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Alejandra Gandía-Blasco Lloret

Alejandra Gandia-Blasco obtained a degree in Fine Art at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). With academic training in Design and Communication in the Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

She has always been interested in culture and the humanities in general and, after showing her work in a series of group and individual art exhibitions, she joined GANDIABLASCO in 2012.

She currently holds the post of Assistant Creative and Communications Director, putting into practice her concept of art and design as being intimately linked with everyday life and its many expressive and communicative languages, and as the product of multicultural exchange and knowledge.

As an interdisciplinary creative artist, her work is based on concepts of the visual art, applied to the design of everyday objects and of spaces, the plastic arts and new communication concepts.

 

LECTURES AND EVENTS SELECTION:

2017 Invited to be part of Design Stories during the Furniture Istanbul fair in the CNR Expo of the historic city, with the short talk “The important of the interdisciplinary working as designer, a question of attitude”

2017 Interior Design of the site specific artwork “Dactiloscopia rosa” of the artist Marco Canevacci in Naves Matadero Madrid with the outdoor furniture collections of Gandiablasco. Exhibition curated by The vanguard Art center Museum La Neomudéjar.

2017 Invited to be part of Masterly – The Ducth in Milano”, Turati Palace “Dutch designers, artisans and design agencies self-presentation in the city center of Milan”

2017 Speaker in the en el University course of advanced interior design, Faculty of Commerce and Tourism of Madrid, UCM

2016 Design of the IVAM’s hall space with the gandiablaco’s collections, during the event Abierto Valencia

2016 Gandiablasco’s acquisition prize in Abierto Valencia with LAVAC

2016 Design of the LA NUBE INCM Madrid spaces with the gandiablasco furniture collections during the 13th edition of the Madrid’s architecture week. A 1200 meters and 5 km of sewing inflatable pavilion, for meetings and presentations inside the EASA Denmark program (European Architect Students Assembly)

2016 Valentina space design of Alejandra Gandia-Blasco for GAN, awarded in the EDIDA Spain Awards and nominated to the International EDIDA Awards

2016 Design of the Bombay Saphire space “The Art room” with the gandiablasco’s furniture collections

2016 Design of the ARCO Foundation Hall, 35th Anniversary: Carlos Bunga Hall and ARCO Foundation Hall with gandiablasco furniture

2015 Design and installation of the Valencia’s Museum of Modern Art Hall IVAM, during “IVAM night” with gandiablasco furniture

2015 Workshop GANDIABLASCO in EASD Valencia DesignLab-Ideas laboratory

2015 Workshop “The power of Ideas”, Innovation and design thinking for growth, To Design 2015, Operae Turin.

2015  Speaker “Meeting on the collecting”, lectura “Ideas collecting” presentation and  moderation by Javier González de Durana, art historian and  curator of the exhibition “La Piel Translúcida,” Iberdrola artworks collection exhibited in Bancaja Cultural Center

2015 Cultura del Marketing  Matchday (VII Edición) UPV, Presentación: “Consumidor Vs Estética en el diseño de mobiliario. Una cuestión de estilo”

2015 Networking Design Day en Barcelona con Barcelona Centre de Disseny + ANIEME

2015 Networking-Workshop Smart-Cities /// Instituto Tecnológico de la cerámica + AIDIMA: Orientar productos innovadores dirigidos a cubrir las necesidades en el entorno emergente de las ciudades inteligentes desde la industria del hábitat

2014 Mesa redonda “Alrededor de la silla” Escola d’art y i Superior de Disseny de València, EASD

2014 Talk Made in & Design: a strong and winning connection en Operae Festival Torino, Italia + b2b encuentro con creativos.

2014 Workshop colaboración Escenografía inhabitada, IED Altamira Palace, Madrid.

2014 Jurado en el Concurso Arte in el territorio y la Arquitectura UPV.

2014 Colaboración Premio de adquisición en Abierto Valencia 2014

2013 Workshop “Innovar de la mano del cliente, cómo las técnicas de innovación pueden ser de aplicación en el día a día de la actividad empresarial, Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) UPV

2013 Part of the Jury in the International Furniture Design Contest CETEM.

2013 Part of the Jury in the 2012-2013 CEU-UCH Extraordinary Awards for end-of-course students

2012 Pechakucha in “Noche del Diseño, la Arquitectura y la Solidaridad” at Official Architects College Headquartes in Alicante

EXHIBITIONS

2016 Valentina rug for GAN selected for the exhibition “Entender el caos. Retículas en la vida cotidiana” en la UPV, Polytechnic University of Valencia. Curated by Gabriel Songel, UPV Professor of design and Innoarea founder.

2013 Surf collection design by Alejandra Gandia-Blasco for GAN, exhibited in the Elle Decor Amsterdam Woomendtrend Festival.

2012 Individual exhibition of photography, sculpture and videoart, “Conversations with the classic”, in a private house of the city center open to the public.

2010 Collective exhibition at Frax fundation, Haz Mat (materiales peligrosos), “Sin Medidas”

2009 Collective exhibition of engraving at the CAM headquarters, “Fluidos” with “Ósmosis inversa”

2008 Klein-Schreuder garden exhibition of sculptures in Alfaz del Pí, Alicante

2007 Collective exhibition of sculpture “In/Out” with “Note it”, Fine Arts Circle of Valencia