Oriol Vilapuig

Oriol Vilapuig Sabadell, Cataluña,

Studies at the EINA School of Art and Design in Barcelona (1982-1985).

Graduate in Fine Arts from the San Jorge Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona (1985-1990). Drawing teacher and coordinator of the Art workshops at the Illa de Sabadell school, where he also promotes and participates in a workshop on Art in childhood and adolescence. He teaches on the BAU Fine Arts degree.

Oriol Vilapuig's artistic work adopts the form of essay as a procedure and methodology. Essay as a form of study and open enquiry, a drift always in progress that overflows any imaginary, and essay also as a way of defining or questioning the limits of our experience. This experience is made visible, to a large extent thanks to tradition, understood as that which precedes us. Hence the constant use in his works of quotations and the appropriation of other authors, which also appear in the form of writing.

His work is inscribed in the desire to create imaginaries around reiterated themes of our collective memory such as desire, loss, eroticism, the body, fear, language and time.  

This repeated use and work with images is conditioned by a kind of poiesis, that is to say, a trigger that produces meaning and invites us to consider both the position of the artist and the positions of those who approach them.

His exhibitions include La por més antiga, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona 2012. Contemporary Cartographies. Caixa Fòrum, Barcelona, Madrid 2012. Episodis crítics (1957 - 2011). MACBA Collection, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona 2012. Contra Tàpies, Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona 2013. Tan funesto deseo, Galería casa sin fin, Madrid 2014. Contours of the audiovisual, Tabakalera, Sant Sebastian 2015. La lliçó de Diògenes, Tecla sala, l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona 2016. La nit sexual, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona 2017. Estudios sobre erotisme, Galería Casa sin fin, Madrid 2018. Murillo Application, Hospital de los Venerables - Sala CICUS, Seville 2018-2019. Fulls de Son, Sis Gallery, Sabadell 2019. Continuen Tremolant, Halhouse, Barcelona 2019. Son. Empremtes i Figuracions a les Valls d'Àneu. Museu Nacional d 'Art de Catalunya (MNAC). 2020. Imatges Buides, La Virreina centre de la imatge, Barcelona. 2022.

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