Martí Anson IN RESiDENCE at the School Infanta Isabel d’Aragó

Since taking his degree in Art, Martí Anson (Mataró, 1967) has worked as an architect (Bon dia, Sala Montcada, “la Caixa” Foundation, 1999/2000 and L'apartament, Galeria Toni Tàpies, 2002), footballer (L'angoixa del porter al penal, Iconoscope, Montpellier, 2001), film director (Walt & Travis, 2003, at the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, USA), boat-builder (Fitzcarraldo, 55 days working on the construction of a Stela 34 yacht at the Santa Mònica Art Centre 2004/2005), painting thief (Mataró/Montreal, Circa Gallerie of Montreal, 2006), builder working on the construction of a replica of a building in the United States, promoting the conservation of local heritage (Martí i la fàbrica de farina, Lucky 7. SITE Santa Fe Biennial, 2008, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA), courier trying to transport a factory from his home time to Lyon (Martí i la fàbrica de xocolata, Rendez-vous 09. X Lyon Biennial, Frac Villaurbane), and house painter, painting the walls of a gallery in the colours of two football teams, along with their match results (El preu dels colors, Galeria Toni Tàpies, 2009-2010). He has also sought his fortune by establishing a chauffeur service in cooperation with Latitudes (Mataró Chauffeur Service, No soul for Sale, Tate Modern, London 2010), and has attempted to recover the furniture that his father made in the nineteen-sixties in the city of Mataró (Joaquimandson, Meessen de Clerq Gallery, Brussels, 2011). 

Today, he works as an architect, restoring the holiday home that his father designed in the nineteen-seventies (Catalan Pavilion. Anonymous architect. Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona 2014 and Beaufort 2015 Triennial, Belgium, 2015). 

Biography written in 2015

School Infanta Isabel d’Aragó

The school took part in the first edition of EN RESiDÈNCiA (2009-2010), when the work Deu mil hores [Ten Thousand Hours] was produced in cooperation with the artist Salvador Juanpere. 
This participation was repeated in the fifth edition (2013-2014), when Antònia del Río was the artist-in-residence. On this occasion, the artist teamed up with fourth-year secondary pupils taking the visual and fine art itinerary.


Infanta Isabel d'Aragó is a public secondary school in Sant Martí de Provençals. It began its trajectory in 1962 with the desire to educate boys and girls from working families who had settled in the district, arising from the expansion of Barcelona towards the river Besòs. Since then the educational spirit of the centre has been the driving force that has pushed it to overcome all the challenges that the different education system curricula have given society. For the teacher and scientist Angeleta Ferrer (Barcelona, 1904 – 1992), teacher and head of the centre during its first few years, Infanta Isabel “has always been an internally vibrant centre, which constantly renews itself and has an unstoppable desire to overcome. The continuous work, internal structuring, festivals, exhibitions, celebrations, concerts, trips, excursions, travels and all kinds of spiritual and human manifestations have characterised the life of the Infanta school at all times. Its walls exude permanent, immutable principles of mutual respect and esteem that cannot be broken and that attract those who enter its school context.”


Students 4th of ESO:
Pamela Toscana Nicola, Carlos Medero, Paula Trujillo Creus, Martí Ruiz, Samuel Cruces, Anabel Lizeth Galarza Torres, Anaïs González López, Marina Collell Jubany, Lizenia Rojas, Emma Santiago, Anna Aizpitarte Ramon, Victor Borrego, Victor Fernández and Judit Bagaña

Lola Penedo (visual art), Marta Perucho (social sciences) and Jordi Blanch Orri

Curation and coordination:
A Bao A Qu Association

Directed by:
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium