I am a Barcelona-based audio-visual 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.
Recently, my work has focused on creating multi-dimensional visual pieces. I integrate QR codes through which the piece “speaks”, offering a deeper dimension 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 currently working toward a PhD at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) on songwriting (lyrics-focused) in Secondary Schools to help increase teens’ self-esteem.
I returned to my life as an artist in 2016 after an art hiatus, during which I worked (and continue to work) as an Innovation Facilitator and Advisor. Briefly:
- “Arctic Cry”. Espai Moritz, 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 . Sala Chefo, 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), Sala Chefo, 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.
- Returned to work as an artist after taking an art hiatus.
- 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.