Coderch & Malavia 52 Reina Sofia Painting and Sculpture award

Queen Sofía presided over the decision of the Jury and delivery of the

SS.MM. The Kings Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía are the
Presidents of Honor of the centenary entity since 1964.

He later visited the exhibition and greeted the artists

YE. The Queen Sofia Doña presided on Tuesday March 14 at the Hall of Acts of the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Parque del Retiro the event in which the Jury’s ruling and the presentation of the 52 Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture Organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with Google.
The winning work has been a bronze sculpture of 173 x 42 x 37 cms, entitled “Hamlet”, original by Coderch & Malavia (Joan Coderch Pares and Javier Malavia Tabares), sculptors who live in Valencia and work in four hands “forgetting the Ego to prime the quality of the final result in an unusual project that unites two sensitivities to create a joint work.

52 Premio Reina Sofía

The event was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, the Director of Policies and Public Affairs of Google Spain and Portugal, Francisco Ruiz Antón, the Secretary of State for Culture and the General Secretary of The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, as well as members of the Jury, among other authorities and guests related to the world of culture.


We recall that the Jury was formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Antonio Vargas Cano de Santayana, Manager of Policies and Affairs Julio López Hernández, Sculptor and Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, Sculptor, Engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Painter , Sculptor and multidisciplinary artist, Evaristo Guerra, Painter, Javier Sierra, Journalist and writer, Javier Rubio Nomblot, Art Critic and curator and Tomás Paredes Romero, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics.
As José Gabriel Astudillo comments, “it has been a great triumph for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors to bring together such distinguished personalities for an event as the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture, which reaches its 52nd anniversary; But it has also been a great success, and very remarkable, to achieve such a reliable and unanimous decision, endorsed by such illustrious representatives of the world of art.


In addition to the award-winning work, the Jury has decided to name the works of Carmen García Bartolomé, known artistically as Carmen the Greek, Juan José Lozano Rosado, Pedro Quesada Sierra and Leonor Solans Gracia.
At the invitation of the 52 REINA SOFÍA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE PRIZE, more than 250 works by artists from all over Spain have been presented. The jury has selected a selection of the best works that total 69, corresponding to 67 different artists.
The artists selected for the exhibition were: Ana Alcaraz Montesinos, Erik Arenas Gómez, Ángel Arribas Gómez, Martín Ballesteros Esteban, Miguel Barbero, Juan Manuel Bernardo Bueno, Tino Canicoba, Teddy Cobeña, Coderch & Malavia (Joan Coderch Pares and Javier Malavia Tabares ), Ramón Córdoba Calderón, Raquel Coronado García, Leovigildo Cristóbal Valverde, Antonio de Ávila, Soen Bravo, María Ángeles Elías Serra, Magdalena Spain, Raimundo Folch, Ismael Fuentes, José Enrique Gómez Perlado, Manuel Gracia García, Guzpeña, Carla Hoet, Chari Horcajada Fernández, Rodrigo Hurtado Parra, Teiji Ishizuka, Carmen the Greek, Fernando Lafuente Lestón, Andrés Lasanta Jimeno, Luis López Villamor, Coro López-Izquierdo Botín, Juan Manuel Lopez-Reina Coso, Juan José Lozano Rosado, Ana Llestín, María R. Maluenda Gómez, Ángel Maroto García, Juan Ramón Martín, Luis Martín Duque, José Enrique Melero Blázquez, Carmen Merino, Vicente Molina Pacheco, Sandra Molina Yus, Luis Olaso Garralda, Belén Ordovás Muriel, Juan de la Cruz Pallares García, Nélida Pecharroman del Cura , Maria Pinto Rey, Gonzalo Prieto Cordero, Pedro Quesada Sierra, Pablo Reviriego Moreno, Pilar Rivero Donoso, Marcelo Daniel Rodríguez, Sergio Romero Linares, Pilar Sagarra Moor, Cristina Salvans Moreso, Mark Sanfer, Lidia Sancho Heras, Lola Santos, Paco Segovia, Leonor Solans Gracia, Jesus Soler, Manolo Tabernero, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Austion Tirado, Omaira Trujillo, Jorge Rodríguez Fernández and Pablo Vidal.


Coderch & Malavia Sculptors
Of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors


Joan Coderch was born in Castellar del Vallés (Barcelona) in 1959. She started her studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Barcelona in 1979 and graduated in the specialty of sculpture.
Javier Malavia was born in Oñati (Guipúzcoa) in 1970, graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of San Carlos in Valencia in 1993.
Both artists met as they joined the team of sculptors at the Lladró porcelain company, where they learned to master the language of this delicate material while demonstrating their work traveling around the world.
In 2015 they decide to embark on this joint project.
Fascinated by figurative sculpture, the human being is the central element of his aesthetic discourse. Always starting from natural models, his sculptures made in bronze * explore different human attitudes to life and the viewer will decode according to his own experiences establishing a unique relationship that will provide a personal experience.
Despite their short career as Coderch & Malavia, they have participated in more than 15 collective and individual exhibitions, obtained several selections and awards in contests and some of their works are part of private collections in different countries in Europe, Asia and America.

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