Salvador Juanpere IN RESiDENCE at the School Infanta Isabel d’Aragó

Salvador Juanpere (Vilaplana, 1953) belongs to the generation of sculptors who became known at the beginning of the eighties. His initial works are based on “poor art” references and he lately evolved by interweaving science, poetics and anthropology in his works, displaying material and conceptual strength. He has recently directed his work towards processual and instrumental reflection of sculpture and its metalanguage.

He used to be a teacher at the Escola Massana (1987-2004) and, at present, he is teaching at the Fine Arts School of the University of Barcelona.

His work is present in several public and private collections, including MACBA, Fundació La Caixa, Fundació Collserola or Fundació Vila Casas, as well as the Art Collection of the Scottish Parliament, in Edinburgh. His public works are exhibited in Reus, Terrassa, Montornès del Vallès, Barcelona, and in Finland and South Chorea. He has been devoted several individual exhibitions at Espai 10 in Fundació Miró, at Palau de la Virreina in Barcelona, at the Museum of Modern Art in Tarragona, at the Fundació Vila Casas in Barcelona and in some galleries.

Biography written in 2009

School Infanta Isabel d’Aragó

In the year 2009-2010, the school has about 800 students in morning and evening lessons. There are four class groups for junior high school (developed in four years, including children aged 12 to 16), and three morning groups and two evening groups for senior high school (developed in two years, with children aged 16 to 18). High-school studies cover all disciplines, including plastic arts and design, both in the morning and evening shift.

By the end of last year, this school was invited to host an “artist iN RESiDENCE in high schools in Barcelona”. The project consists of having an artist unconnected to the syllabus and organization of this centre, but being in coordination with it, as well as teachers’ interdisciplinary and cross-curricular involvement. This was a new, promising idea. Transmitting education through arts is not only enriching for students, but it also provides them with essential intellectual capacities for any field of knowledge. This was the school project and it involved 15 and 16 year-old students who chose the optional subject of visual and plastic arts. Cross-curricular subjects were social sciences, English language, Catala.


The Infanta Isabel d’Aragó Secondary School began its trajectory back in 1962 with the desire to train the children of the working families who had settled in the neighbourhood, born in the urban expansion of Barcelona towards the Besòs River. For the pedagogue and scientist Angeleta Ferrer (Barcelona, 1904 - 1992), both a teacher and the headmistress of the centre in the school’s initial years in operation, the Infanta Isabel School “has always been a vibrant centre internally, and one which is constantly renewed and that has a tireless desire to excel.”


Students (3rd of ESO):
Mª Goretti Aparicio, Montserrat García, Jemma Khachatryan, Daniel Linares, Marc Lloret, Fernando Miranda, Isabel Montoya, Luís Morote, Ariadna Nadal, Beatriz Nieto, Laura Pérez, Miriam Rivera and Elena Sánchez

Miquel Romagosa with the collaboration Rosa Ardid, Marta Lázaro and Ernesto Sánchez

Curation and coordination:
A Bao A Qu Association 

Directed by:
Culture Institute of Barcelona 
Barcelona Education Consortium