Naia del Castillo (Bilbao, 1975) is an artist, teacher and researcher. She is graduated in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country, specializing in sculpture, and obtained a Master’s at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. She is currently a doctoral candidate and a teacher at the Department of Sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of the Basque Country.
Del Castillo has lived and worked in Bilbao, Rotterdam, London, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, New York, Hong Kong and Madrid, thanks to funding from various grants awarded by, respectively, la Académie de France à Madrid, Casa de Velázquez (2015), Fundación Arte y Derecho (2011), ISCP, Internacional Studio and Curatorial Program in New York (2009), Real Academia de España in Rome (2007), Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2004) and Generación 2000 de Caja Madrid.
She has held individual and collective exhibitions nationally, and internationally, in the USA, Latin America, Europe and Asia. These include Flujos (Fundación Bilbaoarte, Bilbao, 2014), Altered Perceptions in the I live tomorrow gallery (Hong Kong, 2011), Time After Diamonds (DeSantos Gallery, Houston, 2009), El Reino del Silencio. Escultura española 2000-2010 (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, 2009), Nuevas Historias. A New View of Spanish Photography and Video Art (a travelling exhibition in 2008 that journeyed to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Kulturhuset, Stockholm; National Museum Photography Den Sorte Diamant, Royal Library, Copenhagen; Kuntsi Museum, Finland; and Sternesen Museum, Norway); Doce Artistas en el Museo del Prado (Museo del Prado, Madrid, 2007), Take me with you (Círculo de BBAA, Madrid and Mori Museum, Japón, 2006), PHotoEspaña04 and PHotoEspaña 05, the year she received the Best Exhibition award in the OFF Festival, Parisphoto 05 with Galería Distrito4 where she was one of the artists selected to represent Spain, Trampas y Seducciones (Sala Alcala 31, Madrid, 2004), Naia del Castillo (Museo ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2004), and Fragilities (Festival Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse 2001).
Naia del Castillo’s work is to be found in collections of the Maison Européene de la Photographie of Paris, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museo del Prado or Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, among others.