Barcelona, Catalonia, 1947
Lives and works in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize and Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.
In Barcelona in 1965, he co-founded along with 3 local artists the Grup Artell which in the following year showed their work in 3 exhibitions, two in Barcelona and one in Sitges. In 1967, he presents his first solo show of his work in the Museu Municipal de Mataró, BCN, presented by the writer/artist Yvon Taillandier. He is then invited at the XXIII Salon de Mai in Paris and wins the annual painting prize of the Cercle Maillol de l’Institut Francais de Barcelone and receives a scholarship at the École Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he lived till May 1968.
After that, he returns to Catalonia and settles in Siurana to continue his pictorial work, and 3 months later he decides to stop painting. He switches to cinema-video-art. He joins the collective Dedalus, who show his films during 68/69 in Barcelona, Madrid, Cuenca, London, Paris, and Pesaro (Italy). In March of 69, Dedalus culminates his project in the Room Aixelà of BCN with the presentation of Dedalus Flight in Blue and Dedalus Video, ending his cinema phase and ephemeral-video in Europe. He illustrates the book / object But Darling, I Love You! with poems by Steven Wade published by Tomato Productions of BCN / Paris and bids farewell to BCN with the Good Bye exhibition.
On June 3 he heads to Tokyo (carrying 8 hours of film sigle-8 + 3 FUJI cameras) hoping that on his arrival – planned on February 70 – FUJI would have developed already the technology required for transferring the 120 single-8 cassettes to video-tape. That system did not materialize on the scheduled date, leaving then Round Start (shooted in Indonesia) as his last work done on single-8. Weeks later, at the Expo'70 in Osaka, he contacts the Latin American community through the maestro Fernando Gamboa, curator of the Mexican pavilion. He designs the El Salvador pavilion -the smallest of this universal fair- and at the end of the year he travels to that country where he works during the first 6 months of '71 as an advisor for the total remodelling of the museography of the David J. Guzmán National Museum.
At the beginning of '72 he moves to Yucatan with the purpose of settling in Mérida. However, at the beginning of April he is forced to leave Mexico and settles in the British colony of Belize where he co-founds the publishing house Cubola Productions in 73, dedicated to education, history and culture. He develops a journalistic work and participates in the independence movement. At the beginning of the 80s he decides to take up painting again and establishes in 85 his new studio in Cancún, being invited the following year to the II Biennial of Havana. From his exhibition at the Pecanins Gallery in Mexico City in 1987, he began a tour of 35 exhibitions of his work (paintings + drawings + prints + objects + videos + sounds) in museums, art centers and galleries in Mérida, Havana, Belize City, Santo Domingo, New Orleans, New York, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, Oranjestad (Aruba), Barcelona, the most recent being in Beijing, 2016 and in Guatemala City on 4 occasions, in SOL DEL RIO in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2010.
From 2000 to 2010 he directed the projects ZERO new belizean art and landings - presenting the 10 editions of each project in Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Spain, Portugal, USA, Taiwan and Belize. In 2011 he co-founded MID51, an art team that currently coordinates and produces simultaneously:
THE CONTAINER COLLECTION:
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presentaciones de arte/comunicación