The kiss. 2019. DMF black wood sculpture. 145 x 300 x 160 cm

The kiss. 2019. DMF black wood sculpture. 145 x 300 x 160 cm

The kiss. 2019. DMF black wood sculpture. 145 x 300 x 160 cm. Detail

The kiss. 2019. DMF black wood sculpture. 145 x 300 x 160 cm. Detail

Minor measures: The distance traveled when the coffee approaches the lips, on August 11, 1994.
Barcelona, 1994 Aluminum foundry. 21x21 cm every inch

Minor measures: The distance traveled when the coffee approaches the lips, on August 11, 1994. Barcelona, 1994 Aluminum foundry. 21x21 cm every inch

The music. Rome, 2015. Ink printing on Hahnemühle paper. 29.7x40 cm each. 12 folders with 30 photographs each. Folder 3/12 and  others

The music. Rome, 2015. Ink printing on Hahnemühle paper. 29.7x40 cm each. 12 folders with 30 photographs each. Folder 3/12 and others

Pluto Barcelona, 2002. Computer projection on drawing. 30x40 cm Ed. Of 12 copies. Issue 5/12  and  others

Pluto Barcelona, 2002. Computer projection on drawing. 30x40 cm Ed. Of 12 copies. Issue 5/12 and others

Ego. New York, 2001. Computer projection. Height x width of the projection wall. Ed. Of a copy by language. This copy is in Spanglish and other languages.

Ego. New York, 2001. Computer projection. Height x width of the projection wall. Ed. Of a copy by language. This copy is in Spanglish and other languages.

Size of Myself Banff, Canada 1993. Ink printing on aluminum. 170x170 cm Ed. Of 3. Issue 1/3 and other

Size of Myself Banff, Canada 1993. Ink printing on aluminum. 170x170 cm Ed. Of 3. Issue 1/3 and other

 1m3 Poblenou, Barcelona 1992. Carpenter meters. 19x19x19 cm. Unique piece

 1m3 Poblenou, Barcelona 1992. Carpenter meters. 19x19x19 cm. Unique piece

Money Honey, * Euro, 2019. Projection of random computer application. Variable measures according to the exhibition space Single copy for each symbol of national currencies and cryptocurrencies

Money Honey, * Euro, 2019. Projection of random computer application. Variable measures according to the exhibition space Single copy for each symbol of national currencies and cryptocurrencies

Private Property 01. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 01. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 02. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 02. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 03. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 03. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 04. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 04. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 05. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 05. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 06. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 06. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 07. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 07. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 08. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 08. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 09. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 09. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 10. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 10. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 11. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 11. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 12. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 12. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 13. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Private Property 13. 2018. Printing with UVI inks on Dibond. 66 x 100 cm

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Antoni Abad

Lleida, Spain, 1956.
Lives and works in Barcelona.

Abad obtained a History of Art degree at Barcelona University (1979) and a MFA European Media Master at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, 1997). After experimenting with sculpture, photography and expanded video, he focussed his artistic work on the internet, which now provides him with the raw materials for his current approach.

From 2004 to 2013 he devoted his energies to starting up online communication projects such as
www.megafone.net, based on smartphone posts created by a variety of groups at risk of exclusion in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, United States and the Algerian Desert.

In October 2014 he started to work in Rome on developing
www.blind.wiki, an online community aimed at people with visual impairments. Members use their smartphones to make geo-located audio recordings of their everyday experiences in the city, which are accessible on the street, thus reflecting the urban landscape exactly as experienced by people with vision loss. The project fosters the collaborative building of open sensorial maps that have been created for Sidney in 2015, for Berlin and Wroclaw in 2016, and lastly for Venice in 2017.

Abad's projects have been premiered at a number of biennials, at the Venice Biennale in 1999 and 2017; and in those of Lima, 1999; Seville, 2004 and 2008; Mercosul Porto Alegre, 2009; Curitiba, 2013 and Berlin, 2016.
Since 1986 his work has been presented in Europe, Australia and America, at the following venues: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Centro Centro and Matadero, Madrid; Hamburger Banhof Berlin and ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; New Museum of Contemporary Art and MoMA PS1, New York; Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Fundació Suñol and Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona; Centre d’Art Contemporaine, Geneva; Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires; Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, Mexico; Centro Cultural São Paulo and Pinacoteca del Estado de São Paulo.
In 2006 he was awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Visuales de Cataluña and the Golden Nica Digital Communities at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.

 


CV

megafone.net

blind.wiki

megafone.net/2004-2014, book published by MACBA, Barcelona 2014 - English edition download

medidaXmedida 1992-2015, catalogue published by Fundació Suñol, Barcelona 2018 - English edition download