Aimar Pérez Galí IN RESiDENCE at the School Menéndez y Pelayo

Aimar Pérez Galí (Barcelona, 1982) works in the field of dance and the performing arts as a dancer, performer, educator, artist and writer. Trained at Amsterdam School of Arts, he worked in the Netherlands for several years and currently pursues his professional career in Spain, where he obtained an MA in the Programme of Independent Studies promoted by MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona). 

His work explores the relations between dance, movement, education and the development of new procedural approaches with regard to stage performance. His most recent works include Delta, A Post-Believe Manifesto, the performative lecture Sudando el discurso and The Ping Pong Dialogues

Aimar Pérez Galí has worked with other artists including Xavier Le Roy, Nicole Beutler, Nora Heilmann, Andrea Boziç, David Zambrano, Abraham Hurtado / AADK and Silvia Sant Funk, amongst others. He was a member of the jury for the 2013 Miquel Casablancas Visual Arts Prize, is co-founder and artistic director of Espacio Práctico — a centre independently established in Barcelona in 2010— and gives classes as guest professor at the Theatre Institute’s Conservatory of Dance, as well as creating his own choreographic work as artist-in-residence at Graner - Mercat de les Flors.

Biography written in 2014

School Menéndez y Pelayo

Institut Menéndez y Pelayo took part in the fourth edition of In Residence in the 2012-13 academic year with a visual art project by the artist Fernando Prats. At this latest edition of the programme, the school is taking part with pupils in the fourth year of ESO compulsory secondary education taking the optional course in dance. One of the school’s main goals is to encourage across-the-curriculum education and the opening up of minds to other experiences of expression that can help to raise pupils’ self-esteem.


The building that currently houses the Menéndez y Pelayo secondary school dates back to 1933 and was designed by the architect Jaume Mestres i Fossas, a member of GATCPAC (Group of Catalan Architects and Technicians for the Progress of Contemporary Architecture). The building's concept is a result of the application of European rationalist architectural criteria to school buildings of that period. 


Students 3rd - 4th of ESO:
Munna Alegria Amor, Lucia Almenara Pardo, Meylin Angulo Mendoza, Gemma Ayats López, Andreu Bagué Peñas, Stephany Burgos Ruiz, Pamela Gordillo Sánchez, Karla Gyori Portoles, Carolina Iñíguez Díaz, Paola Lafuente Espallargas, Noèlia Marzo Fernández, Paula Molina Martín, Vladimir Puig Bendahan, Tanik Samper Casadella and Blue Van Ierssel

Julián Samaniego, Mercè Bonfills (music), Alicia Laiseca i Federico Caudet (physical education) and Carme Iglesias (catalan language)

Curation and coordination:
Graner – Mercat de les Flors

Directed by:
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium