Blanca Bercial, b. June 6, 1988, Madrid, Spain, works in the field of Contemporary Art practices and Sound Studies. She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a Master of Arts in History and Theory of Contemporary Art, which culminated with an Outstanding Thesis Award from the institution. Based in San Francisco since 2018, when she started her research on the  sonic landscape of this city. From 2013 to 2016, Blanca worked for different non-profit art institutions in Beijing, China, where she gained art management professional experience for her career as a curator and art writer. Bercial writes poetry, fictrion, and essay for different publications and has recently published an artist book  Trash Poems with La Granja Editorial (Spain). Bercial is also an art practitioner, in her work, she uses language and sound as an inquiry about the ways we ignore and overlook common yet unexplored spaces, unutilized hideouts embedded within language, space and sound.

MA in History and Theory of Contemporary Art
San Francisco Art Institute

BA in Media Studies, Advertising and Public Relations
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Chinese Language and Culture
Beijing Language and Culture University


Outstanding Thesis Award 2020, San Francisco Art Institute, MA History and Theory of Contemporary Art
Anne Bremer Memorial Library's
37th Annual Artists' Book Contest
Anne Bremer Memorial Library's 36th Annual Artists' Book Contest


2022 Artist in Residence at Tsonami Arte Sonoro, Residencia B.A.S.E., Valparaíso, Chile 


2021 ReVIEWING Black Mountain College. International Conference co-hosted by Black Mountain College Museum and UNC Asheville. November 12-14, 2021, Asheville, NC.
2021 “Listening to silence—a state of attention,” Where Is the Other? Sound-based Epistemologies and Sonic Imaginations, 2nd International Conference on Sonorities Research, Grupo de Estudos em Imagens, Sonoridades e Tecnologias (GEIST), UFSC, UFES, IFRS, UFRGS, UNISINOS and UFF, Brazil.
2020The Paradox of Silence withn a Social and Artistic Framework,” Paradoxes and illsuions: an evening about innovative and disruptive concepts of art, Leonardo Art and Science Rendezvous (LASER Talks), Stanford University, CA, USA.
2020 “Listening to the Inframince—An Artistic Sensibility to Listen to the Liminal Crossings of Sound,” Master of Arts Symposium, Moderated by Nicole Archer, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA.


2022Espacio Imprevisto—Blanca Bercial” Radio Tsonami. Interviewed by Pablo Saavedra, Hosted by Rodrigo Ríos Zunino
2020Blanca Bercial—Sound & Silence,” Audium Listens #2. Podcast. Interview by David Shaff.
2020Blanca Bercial, A Silence Hangs in the Air,” SFAI Sessions Vol. 2, Interview by Miles Stemp.
2020Blanca Bercial-Elogio de la Basura,” Interview by María Fuentes, METAL Magazine, Barcelona, Spain.
2020Trash Poems, by Blanca Bercial,” Neo2 Magazine, Spain.
2020Trash poems’ de Blanca Bercial, nueva publicación de La Granja Editorial,” Graffica, Spain and Latin America.
2020BookTues Una reseña de «TRASHPOEMS» de Blanca Bercial.” By Inés Belmonte. Dare to be One of Us, Girl, Spain.

At Audium Theater (Photography by David Shaff )