Antonia Penia is a visual artist that works in photography, video and performance art. She was born in Galicia, Spain, and has been based in London, UK, since 2010.
Through exploring and insinuating her self-image, she began to create intimate, sensual and provocative images to explore identity, gender, and social and cultural status. She explores her sexual expression with her first work, ' Leave Me Alone' (2004). With her sensual and powerful underwater film series' Symbiosis of Liquid dreams', she won 'The Young Creator of the Year Award' at Feria de Arte Contemporáneo in Madrid (2008).
She began to work for Spain’s most elite erotic publications. She claimed her first Playboy cover at the age of 26.
Her work has been shaped by these disparate feelings of longing, loss, mental health, censorship and her connection to the natural and spiritual world. She is challenging the history of patriarchy and the abuse of power through gender across her life. She believes in equality, and she fights for her rights. Antonia’s radical, intense, passionate and energetic personality helps her to be able to have her creative vision and expression.
Antonia has two MA's in Photography. UAL, 2022, London. EFTI, 2003, Madrid.
She believes that the foundation of life is learning, and learning is a living experience. The Art of Living.
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2021-2022 MA Fashion Photography, London College of Fashion. UAL.
2002-2003 MA Photography. EFTI. Madrid.
2000-2002 HNC Photography & Film. EISV. Galicia. Spain.
Portrait of Britain | 2022 WINNER
Photo España, Art-Madrid | 2015 SHORTLISTED
Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Art-Madrid | 2008 WINNER YOUNG CREATOR OF THE YEAR
2022 Liberation. Solo Performance, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK.
2021 Sex is the Earth. Group show at Women Exposed online. Curated by Nadia Nervo.
2018 Know Your Roots. Group Show, Musueum of London. Heritage Lottery Fund, Uk.
2014 Symbiosis of Liquid Dreams. Group show, Resistance Gallery- London, UK.
2013 Around Me Group Show. September 2013, EFTI Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2009 Leave me Alone. Fernando Magdalena Art Gallery, Vigo, Spain.
2009 Symbiosis of Liquid Dreams. Group show. "Re-Género" exhibition, Cultural Center of Spain, Lima, Peru.
2008 Symbiosis of Liquid Dreams. DEARTE Art Fair, Madrid, Spain (Young Artist Prize Winner).
2006 Leave Me Alone, solo exhibition, Dolores de Sierra Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2006 Leave Me Alone, solo exhibition, Irina Maldonado Art Gallery, Toledo, Spain.
2006 Leave Me Alone solo exhibition, Art Gallery, Olías del Rey, Spain.
2005 Leave Me Alone. TIAF, Toronto, Canada.
2004 Leave Me Alone. Group show. Acer-Arte Art Gallery, Oviedo, Spain.
2003 Leave Me Alone. Group show. May-July 2003, PHotoEspaña 2003, Madrid, Spain.