Paloma Tendero is a visual artist who explores the physical and psychological relationships that spring from biological determinism. In her work, she looks at the influence of genetic disease, passed along family lines, which renders the body vulnerable to an unrequested destiny.
"Our bodies are containers which house our anatomy, alongside the stored memories of who we are and where we came from. Their forms betray a sculptural expression of each individual's inheritance. While we attempt to craft ourselves into unique beings, separated from familial features and traits, our genetic and biological characteristics remain outside of our control, sewn inside us at the very moment of conception."
She holds a Master's in Photography from the London College of Communication, London. Previous to that, she graduated with a BA Fine Arts at Complutense University, Madrid.
Since 2010, she has been exhibiting and collaborating with different artists and projects, participating in health and wellbeing through the arts programmes as well as making projects as Artist in Residence at Kenthis Town Health Centre, London in 2017 and Kultur Kontack, Vienna in 2018.