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Artistic Director

María José R. Escolar www.mjrescolar.com  is a Spanish artist. She has a Degree in Fine Arts (University of Salamanca, Spain). She completed her formation at The Rijksakademie van Beeldenden Kunsten, Amsterdam. In the last 25 years she has lived in UAE, China, Syria, Morocco, Belgium, Gabon. She is currently living and working in Madrid (Spain).

María José began her career in 1989 and has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in many countries. 

During her stay (2017-2021) in the United Arab Emirates , she has been an active member of the creative arts scene, participating in several exhibitions, as The Universality of Family Photographs at Warehouse 421, curated by Michele Bambling; The Trip, in collaboration with Fernando López at Jameel Arts Center in Dubai; The Rhythm of Patterns, a group exhibition curated by Nina Heydeman, Interconnections at Sharjah Art Museum. She was also a commissioned artist in the ADMAF booth in Abu Dhabi Art 2019. 

Her works are present in private collections in different countries as well as in foundations such as ADMAF (Abu Dhabi), at Maraya Art Center (Sharjah) or in public institutions such as INJUVE (Spain).