Andrés Waksman IN RESiDENCE at the School Barri Besòs

Andrés Waksman (Uruguay, 1968) is an actor, creator and stage director. He trained as an actor and dancer in Uruguay, Spain and France. He has worked with a number of choreographers and directors, among them Graciela Figueroa (Montevideo), Wim Vandekeybus (Belgium), Régine Chopinot - Ballet Atlantique, Veronique Ros de la Grange and Dominique Boivin (France) and Tomàs Aragay (Spain).

He has created and performed various solos and in 1997 he staged his first work in Montevideo, Persona, a piece about poems by Fernando Pessoa.

He moved to Barcelona in 1999 and is a member of the General Elèctrica collective, where he works with Tomàs Aragay. It was with General Elèctrica that he developed the Laboratorio de Solos project between 2000 and 2008, consisting of 22 solos created with different performers (among them Sofia Asencio, Sònia Gómez, Tomàs Aragay and Bebeto Cidra) that have been shown in Spain, France, Italy, Croatia and the United States and which culminated in El perro alado, a solo of his performed at the Mercat de les Flors.

Between 2008 and 2012, he worked on the Azul petróleo project, a Barcelona-Montevideo coproduction awarded a prize by Iberescena and performed in Montevideo and at the Antic Teatre and La Caldera in Barcelona.

In 2013, he began to develop the Laboratorio de Creación project, a space where arts professionals and non-professionals alike could embark on a process of artistic research and creation. Since then, he has created Manada (2014), Desde el fuego (2015), Que corra el aire (2016) and Mar de fondo (2017).

In 2015 and 2016, he directed Criatura, a piece first performed at the Antic Teatre in Barcelona and Nave 73 in Madrid, which was awarded the Godoff Lemon Press Prize for the Best Performance Dance Work. In addition, Consuelo Trujillo, who performed in it, won the Unión de Actores Prize for the Best Leading Actress.

Since 2001, he has taught theatre dance and authentic movement workshops in various cities and in a range of artistic and therapeutic ambits in Europe, notably his collaboration since 2003 with Dr. Claudio Naranjo as part of the SAT Integrative Psychotherapy programme.

That same year, he began to direct his own space in Barcelona, Alas, artes en movimento.

Biography made in 2018

School Barri Besòs

The school has taken part in two previous editions of IN RESiDENCE with La Calòrica (eighth edition, 2016-2017) and with Mariona Naudín (ninth edition, 2017-2018). In this new edition, it is participating with a group of pupils in the second year of compulsory secondary education.


The Institut Barri Besòs has gradually been constructed over the years since 1977 thanks to the joint effort of parents, teachers, pupils, local residents, the authorities, associations and institutions. This collaboration has given rise to a publicly-run education centre rooted in its social environment and open to the neighbourhoods that it serves. Democratic and participative in its running, it has endeavoured to put in place a range of quality education that is sensitive to positive discrimination to compensate for social inequalities and which seeks to foster scientific and technological education and the values of humanistic culture. 


Students (2nd ESO)
Jashira Aguilar Felipe, Andrea Barreras Garcia, Nerea Bueno Tejeda, Meriem Chakroun, Carmen Esquitino Pérez, Francisco Javier Ferrón Santiago, Sara Guitard Gómez, Tabassum Iqbal Bibi, Francisca Salguero Quesada, Christian Tammoschath Losada, Tarik Trbovic, Teresa Vargas Hernández and Antonio Vigo Manzano

Jordi Sànchez & Laura Domingo

Curation and coordination
El Graner / El Mercat de les Flors

Institut de Cultura de Barcelona
Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona

Territori Pla de Barris