Martí Moreno: A contemporary sculptor questioning human existence

Manuel Martí Moreno was born in Valencia in 1979 and studied Fine Arts at universities in Valencia, Seville, and Madrid. His main artistic motivation lies in expressing his questions and fears about human existence through volume and the use of everyday objects and industrial materials. His work has been praised for its originality and experimental nature, with his creative use of nuts being a distinctive feature in creating unfinished volumes.

Martí Moreno's Language

The work of contemporary sculptor Martí Moreno is characterized by the use of diverse materials, from nuts, corrugated rod, wire mesh, terracotta, fiberglass and polyester resin, as well as found objects and reused materials. However, it is his creative use of nuts that has garnered recognition. In his sculptures, he uses nuts to create unfinished volumes that invite the viewer to complete the artwork with their imagination. Moreover, his sculptures have a strong emotional and philosophical component, meant to be contemplated and enjoyed from the perspective of sensations and feelings, as well as the profound questions that have preoccupied humanity since self-awareness: What is reality? Who are we? What is the meaning of existence? Where are we headed as a species?

Martí Moreno's Career

Martí Moreno began his professional career as a contemporary sculptor in the 2000s, and since then he has exhibited his works in numerous galleries and museums in Spain and other countries. Throughout his trajectory, he has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, establishing himself as one of the most interesting contemporary sculptors within the current art scene. In his recent works, Martí Moreno is experimenting with new languages and materials as vehicles for expressing his existential concerns and desires. He explores new plastic forms and creates sculptures that stem from the reflection and manifestation of the unconscious mind, where the drives of Eros and Thanatos become apparent. In this sense, his work is characterized by its capacity for evolution and formal transformation, always from a humanistic perspective, making it a living and ever-changing body of work.

Martí Moreno's Exhibitions

Manuel has exhibited his artwork in numerous galleries and museums worldwide. Notable exhibitions include the Bienal Ciutat Vella Oberta, Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, Fundación Bancaja in Valencia, and the Museum of Fine Arts in the same city. His work has also been showcased in cities such as Munich, Chicago, Miami, Venice, Barcelona, and Saint-Tropez. In all his exhibitions, the contemporary sculptor has sought to transmit to the viewer the question of human existence, inviting him to reflect on the concepts of: reality, existence, fragility, memory, transience, vulnerability, expiration….


In conclusion, Martí Moreno’s work exemplifies the human capacity to transform everyday materials into art. As a contemporary sculptor, his use of nuts and unfinished volumes invites viewers to participate in the creation of the artwork, providing a unique and enriching experience. With his constant evolution and transformation, Martí Moreno has established himself as one of the most intriguing artists in contemporary sculpture.

Manuel Marti arte contemporáneo escultura

Artistic trajectory

Public sculpture, work in institutions and private collection


  • Prize “III Certamen de Escultura Silvestre de Edeta 2011”. Líria City Council
  • Honor Medal “XXº Premio López-Villaseñor Award 2011”. Ciudad Real
  • 1st Prize in Painting “Juventud 2011”. Castellón City Council
  • 1st Prize “José Camarón 2010”. Segorbe City Council
  • Honorable Mention ” IV Figurative Sculpture Award 2010″. Badajoz City Council
  • 1st Prize “Galarsa Sculpture 2009”. XIX Autum Awards. Chiva City Council
  • 1st Prize “Bancaja-Segorbe Foundation 2008”. José Camarón Contest. Segorbe City Council
  • 1st Prize “Senyera Sculpture 2007”. Valencia City Council

Art works in institutions

  • Valencia City Council
  • Noja City Council
  • Villareal City Council
  • Chiva City Council
  • Segorbe City Council
  • Alicante City Council. Centro 14
  • Castalia Iuris. Castellón
  • Valencia County Council
  • Bancaja-Segorbe Foundation
  • Castellón City Council
  • Liria City Council
  • Chicago “FOUR SEASONS” Hotel

Work in private collections

  • French Antilles
  • Portugal
  • USA
  • France
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Cyprus


  • El periódico Mediterráneo. Thursday March 3, 2022.
  • Report in VISION magazine. Nº 8. 2013.
  • EUROMAXX television channel report. February 2013.
  • Las Provincias. GPS. Friday, January 20, 2012.
  • Levante-EMV. Arte Castelló. April 2011.
  • Cuadernos. El Periódico Mediterráneo. April 2011.
  • December 2009.
  • La Red Comarcal. December 9, 2009.
  • Report in LECOMENTS magazine. Nº 10. 2007.
  • Diario Alerta. Saturday June 24, 2006.
  • El diario Montañés. Monday June 19, 2006.



  • 1º y 2º years of Doctorate and Research at the Sculpture Department of the Fine Arts Faculty of Madrid. Complutense University
  • Honorary Contributor at the Sculpture Department. UCM. Madrid
  • Pedagogical Adaptation Course (CAP) and Teaching Practice at “La Palma” Arts School in High School Arts Degree. Madrid



  • Graduate in Fine Arts (Sculpture) Fine Arts Faculty. Polytechnic University of Valencia. Valencia


  • Assistant Scholar in the Project “Color en Ecuador” sponsored by la U.C.M. (Quito y Cuenca. Ecuador)


  • Assistant Scholar at the Sculpture Department of the Fine Arts Faculty of Madrid in order to attend the International Art Symposium SIANOJA 2006. Noja. Cantabria
  • Assistant Scholar at the Sculpture Department in order to attend the “IV International Forum of Experts in Contemporary Art. ARCO 2006” Madrid
  • Assistant Scholar in the Cooperation Project “Bellas Artes y Pinto con Matruchhaya” in India. Sponsored by the Complutense University of Madrid and the Pinto City Council and coordinated by José Luis Gutiérrez


  • “Séneca” Assistant Scholar at the Fine Arts Faculty of Sevilla.