Antoni Abad

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Antoni Abad talking at Radio Web MACBA.
Abad's installation, "Mesures d'emergència" (Emergency Measures, 2010) in the Barcelona metro's Vall d'Hebron station.

Antoni Abad i Roses (born 1956 in Lleida) is a Spanish artist. He began his career as a sculptor, and evolved over time towards video art and later in and other forms of new media.[1]


Abad was born in 1956 in Lleida, Spain.[2][3][4] Abad's artistic training began with the teachings of his father, followed by a degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona (1979), and studies of engraving in Cuenca, London and Perugia.

Art career[edit]

His work has evolved away from a traditional sculptural practice[5][6] to the use of new technologies, and in particular the creation of community-based artworks using cell phones.[7][8] He moved also from photography to video art, followed by interest in computers He uses Internet as a creative & research platform. Antoni Abad's expresses the desire to formal experimentation around the concepts of space and time, always present in his work, not exempt lately of certain ironic and critical aspects.[9]


Some of his most important exhibits:



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  2. ^ Gianfranco Maraniello (2002). Art in Europe: 1990-2000. Skira. ISBN 978-88-8491-111-7.
  3. ^ Cyberarts. Springer. 2005.
  4. ^ Antoni Abad
  5. ^ Archive Past Exhibitions Antoni Abad and Pete Lloyd Lewis | Chisenhale Gallery
  6. ^ Rosalía Torrent; Enriqueta Antolín (2003). A century of Spanish art abroad: Spanish art at the Venice Biennale 1895-2003. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ISBN 9788475066110.
  7. ^ Alex Frame; Gilles Brachotte (6 November 2015). Citizen Participation and Political Communication in a Digital World. Routledge. pp. 162–. ISBN 978-1-317-38855-5.
  8. ^ Helmut K Anheier; Yudhishthir Raj Isar (21 January 2010). Cultures and Globalization: Cultural Expression, Creativity and Innovation. SAGE Publications. pp. 653–. ISBN 978-1-4739-0379-1.
  9. ^ Gabarrell, Francesc. «Abad Roses, Antoni». Índex d'artistes del Museu d'Art Jaume Morera (website).
  10. ^ Cultura. Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Cultura. 1987.
  11. ^ Harald Szeemann; Cecilia Liveriero Lavelli (1999). 48a esposizione internationale d'arte: la Biennale di Venezia : dAPERTutto. Biennale di Venezia. ISBN 978-88-208-0414-5.
  12. ^ "Trove".
  13. ^ BlindWiki, Venezia raccontata dai non vedenti | Artribune
  14. ^ The Catalan nomination at the Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, by the artist Antoni Abad, will be curated by Mery Cuesta and Roc Parés - Institut Ramon Llull - Institut ...
  15. ^ Ars Electronica