Ángeles Agrela

Ángeles Agrela (b.1966) was born in Úbeda, Spain, in 1966. She has resided in Naples, La Habana, and Berlin, and she currently lives and works in Granada. Her recent works seek to reconceptualise the role of women within the History of Art by creating a contemporary representative view. A key feature of her drawings is the hair, which has important cultural and historical connotations within the representation of the feminine. She uses the symbolic charge and communicatory capacity of hair to create a ‘mass’ that oftentimes substitutes the face or hides it, in order to attract our attention towards the rest of what we have chosen to represent our image. Together with the hair, colour, patterns, and fashion play a role in her discourse of ‘identity'.