Jordi Ferreiro IN RESiDENCE at the School Jaume Balmes

Jordi Ferreiro (Barcelona, 1982) is an artist and educator. His work explores the concept of institutional mediation and how art can be a way to intervene and change the bureaucratic places responsible for administrating knowledge, constructing what we understand by culture and regulating our way of understanding the world.

Based on his interest in experimental teaching methods and site-specific (in situ) work, Ferreiro uses installations, performances and formats that are perceived as being educational (guided visits, audio-guides, etc.) in order to create “states of emergency” within cultural institutions, with the aim of experiencing new infrastructures and models of governance.

Under these premises, Ferreiro has carried out projects in the following international institutions: Z33 (Belgium), Galeria Zacheta (Poland), Museo del Oro (Bogotá), Lugar a Dudas (Cali), Academia Valand (Gothenburg), Museo Cerrillos (Chile), Gaîté Lyrique (France) and TEOR / ética (Costa Rica). He has also worked in a number of Spanish institutions, including the MACBA, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Matadero, La Casa Encendida, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Centre d’Art Fabra i Coats, among others.

Biography written in 2020

School Jaume Balmes

Following the residencies of Pep Duran, Alícia Casadesús and Claudia Pagès, IES Jaume Balmes (Dreta de l’Eixample) is now taking part in IN RESiDENCE for the fifth year running, with a group of 4th-year compulsory secondary education (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 of 4th of ESO
Heysab Angels Barberan Moran, Aina Batista Lazaro, Biniyam Cortés Canals, Tesfaye Cortés Canals, Xavier Delugo Velez, Maria Espí Solé, Maren Fernández de Retana Trujillo, Nerea Ferrer Reinoso, Melina Beatriz Garcia Agurto Francis Maria Gutierrez Siles, Anna Hernández Francesch, Héctor Hernández Ruiz, Sofia Mallol Tercero, Carla Martí Romero, Idoia Ortiz Moreno, Mar Pardo Cantarell, Sofia Ronsisvalle Perez, Joaquín Sáez Arce, Cai Santamaria Brunet, Basma Helena Solà Touijri and Micaela Soledad Sotelo Vazquez.

Elisenda Vila and Antoni Heitzmann

Curation and coordination
Experimentem amb l’ART

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