Collage: cutting reality

Carmen Alvar and Aurora Duque talk about collage, its referents: artists and collectives that exist in Madrid. They will explain the different techniques and then go on to practice and work with them in 2 different ways, postcards and microcollage badges.

DURATION: 3 hours

NUMBER OF ASSISTANTS: Minimum 10, maximum 20

Material included in the workshop price



  • History of collage
    • Before the vanguards
    • The vanguards
    • Collage today
  • How do you make a collage?
    • Elements to paste
    • Tools
    • Supports
    • Techniques
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  • References
    • Artists
    • Collectives in Madrid
  • Where to buy material?
    • The Rastro de Madrid
    • Stationery
    • Second-hand bookstores
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Change reality: collage with old and old postcards. Making a collage from old postcards through intervention with other papers, postcards and images.
Microcollage: Making a collage on 6mm circumference as an image for a sheet

Aurora Duque de la Torre (Madrid, 1966) has a degree in Hispanic Philology. Self-taught artist who has developed his artistic career within the collage.

He has made several group exhibitions: Un día contado, organized by Pinpongo, Microteatro and Maratón de Collage in Madrid (March 2015); Los días contados in Club Casa Camper in Barcelona (February 2016);En lucha común. De mujeres y hombres feministas, within the Bienal Miradas de Mujeres 2016 Biennial organized by the association MAV (Women in the Visual Arts). The project was curated by Susana Blas and coordinated by Tonia Trujillo (April 2016); I CERTAMEN ARTÍSTICO “POELLAGE: VIAJE AL COLLAGE POÉTICO, organized by Rayos y Centellas in Barcelona, ​​and curated by Carmen Berasategui and Carmen Hurtado Pérez (June 2016); Mujeres al margen in the VI Edition of the ephemeral sample of contemporary creation in spaces in disuse: Is rented / Margin with the collective La Recortada (November 2016); Women on the sidelines in the House of Culture of Azuqueca de Henares with the collective La Recortada (March 2017); La República de las mujeres  in Theatrical International in Valencia (April 2017); Yo soy, exhibition (Trans) art in Librería Cervantes and Company organized by Grupo Antifaz (May 2017); H, en Europa 20 in Madrid, organized by Pablo Ballesteros and Aurora Gorrión (May 2017); El gran fiambre fabuloso cuts in the frame of the Modernist Fair of Terrassa (Barcelona) and organized by the collective El Salto de Mendieta.

Co-editor and participant as an artist in El Libraco project of the Graphic Liberation Movement of Madrid and Barcelona, ​​and Madrid with Manuela (May 2017) and El mayor Romancero Gitano Ilustrado, by Federico García Lorca (May 2017).
Selected in the International Prize of Experimental Poetry of the Diputación de Badajoz with the work "Marca España" (October 2016).
Collaborator in the numbers 2 (February 2015) and 3 (November 2015) of the Fanzine collage INSECVI.
Collaborator with her collages in the magazine“La Ignorancia” 
Since 2014, he is part of the collaborative blog Los días contados, a project without borders and without locations, in which his participants create a daily collage based on a common image.
Belongs to the collectives La Recortada and Collage is mafia.

Carmela Alvar Beltrán (Madrid, 1989) has a degree in Fine Arts, with a Master's Degree in Artistic Production and is currently doing her doctoral thesis "Archeology of the found object" at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He has made research stays in Milan and Cuenca and the plastic conclusion of this work has led to the individual exhibition "Haciendo Memoria" in different venues of the Antonio Pérez Foundation Museum. His work has been exhibited in Madrid, Valencia, Alicante, Badajoz, Cuenca, etc. His work was focused for a long time in painting, until he discovered the possibilities of collage. This incessant treasure seeker turns the found objects into small works with their own stories.

You can see his works at: and searching on Facebook: Carmen Alvar

If you are interested in this workshop contact us and we will inform you about the next edition.