Marina Rubio IN RESiDENCE at the School Infanta Isabel d’Aragó

Marina Rubio (Zaragoza, 1986)

Marina Rubio's work, through sculptural practice, assumes ways of interfering in the reading of material culture, speculating on the origin and form of the things with which we share our daily lives, as well as experimenting with the processes of transformation linked to the material that shapes them, that we inhabit and builds us. Her works are often born from the study of a specific materiality, they move between the residual, as opposed to the constructed. They move through the accidental, the playful or the random, working with conscious processes but usually involving a loss of control over the results.

She has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. In 2015 she moved to Bilbao to study for a master's degree in Ceramics, Art and Function at the University of the Basque Country. Until 2021 she was a resident artist at the artistic production centre La Escocesa, of the Barcelona City Council, where she actively participated in the association that manages the space.

She has exhibited in different spaces in the territory, Swab, Artnou, Centre d'Art Contemporani Fabra i Coats, El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, Museu Nacional de la Ceràmica i les Arts Sumptuàries (Valencia), Fundació Vila Casas (Palafrugell), CERCO, Sala Juana Francés (Zaragoza), Institut Aragonès d'Art i Cultura Contemporània Pablo Serrano (Zaragoza), Tangent Projects (Hospitalet), Biscaia Aretoa (Bilbao), Intermediae (Madrid), Biennal de Casablanca, among others. She collaborated on educational projects with the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona), La Escocesa, the Harinera community culture centre (Zaragoza) and other cultural centres and schools. Together with the artist Juan David Galindo Guarín, they form the Marco i Guarín collective, producing large-scale works that move from sculpture to installation, to talk about architectural obsolescence, ruin, archaeology and artifice in relation to the political production of history.

She has been a member of the Santa Mònica art centre team since 2021, as technical director of exhibitions.

Presentation updated in September 2023

School Infanta Isabel d’Aragó

The Infanta Isabel (Sant Martí de Provençals) took part in the first edition of EN RESiDÈNCiA (2009-2010), which resulted in the play "Deu mil hores", with Salvador Juanpere. Its creation process helped to establish many of the elements that have become characteristic of the programme. Subsequently, it has hosted the residencies of Antònia del Río (2013-2014), Martí Anson (2015-2016), Tanit Plana (2021-2022) and Paulina Flores (2022-2023). Once again, the Infanta Isabel is participating with a group of 4th ESO students


The Infanta Isabel d'Aragó began its trajectory in 1962 to educate the boys and girls of the working-class families who had settled in the neighbourhood, which had been cut off in the urban expansion of Barcelona towards the Besòs River. According to the pedagogue and scientist Angeleta Ferrer (Barcelona, 1904 - 1992), teacher and director of the centre in its first years of operation, the Infanta Isabel "has always been an internally vibrant centre, constantly renewing itself and with an unsurpassable desire to improve".


4th ESO students


Brugués Olivella and Esther Villanueva

Committee and coordination

A Bao A Qu


Institut de Cultura de Barcelona and Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona