isabel. La Opinión de Malaga. 4e juli 2014.
R.C. Malaga Hoy. 4e juli 2014.
Rönnqvist, Kristina. Katrineholms Kuriren. 28e september 2013.
Díaz, Mª Carmen y González, Paula. Magazine ANHAD, N.13, February 2013.
Guerrero, Isabel. Diario Sur. 10th December 2012.
Rueda, Juan Francisco. Diario Sur. 1st December 2012.
Contreras, Mercedes. UNIT SOUND Magazine, N.11, December 2012.
Contreras, Mercedes. Crónica Universitaria. Diario Sur. 13th November 2012.
Guillén, Alejandra. La Opinión de Málaga. 9th November 2012.
López, Antonio Javier. Diario Sur. 8th November 2012.
Díaz-Guardiola, Javier. ABC. 10th July 2012.
Moniche, Martín. La Opinión de Málaga. 8th July 2012.
López, Antonio Javier. Diario Sur. 8th and 7th July 2012.
Ibáñez, Ana. Diario Sur. 3rd May 2011.
G. Cortijo, Sara. Crónica Universitaria Diario Sur. 15th March 2011.
Guillén, Alejandra. La Opinión de Málaga. 12th June 2010.
Bergius, Carina. Katrineholms Kuriren. 2nd January 2007.
Linde, Katarina. Katrineholms Kuriren. 13th March 2006.

PUBLICATIONS

“A cualquier otra parte”, catalogue of the exhibition Towards the other by Miguel Azuaga, Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Cultura, Sevilla, February 2016.
“El “arte de género” y la “mujer artista””, magazine La Raya Verde, n. 5, October 2015.
“Sobre la dignidad femenina. Castidad, recato y honra”, magazine Paradigma, n. 14, February 2013.
“El acceso a la cultura: La clave de la igualdad”, conference in MUPAM (Museo del Patrimonio Municipal de
Málaga), 23th November 2012.
“Sistema del arte y Web 2.0.”, magazine Arte y Sociedad, n. 1 ,February 2012.
“D90: La lectura contemporánea de la tradición”, magazine DDiseño, n.10, October 2011.
“De emergentes a sumergidos. Nuevos artistas y mercado del arte”, magazine Arte y Sociedad, n.0, September 2011.
“Las nuevas tecnologías en la Facultad de Bellas Artes de Málaga”, Programa Congreso IKAS-ART, Bilbao, June 2010.