Jordi Lafon IN RESiDENCE at the School Narcís Monturiol

JORDI LAFON (Barcelona, 1967) 

He is a visual artist, graduated in Fine Arts and with a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Barcelona, and with an Advanced Diploma in Wall Applied Arts from the Vic School of Art and Design. He is a co-founder of the Deriva Mussol collective with Eva Marichalar-Freixa through which they generate artistic and educational proposals from that fact walking as an aesthetic practice, and he is also co-founder of the Camí de Marges publishing company with Raimon Casals, from where they provide printed support to contemporary culture initiatives. He habitually collaborates with the University of Vic, Central University of Catalonia and the Vic School of Art. He is an associate member of PAAC, Assembly Platform of Artists of Catalonia, of which he was part of the executive board between 2016 and 2018, and he also cooperates with ACVic, Centre for Contemporary Arts as a board member of H, Association for Contemporary Arts, carrying out different functions, such as representing the association at the XARXAPROD.CAT meetings.

In his works he establishes a relationship between objects, people and their environment to conceive a story of matter, space and time, registered in a landscape understood as a setting for actions where the relationships of affection and conflict, poetic and political, take place. He often organises his pieces in the form of an archive or collection, where qualities such as order, disorder, cadence, coincidence and chaos surface.

In his projects he also proposes the fact of walking, participation and collaboration as channels for exchange and learning sharing different experiences in contemporary contexts, with projects like: Goula. Projecte d’Art, Joc i Memòria, La Constant Indissoluble, Caminar el perímetre, Mirar lluny, Cercar l’escenari, PAIC (Participatory, Artist, for Invisible Community), Tela Per Fer, El relat d’una exposició, Com una Cadira, Caminants, Bales dins d’un marge, I Love La Mina, Els bastons d’Andrés, Cercar l’escenari, Relleus, Caminar amb el pare, Marges i Fronteres, Encontre and Criss-Crossing.

School Narcís Monturiol

The Narcís Monturiol school has taken part in four previous iN RESiDENCE events: in the second (2010-2011), with Mar Arza; in the ninth (2017-2018), with Martí Sales; in the tenth (2018-2019), with Bruno Ollé; and in the twelfth (2020-2021), with Consuelo Bautista.  In this new edition, they participate with a group of students from 4th ESO.


Institut Narcís Monturiol has been running for 55 years and is a small school with two secondary and one high school. The size of the school means that knowledge in the whole educational sphere is possible and that the involvement of everyone in the school is one of its distinguishing features.

Presentation updated in September 2023


Students from 4th ESO
Jeniffer Ahunwan Asemota, Telma Castillo Calvo, Nerea Marín Ávila, Sofia Miranda Morote, Mael Olivé Cardos, Arnau Pérez Ocaña, Judith  Riego Manzanera, Tiffany Valencia Eusse, Nico Zapata  Cabrera. 

Sara Elias and Iolanda Mallorques

Curator and coordination
A Bao A Qu

Barcelona Culture Institute
Barcelona Education Consortium