About

Artist Statement

Kora Moya Rojo is a visual artist creating paintings that revolve around fluidity, nostalgia, and womanhood. Rendered in a pulsating palette of cold blues and warm reds, her vibrant works infuse autobiographical, historical, and religious iconographies with a rural sensibility. Examining the complex effects of childhood trauma, female oppression and urban migration, she investigates personal displacement and national identity in symbolic scenarios that overflow with utopian potential. Digitally reconstructing dreams, imaginations and memories into enchanting drawings and canvases, Moya Rojo creates eerie worlds that inhabit the liminal space between the conscious and the unconscious. Her androgynous, embryonic figures stretch beyond the earthly domain to the otherworldly as they hybridize with provincial food, coalesce with existing objects, and mutate with unspecified surroundings. In a continuous metamorphosis, the internal and external forces at play make the familiar foreign, and the foreign disturbingly familiar.

Kora Moya Rojo (b. 1993, Spain) lives and works in London. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Murcia (Murcia, Spain, 2015). Recent exhibitions include ‘Dark Roots’ at Liliya Art Gallery (London, UK, 2022), ‘Soho Revue Gallery x The Little Scarlett Door’ in Soho (London, UK, 2022), ‘Realities’ with The Artistellar in Shoreditch (London, UK, 2021), and ‘Every Woman Biennial’ at The Copeland Gallery (London, UK, 2021). Latest features include All She Makes and Friend of the Artist. Moya Rojo is part of the Winsor & Newton private art collection. She did a residency at Joya Air (Spain, 2021) and has recently finished another one at Cobertizo (Mexico, 2022).

CV

Born in Spain, 1993. Lives and works in London.

Education

Fine Arts Degree, University of Fine Arts, Murcia, Spain.

Solo Exhibitions

2023
Solo Show, SENS Gallery, Hong Kong (Upcoming)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023
CACOTOPIA 07, Annka Kultys, London, UK (Upcoming)
Group Show, Milan, ITA (Upcoming)
Group Show, Mexico City, MEX (Upcoming)  

2022
Narratives in Blossoming Vigor, SENS Gallery, Hong Kong, HK
Dark Roots, trio show, curated by Elza Meryon, Liliya Art Gallery, London, UK
Soho Revue x The Little Scarlett Door, curated by India Rose James, Soho Revue, London, UK
Looking Back to Move Forward, curated by Katerina Patsalidou and Mikaella Melanidou, Visual Space, Palia Agora Palouriotissas, CYP
Artists for Ukraine Charity Auction, organised by Joséphine Bailey, Procrastinarting_, Online

2021
Realities, curated by Adele Smejkal, The Artistellar, London, UK
Christmas Pop-up
, curated by Katerina Patsalidou and Mikaella Melanidou, Visual Space, Nicosia, CYP
Art for Relief x The Auction Collective Charity Auction, organised by Marie Hilgers, Art for Relief, Online
Into The Cosmere, curated by Jack Trodd, Brushes With Greatness, London, UK
Euphoric, curated by Joséphine May Bailey, Procrastinarting_, Online
Thirty Six Hours Exhibition, curated by Ladies Drawing Clüb, Online
Every Woman Biennial, curated by Eddy Grattan Bellew and Ruby Streek, The Copeland Gallery, London, UK

2019
Summer Salon 2019, curated by Eleanor Pearce, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

2017
House of Horrors – First Thursdays, Creative Debuts, curated by Alex Rollings and Callum Hall, Black & White Building, London, UK
Abstractive, Creative Debuts, curated by Alex Rollings and Callum Hall, Black & White Building, London, UK
Creative Debuts x Bond Dickinson, Creative Debuts, curated by Alex Rollings and Callum Hall, Newcastle, UK

2016
Creative Debuts x WeWork Devonshire, Creative Debuts, curated by Alex Rollings and Callum Hall, London, UK
Creative Debuts x WeWork Paddington, Creative Debuts, curated by Alex Rollings and Callum Hall, London, UK
7+7 La Mar De Músicas Festival, Archaeological Museum, Cartagena, ESP
Camina, toca y recuerda, University of Murcia, Murcia, ESP

2015
The Perpetual Transformation, Fine Arts University of Murcia, Murcia, ESP

2014
II Explosición Colectiva Bellas Artes, Cuadros López Art Gallery, Murcia, ESP
Exposición Fotográfica, Los Olmos, Alhama de Murcia, ESP
Exposición de Pintura, Dibujo y  Fotografía, The Grand Casino, Cartagena, ESP

Residencies

2022
COBERTIZO, Jilotepec, MEX

2021
Joya Air, Almería, ESP

Collections

Winsor & Newton ‘Alchemy & Artistry’

Press

2022
‘8 must-see art exhibitions in Hong Kong this November’ Narratives in Blossoming Vigor with SENS Gallery, Lifestyle Asia, online
‘Live Interview with Kora Moya Rojo’, Interview with Elza Meryon, Liliya Art Gallery, Online.
Studio Visit ‘A peaceful place filled with paints and plants’ by DATEAGLE ART. Interview and photography by Vanessa Murrell, Online.
Interview ‘Dreaming of a dreamworld’ by DATEAGLE ART. Interview and photography by Vanessa Murrell, Online.

2021
‘Story Behind the Painting | Interview with Kora Moya Rojo’, Interview with Yannis Kostarias, Art Verge, Online.
‘New from Emerging Artists’, Artsy Collection, Online
‘Artist Kora Moya Rojo’, Interview with Leila Antakly, Ninu Nina, Online.
‘Marvelous Artist’s Book: Collective Art Book Series No.2’, Marvelous Art Gallery, Print.
‘Exclusive Interview’, Interview with Yayinlanma Tarihi, Marvelous Art Gallery, Online.
‘Issue 1’, All She Makes, curated by ArtGirlRising, Online and Print.
‘Lockdown Live 16’, Interview with Anna Woodward, The Artist Contemporary, Online. 
‘Instagram Community’, Interview with Joséphine May Bailey, Procrastinarting, Online.
‘Art Features‘, curated by Jack Trodd, Brushes With Greatness, Online.