Ricard Trigo IN RESiDENCE at the School Milà i Fontanals


Ricard Trigo (Palafrugell, 1980) focuses his research on the philosophical problem intrinsic to the concept of progress, an idea that is full of ideology, and how this constitutes a paradigm of values ​​that are modelled by scientific and technological development. In particular, Trigo focuses on the scenario of new relations that each technical success creates with art. Recently, this line of research led him, in practice, to study certain materials produced by secondary branches of global companies such as Bayer and BASF, which end up being used in the art world as means of representation, although they were not produced for this purpose. The exercise that Trigo proposes is based on presenting these materials, though not bringing them to the fore, but subordinating them to the rhetoric of the art display. From this position, any attempt at establishing an aesthetic or narrative is immediately questioned in practically methodological way through a grammatical review of the structure that comprises the work itself.

In recent years, Ricard Trigo has shown his work in various exhibitions, at such venues as La Capella (Barcelona), Fundació Suñol (Barcelona), Museu Comarcal de la Garrotxa (Olot), Dafo-Centre d'Art la Panera (Lleida), Museu de l'Empordà (Figueres) and Galeria Estrany - De la Mota (Barcelona) and, internationally, at the Taidemuseo (Imatra, Finland), Galeriile Fundației Regali (Iaşi, Romania) and the Centro Cultural Universitario (Corrientes, Argentina). A selection of his video works can also be found in the catalogue of the Hamaca video art distribution site.

Biography written in 2016

School Milà i Fontanals


Institut Milà i Fontanals took part in the fifth, sixth and seventh editions of IN RESIDENCE, hosting projects by Los Corderos, Jordi Mitjà and Lolo & Sosaku, respectively. This edition, the school takes part with a group of fourth-year ESO compulsory education pupils studying fine and visual art.


The Institut Milà i Fontanals (Raval, Ciutat Vella) began as the Institut Escola Pi i Margall, founded in 1933 during the Second Republic. In the 1961-1962 academic year, it moved to its current home, a building newly designed specifically as a secondary school. The Institut Milà i Fontanals provides an education to culturally very diverse pupils (from more than 80 different countries) with very different levels of learning and from very different social and financial backgrounds. The school has designed strategies to address this diversity by using the centre’s resources (small groups, reception classes, streaming, remedial lessons, etc.) and by creating links with its surroundings. 

Presentation written in 2018


Students 4th ESO:
Sameer Ahmed Akhtar, Mashuda Aktar, Lydia Alegre Delgado, Rafia Ali, Zabi Anwar, Marian Stephanie Canales Sierra, Naider Dotel Cuevas, Mark Jestel Magno Atienza,
Cesar Javier Martiniez Torres, Marta Moreno Sanchez, Nukhba Nasar, Bryan Perez Sanchez,
 Fatima Zohra Saeid, Rajin Saleh Emran, Zaín Shahbaz and Nelson Raul Zelaya

Inés Perera (visual and plastic education) and Anna Aznar (Catalan language)

Curation and coordination:
Fundació Joan Miró de Barcelona, Espai 13 / Jordi Anta

Directed by:
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium