Maite Pinto

01.02.21 03.03.21

Maite Pinto lives and works in Bilbao. Her artistic practice addresses the theme of memory and identity through the recreation of images in a quest to universalize and share both private and public documents. The use of engraving as a means to recreate archival images is a position directly linked to the desire for the permanence of memory, of not forgetting.

During her Production Residency at ´ace, financed thanks to the Creation Grant from the Diputación de Bizkaia, Maite Pinto started working in our workshop on a series of images based on photographs from the Barcelona municipal archive of in women teams sports since the 30s.


The recreation of archive images through pictorial and graphic techniques is present in my practice, where I generate a reflection on memory and its universality in an attempt to rescue those images from oblivion.

The images in themselves seem very powerful to me. Recreating them using the Aquatint Silk technique gives them greater strength, and the engraving procedure provides them with its characteristic timelessness, universalizing them. The use of this technique allows me to work in a fluid way, where I get closer to the pictorial and where the delicacy of the plate also has to do with the fragility of memory itself. Working from the black, from the shadows, these fighters emerge, who, although they compete among themselves, generate a feeling of collective union where individuality is lost to think of the whole, the team.

Maite Pinto
1993| Spain

2017 | Master of Fine Arts, Manchester School of Arts, UK
2015 | Degree in Art, UPV / EHU, Bilbao

2020 | Awarded with Stand EL CORREO, International Engraving Festival, Bilbao
2019 | Memorias Analógicas, La Gota de Leche, Logroño (individual)
2018 | Katerina Eleftheriadou, Riikka Enne and Maite Pinto at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
2018 | Kindness of Strangers, Itzal Aktiboa award, Saint Jean Pied de Port, France
2017 | The Great Medical Disaster, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK

2020 | Intaglio module, CIEC Foundation, Betanzos, Spain
2019 | Screen printing module, CIEC Foundation, Betanzos, Spain
2017 | The Solomon Basque Artist Program, Residency Award, New York, USA
2017 | JOYA Arte + Ecología, Almería, Spain
2015 | Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline October 31, 2021


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