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iex

iex cosmonauta, Barcelona
Visual artist.
Painting, drawing, action art, video & martian mantras

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“My most recent work has been done in pencil. A return to simplicity after a long time of experimentation with technology, interacting with other artistic disciplines.

These labyrinthine drawings are an attempt to understand how humans relate to the rest of nature, and what are the boundaries that separate the natural and the artificial, if they exist. How in hyper-tech contemporary society, each of us can build his own intimate sphere, connected to the rest of the cosmos. It dehumanizes us, or perhaps makes us more deeply human.

Through “iex cosmonauta”, my visionary alter ego, I get carried away by inspiration, which normally comes by the strong impact of some inner vision. Later comes the artistic work: a slow, laborious and almost religious act of search and reunification with that reality. I try to materialize those ethereal worlds basically to be able to connect with them, emotionally and intellectually.

But above all, art is a tool to try to absorb all I can from this universe.

Besides drawing and painting, another aspect of my art is the performance with the artistic collective “Insectotròpics”, of which I am co-founder. The objective is to bring to another level the world of drawing, interacting with technology, video art, theater, dance, music and many other art form. In these works, the creative process is as important as the result. And also it represents, as an artist, a different approach to the audience and to the ability to generate emotions within performing arts.

Drawing is for me a journey of spiritual exploration through the thick jungle of the world and the depths of the mind. A ritual of contemplation of shapes and mystical symbols that may point beyond themselves.

I wish you a nice flight to the Pantheon of my Dreams”.

iex cosmonauta, April 2016

2017
Solo Exhibition at Centre d’Art “Les Bernardes”. Girona, Catalunya.

2016

Festival di Morgana, Palermo, Italy.
Festival “Au Bonheur des Mômes”. Le Grand Bornand, France.
Liveshow at “La Llotja Theater”. Lleida, Catalunya.
Mapping for 160th Anniverary of “Moritz beer”. Barcelona.
Finalist of Internacional Art Price “Ynglada-Guillot 2016”.
Jam Session at FADE Festival, Catalunya.
Figura Teater Festival, Baden, Switzerland.
“Internationales Straßentheaterfestival”, Heppenheim, Germany.
“Tallinn Treff Festival”, Tallin, Estonia
Inaugural Liveshow of “AprilFestival 2016”. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Liveshow at “Atrium de Viladecans”, Catalunya.
Liveshow at “L’Atlàntida de Vic”, Catalunya.
Liveshow at “Teatre Kursaal” de Manresa, Catalunya.
Liveshow at “Centre Cultural” de Terrassa, Catalunya.

2015
Fi-Performing Arts Price, 2015.
15th “BBVA Theater Award”.
Stamsund International Festival, Norway.
Festival Mondial des Marionnettes. Charleville, France.
BellSquare London Festival. London, UK.
Welt Theater der Strasse Festival. Schwerte, Germany.
Festival TNT de Terrassa, Catalunya.
Fira Tàrrega. Inaugural Liveshow. Tàrrega, Catalunya.

2014
Festival Internacional de Manizales, Colombia
Festival Mirada de Santos, Brasil
Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg, Germany
La Divina Comedia 2. Fabra i Coats, Barcelona
Festival Kaldearte, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
La Divina Comedia. Liveshow. Fabra i Coats, Barcelona
Festival MOT, Teatre Principal Olot, Catalunya
“Festival Escena Abierta”, Burgos. Spain.

2013
Ansan Street Art Festival, Korea
Passage Nu Festival, Helsinborg, Sweden
Passage Nu Festival, Helsingor, Denmark
Passage Nu Festival, Helsingor, Denmark
Festival Fringe13, Matadero, Madrid
“Festa de les Lletres Catalanes”. TV LiveShow. Teatre Kursaal de Manresa
Festival TNT (Bouazizi), Plaça Vella, Terrassa, Barcelona
Liveshow at Teatre Auditori Granollers, Barcelona
Fira de Tàrrega, Tàrrega, Catalunya
Teatre Auditori Can Palots. Canovelles, Barcelona

2012
Mapping Festival, Geneve, Switzerland
Liveshow at Fira de Tàrrega, Catalunya
“Come & See Barcelona”, Antic Teatre, Barcelona
Festival “Món Llibre, CCCB, Barcelona
Liveshow at Convent de Sant Agustí, Barcelona
Sala “La Moderna”, Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalunya
Liveshow at “La Fundició”, Barcelona

2011
Festival MIRA!, Barcelona
Liveshow at Telenoika, Barcelona
Liveshow at Galeria “UntitledBCN”, Barcelona.
“Dromelari”. Sculpture at Molins de rei, Barcelona.

2010
Finalista XIII Biennal de pintura jove de Reus.
“Raptum Cosumere”. Work in progress for revista Bonart.
“Eden Magnetofluidodinàmic”. Work in progress for revista Relevant Bcn.
Publish at “Brown Paper bag” Magazine.
Publish at “Fecal Face” Magazine.
Antisubasta en Galería Corretgers5
“7a Mostra sonora i visual”, Convent de Sant Agustí. Barcelona.
Galería “Untitled BCN”. Liveshow at “Tallers oberts 2010”. Barcelona.
Festival “eco-art”, Barcelona.
Galería Corretgers 5, Barcelona

2009
Galería Base Elements. Barcelona.
Galería Untittled bcn. Barcelona.
Galería Artevistas . Barcelona.
“Garbí Magnetofluídodinàmic “. Action Painting. Tossa de mar, Catalunya.
“Angel Exterminador 2 “. Jam Session. Festival JAMM’09, Barcelona.
“Angel Exterminador 1 “. Jam Session. Galería Miscelanea, Barcelona.
Publish at Lecool Magazine.
Festival Difusor. Barcelona.

2008
3th Award XII Concurs de pintura Jove Caixa Penedes/Galeria Anquin’s.
Publish at Revista ROJO.
Publish at Revista BONART. October.

2007
Festival “Und #2 Plattform”. Karlsruhe, Germany.
Festival “Domicili en permuta”, MAS / multiplication of art spaces. Barcelona.
Galería Espai B. Barcelona.
Galería Elite arts. Barcelona.
Finalista en el Concurs de pintura de Centelles, Barcelona.

2006
Publish at revista BELIO.
IMPRESSION 2006. Mail-art & Digital-art. Rotterdam, Holland.
“Tallers oberts de Gràcia (TOG06)” . Barcelona.
Liveshow at Festival TUROLEANDO’06. Barcelona.
Liveshow at “JORNADA de ARTE URBANO en La Mina”, Barcelona.
Jam session artística. Galería Niu, Barcelona.
Llibre vegetalis. , Barcelona.
Festa Bacus primavera. Galería Miscelanea, Barcelona.
“Indigestió tv”, Street Liveshow, Barcelona.
Street Liveshow. “Día Internacional del SIDA”. Barcelona.

2005
Collective exhibition Bacus. Galeria “Cíclic”. Barcelona.
Publish at revista BELIO.
Organization of “Tallers oberts de Gràcia (TOG)” . Barcelona.
Festival “Gracia Art al Carrer”. Street Liveshow “Urban Mandala”.
Collective exhibition Bacus. Galería Miscelanea. Barcelona.
Collective exhibition. Galería “EspaiB”. Barcelona.
Liveshow. Galería Miscelanea. Barcelona.
Liveshow. “Mochiba Club”. Barcelona.

2004
Galeria “Cossachok”. Glasgow, Scottland.
Galeria “Sennacheribbo”. Barcelona.

2003
Galeria “Falconart”. Amsterdam, Holland.
Exposición colectiva “Pati Llimona”, Barcelona .
BAC 03. Colectiva Bacus.“El Apocalipsis” Galería Cercle22. Barcelona.

2002
Collective exhibition “Mithologies”. C.R.O.U.S.E. Toulouse, France.
Collective exhibition “Ciudades Imposibles”. Universidat Complutense de Madrid.

2001
Collective exhibition “hommage a Goya”. Instituto Cervantes de Bordeaux, France.
Collective exhibition “Art i distorsió”. Espai Pere Pruna, Barcelona.