Tom Carr IN RESiDENCE at the School Sant Andreu

Born in Tarragona in 1956 of a Valencian mother and an American father, Tom Carr lived in the United States from the age of four to seventeen years, when he returned to Spain. Having taken his PhD from the Fine Art Faculty of the University of Barcelona, he is currently a teacher at La Massana School and the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York.

Tom Carr’s artistic career, in which he has focused on sculpture in the main, includes many public projects in which the concepts of space and time are constant references. His first works, produced in the nineteen-eighties, are installations, sculptures, paintings and drawings, some particularly large, on architectural themes such as staircases, arches and towers. Carr’s work makes frequent reference to archetypes, circles, spirals, pyramids, propellers, etc. Over the years, Carr has devoted his energy to public art in the main, with works in Europe and the United States.

Another interesting facet of his career are the exterior projections and light installations that he has created over the years. These include, outstandingly, the façade of the church in Cadaqués and the Seu Vella Old Cathedral in Lleida. His works are included, amongst others, in the following collections: MACBA, Reina Sofia, Museu d’Art Moderne, Céret, Société Générale and “la Caixa” Foundation.

Biography written in 2011

School Sant Andreu

Since its inauguration until 2021, this school was named Institut Sant Andreu. It participated in the third edition of EN RESiDÈNCiA (2011-2012), with the artist Tom Carr, with the mediation of A Bao A Qu under this name.

Now, we know it as Nou Barris (La Prosperitat, Nou Barris) was born out of the long and continuous neighbourhood demands of the 70s of the twentieth century. Although classes began in the 1976-77 school year in temporary huts erected by hand, the school building was not completed until the 1983-84 school year.


Presentation updated in September 2023


Students 4th of ESO:
Laura Aguirre, Alba Alamillo, Alba Aragón, Alba Campos, Míriam Cañas, Óscar Castro, Ángela Mas, Vanesa Montaño, Sandra Nácete, Quim Obradors, Adrián Parrón, Carla Parrón, Aida Planas, Elisabet Preciado and Alba Rodríguez

Glòria Mateu (visual and plastic), Jèssica Obispo (catalan language) and Mercè Valverde (attention to the diversity)

Curation and coordination:
A Bao A Qu Association

Directed by
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium