Andrea Santolaya (b. Madrid, 1982) earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York where she also worked for Manolo Valdes photographing his monumental sculptures in NYC at Broadway Avenue and the N.Y Botanical Garden. Previously, she photographed the Making of the film “The Honour of the Wronged” by artist Carlos García-Alix.
She has published “Looking for Felipe Sandoval”, T. Editions, “Manolo Valdés. Sixteen Sculptures in New York” with TF Editions, “Around” with La Oficina Editions and “Manolo Valdes. Botanical Garden in New York with La Fabrica Editions. This book earned the 1st Prize for best art publication 2014 by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Spain.
Andrea has exhibited in the United States, Italy, France, Venezuela and her home country Spain. Her first individual exhibition on Women Boxers “Around” was at Marlborough Gallery in Madrid as part of Photoespaña Festival 2011. In 2012 she opened her solo show “And when I opened my eyes. They were already there” at Freites Gallery in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2014 she opened "Cartes de visite" at Palau de la Musica in Valencia and "Waniku. Where water rumbles” at Mondo Galeria in Spain.