Born in Seville, Spain in 1946 Manolo Quejido has developed a series of pictorial practices interrelated with what might be called “extended painting” or “painting in action” throughout his career. His conceptual ideas have often translated into an active commitment to the creation of venues and processes for collective debate. Quejido was part of what critics have called the New Madrid Figuration, a movement that started in the late 1970s, along with artists such as Alfonso Albacete, Chema Cobo, and Luis Gordillo. He received a grant from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, and from the Juan March Foundation in 1981. His solo exhibitions include Manolo Quejido – Pintura en acción, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville (2007); Manolo Quejido – Obra recente, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona (2001); and Manolo Quejido, Galeria Juan Silió, Santander, Spain (1999).  Selected group exhibitions include I Have a Dream: International Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama (2009); and  El efecto Guerrero: José Guerrero y la pintura española de los años 70 y 80, Museo de Navarra, Pamplona (2006).