Olimpia Velasco

(Spain 1970 -)


Olimpia Velasco was born in Madrid and currently lives and works in Palma de Mallorca. Her work relates to lines (which form pathways to infinity) and others worlds (which allow us to survive in our existing world) from a woman ́s perspective. Her obsession is about desire, nomadic thinking, the capacity to float in a vacuum (silence) and the power to cross over the line that control us and exposes us. These concepts repeat themselves in her work taking different forms. This is how she frees herself from the whirlwind of chaos that pursues her and she transforms this into an art.

2001-2003 Printing and lithography works, Fundación Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca.
1999-2000 Second year of Doctorate, department.of painting, University of Fine Arts of Madrid
1998-1999 First year of Doctorate, Grant Sócrates, T.E.I. Athinon, Atenas, Grecia
1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, speciality in Paintig, University Complutense of Madrid
1992 Degree in Graphic by Centro Español de Nuevas Profesiones, Madrid

Olimpia’s works were selected for over 30 grants, awards and scholarships including the 9th Bienale of Plastic Arts of Albecete, a scholarship residency in Tannerie, Barjols in France and a residency at the Venice Sculpture Laboratory.
Düsseldorf Airport / Colección DKV / Colección Diezy7 / Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Hospital del Rey, Melilla /Ajuntament de Palma de Mallorca /Colección Jesús Bárcenas / Colegio de España en París / Editorial América- Ibérica / Lego-Group /Esquina Arte Contemporáneo /SKLgallery / H.C Espai Lluc Fluxà ./ Ajuntament Calvià / Ajuntament de Inca / Ajuntament de Marraxti


Has exhibited her works in galleries, museums and art fairs including MARCA Museum, JustMad Arte Fair, Art Beijing, Artelisboa, Estampa, Korean International Art Fair (KIAF), and Art Paris among others.