Born Eva de Lera, and creating art as Eva718, I am a Barcelona-based mixed-media artist working across mediums. I began writing at an early age as a way to express and question the world around me, but my output extended beyond writing. My work has included video-art, photography, performance, conceptual design and music.
Currently, I’m focused on creating multi-dimensional artwork, in which I transform QR codes into Art, to give extra-sensorial dimensions to the Experiencer (hence calling it “QRt”).
I began my studies in creative writing, music and video in the 80s, studied music at the Aaron Copland School of Music and New York University, and graduated with a BA in Psychology from this University. I have an MA in Information Society from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and I’m currently working toward a PhD at on songwriting for kids at risk of exclusion (Universitat Rovira i Virgili – URV).
In 2016, I reclaimed my creative space and voice, and began developing the QRt concept, as the “pop” medium through which I share, integrating my multi-disciplinary background and experience. I also continue to work as an Innovation Advisor, another artform ;-) Briefly:
- Tilakka, the Experience Label Concept (Instructions). Conceptual Art Piece.
- RESISTENCIA — 19 Miradas Exhibits
- Galeria Chez Xefo, Barcelona, April 25th to May 23rd.
- Sala NauArt, Barcelona, from October 18th to Nov 18th.
- “The Passage”. QRt collaboration with Cuban-born composer and jazz pianist Omar Sosa – Inspired by the Greek poet, Sappho.
- “Floating”. One of the 6 pieces of Word Strokes, 6 pieces that represent the 6 senses. Mirrors represents “smell”.
- “Mirrors”. One of the 6 pieces of Word Strokes, 6 pieces that represent the 6 senses. Mirrors represents “sight”.
- “Arctic Cry” – Desàrtic exhibit collective.
- Museu de Ciències Naturals de Granollers, La Tela
- Espai d’Art Moritz, Barcelona
- Centre Cívic Sagrada Família, Barcelona
- “WordStrokes“. Collection of 6 QRt pieces representing the senses.
- Public introduction of my QRt work.
- “Mímame”, created for Open Day Poblenou in collaboration with Ruslan Polusotsky . Galeria Chez Xefo, Barcelona.
- “Smiling-4-Change.org”, promoted the benefits of smiling (QRt embedded in t-shirt, a walk from the Bronx to Coney Island), New York.
- Gave a voice to the “Coney Island Stories”, in collaboration with NY photographer, Valery Rizzo (Pin-up Girls, Splash, Warm Up), Galeria Chez Xefo, Barcelona.
- “El meu molí”, Estesia exhibit. La Farinera del Clot, Barcelona.
- “Arctic Cry”, created for Greenpeace’s “Save the Arctic” campaign. Centre Cívic Sagrada Família, Barcelona.
- Reclaimed my creative space.
- Composed and performed in Barcelona and New York the song “Meu Amor”, an a cappella song composed with the sea waves sounds and interpreted in sign language with help from the audience, to give voice and movement to the waves).
- Published first music album “Brooklyn Nights” (includes “Sounds”, the first song about an internet romance, and “Barcelona”, a version of the Catalan song “El Cant dels Ocells”)
- Became an advisor for individuals, companies and organizations.
- Founded “MyFriendsHomes” (later Swaapping, a sharing economy venture).
- Collaborated with video artist Eugenia Balcells (Williamsburg, NY)
- Collaborated with film-maker David Blair (Loisaida, NY)
- TV news documentalist/assistant editor at Television of Spain (NY)
- Created first videoart works (uses toy camera to experiment with light).
- Studied Film and TV at New York University.
- Studied Scenic arts with Emily Gaunt.
- Collaborated with Antoni Miralda (Honeymoon project)
- Created Art-a-ride, planting the seed to help personalize wheelchairs to the fashion style of the user.
- Created dance choreographies that integrated wheelchairs as disguised scenic elements interacting with dancers.
1983 – 1987
- Explored through photography, writing, music, dance and theater.
- Studied video production at IDEP, Barcelona.
- Collaborated with artists Antoni Muntadas and Antoni Miralda.