artist
Francesc Torres
birth
Barcelona, Spain, 1948
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14-12-2023
Francesc Torres (Barcelona, 1948) worked as an apprentice in his father’s printing workshop and to trained as a graphic artist. In 1967 he moved to Paris to continue his art studies at the École des Beaux Arts and became an assistant to the artist Piotr Kowalski. During this time he began producing work with a non-functional, industrial appearance and followed the strategies of Minimalism in its formal and material basis. Yet, the tumultuous events of May 1968 redirected his activities and he worked on posters for the May ’68 movement of workers and students until it collapsed under the force of de Gaulle’s conservative government. He moved back to Spain to do his military service, something, which as he stated, provided him ‘with a first-hand insight into military behaviour as well as a great deal of information for my subsequent work’. Shortly after he moved to Chicago and then to New York, where he has lived since 1974. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in institutions such as the International Center of Photography (New York), the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (Valencia), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, USA), Sala Rekalde (Bilbao), Arizona State University Art Museum (Tempe, Arizona), Queens Museum of Art (New York) and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (Ithaca, New York).
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Honda
2021
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2021
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2020
Francesc Torres
600 de los nuestros
2020
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2020
Francesc Torres
Head of the Dragon Shot Through
2017
Francesc Torres
The Great Battles of the WWII
2017
Francesc Torres
A la Memòria de Salvador Puig Antich
2017
Francesc Torres
Homeland
2017
Francesc Torres
Test
2017
Francesc Torres
Postguerra europea
2017
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Nineteen Cents
2017
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Promise
2016
Francesc Torres
Historia intelectual del siglo XX
2016
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2015
Francesc Torres
Eines
2015
Francesc Torres
What for for What
2015
Francesc Torres
Dig the Light
2015
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Autoretrat amb el nas sagnant
2015
Francesc Torres
Post War
2014
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Autoretrat
2014
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Toytime 10 o’Clock / Mythtime Life o’Clock
2013
Francesc Torres
35 Citizens
2013
Francesc Torres
25%
2013
Francesc Torres
Timeless
2013
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2013
Francesc Torres
2 Bodies
2012
Francesc Torres
Study for Political Poem
2012
Francesc Torres
Ciudada No
2012
Francesc Torres
Human Being
2012
Francesc Torres
Life Stains
2012
Francesc Torres
Nada
2012
Francesc Torres
Life Ideology
2012
Francesc Torres
Mark
2012
Francesc Torres
Love & Piss
2012
Francesc Torres
Trust & Shit
2011
Francesc Torres
What Mirrors What?
2011
Francesc Torres
Parietal
2011
Francesc Torres
Democracy
2011
Francesc Torres
Pare de l’artista
2010
Francesc Torres
La muerte de uno...la vida de otro
2010
Francesc Torres
Tormenta
2010
Francesc Torres
Boomerang-2 2#
2008
Francesc Torres
Possible, Impossible 1
ca. 2008
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2008
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2008
Francesc Torres
Mosca tocat
2008
Francesc Torres
Political Poem
2008
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2008
Francesc Torres
Poder, puede
2008
Francesc Torres
Missig A Whole Life
2008
Francesc Torres
Boomerang
2008
Francesc Torres
You are Being Robbed, Be Red 2
ca. 2008
Francesc Torres
You Are Being Robbed, Be Red 1
ca. 2008
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2008
Francesc Torres
Narodnaia volia
ca. 2008
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2008
Francesc Torres
Possible, Impossible 2
ca. 2008
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2008
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2008
Francesc Torres
Icarus
2008
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2007
Francesc Torres
Study for a Two Dimentional Fighting Angel, Bird of Prey, Bird of Pray, Destroyer of Darkness
2007
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2007
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2007
Francesc Torres
My Plane Under Flack Attack 1, 2 i 3
2007
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2007
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2007
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2007
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2007
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2007
Francesc Torres
Sense títol
2007
Francesc Torres
Munchausen’s Visit
2007
Francesc Torres
Automatic Found Concrete Poetry Printer Test
2006
Francesc Torres
Fragtale Time
2006
Francesc Torres
Filòsofs de combat
2005
Francesc Torres
Car Bomb at the Toy Store
2005
Francesc Torres
22050cc³ de democracia sin contenido
2005
Francesc Torres
Litre i mig de joguines masculines (Suc de joc)
2005
Francesc Torres
A Drop in the Sea
2004
Francesc Torres
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Francesc Torres i Míriam Basilio -- Parlem de... Francesc Torres. Com aprenem i com no oblidem. Un cas d'estudi [Enregistrament sonor visita guiada]
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7-4-2018
Francesc Torres. La campana hermètica. Espai per a una antropologia intransferible [Enregistrament audiovisual procés de muntatge/desmuntatge exposició]
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10-3-2018 - 11-9-2018
Francesc Torres. La campana hermètica. Espai per a una antropologia intransferible [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició]
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10-3-2018 - 11-9-2018
Francesc Torres. La campana hermètica. Espai per a una antropologia intransferible [Enregistrament audiovisual exposició]
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10-3-2018 - 11-9-2018
Conversa entre Francesc Torres i Antònia M. Perelló -- Francesc Torres. La campana hermètica. Espai per a una antropologia intransferible [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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9-3-2018
Francesc Torres. La campana hermètica. Espai per a una antropologia intransferible [Enregistrament audiovisual roda de premsa]
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9-3-2018
Francesc Torres. La campana hermètica. Espai per a una antropologia intransferible [Reportatge fotogràfic inauguració exposició]
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9-3-2018
Francesc Torres conversa amb Xavier Antich i Antonio Monegal. L'art contemporani a partir dels artistes de la Col·lecció MACBA [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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18-2-2016
What does history know of nail-biting? / Francesc Torres
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[2016]
AAVC: una cosa en comú. Debats del 30è aniversari de l'Associació d'Artistes Visuals de Catalunya [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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30-11-2010
Caixa d'emergències per idees ídem
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[2010?]
Mitges de seda o el segle XX no ha tingut lloc -- Francesc Torres. Da Capo [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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9-6-2008
Francesc Torres. Da capo [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició]
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6-6-2008 - 29-9-2008
Francesc Torres. Da Capo [Enregistrament audiovisual exposició]
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6-6-2008 - 28-9-2008