He is currently one of the most renowned artists in Spain. His cross-disciplinary work has earned him the AECA Prize for best living Spanish artist represented at ARCO18, which he also won in 2008, and the ARCO-BEEP Prize, Collection of Electronic Art. He also received a fellowship from the Delfina Foundation (London) in 2008.
His work investigates artistic processes from a critical perspective, the artist as a manager of ideas, the political role of creators, the meaning of works of art, the strategies that make it possible to bring them to life, the mechanisms of production, promotion and consumption, the effectiveness of spaces used for art and the analysis and experience of the person who contemplates and interprets them.
His works have been displayed around the world in places like ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan; Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico; Boston Center for the Arts, Boston (MA), USA; Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines; the Whitechapel Gallery in London; La Real Academia de España in Rome; at biennales like that of Singapore and Havana, and the Biennial End of the World. They also belong to the collections of institutions such as the MNCARS, MUSAC, ARTIUM, IVAM, La Caixa, and others.
In his Concert for the Biocene action, which took place on 22 June 2020 at the Liceo theatre in Barcelona to celebrate the reopening of the theatre after the lockdown, Ampudia imagined a concert for plants as a symbol of a change of paradigm. Thus, a total of 2,292 plants, the theatre’s full capacity, enjoyed a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s “Crisantemi” played by a string quartet.