Luz Broto IN RESiDENCE at the School Doctor Puigvertwww.luzbroto.net
Luz Broto (Barcelona, 1982) lives and works in Barcelona. She holds a degree in Art and a DEA advanced studies diploma in the PhD course in Art in the Digital Age and Intermediate Creation from the University of
Her situationist practice is based on specific interventions of a performative character. Using the space’s characteristics as a starting point- architectural elements and infrastructure; organisational structures; regulations; protocols; historical or recent events- she creates minimal operations of displacement that, in the process of being carried out, bring into play the constrictions and complexities of the framework they inscribe themselves upon.
Over the years, Luz Broto has produced specific projects for different contexts such as the La Panera Art Centre, Lleida; Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin; Sezession, Vienna; CA2M and La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Nau Estruch, Sabadell; and MACBA and the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona. She has received grants from the Blueproject Foundation, Masterplan-LiPac, Fundació Suñol / Can Xalant, the Pre-Doctoral Research Training Grant and the Miquel Casablancas Prize.
Biography written in 2015
School Doctor Puigvertwww.insdrpuigvert.org
The school has previously taken part in three editions of EN RESiDÈNCiA. The result of its fourth participation (2012-2013), with Lluís Bisbe, was the work Desalumnologia (“Depupilology”), which was installed at the school itself. In the fifth edition (2013-2014), the guest artist was Jaume Ferrete, and in the sixth (2014-2015), Francesc Ruiz. Institut Doctor Puigvert is taking part in the programme once more this year with a group of first-year ESO compulsory secondary education pupils.
The Institut Doctor Puigvert is very close to the Nus de la Trinitat highway interchange and the Besòs River. It began to take in pupils in 1985 even though the building was not officially opened until 1991-1992. The staff agreed to name it in honour of the urologist Antoni Puigvert, whose childhood was closely linked to the neighbourhood, where he lived as a small boy.
Students 1st of ESO:
Mario Andreu Cerezuela, Arman Fernández, Sheila Badías Losa, Iván Batalla Jarabo, Kristina Benkovskaya, Júlia Castells Bertran, Gemma Hernández Ayora, Eva López Muro, Luna Magán Jarque, Lluna Marqués Moreno, Nel Martínez Barnet, Alex Miquel Carpintero, Mar Pavia Sáez, Txell Rigola Solanas, Ivet Suria Abad and Abril Yus de la Orden
Mercè Gaja (visual education and art)
Curation and coordination:
A Bao A Qu Association
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium