Born in Galicia, Spain, I became an Architect after finishing my studies at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Estudios Integrados de ArquitecturaIE University, Spain. 


In Madrid I gained work experience through internships in various architecture studios, during my studies and as an architect. In 2012, I decided to expand my creative practice with a Master of Fine Arts degree, which is what brought me to the UK after being accepted into the University of Edinburgh.


In June 2014 I graduated with Distinction of the MFA in Art Space & Nature at the University of Edinburgh. In December 2014 I became part of the multidisciplinar architectural practice BDP (Building Design Partnership).


In the UK I alternated architectural practice with installation-based artistic practice and illustration work, exhibiting in the UK (Ann Lantair GalleryPatriothall Gallery, The Lighthouse), Japan (Yamaguchi Institute of Contemporary Art) and USA (Seattle Architecture Foundation). 

In 2019, after 5 years working for the architectural firm BDP, and gaining invaluable experience working in international projects (Astra Zeneca Headquarters, Glasgow Queen Street Station...), it was time for me to continue my career back in Spain to be closer to my family. I started working for the outfitters Candido Hermida Constructora, Spain.


Currently I continue alternating my office based work with artistic practice, focusing on illustration work.






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