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Born in Logroño (La Rioja), Spain. Lives in London (UK)

Video Productions

Social Sculptures 9 min HDV Single channel installation.
Specialized Technicians Required: Being Luis Porcar. 1min DVcam. Single channel installation featuring Luis Porcar and the voice of John Malkovich.
Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity 12 min DVcam. Installation format DVD.  Produced during a residency at Springhill Institute in Birmingham. Supported by the Arts Council of England
The Differend. 21 min Dvcam. Installation format: DVD. A scene of William Willer’s The Collector performed in eleven different languages. 2002
Upwards Compatible. 6’ Production Format: DigiBeta, Screening Format: DVD. An opening credits sequence for 2001 A Space Odyssey. Conceived to be shown at Metronom (Barcelona) 2002
Mind Your Own Business. For Cinema Exhibition. 30’’ Production format: DVCam, Screening format: 35 mm (cinema) DVD (gallery). Commercial for the exhibition MYOB at Galeria Trinta, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 2002
Time Multiplexing 12 min. Three screen installation DVD, 2001
Deinterlaced Memories 6 min. MiniDV, 2000
iLego 1', Digital Video, 2000
Created for Akihabara TV Project, Tokyo (Japan)
Plot  2' 20'' Digital Video 1999
Video Hacking 4' Digital Video 1999
Special mention, Int. Kurz Film Fest. Hamburg (Germany)
Relevos 70'  Digital Video 1999
Commission for  Sajazarra Art Show
The Burial of the Dead (Karaoke Remix) 5’, Betacam,
Hardcore 1’ 10’’ Betacam,
Shown in  Festival de Cortometraje y Cine Experimental de Granada 1999 Transitions 1' , MiniDV, 1999.
Metonimia (Selfportrait as a Fountain)  1' , Betacam,
Updated 4/98, 10’,1998 Betacam,

Projects as Curator

2004    No Pre No Con (Ni premisas ni conclusiones) Galería Moriarty, Madrid (Spain)
           Paul Eachus, Meiro Koizumi, Arjen de Leeuw and Monika Oechsler
           All Tomorrow’s Déjà Vu Works of 10 international artists shown at the Island Art Film and Video            Festival (London) and the Video Mundi Festival (Chicago) in April.
           videoDictionary  An ongoing project consisting on a collection of video art works one minute in            length. Launched during the Island Art Film and Video Festival (London)  and shown at La Casa            Encendida (Madrid) www.videodictionary.org
2003    25hrs (24hrs of Video Art) Screening of 308 videos of 270 international artists. Barcelona May 2003    www.25hrs.org
           Xpert Scheme 10 videos from international artists to be shown at the Container Exhibition fo the            Tokyo Designers Week. October.
2001    Surplus with Jorge Bravo. Centro Cultural de España en Lima (Perú). Luis Bisbe, Mireya Masó,            Juande Jarillo, Ester Partegàs, Francesc Ruiz.
           Psychical Therapy and Leisure. London Based Art, Galería Moriarty, Madrid (Spain) Carlos Bayala,            Pierre Bismuth, Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Kenny Macleod and Richard McRae.

Personal shows

2005    A New Chance for Symbolic Dimension Alma Enterprises Gallery (London)
           Se requieren técnicos especializados (Specialized Technicians Required) Galeria Moriarty (Madrid)
2004    NOMINAL_POLITICS T1+2 Artspace London
2003    If Alive Museu de l’Emporda, Figueres, Girona, Spain.
2002    Mind Your Own Business Show about advertising at Galeria Trinta, Santiago de Compostela. Spain.
           Upwards Compatible, Galeria Metronom Barcelona (Spain)
2000    Unattended Operation,  Part of "Transito Contemporary Art". Toledo (Spain)
1999    I USE SEVERAL BODIES Galería Trinta, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
           CAMPO KAITEN SHOT Video installation shown in Project Rooms ARCO1999, Madrid (Spain)
           Antitrack Galería DV, San Sebastián  (Spain)
1997    )Modelo( (mundo) Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid (Spain)
1996    Reality Classics The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Niagara (USA)
1995    El Desierto Digital (The Digital Desert) Galería Antonio de Barnola, Barcelona (Spain)
1994    Tres Disparos (Three Shots) Galería Moriarty, Madrid (Spain).
           Metafísica de Entrenamiento (Metaphysics of Training) Espacio Cajaburgos, Burgos (Spain)
           Reservas (Reserves) Galería Trayecto, Vitoria (Spain)
1993    Conforme a la Lógica (In Conformity With Logic) Sala Amós Salvador, Logroño (Spain)
1992    Mercancías Peligrosas (Dangerous Commodities) Galería Cave Canem, Sevilla (Spain)
1991    Galería Moriarty, Madrid (Spain).
           Wanda Reiff Gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands)
           Círculos Virtuosos (Virtuous Circles) . Espai 13. Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona (Spain)
1989    Galería Moriarty, Madrid (Spain)
           Wanda Reiff Gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands)
1988
           Galería Ciento, Barcelona (Spain)
 

Main group shows
 
2005    Save The Day Kunstbuero, Vienna, Austria
           Monitoring. Kasseller Dokumentfest, Kassel Germany
           Emergency2 Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (UK)
           2004    Land at Alma Enterprises Alma Enterprises Projects Space, London
           East End Academy Whitechapel Gallery, London
           Coalesce: foro Galería Palma XII. Vilafranca. Barcelona
2003    We Are Not Afraid VTO Gallery, London
           Random-ize, Taipei, Taiwan
           Overexposed, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona. Curated by Jorge Bravo.
2002    Iberian Tribes Tribes Gallery New York City.
           Partially Bent Mafuji Gallery London
           Tell Me M&M Gallery, Bornem (Belgium)
           EAST Norwich (United Kingdom). Selectors Lawrence Weiner and Jack Wendler .
2001    Hiroshima Art Crossing  Hiroshima (Japan) Curator Tomoko Aratani
           Otras Naturalezas Murcia (Spain)  Curator Juan Bautista Peiró
2000    The rest of the story Chelsea School of Art (London) Curator Hana Sakuma
           Corps Parlants/Speaking Bodies Gallery 101 Ottawa (Canada) Curator Nicole Gingras
1999    Akihabara TV, Command N Gallery, Akihabara, Tokyo
           Failure, Gallery W139 Amsterdam (Netherlands) Curator Begoña Muñoz.
           Existencias Agotadas  Mercado Puerta de Toledo Madrid Curator Jorge Bravo
1998    Ciudades, Salas de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid (Spain) Curator Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes
           Dibujos Germinales, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (Spain). Curator Rosa Queralt.
           Naturalezas Inverosímiles, Centro Cultural Español en Lima (Perú)
1997    La Casa. Su Idea, Salas de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid  (Spain) Curator Juan Antonio Álvarez            Reyes
1996    Thinking Of You,  Konsthallen Göteborg (Sweden) Curator Rosa Martínez
1995    EAST,  Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (United Kingdom). Selectors Marian Goodman &            Giuseppe Penone.
1994    Becados Banesto 1992, Círculo de Bellas Artes. Madrid (Spain)
           Six Voices From Spain Atlantis Gallery, London, Bristol, Wrexham, Powys, Carlisle (United Kingdom)            Curators Michael Nixon and Elanie Marshall
           Recent Acquisitions Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (Spain)
           Corpus Delicti, Espacio 13, Fundación Miró, Barcelona (Spain)
           International Meeting Of Sculpture, European Cultural Centre in Delphos (Greece) Curator Sania Papa
1993    Salón De Los 16 Auditorio, Santiago de Compostela, Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid (Spain)
1992    Selección Pabellón De España - EXPO/92. Sevilla (Spain).
            5 Trienal Fellbach Kleinplastik'92, Germany ). Curator J.M. Bonet.
           Ode Aan Het Licht, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag (Netherlands)
           Last Roses Of Summer, Wanda Reiff Gallery, Amsterdam (Netherlands).
           Artistas En Madrid Años 80,   Sala de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid (Spain)
1991    Bienal 0, Lérida (Spain). Curator Gloria Picazo.
           Emergences, Centre Culturel Espagnol. Paris (France). Curator Gloria Picazo.
           Sacra Sponte, Comuna de Sassari, Sardinia (Italy).
           Escultura de Vanguardia, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores: Lisboa, El Cairo. Curator Cathie            Coleman.
1990    Artificial Nature Deste Foundation For Contemporary Art, Athens (Greece). Curator Jeffrey Deitch.
1989    Artecontexto, Canal de Isabel II, Madrid (Spain). Curator Lola Garrido.
           Konstructioner, Udstillingsbygningen, Copenhague (Denmark).
           XX Bienal Internacional De Sao Paulo Sao Paulo (Brazil). Curator Miguel Fernández-Cid.
1988    Imágenes Del Video (Images of the Video) Sala Amadís, Madrid (Spain)
           Antipodas (Arte español actual) World Expo 88 Brisbane (Australia). Curator Francisco Calvo            Serraller.
1987    Les Bords De La Memoire, 10 Artistas Españoles, Galerie Le Chanjour, Nice (France). Curators            Edouard Merino & Serge Aboukrat.
1986
           17 Artistas, 17 Autonomías, Palacio Mudéjar, Sevilla (Spain). Curator Juana de Aizpuru.

Residencies and grants

2004    Springhill Institute Artist in Residence programme. Birmingham (UK)
1995    International Visitor  (U.S.A)
           Midlands Alliance Artist in Residence (U.S.A.)
           Beca ENDESA (Spain)
1992    Banesto de Artes Plásticas  (Spain)

Workshops as director

2000    Video Arte de guerrilla / Guerrilla Videoart, Centro Cultural de España en Lima, (Perú)
1997    El rostro:  hombres y máquinas, realidad y representación./The Visage: Men and Machines, Reality            and Representation, Arteleku, San Sebastián (Spain)
1993
           El tamaño del marco (visto desde el passepartout)/ The size of the frame (as seen from the            passepartout), Arteleku, San Sebastián (Spain)

Other activities

Since 2005      Editor of the artDVDbook collection. www.artdvdbook.co.uk
Since 2001      TheVideoArtFoundation founder member. www.thevideoartfoundation.com
Since 1999      UNXposed founder member www.unxposed.com

Social Sculptures, 2005
Single channel installation HDV
9 min looped
Social Sculptures, 2005
Single channel installation HDV
9 min looped
Social Sculptures, 2005
Single channel installation HDV
9 min looped
Specialized Technicians Required: Being Luis Porcar, 2005
Single channel installation
1 minute DVcam
Specialized Technicians Required: Being Luis Porcar, 2005
Single channel installation
1 minute DVcam
Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity, 2005
Double channel installation.
Running time 12 min
Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity, 2005
Double channel installation.
Running time 12 min
Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity, 2005
Double channel installation.
Running time 12 min
Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity, 2005
Double channel installation.
Running time 12 min
Installation view: Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity, 2005
Double channel installation.
Running time 12 min