GerardUnerl

GerardUnerl

Gerard Torres Sanmartí graduated in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona (2013), and holds a Masters in "Artistic Productions and Research" from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University. of Barcelona (2016). Currently, Gérard is a doctoral student in the research line “Advanced Studies in Artistic Productions”, still at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. He also directs and produces the radio show “Le Cube Blanc” on Radio Sabadell 94.6fm and directs the artistic direction of the Private Acadèmia de Belles Arts Foundation in Sabadell.

In 2018, he had a solo exhibition "Paintorama" at the H10 gallery in Barcelona. In February 2019, he carried out a residency at the Werner Thöni Artspace gallery in Barcelona, where he also presented a solo show. The same year, he also did a residency at the Semi Underground Space gallery in Beijing, where he created the exhibition “Diagram”. Two months later, he showed his work, featuring the artist Zheng Yueyuan at the Zhi Art Museum in Shenzhen, China, as well as in 2020 the SHU Gallery in the same city.

In 2015, Gerard was the finalist in the Güell Foundation painting prize, exhibiting at the Real Círculo Artístico in Barcelona. He was also nominated for the visual arts award of the Arranz-Bravo Foundation in 2016, and in the “SETBA Joven 2017” exhibition at the SETBA Foundation in Barcelona. In 2017, he was selected in the biennial Jeunne Creation Europénne (JCE) where he participated at the exhibition at the Le Beffroi Museum in Montrouge Paris, traveling exhibition through different European countries such as the Kunstbygningen Center and VRA Denmark, Science and Art center "Brūzis" in Latvia, at the Cluj Center of Interest in Romania, at the Come Italia art gallery, currently at the Museu del Empordà in Spain and at the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum in Portugal. It was also selected in 2018 in the Arts FAD18 award with a group exhibition at the Museum of Design Hub in Barcelona. Currently, he has been selected for the II International NASEVO Award of the Ernesto Ventós Foundation where he exhibits in a group show at the SENDA gallery.


Formation:
2019 Currently doctoral student in "Advanced studies in artistic productions", Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, ​​Barcelona, ​​Spain
2016 Master in Production and Artistic Research “Art i contextos intermedia”, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, ​​Barcelona, ​​Spain
2015 Workshop "BRUXISMO" with the artist Fernando Prats 
2012 Diploma in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona, ​​Barcelona, ​​Spain
2008 Workshop on drawing and pictorial technique at the Accademia del Giglio, Florence, Italy

Solo shows:
2019 “Doubt; between the process and the finished work ”, Werner Thöni Art Space, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2019 “Acappella” with artist Zheng Yueyuan, Zhi Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2019 “Diagram”, organized by Shu Sheng Semi Undergrond Space Gallery, Beijing, China 
2018 “Paintorama”, H10 Gallery, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2015 “Explorations II”, ESADE-Creapolis, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2014 “MONIGOTES”, Galería Genial Sabadell, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2013 “Explorations”, Academy of Fine Arts of Sabadell, Sabadell, Spain 
2009 “Color without form”, Impaktes Visuals Gallery & Graffiti Shop, Sabadell, Spain

Group shows:
2020 NASEVO International Prize, Ernesto Ventós Foundation, SENDA Gallery, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2020 “Calling the same planet home, braving the same storm as us” Galerie Shu, Shenzhen-China 
2019 “Young European Creation” Souza Cardoso Museum, Portugal
2019 “Young European Creation” Museu de l'Empordà, Figueras, Spain
2019 “Young European Creation” Pinacoteca San Pietro Ario, Italy
2018 “El millor disseny de l'any” Arts-FAD18, Museu del Disseny Hub, Barcelona, ​​Spain 
2018 Bruzis “Young European Creation” Art Center, Cesis, Latvia
2018 “Young European Creation” Centrul de Interes, Cluj, European Romania ”, Le Beffroi, Montrouge-Paris, France
2017 “SETBA JOVE 10 years” SETBA Foundation, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2017 “Affects; arxiu obviat del trial ”, organized by Gorka Plans, Galerie Abbé-Pierre Sabadell, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2016 “Desplaçaments”, Estruch Factory for the creation of performing arts, Sabadell, Spain 
2016 “Cohabitar”, Fabra i Coats Center d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, ​​Spain 
2016 “Sabadell Obert 15/16”, curator Marc Vives, Sabadell Art Museum, Sabadell, Spain
2015 “Present i future; més jove art at the Acadèmia ”, Academy of Fine Arts of Sabadell, Spain 
2014 “A la Mola! », Casa Soler i Palet, Terrassa, Spain 
2014 “LAU COLLECTIVE”, Mutuo Gallery. Barcelona, ​​Spain
2010 “UntitledBCN, MIX / COMBINACIÓ”, Untitled Gallery. Barcelona, ​​Spain 
2006 “Petiright Crew”, Impaktes Visuals Gallery & Graffiti Shop, Sabadell, Spain

Residences:
2019 Residency from February to September at Werner Thöni Artspace, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2019 Residency from March to May at the Semi Underground Space Gallery, Beijing, China
2016 Residency from January to September at NauEstruch Fàbrica de Creació, Sabadell, Spain

Awards:
2016 Finalist at the “Premi Arranz-Bravo”, Fundació Arranz-Bravo, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2015 Finalist “Fundació Güell Painting Grant” exhibited at the Reial Cercle Artístic, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2012 1st prize in the Fancine category “9th Premi literàri Sant Jordi” Ametlla des Vallés Library, Ametlla del Vallés, Spain

Collections:
Private Foundation Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sabadell
SETBA Barcelona Foundation
H10 Gallery Barcelona
Zhi Art Museum Shenzhen
Werner Thöni Artspace
Semi Underground Space Gallery Beijing




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