Alicia Rios • Spanish Food Artist • Maker of Edible Hats ~ Books & Cities

My partner, artist Richard Kurtz and I were experiencing a wild and profound art retrospective at MACBA in Barcelona by artist Antoni Miralda titled, MIRALDA MADEINUSA when we met artist, Alicia Rios. Alicia is a food artist who makes edible hats, books and cities. She is a long time and dear friend of Miralda.

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Alicia Rios & Richard Kurtz • MACBA Barcelona Spain • MIRALDA MADEINUSA • Photo by Jennifer Esperanza

 

We were enchanted by Alicia & I asked her if we could photograph her.

She agreed & invited us to her home in Madrid, where we were traveling next.

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Spanish Food Artist Alicia Rios • Madrid Spain • Photo by Jennifer Esperanza

 

Alicia was a personal chef for John Cage and worked with Pedro Almadovar.  

She is and expert on Olive Oil and Spanish Food.  

She has written many books & has performed all over the world.

 

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Spanish Food Artist Alicia Rios • Madrid Spain • Photo by Jennifer Esperanza

Richard and I were blessed to spend an afternoon with Alicia.

We ate wonderful food, drank wine, and listened to her stories.

 

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“Olive oil is the ever present guide in all of my wanderings.
Olive oil is the thread that ties together all of my searches, researches and inspirations.

As an olive oil taster I seek out its sensory qualities. As an historian of olive oil culture I have published either with Lourdes March or on my own the results of my investigations in the form of books and articles.

As a stylist, I have produced considerable graphic material.

As an artist, oil is the basis of all my performances, actions and reactions.”

Alicia Rios

 

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Spanish Food Artist Alicia Rios • Madrid Spain • Photo by Jennifer Esperanza

 

 

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Spanish Food Artist Alicia Rios • Madrid Spain • Photo by Jennifer Esperanza

 

 

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Spanish Food Artist Alicia Rios • Madrid Spain • Photo by Jennifer Esperanza

 

 

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Artist Richard Kurtz Photographing Spanish Food Artist Alicia Rios • Madrid Spain • Photo by Jennifer Esperanza

 

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Me wearing a felted mushroom hat made by Spanish Food Artist Alicia Rios in honor of John Cage • Madrid Spain

 

Alicia Rios • Website

www.alicia-rios.com

A Great Blog about Miralda’s show at MACBA

MIRALDA MADEINUSA, THE (VINTAGE) GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD

Via SERIOUS ABOUT FOOD

miralda-madeinusa-the-vintage-geopolitics-of-food 

www.richardkurtz.com

Spanish Food Artist Alicia Rios • Madrid Spain • Photo by Jennifer Esperanza

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1 Comment

  • EDUARDO HERNANDEZ DE LA PAVA

    08.04.2017 at 10:21 Reply

    Excelent, artistic photos by Esperanza & works together with the great artist Richard Kurtz.
    Congratulations about MACBA Barcelona.
    Your friend,
    Eduardo Hernández de la Pava
    Art Consultant
    Curator
    Art Collector

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