Daniel Chust Peters IN RESiDENCE at the School Bernat Metge


Daniel Chust Peters (São Paulo 1965, Brazil) lives and works in Barcelona. Daniel Chust Peters describes his own work as follows:
“As an artistic practice, I have been applying the same working method for twenty years:

1. I have an idea: I reproduce my workshop

2. I have no idea: I reproduce my workshop

3. I have another idea: I reproduce my workshop

  • Having ideas gets limited into one single idea.
  • I aim at keeping one single idea throughout time.
  • This single idea consists of reproducing my space of artistic creation.
  • I reproduce an existing space so I do not idealize a new space.
  • I reproduce my workshop, which is the most specific and closest space where I dwell for about 6-8 hours every day. I call it workshop because I use it as such. I reproduce the artist’s workshop for its meaning throughout the history of art.
  • I am always recreating the same idea out of habit and my own free will. It is not an obsession or a resistance. It is an artistic interpretation of the duality of keeping a constant and facing many external variables.
  • Every reproduction of my workshop draws up complicity between myself and other abstract organisms, like public and private institutions.
  • The variations between reproductions are due to the relationships conditioning the physical structure and contents of my work of art.”

Recently, his works have been included in the following exhibitions, among others:
Autres mesures, Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France, Paris (2009);
6th art biennial Leandre Cristòfol, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida (2008);
Micro-narratives, The 25th May Museum, Belgrad, Serbia (2007);
Passer-by, Artist’s Studio Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2007);
Zones de productivités concertées, Musée d’Art Contemprain du Val-de Marne (MAC/VAL),
Vitry-sur-Seine, France (2007);
Aire comprimido, Casa América, Madrid (2006);
Air show, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (2005),
International biennale of contemporary art of the National Gallery in Prague (2005);
Settlements, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etiene, France (2004);
Looking further-thinking through, Reykjvik Art Museum-Hasnarhus, Iceland (2004).

Biography written in 2009

School Bernat Metge


The group directly participating in this experience is 3B of junior high-school, including 30 students aged 14 and 15 years old. Teachers involved in this project are music, Catalan language and English language teachers, besides the teachers in charge of visual and plastic arts.

Daniel Chust Peters usually works in this high school with students on Tuesday morning for about two or four consecutive hours, as all subjects of involved teachers run together on this day.The high school Bernat Metge faces this challenge convinced that it will be very enriching not only for the participating students, but also for the involved teachers and for the general development of the school.


The high school Bernat Metge has been teaching teenagers in the district La Verneda (Barcelona) for more than 30 years. Throughout all these years, the school has been engaged in top-quality education programmes, from an academic point of view, but also including human and civil values. Students come from working-class families, many of them not original from Catalonia.

This high school has always been willing to take part in activities other than those set by the academic syllabus, thus promoting the students’ participation in several activities such as exchanges with other schools abroad through the Comenius Programme. This high school has also been a pioneer in implementing new education strategies, like the project Alternativa 10 developed in collaboration with the University of Barcelona.

As for the department of visual and plastic arts, one of the main education concerns is promoting art literacy, that is, graphic language and visual communication, because it is essential for a comprehensive education. This concern is the main issue of students’ work and it is visible not only in the contents of their work, but also in the teaching practice and activities. The task carried out by this department has been valued in several occasions, from different academic spheres, and it has been awarded by the Education Department of the Government of Catalonia, as well as by Escola Blanquerna (University Ramon Llull) or the film festival Cinema Jove in Valencia, among others.

The project “artists iN RESiDENCE in high schools in Barcelona" is a good chance to promote art literacy from a new perspective, which is almost impossible under normal circumstances: working in situ (in the high school) in collaboration with an artist. 

Presentation written in 2009


Students (3rd ESO):
Inmaculada Almagro, Albert Álvarez, Sergio Álvarez, Bryan Anchundia, Gabriel Ayala, Iván Cano, Arnau Clemente, Daniela Cruz, Eric Cugat, Anna Escribano, Laura García, Marc Gómez, Raúl González, Mònica Gutiérrez, Eduard Herrero, Lídia Jiménez, Sara Lahuerta, Dallyn Lazo, Marina Lorente, Carlota Maldonado, Adrián Martín, Sílvia Martín, Jorge Montero, Pablo Pereira, Marcos Pérez, Adrià Porcel, Aarón Rando, Tamara Ruiz, Joaquín Sarabia, Aldrin Toro and Sylwia Zawadzka.

Ramon Ballesté with the collaboration of Mariona Casajuana, Francesc Llinares, Santiago Marchese and Celia Umansky.

Curation and coordination​:
A Bao A Qu Association 

Culture Institute of Barcelona 
Barcelona Education Consortium