Gerda Kochanska IN RESiDENCE at the School Doctor Puigvert

A visual artist whose work of a procedural and experimental nature in interested in episodes of ruptures in normality and often materialises in actions, videos, installations, objects.

She trained as a photographer in Poland. In 2004, she graduated in Hispanic Philology from UB. IN 2005-2014, she mainly worked in photography exploring the private-public dichotomy. She exhibits in various European countries, the USA and Chile. She has won several photography awards. In 2010 she did a Master’s degree in Current art: analysis and management at IL3/UB and in 2015 a Master’s in Artistic Research and Production at UB.

She then dispensed with photography and researched non-representative theories and practices. That same year she won the Guasch Coranty 2015/16 grant for artistic creation with the project Every black pixel is an echo of a white pixel and did a residence at Fabra i Coats.

The birth of her daughter in 2017 “paused” her artistic activity and opened new lines of research with the creative process of children’s play at the centre.

Since March 2021 she is a resident at Experimentem amb l’Art in Barcelona.

School Doctor Puigvert

Tenth year of iN RESiDENCE in which the Doctor Puigvert Secondary School (Sant Andreu) participates. Luis Bisbe, Jaume Ferrete, Francesc Ruiz, Luz Broto, Ana García-Pineda, Enric Farrés Duran, Max Besora, Maria Llop and Vanesa Varela and Anna Irina Russell have developed creation processes there. Once again, the Doctor Puigvert school participates with a group of students from 1st of ESO.


Institut Doctor Puigvert is very close to the Trinitat road network and the course of the Besòs river. It was opened in 1985, although the current building was not inaugurated until the 1991-92 school year. Its faculty agreed to name it the Institut Doctor Puigvert in honour of the urologist Antoni Puigvert (1905-1990), whose childhood was closely linked to Sant Andreu. 

Presentation updated in September 2023


Students from 1st ESO
Zowie Alcaraz Alonso, Pau Anguera Martínez, Alisson Ayón Menéndez, Dámaris Beltrán Gómez, Iona Garcia Garcia, Rocio García Moreno, Suli García Moreno, Aarón Gómez Sánchez, Laura León Cruz, Míriam Ortiz Paredes, Nayara Pla Moliner, Yiré Santos Cortés, Aleix Sunyé Aguilar, Alba Úbeda Adjayeng, Anna Vivancos Cano. 

Mercè Gaja and Maria Villar

Curator and coordination
Experimentem amb l’Art

Barcelona Culture Institute
Barcelona Education Consortium