Vicens Casassas IN RESiDENCE at the School Valldemossa

Vicens Casassas Canals (Barcelona, 1966). Degree in Art, specialising in Sculpture, from the University of Barcelona in 1992; MA in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces from the Elisava School (Polytechnic University of Catalonia); and PhD in Art in the Digital Age from the University of Barcelona. This multidisciplinary artist combines interventions in the public space with sculptural installations and video and photographic works. Founder and member of several art groups: Bartrab (1991-93), Vida Làctea (1998-2000), and MIOP (since 2005). From 2005 to 2010, he lived in Dakar (Senegal), where he combined creative work with cultural cooperation. The outstanding results from this experience include the exhibition Barça ou Barzakh.

His works are present in several public collections, such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Government of Andorra Culture Ministry, Cajamadrid Foundation and the National Sculpture Factory (Cork, Ireland). His recent exhibitions include: Cicles naturals, at La Cuina exhibition centre (La Seu d'Urgell, 2011); Le Jardin du Mont-Arès (Nestier, France, 2011); Living Across - Spaces of Migration, at the Xhibit-Academy of Fine Arts (Vienna, Austria, 2010); Chinese Fantasy, at the Yongkang Lu Art Gallery (Shanghai, 2010) and the MIOP group.

Biography written in 2011

School Valldemossa

Institut Valldemossa is a state secondary and baccalaureate school in the city of Barcelona. It is located on the border of two districts which form its catchment area: Nou Barris and Sant Andreu.
Founded in 1977 in response to demands from local residences, the school has since become firmly established as a prestigious centre of education in the area, achieving good academic results, a high number of enrolments and a good climate of co-existence.
Other strong points include tutorial action, the encouragement of diversity and strong links with families, as well as a long list of good practices and innovative projects of long standing, all reflected in positive external assessments.

Presentation written in 2011


Students 4th of ESO:
Marina Arcas, Adrià Avià, Noelia Camacho, Pilar De Pedro, Daniel Escalante, Laia Escalona, Andrea Fernández, Martina Gés, Mariana Belén Luján, Jonathan Maldonado, Nerea Muñoz, Claudia Oller, Anna Pérez, Isaac Pérez, Rosa Poderoso, Laia Puerto, Sandra Segovia, Víctor Manuel Toledo and Pol Vidal

Santiago Fernández (visual and plastic) and Maria Ohannesian (latin)

Curation and coordination:
A Bao A Qu Association

Directed by
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium