This final event in the series examines the diversity of practices of seven young artists working in video and based in Barcelona. Includes recent works by artists Luz Broto Lema, Carles Congost, Ana García Pineda, Julia Montilla, Liz K. Peñuela, Mireia C. Saladrigues, and Ignacio Uriarte. While the artists included in this program use distinct approaches to video, they share an engagement with language: the codes and signs of spoken and written text; conversation and interview as artistic technique; and the lexicons of pop (television and music), classic cinema, and theater.
Luz Broto Lema was born in Barcelona in 1982. She studied Art in the Digital Age and Fine Arts at the Universidad de Barcelona. Her group exhibitions include presentations at the CaixaForum, Barcelona (2008); the Centre d’Art Santa Mónica, Barcelona (2006); and Universität der Künste, Berlin (2005).
Carles Congost was born in Olot, Spain, in 1970. He has exhibited widely in Europe in numerous group and solo shows since 1994, including solo exhibitions at the Centre d’Art Santa Mónica, Barcelona (2005); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2001); and Fundació Miró, Barcelona (2000).
Ana Garcia-Pineda was born in Sabadell in 1982 and studied Fine Arts at the Universidad de Barcelona and the Universität der Künste, Berlin. She has exhibited in Europe since 2005, including solo exhibitions at From & Content Gallery, London (2007); and Capella de Sant Roc, Tarragona (2006).
Julia Montilla was born in Barcelona in 1970. In addition to her work in video and photography, she has made projects for radio, magazines, and the web. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe since 1994, including solo shows at Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona (2003); Palacio la Salina, Salamanca (2000); and La garita, Barcelona (1997) and participated in PS1’s International Studio program in 2002.
Liz K. Peñuela was born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1978, and moved to Barcelona in 2002. She studied Fine Arts at the Universidad de Barcelona and the Pontifica Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. She works with performance and dance for video, and also creates drawings, objects, and installations and has exhibited throughout Europe since 2003.
Mireia C. Saladrigues was born in Terrassa in 1978. She has a BFA and MPhil in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Barcelona. Her work has been exhibited in Spain and Finland in group and solo exhibitions since 2002, including recent solo presentations at Punt de partida, Terrassa (2008); Centro Cultural Bastero, Andoain, Spain (2007); and HIAP, Helsinki (2006).
Ignacio Uriarte was born in Krefeld, Germany, in 1972 and now lives and works in both Barcelona and Berlin. Uriarte has a degree in business administration and has had group and solo exhibitions in Spain and Germany since 2001, including solo shows at Galleria Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona (2007); and Casa Soler i Palet, Terrassa (2005).