Ana Barriga was born in Jerez, Spain in 1984. He completed a Masters in Idea y Producción (Idea and Production) from the University of Seville (2014-15) and a Degree in Fine Arts from the same university (2014). Barriga’s paintings try to find a balance between reason and emotion. She uses humor, play and irony to allow unpredictable situations. Play is very important both in her work and in her way of working. She takes children's toys, decorative objects or everyday objects which she paints, breaks, mutilates, assembles as if she was playing with them. She then erases, repopulates, modifies and even intervenes with spray as if it were a vandalism towards her own painting. Selected solo shows include Maní, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020); De Animales a Dioses, Centro Andalúz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain (2019); Charleston, Lambada y Perreo, Galería BIRIMBAO, Seville, Spain (2018), Ni Trono Ni Reina, Galería Yusto Giner, Málaga, Spain (2017), El Hombre y la Madera, Galería BIRIMBAO. Seville, Spain (2015). Selected group exhibitions include BMural, Barcelona, Spain (2019); KNOTENPUNK Festivas, Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (2019); Universes, Imola, Italy (2018); MACO, México (2018); ARCO, Madrid, Spain (2018); Ensoñaciones, SC Gallery, Bilbao, Spain (2017); El aire que nos llega, Galería Birimbao, Seville, Spain (2017); Estampa, Galería Yusto Giner, Málaga, Spain (2016); CREADORES 2016, La Térmica, Málaga, Spain (2016); Málaga Crea, CAC de Málaga, Spain (2016); Gramática y bricolaje, Yusto Giner, Malaga, Spain (2016); NEIGHBOUR III, CAC de Málaga, Spain (2016); BEAUTY, MAD Antequera, Spain (2016); and ON COLOR, New Spanish Contemporary Painting, SCAN, 123 Pop-up Gallery. London (2016). Barriga has received numerous prizes. Most recent include Void projects, Miami (2018); Generaciones, Fundación Montemadrid, Casa Encendida, Madrid (2018); XIX Certamen Nacional de Pintura (2018); DKV Prize, Feria de Estampa, Galería T0, Madrid (2017); International Painting Prize Focus, Seville (2017); XXIII Certamen Artes Plásticas Universidad de Sevilla, CICUS, Seville (2017).