artist
Antoni Abad
birth
Lleida, Spain, 1956
last update
19-03-2024
Coming from a family of artists, Antoni Abad (Lleida, 1956) graduated in Art History at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1979. During the 1980s and early nineties he made mobile sculptures with industrial materials, such as rubber foam and Mecalux, which, accompanied by photographic sequences, reflect on the dynamism of forms and the infinite combinations that derive from them. Hence the artist’s interest in measurement systems. Following an artist residency at The Banff Centre for the Arts (Alberta, Canada), in 1993–4, Abad began working with video projections in the architectural space. From this period come works such as Últimos deseos (Last Desires), 1995, and his rat trilogy: Errata, 1996, Ciències naturals (Natural Science), 1997, and Love Story, 1998. In 1996, Roc Parés invited him to take part in the platform ‘MACBA en línea’ (MACBA online). Abad presented Sísifo (Sisyphus), a video installation later adapted exclusively for the web. In 1997 he gained his European Media Masters at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and thereafter centred his artistic creation on digital media, with works such as 1.000.000, 1999, and Z, 2001–3, a precursor of the social networks. From 2004 to the present Abad has been experimenting with the possibilities of mobile phone technology, articulating networks of visual communication that give voice to communities usually ignored or discriminated against in the official media. His projects have been shown in, among others, Espacio Uno/Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 1997; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 1999; 2 Bienal Iberoamericana de Lima, 1999; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2001; Hamburger Banhof, Berlin, 2002, P.S.1, New York, 2003; MACBA, 1996, 2003 and 2014, and in his website: megafone.net. In 2006, he was awarded the National Visual Arts Prize of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Golden Nica Award in the Digital Communities category at the Arts Electronica festival in Linz, Austria, for his project canal*ACCESSIBLE. In 2009 he received the Innovae prize from the Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología (FECYT).
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Money Honey *Euro
2019
Antoni Abad
BARCELONA*accessible [Persones amb diversitat funcional - Barcelona, Espanya (2006/2013)]
2006/2013
Antoni Abad
sitio*TAXI[Taxistes - Mèxic DF, Méxic (2004-2005/2014)] BAIXA
2004-2005/2014
Antoni Abad
Sense títol (Creu esclava)
1990
Antoni Abad
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Antoni Abad. Megafone.net/2004-2014 [Enregistrament audiovisual exposició]
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18-2-2014 - 24-6-2014
Antoni Abad. Megafone.net/2004-2014 [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició]
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18-2-2014 - 24-6-2014
Antoni Abad. Megafone.net/2004-2014 [Enregistrament audiovisual roda de premsa]
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18-2-2014
Genève* accessible / Antoni Abad
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2008
Zexe.net
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2008
Zexe.net, une cartographie numérique du monde
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2008
Canal* motoboy : www.zexe.net, São Paulo 2007
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2007
Canal* motoboy, 12 motoboys transmitem de celulares : www.zexe.net
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2007
Canal* motoboy, 12 motoboys transmitem de celulares : www.zexe.net
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2007
www.zexe.net
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Canal* accessible : Barcelona 2006
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2006
Taxistas, gitanos y prostitutas transmiten desde móviles en www.zexe.net
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2006
Canal* accesible / Antoni Abad
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Canal* accessible : Barcelona 2006
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2006
Taxistas, gitanos y prostitutas transmiten desde móviles en www.zexe.net
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Taxistas, gitanos y prostitutas transmiten desde móviles en www.zexe.net
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Canal* accessible / Antoni Abad
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Canal* accessible / Antoni Abad
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Taxistas, gitanos y prostitutas transmiten desde móviles en www.zexe.net
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2006
Canal*gitano
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Canal* gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal* gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal* gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal* gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal* invisible
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Canal* gitano : www.zexe.net
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[Canal*Gitano (Joves gitanos - Lleida, Espanya (2005)) / Antoni Abad]
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2005
www.zexe.net/gitano
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2005
[Canal*gitano (Joves gitanos - Lleida, Espanya (2005)) / Antoni Abad]
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2005
Mesa de trabajo "Gitanos" : planos generales mesas
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2005
Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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2005
Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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2005
www.zexe.net/GITANO : Romà mothen de ladime = Gitanos transmeten des de mòbils = Gypsies broadcast from mobiles = Gitanos transmiten desde móviles
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2005
[Nota manuscrita del projecte canal*GITANO d'Antoni Abad]
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2005
Canal* gitano : www.zexe.net [monografia], Antoni Abad, Centre d'Art la Panera, 2005
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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www.zexe.net : Canal*gitano
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net : Romà mothen de ladime = Gitanos transmiten desde móviles = Gypsies broadcast from mobiles
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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www.zexe.net/gitano
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Canal*gitano : www.zexe.net
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Antoni Abad. canal*GITANO : Proyecto paralelo emergencias = Emergencies parallel project
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2005
Sitio* taxi : desde celulares, taxistas transmiten TV en Internet / un proyecto de Antoni Abad
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2004
www.zexe.net
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Sitio* taxi : desde celulares taxistas transmiten en Internet
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2004
Sitio* taxi : desde celulares taxistas transmiten en Internet
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Sitio* taxi : desde celulares, taxistas transmiten TV en Internet / un proyecto de Antoni Abad
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2004
www.zexe.net
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