Playing with the consumerism that revolves around pop art and the reality of our world today, Tania Blanco’s work dives into exposing recent socio-political events and environmental issues. Blanco’s realistic sculptures portray familiar goods and products but introduce new texts, forms, or materials to provoke thought and contemplation in the audience. She has recently worked with replicating familiar brands of food packaging with new and different labels to explore the current agricultural and industrial food industry and its distance from natural processes.
Tania Blanco was born in Valencia, Spain and will graduate from London’s Royal Academy of Arts’ postgraduate program in 2020. She graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2001, completing a portion of her studies at Middlesex University in London. She is currently living and studying in London, United Kingdom.
She has been the recipient of awards such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Casa de Velázquez Residency Grant, the Fundación Especial Caja Madrid Grant, the Bogliasco Foundation Residency Grant, the Caixa Galicia Foundation Artist Grant, the XX Alfons Roig Grant, the Formarte Spanish Ministry of Culture Artist Residency Grant, and the Cité Internationale des Arts Residency in Paris. She has also had the pleasure of exhibiting solo shows throughout Spain in Sevilla, Valencia, Bilbao, and Santander.