Born 1992 in Montreal/Canada.
Cristina Planas studied fine art at Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London/UK (2012), and received her BA from the Slade School of Fine Art in London (2018). Prior to this, she worked as an art director developing makeup and fragrance campaigns.
Cristina Planas is an amateur boxer and competes internationally. She has won three titles, most recently claiming the national title in her category in the England Boxing Developments Championship (2019). In the unfolding narrative of her athletic journey, she created Femme Brutale, an alter ego and performative identity. Under this moniker she has developed a series of solo performances entitled The Fissure, performed at COB Gallery, London (2018), and has additionally collaborated with artist and performer Michele Lamy on several exhibitions and events.
In 2019, she received a Research & Creation grant from Canada Council for the Arts, which is currently allowing her to undertake the development of a three-part moving-image piece entitled Desire, Nostalgia, Vision. Exploring the intersections of personal narrative with forms of the spectacle, this work uses archival footage and re-enactments to explore her family’s Spanish military history in a semi-fictional account of the creation of her alter ego.