What inspires you in life? Im fascinated by the work made by women who make pictures. Photographers, filmmakers, painters… they develop extremely inspiring work for those of us who are lucky enough to see it. There is a special strength in all of them.

What does art mean to you? A trade or profession, not less important than any other, that allows us to step into the personal world of each artist. In general artists are very generous, they tell us through pictures the particular way in which they live and see the world. The rest of us are lucky to be able to admire it.

Is it easy being a woman in your world?
The academic world is still very much a “man’s world”, even considering the vast amount of women researchers and teachers in the University.

A place that makes you happy
The triangle formed by the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Thyssen Museum. To walk around those streets wondering what is awaiting there for us and walking into those buildings always coming out a different person to the one that came in.

A place, a plan and a restaurant in Pamplona.
A visit to the University of Navarra Museum, a walk around the Ciudadela and a stop at La Capilla restaurant.

Are you a beach or a swimming-pool type of person?
Beach! I believe the sea to be a great source of energy.

Who has always been an icon for you? The historian Estrella De Diego. It’s a huge reference to me, her ideas and the way she reflects on artistic issues. She has the ability to turn things around, even what we take for granted. She questions everything again and again.

Your favourite artist? That’s a very complicated question, it’s lucky that we don’t have to choose. I always enjoy the work of Antonio Saura, I admire his ability to use a very contemporary approach for his time, even from a very closed up Spain. During the dictatorship the country was very reluctant to welcome any avant-garde perspectives and he did it by taking it to a very personal level, like his fears and monsters, as he said.

A book, a song and a film.
Book: Ways of Seeing by John Berger.
Song: Bluebird, One Self.
Película: Domicile Conjugal, by François Truffaut.

A TV series? Im not “up-to-date”, but Friends definitely marked my adolescence.

What are your wardrobe essentials? A long black coat and a pair of Vans.

Something never missing from your bag? My airpods. There is always waiting moments and I love to listen to podcasts and learn while I’m on the bus or out for a walk.

In your fridge there’s always… Almond milk, I love it!

Any key tip for taking care of the planet? There is so much to be done, but I think it’s the small stuff that we can do day by day. In my case, eating vegetarian food and using public transport is a constant.

A dream to achieve. I would love to see a published informational book of the images and women I’m working on and researching.

What are you going to do when you finish this interview? Continue reading a writer I admire very deeply: Fragile by Remedios Zafra. She is a great thinker on the images within the “Network Culture” that surrounds us. Her thoughts and ideas are essential to understand the world we live in today.