Cristina BanBan (b. 1987, Barcelona) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her painting and drawing practice explores the form of the human body, pushing boundaries of proportions with the depiction of voluptuous feminine figures. Reminiscent of 18th century neoclassical paintings and influenced by anime, expressionist aesthetics, pop culture and lived experience, BanBan’s works empower their feminine protagonists by making them feel monumental whether contained in a large canvas or a small work on paper. Harmoniously mixing the real and the imaginary, BanBan creates intimate everyday scenes that speak to the social expectations, norms and societal values surrounding femininity and millennial life in the tech era. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and is represented by 1969 Gallery, New York where she has had solo exhibitions in 2019 and 2020. Other recent solo and two-person exhibitions include those at 68 Projects, Berlin (2019); the Dot Project, London (2018 and 2017); Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2018). Recent group exhibitions include Auguries of Innocence, Fredericks & Freiser, New York (2020); Extra, The Hole, New York (2019); Forms, Cob Gallery, London (2018); and Griffin Art Prize, Griffin Gallery, London (2017). Other exhibitions include those at Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, Stems Gallery, Brussels, WOAW, Hong Kong, Albertz Benda, New York (forthcoming), and Kunstraum Potsdam, Germany (forthcoming). BanBan was awarded the Arts Club Prize from Royal Academy of Arts (2017).