YAGO HORTAL :
Yago Hortal (Barcelona, 1983) studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona and the University of Seville. In 2007, a year after graduating, he received the 49th Young Painting Award. The following year, he began exhibiting both in Spain and in the rest of Europe and the United States, gaining international renown at only 25 years of age.
Su obra parte de un fuerte compromiso con la pintura y con el mismo acto de pintar. La tela se convierte en el escenario donde el artista estructura formas coloridas que provienen tanto del azar como de un acto consciente. Su pintura expresa pasión por retratar el color y no deja que el lienzo le ponga un límite; de tal manera que evoca al tacto, hay un deseo por parte del espectador de tocar la pintura: crea sensaciones.
MIGUEL ANGEL MADRIGAL : Los Espacios de Barcelona
Master in plastic arts Madrigal explores diverse ways of manipulating objects and materials. He has challenged gravity – not only the physical but also the visual balance as well as the conventionality of the artistic supports. He works with shapes and objects that we can recognize in our daily life, but when we relate them with others arbitrarily, they resignify and radically change our perception of them.
Among his awards are highlighted, belonging to the National System of Creators of Mexico 2015-2018 and 2011-2014, Residency at the Banff Center, FONCA, Alberta Canada, Residency at the Basilisk Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Residency at the Bilbao Art Center, Bilbao Spain, Fellow of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) 2004 2005, Honorable Mention Second National Biennial of Visual Arts of Yucatan, Acquisition Award 3 era. Puebla De Los Angeles Biennial
ALICIA GIMENO : Root Structure
«The pieces examine, from pictorial and material observation and experimentation how it can convey lightness as well as strength, balance or chaos, with the core of my work really being a fascination with the possibilities of abstract form and its subtlety in the presentation of sensitive concepts.»
She studied in Mexico, in an environment with a main focus on graphic arts, and thus, she was able to train in aesthetics, composition, philosophy of art… After graduating, she studied curatorship, while initiating and directing an artistic project in the city of Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico).
BEA SARRIAS and MORROSKO VILA-SAN-JUAN : Working Mies
In this project we propose to show, both graphically and pictorially as well as audiovisual, the process of preparation and research of an exhibition on the Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich Pavilion.
Bea Sarrias has developed most of her work in Barcelona, where she studied Fine Arts and soon became interested in architecture and the portrayal of iconic spaces. Her work, based on the works of important Spanish and international architects, has received several awards and her virtuous handling of light and shadows has been highlighted.
Morrosko Vila-San-Juan is a filmmaker. Born in Barcelona with a degree in Philosophy and Letters, he has a long career as a filmmaker and journalist. He has written, directed and produced numerous documentaries as well as video-creation pieces. He regularly collaborates with different television channels (TVE, TV3, Betevé), institutions and art centers (CCCB, MACBA, Fabra i Coats), as well as with written and digital media and also teaches audiovisual in several universities.
MINA HAMADA : Transition
In Mina Hamada´s series Transition, produced for LAB 36, the artist of Japanese origins continues to develop her artistic language, and presents us with a universe of colors and shapes, signaling her identity.
Mina Hamada, born in Louisina, USA, grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and has lived and worked in Barcelona since 2009. She studied art in Japan, where she had her first painting exhibitions and published storybooks with her drawings and illustrations.
MÓNICA RIKIC: Tecnologies Alternatives
«I focus my practice in code, electronics and non-digital objects for creating interactive projects often framed as experimental games, which aim to go beyond the game itself»
Electronic artist and creative coder, Barcelona 1986.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (UB).
Master`s degree in Digital Arts (UPF). Master`s degree in Contemporary Philosophy (UOC).
XAVI BOU : Ornitografias
Xavi Bou (El Prat del Llobregat, 1979). This geologist and photographer, in love with nature since he was a child, was looking for animal tracks the day he imagined what trail the birds would leave with their movement if the air allowed it.
Since then, he developed the technique of capturing multiple photos in just a few seconds to overlay them into a single image. Eureka! And this is how today he shows all over the world the drawing that the birds paint when they move. It is not a conceptual project but an aesthetic one, which tries to inspire the viewer and captivate him with a hidden beauty. Its purpose, to bring art and nature closer and motivate those who contemplate his work to value and connect with their closest environment.
BEA SARRIAS: ¡Bienvenidos a La Ricarda!
Bea Sarrias since the last decade has being painting in numerous occasions La Ricarda allowing her to know all the places depths and stories behind the place.
She has developed the majority of her work in Barcelona, where she studied Fine Arts and soon became interested in architecture and the portrayal of iconic spaces. Her work, based on the Works of important Spanish and international architects, has received various mentions due to her virtuous handling of light and shadowing technique.