CREADORS EN RESiDÈNCIA
CREADORS EN RESiDÈNCIA
Promoted by the ICUB and the Education Consortium, In Residence. Artists at the Schools of Barcelona is an educational proposal in which an artist conceives a new artistic project of his/her own to be developed with a group of secondary school pupils and one of the city’s cultural institutions, in this case the museum. The whole process is shared through a series of blogs that you can consult. We encourage you to read the museum blog article What's an artist like you doing in a school like this? about the experience in this project.
In Residence. Creators at Barcelona Schools was honoured with the 2016 Education Award at the 33rd edition of the awards presented by the Catalan Association of Art Critics.
MERCÈ SOLER. IN RESiDENCE at Menéndez y Pelayo Secondary School
Graduated in interior design at Escola Massana, Mercè Soler (1976) is a bookbinder, writer and visual artist. Present in fairs like Arts Libris in Barcelona or ARCO in Madrid. She discovers bookbindery in Berlin and when she comes back, ten years after, she joins trade and concept. Her books are transcriptions of what is not said. Miscommunication, secret, interpretation of what the other may believe, expressing ourselves helplessly and the identity we create depending on what we can or want to represent. For some of her pieces she used the collaboration of other trades like baking, tattooing, hunting or microbiology. This 2018 she presented her pieces in different exhibitions: Intimar(t) (Montseny), Hielo (Barcelona) and Didiscalia (Palautordera). Furthermore, she also published books like Foramen with drawings by Paz Boira, or the novel Una hache intercalada. Her latest literary project is about holes: a micro-stories compilation which talks about the border in between the two worlds behind a hole.
Read more about her project in blog EN RESiDÈNCiA
More information available in her web
MARIONA MONCUNILL. IN RESiDENCE at the school Juan Manuel Zafra
The artist holds a degree in Fine Art and a Master’s Degree in Cultural Management from the University of Barcelona and is currently completing her PhD in the Open University of Barcelona’s Information and Knowledge Society programme. She took part of her studies at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague.
Her work focuses on analysis of discourses and conventions, as well as on ways of creating symbolic value. To this end, she usually develops specific and contextual projects on, for example, the exhibition space and museography, journalistic infographics, library science and its knowledge management, the theatricality of an emergency drill and the construction of the idea of nature in parks and botanical gardens, among others. Her projects, which are characterised by processes of negotiation and mimicry, are created using photography, video, narration, documentation, publication and intervention as the usual formats.
In recognition of her work, Mariona Moncunill has received such accolades as the Generación 2014 Prize (2013), the Ramón Acín Fine Art Grant (2011), the Guasch Coranty Foundation Grant for Artistic Creation (2010) and the Miquel Casablancas Prize (2008). She has also received residency grants from HIAP (Helsinki, 2013) and Rupert (Vilnius, 2013). She has presented solo and group shows at Espai 13 (Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2012), Convent dels Àngels (MACBA, Barcelona, 2014), Espai Cultural Caja Madrid (Barcelona, 2010), Gallery Augusta (Helsinki, 2013), Lo Pati Art Centre (Amposta, 2013) and Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona, 2013), among others.
VICTOR JAENADA. IN RESIDENCE at Les Corts Secondary School
Quo vadis - On vas project, in the room next to the Sala Oval
He is an artist with experience in the fine arts, first at the Llotja School of Art in Barcelona and later at the same city’s Faculty of Fine Arts. In 2007 he transformed some abandoned commercial premises in Esplugues de Llobregat into his studio and established himself there until 2013, when he joined the Hangar production centre. He currently lives and develops his multidisciplinary projects in Barcelona. Life affirmation is the driving force behind Jaenada’s work. This drive is always there, waiting latently under surface layers that often refer to issues that are personal, topical and/or connected to popular culture. Jaenada’s works always appear to us with a radical, hurried look, but beyond the first glance they are revealed to us as mysterious, solid and perverse structures.
Experiences include the solo show Romanticisme-Punk at the Balaguer Gallery, the collective exhibition Atrévete si quieres a no hacer nunca lo que debes (Dare if you wish to never do what you should) at the T20 Gallery, participation in the exhibition Factotum at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, and incorporation in the MACBA’s archive of the fanzines created with Efrén Álvarez, Poemas de interpelación (Poems of Interpellation) and La bestia y el repartidor de butano (The beast and the butane gas delivery man). He also takes part periodically in fairs such as Summa, Swab, Pinta and Arco.
ANDREA MICHAELSSON, BTOY. IN RESIDENCE at the Lluís Domènech i Montaner Secondary School
Born in Barcelona and known chiefly by her street artist’s name BTOY, Andrea Michaelsson has been creating her stencils and painting in the street since 2001. Her murals, prints and canvases, which often show iconic women of pop culture, are in the streets and galleries of Barcelona, London and Paris, and many other cities in Europe, but also in South America and even Indonesia.
Trained as a photographer, a discipline that she always uses in her creative process, she began painting in the street and it was in this context where she learned from her fellow artists the secrets of the technique and the materials. Despite the large amount of work that she has done in the city streets, it is in the workshop where she does her research and where she creates her stencils and posters, and this is why she defines herself as a fine artist.
Interested in the street as a canvas, it gives her a predetermined context and textures in which to insert her images. The street says, “It’s not just painting, it also involves discovering a new place,” a reason to travel or walk around her city in search of the next surface.
The divas of Hollywood from the 1920s to the 1940s, the flappers as archetypes of liberated women, or geishas, are the motifs with which she decides to beautify the city, an excuse to take art outside the usual settings and place it within everybody’s reach.
FRANCESC RUIZ. IN RESIDENCE at the Doctor Puigvert Secondary School
Thanks to his brother’s hobby, collecting comics, Francesc Ruiz very soon came into contact with the more experimental side of comics written in Barcelona in the 1980s, initiating an early line of work that he would later resume associated with the contemporary art scene, using the comic as a means of expression.
His work is based on the comic as an aesthetic, narrative and intellectual substratum, and also as historical material.
DAVID BESTUÉ. IN RESIDENCE at the Secretari Coloma Secondary School
Interested especially in the relationships between art and architecture, from 2003 to 2009 he made a work based on the architect Enric Miralles. He later made another one about Spanish architecture of the 20th century, Pure Formalism, that included a publication, actions, sculptures and video, and which was exhibited in 2011 at the Botín Foundation in Santander. His interest also centres on seeking the limits of the literary format, and he therefore has worked with and about poets, such as Carlos Pardo, Mario Montalbetti and Federico García Lorca. During the period 2002-2012 he also did a line of work together with the artist Marc Vives, with whom he exhibited at the 53rd Venice Biennale, the Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo (Madrid), the Casino Luxembourg, (Luxemburg) and the MACBA (Barcelona), among others.
From six to six: what you don’t see
Mariona Moncunill, EN RESiDÈNCIA at the Juan Manuel Zafra Seconday School. The showing will be open from 22/05/2018 to 07/10/2018 at theeducArt Space (Oval Hall)
Quo vadis - On vas
Víctor Jaenada, EN RESiDÈNCIA at Les Corts secondary school
During the 2016-2017 academic year, visual artist Víctor Jaenada, along with a group of 16 students from 13 to 15 years of age at the Les Corts Secondary School, came up with and developed the Quo vadis-On vas (Where are you going) project. This installation is a dialogue between the classical world and the contemporary world exploring themes as universal as love, death or power.
This installation will be open to the public until September. Space next to the Sala Oval, free access.
From May 20, 2016 to February, 2017, the mural Identities has been on display in the space next to the Sala Oval.
See the video of the process of creating the mural "Identities".