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

UNTITLED EXHIBITION(ISM) (Preview) and CENSORED FOUNTAIN (Live) at Escalera de Incendios Barcelona (ES) November 2015
UNTITLED EXHIBITION(ISM) curated by Anselm Ros at Institut dEstudis Ilerdencs [Diputació de Lleida] Lleida (ES) from July to September 2015
Video arts session & EUROFRONTERA (Live) as invited artist at Flux Club [Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES) September 2014
DE CARNE Y ALGODÓN at Sala Rai Barcelona (ES) and Nau Coclea Girona (ES) January 2010
ESTADOS LUMÍNICOS at LCrew Madrid and Valencia (ES) November 2008

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

Grant for UNTITLED EXHIBITION(ISM) funded by Institut dEstudis Ilerdencs [Diputació de Lleida], Lleida (ES) January 2015
Residence for UNTITLED EXHIBITION(ISM) 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 TEACHER at Inperiencia, Palma de Mallorca (ES)

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.

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS

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

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) video performance, April 2016

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 at Embarrat Festival Tàrrega (ES), Bang Festival [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 Astillero (ES); Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne (SW), IV Photo Meeting Barcelona [Palacio de la Virreina] Barcelona (ES) and CENDEAC Murcia (ES) presented into Joan Fontcuberta’s speech; 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) video art, from May 2014 to July 2017

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.