Isabel Barios IN RESiDENCE at the School Jaume Balmes

Isabel Barios Ibars (Lleida, 1991) studied Fine Arts and Nursing. She currently works as a nurse while also carrying out artistic projects in which she combines these two practices. The main themes in her work are the body and its representation in the health-sickness relationship, therapeutic institutionalisation, the policies and ethics of healthcare. Her projects are always developed along two main lines, the theory, through research and essays, and the practice, through photography, audiovisuals and relational processes.

She also occasionally works in other, more intimate areas, such as performance or poetry.

In recent years, she has worked on the projects Traven/Grothendieck (with David Ferragut, 2017 Sala d’Art Jove Research Award ), where she carried out research on the possibility of the disappearance of the subject, and Maniobres d’Evasió  (with Miriam C. Cabeza, using an education grant from the 2015 Sala d’Art Jove), on how to incorporate artistic practices into the field of primary healthcare. Her recent work includes the video essay Mans invisibles [Invisible Hands] (2019 Festival Embarrat - Museu Trepat Award), which questions the logic of technical systems and progress, embodied in a surgical robot.

She has been awarded an Art and Nature in Creation grant for the project L’aigua que murmura / encants me conta , which consists of a residence at the Art and Nature Centre (CAN) in Farrera.

 Presentation updated in September 2019

School Jaume Balmes

After residencies from Pep Duran, Alícia Casadesús and Claudia Pagès, the Jaume Balmes secondary school (Dreta de l’Eixample) is taking part in the IN RESiDENCE programme for the fourth year running, with a group of fourth-year ESO students.


Founded in 1845, the Institut Jaume Balmes is the second oldest secondary school in Barcelona and one of the teaching institutions most deeply rooted in the city’s contemporary history. Since 1942, it has been situated at the junction of Carrer de Pau Claris with Carrer del Consell de Cent in the Eixample district. The school’s cultural project encompasses the arts and sciences and cultural and social aspects and roots the centre in its neighbourhood and the city, a project that binds its members together and identifies them. 


Presentation updated in September 2023


Students 4th of ESO
Marc Aparicio Ollé, Maikel Alejandro Aponte Castillo, David Argüelles Torres, Ton Blanco Ferran, Guida Caba Pons, Subin Ferré Calvet, Mario García López, Júlia González Bascuñana, Laia Johana Jaramillo Pazmiño, Elies Maldonado Maré, Teo Martí Giménez, Andrea Martínez Vázquez, Nicolle Beatriz Menjivar Borja, Itziar Molinuevo García, Berta Pujol Luzárraga, Abel Sánchez García, Laura Mercè Sotelo Castillo, Edrhian Valerio Andrés, Lesly Ainhoa Vélez Rojas and Arnau Verdaguer García

Elisenda Vila and Gemma Casalta

Curation and coordination
Experimentem amb l'ART

Directed by
Institut de Cultura de Barcelona
Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona