TOP 2018: 14 - 16 September

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Once again I shall be participating in TOP 2018 (Poblenou Open studio Festival). Click on the image above for more info)
In fact this year I also did all their design work; logos, banners, leaflets, postcards etc etc

This year I shall be showcasing my latest art project 'The View From The Street' and its accompanying series of limited edition prints.

I shall have 2 exhibitions. The first at our artspace Can Tiana (c/Tanger 89, BCN) along with the other resident artists: Sulé Duc, Albert Capella, Eva Sans, Mario Valle, Matheo Lencioni, Rob Macdonald i Eli Gras.14-16th September. Inauguration party Friday 14/09 18:30-22:00 [ more info here ]

I have also been invited to exhibit along with 8 other fantastic female artists at RosaPalo Barcelona gallery and workshop in the exhibition 'Veu, Vot i Art' (Voice, Vote and Art) on the 15th and 16th September from 11:00 - 20:00 (c/ Pellaires 3, BCN) info below. Click on the image to see a promo video by Dustin Guerri.

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PlanetArt

PlanetArt

I was invited to collaborate in the project PlanetArt. Each week two artists were interviewed with a public audience with questions and answers at the end. The idea is to create an inspiring network through the dialogues between artists. [ You can see the interview by clicking here. ]

Goodbye La Fundició and hello Can Tiana

It was sad to say goodbye to our artspace and workshops at La Fundició in Poblenou, which had been a home to artists and the Poblenou community for over 12 years. It has now been destroyed in the name of regeneration.
The City Council of Barcelona offered us the temporary use of a new industrial space in Poblenou called Can Tiana and we opened its doors to the public for the first time during the Poblenou May Festival.


Poblenou Open Studio Festival 2017 / Tallers Oberts Poblenou 2017 (TOP17)

I participated in this festival with the art collective where I have studio space, La Fundició, and the collective of art-activists, P9artiu. We had a group exhibition Terra Civil (large hall) as well as a show of recent work by the resident artists: Albert Capella, Julia Clay, Coral Senderos, Mario Valle, Rob MacDonald, Eva Sans and P9Artiu (smaller hall). The exhibitions stayed open all weekend and there was a full agenda of activities including concerts, presentations, cabaret, DJs, workshops, poetry and more. On the Saturday we presented our project (P9artiu) at Can Tiana, which is an unused industrial space that we managed to get opened up for the weekend to hold an exhibition and performances.

 

Below you can see us being interviewed before the festival by the Catalan TV Channel, BeTeVé.

 

Mini exhibition at N9 Hair Salon c/ Tiradors (off Carrer del Comerç) Barcelona. August and September 2017

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I have a mini exhibition set up at the best hairdressers in town. Come along and get yourself a new funky haircut and find some artwork for your walls.

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Espai de Llocs Festival 06/05-28/05/2017

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Geppe and I are looking forward to taking the Abandoned? project to the Konvent at Cal Rosal in the north of Catalonia, Spain and participating in this festival with so many other talented people and interesting projects. http://www.konvent.cat/exposicio-maig-2017/
The konvent is set in an abandoned industrial colony near to the city of Berga and is the most glorious setting to show our photographs for the first time. http://www.konventzero.com/
The opening event will be on Saturday 6th May at 19:00. We'll also be screening our film 'Abandoned? on 13/05/2017 at 19:00, followed by a debate.
The easiest way to arrive from Barcelona is by car. There's also the Barcelona-Berga bus that stops at Cal Rosal (5km before Berga).

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Vertex Festival

I shall be participating in the Vertex Festival on Sunday 4th December.It will be a day of music, art and performance by The Poliedre platform of immigrant artists residing in Barcelona. The day starts at 11:00 at Gran Via 595 (in front of Theatre Coliseum, Club de Billar Barcelona). Then from 12.30-14h we move to Espai Mallorca in Plaça Vicenç Martorell, 1-2. where I shall be exhibiting with Maria Bezantakou and Aneta Ciesielska. There will be dance, poetry and performance here.

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Later after lunch: 15.30 performance by Orit Kruglanski at Gimnàs Sant Pau, Ronda Sant Pau, 46.
17:00. LA ROUGE RAVAL BCN Rambla del Raval, 10 with music by Imad Amrah and Piero Pesce
20.30: Performance by Marina Monsonis + Nova Ruth + Maria Arnal and Ibrahima Seydi's sculptures in Edifici SantPere Pescador. C/ del Mar 97
Plus other surprises through the day. I hope to see you all there.

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Vertex Festival: 04/12/2016-31/01/2017

Thanks to everyone who came to my exhibition with Maria Bezantakou, Aneta Ciesielska and The Poliedre platform of artists in Barcelona at Espai Mallorca in Plaça Vicenç Martorell, 1-2. Our exhibition was part of the Vertex Festival that happens each year in Barcelona. The artists who participate in the festival are members of the “POLÍEDRE” group (artists from different cultural origins living in Barcelona) with the collaboration of local artists.

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2 festivals • 2 exhibitions • 2 presentations

2 festivals: I was thrilled to finally show my project ‘Poblenou: Before + After’ in Poblenou for the first time during Poblenou's Festa Major and the 20th anniversary of TOP16 (Poblenou Open Studios festival). Thanks to everyone who came to support me over the weekend and a special thanks to those who bought my work.

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2 Exhibitions: 16/09/16-18/06/16
Julia Clay and Coral Sanderos exhibition at La Fundició del Poblenou in Barcelona
P9Artiu artists (Julia Clay, Sule Duc, Matteo Lencioni and Eva Sans) exhibition at Can Ricart in Barcelona

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2 Presentations
15/09: Slide presentation of Project Abandoned? at La Fundició del Poblenou in Barcelona (Julia Clay and Geppe Monrós)
17/09: Presentation by P9Artiu of their manifesto at Can Ricart in Barcelona

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Llavors + Ara Exhibition

when: 6th to 29th July 2016
where: Punt Multimèdia Casa del Mig, Carrer Muntadas Nº 1-5 (Parc de l’Espanya Industrial) 08014 Barcelona
  Tel. 932914262 / 932914252
inauguration: Wednesday 6th July 20:00-21:30
opening times: Mon-Sat 17:00-22:00

In my first solo exhibition for 7 years I’ll be exhibiting one of my huge photographic montages that draws material and inspiration from the past 12 years when I've been documenting the dramatic transformations changing the face of the neighbourhood of Poblenou in Barcelona.
In keeping with the ethos of our ‘Abandoned?’ project  my exhibition is being held in ‘Casa del Mig’, which is the only surviving building from the huge factory complex of España Industrial that was once the biggest cotton industry in Spain, in fact it was Spain’s biggest factory for decades. In 1969 it was closed and in 1985 the Parc de l'Espanya Industrial opened on the factory's previous 50 000 m2 site.

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New studio space

I'm feeling very excited and spoilt to have new studio space with my friends at the art collective 'La Fundició' in their old industrial complex on c/Pallars, Poblenou, Barcelona. Now I'll now have plenty of space to work on bigger projects and to create a mess(!), whilst also maintaining my digital studio for my computer based projects and teaching.

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Public presentation of P9ARTIU

The group of art activists, 'P9Artiu' (that I am a founding member of) will be presenting its project for the first time to the public on Friday 15th April at Can Ricart, c/Marroc, Poblenou, Barcelona (behind Poblenou's Central Park).
The weekend of events called 'Cooperate To Make A City' will start at 18:30 with an introduction and greetings by Ada Colau (Mayoress of Barcelona). P9Artiu will be part of the 'Culture and Creation on Pere IV Round Table' in the Sala Ricson at 19:45. Then at 21:00 Geppe Monrós and myself will be presenting our documentary film '¿Abandonado?' (Spanish version). The weekend will continue with many events, discussions and new initiatives. Please click here to view the full program.

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Magazine article about me and my work

There is a double page spread about me as an artist in the magazine 'El Poblenou'. The article has a particular focus on how the neighbourhood of Poblenou in Barcelona has been a huge influence on my art practice over the past decade. Written in Spanish. Click on the image to read the article.

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Competition finalist and work exhibited at the IEFC in Barcelona

One of my photographic montages is a finalist in the 5th edition of 'Creative', a digital creation with Photoshop competition. It is exhibited at the IEFC (Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia) in Barcelona from the 20th January - 27th February 2016. For more information about the different exhibition venues click here.

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