Cristina Iglesias (San Sebastián, Spain, 1956) studied Chemical Sciences in her hometown, San Sebastián (1976-1978). After a brief period in Barcelona practising pottery and drawing, she studied Sculpture at the Chelsea School of Art in London (1980- 1982). In 1988 she was granted a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Pratt Institute, New York. In 1995 she was appointed Professor of Sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich and in 1999 she won Spain’s National Prize for the Visual Arts. She has represented Spain twice at the Venice Biennale, at the 42nd edition in 1986 and at the 45th edition in 1993; at the Sydney Biennale in 1990; at the Taipei Biennial in 2003; at the SITE Santa Fe Biennial in 2006 and at the Folkstone Triennial in 2011. She has also represented her country at the World Fairs held in Seville in 1992 and Hannover in 2000, and at the 1995 Carnegie International, held at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. More recently she won the Berliner Kunstpreis 2012 awarded by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.