Melgar, Valladolid, 1958.
Ampudia is one of Spain’s most renowned artists.
With a critical attitude, he looks into artistic processes and the significance of works of art. He analyses his work and that of his colleagues, considering the artist as an idea manager. He allows for creators to have a political role and studies the strategies that enable them underpin them, their production mechanisms, their promotion and consumption. He respects the effectiveness of the spaces assigned to art and values the analysis and experience of those who contemplate and interpret a work of art.
In 2008 he won an award as the best Spanish participant in ARCO, with the ARCO-BEEP Prize, Electronic Art Collection.
The same year, he was awarded the Delfina Foundation scholarship (London). He also received the AECA Prize at ARCO18 for his multidisciplinary work.
His work has been exhibited internationally in places such as ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan; Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico; Boston Center for the Arts, Boston (MA), USA; the Ayala Museum, Manilia, the Philippines; the Real Academia de España in Rome; and in biennials such as the one in Singapore, Havana and the End of the World Biennial.
His work forms part of collections like MNCARS, MUSAC, ARTIUM, IVAM and La Caixa.
He lives and works in Madrid.
Works in the collection:See website