artist
Francesc Abad
birth
Terrassa, Spain, 1944
last update
19-03-2024
Initially self-taught, Francesc Abad (Terrassa, 1944) left the factory where he worked to study in the Escola d’Art i Oficis in Terrassa and the Centre de documentation pédagogique in Paris. In 1972 he spent time in New York. While the work of the early years was pictorial, with paintings of simplified shapes and minimal colours in the manner of Barnett Newman, in New York he began to incorporate other disciplines of Conceptual art such as actions and installations. Upon his return, he participated in the Grup de Treball with critical actions against the final stages of the Franco dictatorship. Since then, the body, both as a subject of art and of daily life, and his own interaction with the landscape, have been the focus of Abad’s artistic work and actions. He has also worked on Conceptual and multimedia projects referencing emblematic thinkers of the twentieth century such as Walter Benjamin and Ernst Block, and on critical projects that speak out against the historical silence surrounding the vanquished. Some of his most notable works deal with the recovery of collective memory. Since the late seventies, Abad has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. These include multiple showings of El Camp de Bota in Catalonia (2004–7), Block W.B. La idea d’un pensament que crea imatges (Block W.B. The Idea of a Thought that Creates Images) in the Museu de Granollers (2005–6) and Estratègia de la precarietat (Strategy of Precariousness) at the ACVIC in Vic (2014–15). He has also exhibited in other cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt, Gijón, Grenoble, Girona, The Hague, Las Palmas, Lleida, Mataró, Palma de Mallorca, Sabadell, San Sebastian, Zaragoza and Tarragona.
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Auschwitz
1997
Francesc Abad
3708 Utopia Parkway
1993
Francesc Abad
5è Centenari de Tirant lo Blanc
1990
Francesc Abad
Europa arqueologia de rescat
1989
Francesc Abad
Dinosaures. Pertorbacions irreversibles
1987
Francesc Abad
Escoltar el paisatge
1986 - 1995
Francesc Abad
Zeitgeist
1985
Francesc Abad
Concert, Conversation
1984
Francesc Abad
Have a Good Time
1984
Francesc Abad
Kultur Zivilization
1983
Francesc Abad
Homenatge a l'home del carrer. Sèrie: "Proyecto Documentos"
1976 - 1977
Francesc Abad
Peça-forma
1973
Francesc Abad
Arbres
1973
Francesc Abad
Quadrat a terra Sèrie: Treball sobre els quatre elements: terra/aire/foc/aigua
1972
Francesc Abad
Acció d'encendre un cigarret Sèrie: Treball sobre els quatre elements: terra/aire/foc/aigua
1972
Francesc Abad
Acció de bufar l’aigua d’un cubell. Sèrie: "4 elements TERRA/AIGUA/FOC/AIRE"
1972
Francesc Abad
Davant / Darrere - Posició normal/ Posició anormal
1972/1992
Francesc Abad
Acció de bufar terra i fulles Sèrie: Treball sobre els quatre elements: terra/aire/foc/aigua
1972
Francesc Abad
Documents: Terra, aire, aigua, foc. Processos formatius i des-formatius
1972 - 1974
Francesc Abad
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[2974_001_hist / Imatge] El Camp de la Bota
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[6474_001_pub / Imatge] Analogies
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[6482_001_hist / Imatge] Brollador
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[6468_001_pub / Imatge] Blockhaus-Blocblaus. Històries paral·leles [Marsella]
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[0661_007_rgb / Imatge] Sèrie "L'esperit de la utopia"
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[2577_001_rgb / Imatge] Sèrie: "L'esperit de la utopia"
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[6467_001_pub / Imatge] El fet artístic
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[6464_001_rgb / Imatge] Estudis sobre la natura
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[3571_021_pub / Imatge] Eleccions - crisi
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[1823_001_hist / Imatge] Homenatge a l'home del carrer. Sèrie: " Proyecto Documentos"
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[1822_001_pub / Imatge] Recorregut diari
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[0475_003_rgb / Imatge] Comptar i numerar les pigues d'una part del braç per part dels assistents
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[5117_001_pub / Imatge] Nòmines. El meu espai productiu / econòmic
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En temps real: acompanyar, experimentar, compartir, col·leccionar [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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3-6-2021
F.A. - W.B. Correspondències = Korrespondenzen = Correspondencias
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2017
F.A. - W.B. Correspondències = Korrespondenzen = Correspondencias
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2017
Panorama / Francesc Abad
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2017
No tinc res a dir... només a mostrar : block W.B. / [producció i realització exposició, catàleg, web: Museu Granollers ; equip de treball: Francesc Abad, Manel Clot (curador), Maria Permanyer]
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2006
No tinc res a dir... només a mostrar : block W.B. / [producció i realització exposició, catàleg, web: Museu Granollers ; equip de treball: Francesc Abad, Manel Clot (curador), Maria Permanyer]
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2006
No tinc res a dir... només a mostrar : block W.B. / [producció i realització exposició, catàleg, web: Museu Granollers ; equip de treball: Francesc Abad, Manel Clot (curador), Maria Permanyer]
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2006
No tinc res a dir... només a mostrar : block W.B. / [producció i realització exposició, catàleg, web: Museu Granollers ; equip de treball: Francesc Abad, Manel Clot (curador), Maria Permanyer]
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2006
Grup de Treball [Programa activitat]
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10-2-1999 - 4-3-1999
Proyecto Documentos : "eleccions" Rabascall, "eleccions i crisi" Abad, Santos
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1978
Medició circular (Prada, agost 1972) film 16 mm. [...] / Francesc Abad
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[1976?]
Proposta de treball "Granollers vila oberta"
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1975
Proyecto Documentos : tierra, aire, agua, fuego
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1973
Proyecto Documentos : tierra, aire, agua, fuego
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1973
Proyecto Documentos : tierra, aire, agua, fuego
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1973
Francesc Abad
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Abad - Muntadas, Prada - agost '73
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1973
Abad - Muntadas, Prada - agost'73
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1973
Sessions de treball
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1973
Piga/taca fosca produida [...]
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[1973]
Acció; Francesc Abad, 1/12/73
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1973
1219 mᵌ
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[Fotografía en acetat "1219 mᵌ"]
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1219 mᵌ
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1219 mᵌ x 45' x 9
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[Composició fotogràfica 2]
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[Fotografies "12319 mᵌ"]
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