Mariya Alipieva is a multidisciplinary artist born in Bulgaria in 1981, living and working in Spain since 2003. Her projects explore the intimate relationship between individuals and their environment. Alipieva’s artistic production delves into the elements that surround us and how we shape ourselves to conform to the standards imposed by contemporary society. Through her work, she invites audiences to reflect on the acts and rituals ingrained in the first-world lifestyle, which is often closely related to constant concern for physical appearance and social status.
Her work has been featured in contemporary art exhibitions and fairs in Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, Slovenia, Latvia, the United States, Australia, China, Taiwan and South Korea. In recent years, she has been recognized for her work, including winning the 12th Biennial of Ceramics in Vendrell (Spain, 2022), being a finalist in the 4th Latvia Ceramics Biennale (Latvia, 2023), the 16th International Biennial of Ceramic Art of Aveiro (Portugal, 2023), the 5th International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM (Slovenia, 2023), the 41st International Ceramics Competition of Alcora (Spain, 2022), the 15th International Ceramics Biennial in Manises (Manises, 2022), the Third Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award (China, 2023), having a Solo Exhibition Project selected for the Yingee Ceramic Museum in 2023 (Taiwan, 2021), receiving a grant for Exhibition Production and Artistic Training (Menorca Island Council, 2021), and receiving an Honorable Mention in the Korean Ceramic Biennale (Korea, 2021).