Maria José R. Escolar

María José R. Escolar is a Spanish artist. She has a Degree in Fine Arts (University of Salamanca, Spain). She completed her formation in The Netherlands (Rijksakademie van Beeldenden Kunsten, Amsterdam) and in Belgium (Institut Wallon de Formation IFAPME, Namur). In the last 25 years she has lived in China, Syria, Morocco, Belgium, Gabon and Spain. She is currently living and working in Abu Dhabi (UAE).


María José began her career in 1989 and has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, UAE, China, Morocco, Syria…She is a member of the board and cofounder of the group of art The Art Circle (Abu Dhabi). On June 2019, she presented the exhibition The Universality of Family Photographs in Warehouse 421(Abu Dhabi) in cooperation with Lest We Forget. Tow pieces of her latest series The Colour of Memory were acquired by ADMAF (Abu Dhabi Music & arts Fundation) and displayed in Abu Dhabi Art 2019.




2017 Kodak/The Hands of the Soul, Díaz-Caneja Foundation, Palencia, Spain.

2015 Rina Bouwen Space, Madrid,Spain.

2013 Portraits, Institut Français, Libreville, Gabón.

2004 Flowers and Stones, Galerie Gavilan, Bruxelles, Belgique.

2003 Sardón Gallery, León,Spain.

1999 Sand Boxes,Cervantes Institute, Damascus,Syria.

1998 Sardón Gallery, León, Spain.

1997 The Frontier, García Lorca Cultural Center, Melilla,Spain.

1994 Secrets and Lies, Sala Luis de Ajuria, Vitoria,Spain.

Sardón Gallery, León,Spain.




2019 Abu Dhabi Art 2019.

The Universality of the Family Photographs, Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2018 Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, UAE.

2012 Artis Gallery, Salamanca,Spain.

2011 UBS Bank S.A., Madrid,Spain.

Artis Gallery, Salamanca,Spain.

2000 Contemporary Art Fair LINEART (Sardón Gallery), Ghent, Bélgica.

1998 Sardón Gallery, León,Spain.

1995 Novart Gallery, Madrid,Spain.

1993 Ritan Gallery, Beijing, China.

1992 Made in Europe, Kettle´s Yard Gallery, Cambridge,UK.

Carta Blanca, Provincial Council, Palencia,Spain.

Consecuencias, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlín,Germany.

1991 Goethe Institute, Madrid, Spain.

1990 Germinations 5 (European Biennial of Young Artists), ELAC, Lyon, Francia Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany; Centrum voor Beeldenden Kunsten Kert, Breda, Holland.

1989 National Exhibition of Young Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain.

Showing all 10 results