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Miguel Andrés

Performer and visual artist

Short Bio

Researcher, existential and reflective.

Miguel Andrés is a Spanish based artist born in Yecla (Murcia) in 1982. Vocational creative. He came to art by necessity, after studying and worked as a publicist for more than a decade.

His work begins to develop self-taught in late 2008. He investigates different disciplines until finally focuses on working with his body. Making performance and video art main focus of his work.

He has participated in many exhibitions and festivals at national and international levels; winning several awards and commendations. His work is in private collections in Europe and North America.

He also focuses on performing art teaching, serving as a professor at Inperiencia Research Center Stage.

Statement

I cannot imagine world without any way that creating, investigating, and reflecting. Art turns on engine of my life. The escape valve of my emotion, personality, and intellect. Also in my way to connect with world and trying to understand it.

Human being and all about it are the main focus of my researches. Discovering the essence of human being, as well as his nature. It becomes in an exciting adventure, because everything that surrounds man fascinates me and must be explored. Looking for an utopian world, social justice and human rights. Also a fierce criticism of capitalism and consumer society. This issues resonate as leitmotiv in my work. Turning my art into a political and vindictive act with the aim of wake up awareness.

My body is brush and canvas for my creations. A transgressive weapon with which to communicate, to generate dialogues and new languages ​​through performance and video art.

First-person research is paramount in my creation process. It intertwines with the personal to become in an enriching work of self-knowledge. Looking insatiably for a transcendence through art to find a meaning to this life that seems to lack it.

Biografía breve

Investigador, existencialista y reflexivo.

Miguel Andrés es un artista español nacido en Yecla (Murcia) en 1982. Creativo de vocación llegó al arte por necesidad tras haber estudiado y ejercido como publicista durante más de una década.

Comienza a desarrollar su obra de forma autodidacta a finales de 2008. Investiga con diferentes disciplinas hasta que finalmente centra su atención en el trabajo con su cuerpo, haciendo de la performance y el videoarte el eje principal de su obra.

Ha participado en multitud de exposiciones y festivales a nivel nacional e internacional; obteniendo varios premios, becas y menciones. Su obra está en colecciones privadas de Europa y Norteamérica.

También centra su atención en la enseñanza del performing art ejerciendo como profesor en Inperiencia Centro de Investigación Escénica.

Manifiesto

No concibo el mundo de otra manera que no sea creando, investigando o reflexionando. El arte se convierte así en el motor de mi vida, la válvula de escape de mi emoción, personalidad e intelecto; así como en mi forma de conectar con el mundo e intentar comprenderlo.

Son el ser humano y todas sus inherencias los que conforman el eje central de mis investigaciones. Descubrir la esencia del ser humano, así como su naturaleza, se convierte en una aventura emocionante, pues todo lo que rodea al hombre me fascina y merece la pena ser explorado. La búsqueda de un mundo utópico, la justicia social y los derechos humanos, así como la crítica feroz al capitalismo y la sociedad de consumo resuenan como leitmotiv en mi obra; convirtiendo mi arte en un acto político y reivindicativo con el objetivo de despertar conciencias.

Mi cuerpo es pincel y lienzo para mis creaciones y un arma transgresora con la que comunicar, ya que con mi obra pretendo generar diálogos y nuevos lenguajes mediante la performance y el videoarte.

La investigación en primera persona es primordial en mi proceso de creación, puesto que se entrelaza con lo personal para transformarse en un trabajo de autoconocimiento enriquecedor. Buscando insaciablemente una trascendencia a través del arte para encontrar un sentido a esta vida que parece carecer de él.

Miguel Andrés Reel 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

PRIZES and mentions

Winner 2nd Prize (video art sect) for CUM DEDERIT at Festival Ull Nu’16 Andorra la Vella (AD) February 2016
Jury Mention for SYSTEM at FIVA Festival Intl. Videoarte Buenos Aires (AR) December 2014
Winner EMBARRAT-IEI Prize for SYSTEM at Embarrat Festival Tàrrega (ES) June 2014
Winner 3rd Prize for SYSTEM at Bang Festival, Barcelona (ES) June 2014
Most voted video by public for SYSTEM at Pop Up Kino #1 Berlin (DE) June 2014
Winner 2nd Prize for SYSTEM at VII Premio de Videoarte Ayto. Astillero Astillero (ES) June 2014
Winner 1st Prize for GASPARINI PROJECT‘s LOGO for Auser Musici Pisa (IT) December 2013
Finalist for SÍNTOMA at Empireo Madrid (ES) November 2009
Finalist for CALIENTE at Notodopublifilmfest Madrid (ES) May 2004

SOLO exhibitions

CENSURA Y LEGALIDAD at L‘Estruch -Fàbrica de creació de les arts en viu- [Ajuntament de Sabadell], Sabadell (ES) Dec. 2018
UNTITLED EXHIBITION(ISM) curated by Anselm Ros at Institut dEstudis Ilerdencs [Diputació de Lleida] Lleida (ES) from Jul. to Sep. 2015
ESTADOS LUMÍNICOS at LCrew Madrid and Valencia (ES) Nov. 2008

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

Residence for CENSURA Y LEGALIDAD at L‘Estruch -Fàbrica de creació de les arts en viu- [Ajuntament de Sabadell], Sabadell (ES) from September to November 2018
Grant for UNTITLED EXHIBITION(ISM) funded by Institut dEstudis Ilerdencs [Diputació de Lleida], Lleida (ES) and developed as resident artist at Fabra i Coats -Fàbrica de Creació- [Ajuntament de Barcelona], Barcelona (ES) from January to July 2015
Residence for DE CARNE Y ALGODÓN at Sala Rai Barcelona (ES) and Nau Coclea, Girona (ES) from March to May 2010

TEACHING

PERFORMANCE ART SEMINARS at Inperiencia -Centro de Investigación Escénica- Palma de Mallorca (ES), Feria Marte Castellón (ES), L’Estruch -Fàbrica de creació de les arts en viu- [Ajuntament de Sabadell] Sabadell (ES), Young Gallery Weekend Barcelona (ES), Las Cigarreras Alicante (ES) 2016-2019

CURATING

9COSSOS for Escalera de Incencios at Anaglifos Art Factory into Young Gallery Weekend Barcelona (ES) Sep. 2019

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

SYSTEM in permanent collection of Museo de arte contemporáneo Vicente Aguilera Cerni (MACVAC), Vilafamés, Spain.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

SYSTEM in private collection of Spain.
FOUNTAIN in private collection of Spain.
FUCKIN’ MELON in private collections of Austria, USA and Canada.
SOLO GRAND PIANO in private collections of USA, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Canada.
SOLO in private collections of USA.

EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS

¡EH TÚ, MARICÓN! at Nau Bostik [into Young Gallery Weekend] Barcelona (ES) live performance, Sep. 2019
HIV REJECTED at Escalera de Incendios [into Young Gallery Weekend] Barcelona (ES) video & photo performance, Sep. 2019
SLAVES OF OUR TIME at La Nit de l‘Art Altea (ES) live performance, Jun. 2019
RADICALIZATION at  Flux Club 2019 [into Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES) video art, Mar. 2019
EL INVIOLABLE at  L‘Estruch Sabadell (ES) and Flux Club 2019 Barcelona (ES) video performance, from Dec. 2018 to Mar. 2019
DEMOCRACIA at  L‘Estruch Sabadell (ES) and Flux Club 2019 Barcelona (ES) video performance, from Dec. 2018 to Mar. 2019
LA HOSTIA at  L‘Estruch Sabadell (ES) and Flux Club 2019 Barcelona (ES) video performance, from Dec. 2018 to Mar. 2019
ARTE PRECARIO at Young Gallery Weekend [Galería Anaglifos] Barcelona (ES) live performance, September 2018
RETURN TO MULTIVERSO at Young Gallery Weekend [Espronceda Art Center] Barcelona (ES) live performance in collaboration with Marta Pinilla’s piece, September 2018
I’M NOT A RED RIBBON at Centro Cultural el Carmen [into VIHsibles Festival] Valencia (ES) live performance, June 2018
INDETERMINATE at IV Encuentro Marika Sestao (ES) live performance, March 2018
CUERPOS INDETECTABLES at Marte, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo [into Marte Social] Auditorio de Castellón (ES) live performance, November 2017
ECHOES OF SYRIA at Empremta Festival 2017 L’Hospitalet (ES) live performance, May 2017
ENSAYO SOBRE EL PUDOR at Hybrid Art Fair [into Acciones Hybridas] Madrid (ES) live performance, February 2017
SOMETHING PERSONAL at Influx Festival 2016 [Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES) live performance, November 2016
GOLDEN FOUNTAIN (Live) at Aniversario Guarrantinas (Org. by Mutuo) Barcelona (ES) November 2016
REMEMBRANZA at Manlleu Galería d'Art Manlleu (ES) live performance, November 2016
LE PENSEUR at Young Gallery Weekend [Sala Hiroshima] Barcelona (ES) live performance, October 2016
LA COSIFICACIÓN DE LOS CUERPOS at Salón Erótico de Barcelona [Pabellón Olímpico Vall d’Hebrón] Barcelona (ES) live performance, October 2016
SALARIUM at Embarrat Festival Tàrrega (ES) live performance, May 2016
GOLDEN FOUNTAIN at Embarrat Festival (Official selection) Tàrrega (ES), Bang Festival (Official selection) Barcelona (ES), VEA 2ª Bienal Internacional de Videoarte y Animación (Official selection) Puebla (MX), Proyector Festival (as invited artist) Madrid (ES), Salón Erótico de Barcelona (ES), Pornfestival Berlin (Official selection) Berlin (DE) and Explicit Festival Montpellier (FR) video art, from May to November 2016
20 SECONDS (OR MORE) at EroStreet Festival Barcelona (ES) live performance,  May 2016
SYSTEM at Embarrat Festival (Official selection) Tàrrega (ES), Bang Festival (Official selection) Barcelona (ES), VEA 2ª Bienal Internacional de Videoarte y Animación (Official selection) Puebla (MX), Proyector Festival (as invited artist) Madrid (ES), Salón Erótico de Barcelona (ES), Pornfestival Berlin (Official selection) Berlin (DE), Hybrid Art Fair [into Se Alquila Proyecto] Madrid (ES) and WHAT THE FUCK! FEST! Paris (FR)video art, from May 2016 to Jul. 2017 SYSTEM at Embarrat Festival (Official selection) Tàrrega (ES), Bang Festival (Official selection) [Contrast Gallery and Casa Elizalde] Barcelona (ES), Pop Up Kino #1 [PPC Gallery] Berlin (DE), Miden Festival Kalamata (GR), Se Alquila Estado Madrid (ES), Ciudad de Guatemala (GT), Buenos Aires (AR), VII Premio de Videoarte Ayto. Astillero (Official selection) Astillero (ES), Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne (SW), MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León León (ES), IV Photo Meeting Barcelona [Palacio de la Virreina] Barcelona (ES), CENDEAC Murcia (ES) and others places presented by Joan Fontcuberta into his meetings; Pop Up Kino #2 (Invited artist) Berlin (DE), Konvent Puntzero Berga (ES), Flux Club [Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES), Future Identities [Palazzo Albrizzi and Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi] Venice (IT), Feria Marte [Palau de la Festa] Castellón (ES), 48H OPEN HOUSE [into Se Alquila proyecto] Buenos Aires (AR), ReCulture III [Skagiopoulio Foundation] Patras (GR), FIVA Festival Internacional Videoarte Buenos Aires (AR), ESBALUARD Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma [into FIVA 4] Palma de Mallorca (ES), Escalera de Incendios Barcelona (ES), New Media Arts Festival IVAHM 15 (Official selection) [Centro de Artes de Vanguardia La Neomudéjar] Madrid (ES), Proyector Festival (Official selection) Madrid (ES), Coímbra (PT), Milan (IT), Calles de Oaxaca (MX), Fenòmens Festival Barcelona (ES), TWIXTlab Athens (GR), Digital Flows [MACT/CACT Museum and Center of Contemporary Art of Ticino] Bellinzona (CH) , CreAcción 2017 Yecla (ES), Music and Dealers into Proyector selection [Matadero] Madrid (ES), II Edición de la Nit de l'Art Altea (ES), Centro de Innovação da Mouraria Lisbon (PT) video art, from May 2014 to Jul. 2018
SALARIUM at Embarrat Festival Tàrrega (ES)  live performance,  May 2016
LITTLE SWEET SEX TALES at PièceOFF Rome (IT) live performance, April 2016
FUCKIN’ DISCOURSE at PièceOFF Rome (IT) and Sant Andreu Contemporani [into WB. Alegría aquí están los no muertos] Centre Cívic Sant Andreu Barcelona (ES) installation and video performance, April 2016 and February 2018
CUM DEDERIT at Festival Ull Nu’16 (Official selection) Andorra la Vella (AD), Bang Festival (Official selection) Barcelona (ES), EroStreet Festival Barcelona (ES) and Salón Erótico de Barcelona (ES) video art, from February to October 2016
INCOMPLETE at Flux 2015 [Arts Santa Mònica] Barcelona (ES), Festival IVAHM [Centro de Artes de Vanguardia La Neomudejar] Madrid (ES) video art, from December 2015 to May 2016
TEORÍAS SOBRE EL PAPEL at Young Gallery Weekend [Centro Espronceda] Barcelona (ES) and Inperiencia Palma de Mallorca (ES) live performance,  October 2015 and June 2016
CARPACCIO DI AMORE at Proyector Festival [Espacio Naranjo] Madrid (ES) live performance,  September 2015
ANATOMÍA DEL CERDO at Embarrat Festival [Museu Trepat] Tàrrega (ES) live performance, June 2015
RECURSOS at Fabra i Coats – Fàbrica de Creació into En procés Barcelona (ES) live performance, May 2015
VENDIDO at Escalera de Incendios into Con ánimo de involucro Barcelona (ES) happening, March 2015
SYSTEM (Live) at Embarrat Festival Tàrrega (ES) and  Feria Marte Castellón (ES), Decorrido´16 [Centro Párraga] Murcia (ES) live performance, from June 2014 to December 2016
RORSCHACH at Pop Up Kino #2 Berlin (DE), Flux Club [Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES), Feria Marte Castellón (ES), La Penúltima Barcelona (ES), El Catascopio into CityScreens [LOOP BARCELONA] Barcelona (ES), PièceOFF Rome (IT) video art, from July  2014 to April 2016
FOUNTAIN (Live) at Jääl Photo #2 with Quiosc Gallery Madrid (ES) live performance, February 2014
FOUNTAIN (2013) at Bang Festival Barcelona (ES), Flux Club [Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES), Feria Marte Castellón (ES), PièceOFF Rome (IT) video performance, from February 2014 to April 2016
MAS BA´GET at Las Bernardas into The pleasure of improbable placements Salt (ES) live performance, July 2014
LA GRAN MÁQUINA at Televisió de Catalunya for Embarrat Festival Catalonia (ES) performance for TV spot, June 2014
DOGMA at Jääl Photo #2 with Quiosc Gallery Madrid (ES) live performance, February 2014
DOWN TOWN at 080 Barcelona Fashion with Selim de Somavilla Barcelona (ES) video art, January 2014
FUCKIN’ MELON at Room Art Fair #3 with Quiosc Gallery Madrid (ES), Flux Club [Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES), PièceOFF Rome (IT) video performance, from November 2013 to April 2016
LABEL at Room Art Fair #3 Madrid (ES) and Quiosc Gallery Tremp (ES) live performance, November and May 2013
DISPROPORTIONATE FORCE at Carme Teatre into presentation Caanibal Magazine Valencia (ES)live performance, October 2013
SOLO at Video Looking L’Hospitalet (ES), Room Art Fair #2 with Quiosc Gallery Madrid (ES), Flux Club [Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES), PièceOFF Rome (IT) video performance, from November  2013 to April 2016
SOLO (Live) at Room Art Fair #2 with Quiosc Gallery Madrid (ES) live performance, November 2012
IN GOD WE TRUST & SACRIFICE TO MARKETS at Se Alquila Mercado Madrid (ES) video art & self-portrait, May 2013
DYSTHYMIA at Video Looking L’Hospitalet (ES)video performance, November 2012
EXPLORERS at Espacio Joven Valladolid Valladolid (ES) and Zona 9 International Videoart Festival Santiago (CL), Flux Club [Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES) Amigdala [into PièceOFF] Rome (IT) video arts, from November 2012 to June 2016
FILOSOFÍA DE ANDAR POR CASA at La Cova de les Cultures Barcelona (ES) and Killing Time Valencia (ES) live performance, Juny and December 2010
ESTAMPITAS DE LOS SANTOS at Blasfemia’s Show and Galería Maxó Barcelona (ES) artworks, May and August 2010
MENTE SUBTERRÁNEA at Blasfemia’s Show, Expo Petit Detall and Ras Gallery Barcelona (ES) artwork, May to Juny 2010
MALOS HÁBITOS at Blasfemia’s Show Barcelona (ES) live performance, May 2010

Miguel Andrés talking about his work.

CONTACT

Miguel Andrés

Performer and visual artist
+34 649 053 350