Lúa Coderch IN RESiDENCE at the School Montjuïc


Lúa Coderch, born in Iquitos (Peru) in 1982, lives and works in Barcelona. The working methods of the magician provide an extreme example of a way of thinking about the world in aesthetic terms: everything the magician says and does, the objects he uses and organises around himself, the way he attracts the audience’s attention to one place or another, all this has the sole goal of producing an image. Implicit to this mode of operation is the understanding that everything is a medium, everything can become the support for a sign, like the canvas for a painting, and the museum, in turn, for the canvas, or all the gestures dictated by protocol at an official act, for example. In her work, Lúa is concerned with ways of appearing, of constituting something as a medium, as a screen, with the relationship that the media have with the narratives they support the fact that this is, precisely, the place where we go to meet the other: the place of communication and empathy and also of deception, if you will. She focuses on formats, which enable us to say and do, and narratives both large and small, such as history, economics, politics, biography, with their formal rudiments, their devices and supports, their accidents... 

Lúa has presented her work at such solo exhibitions as La muntanya màgica (Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona), Recopilar les fotografies sense memòria de l'arxiu familiar (EspaiDos, Terrassa) and Estratègies per desaparèixer (La Capella, espai Cub, Barcelona. BCN Producció’11), and in collective shows like The World of Interiors (The Green Parrot, Barcelona), El espacio cósmico estaba ahí, en dos o tres centímetros (Galeria Bacelos, Madrid and Vigo), Le Périmetre Interne (Institut Français, Barcelona), Critical Botox in times of 2.0 Feudalism (Pavilion, Bucharest) and Pogo (Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona).

Biography written in 2014

School Montjuïc


Institut Montjuïc took part in the fifth edition of In Residence (2013-2014) with a project by Eduard Arbós. A group of fourth year ESO compulsory secondary education pupils took part in this sixth edition.


The Institut Montjuïc has been serving Zona Franca for more than thirty years. Its participation in EN RESiDÈNCiA is linked to the desire to create more connections between the centre and the social and cultural agents of the neighbourhood and the city and, at the same time, to promote the artistic interests of its students.


Presentation updated in September 2023


Students 4th of ESO:
Nico Barsatán, Vladik Beytsar,  Lubna Bosqued,  Andrea Cantador, Dency Escobar, Eva Fernández, Luís Jaico, Nicole Keara, Nicolás Ledezma, Belinda Paredes, Mafe Rodríguez, Joy Abigail Sandoval, Sartaj Singh and Cristhian Solorzano

Olga Pérez García (education and visual arts) and Vicent Santamaria

Curation and coordination:
Joan Miró Foundation de Barcelona
Colectivo Azotea

Directed by:
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium