artist
Ignasi Aballí
birth
Barcelona, Spain, 1958
last update
16-04-2024
Ignasi Aballí studied Fine Arts in Barcelona, the city where he lives and works. Interested in the limits of representation and perception, he often works with a Minimalist language, using minimal interventions or almost imperceptible modifications, both on coloured surfaces and in the incorporation of everyday elements such as dust or light. Aballí's work feeds on the excess of images and seems to seek its negative. As he himself comments, it is about ‘doing more with less’. Although, in many cases the artist disappears as a subject and allows the accumulation of dust or the corrosive action of the sun on the materials to create the work, in others he functions as collector or archivist, meticulously arranging information and data extracted from the press and presented as lists of concepts or conceptual binomials or, on other occasions, as a tribute to anonymity. Since 1990, his work has been presented in institutions such as the Museu Serralves, Porto (2005), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2006), ZKM, Karlsruhe (2006), Pinacoteca do Estado de Sâo Paulo (2010), Artium, Vitoria (2012), Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2016), Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá (2017), Kula Gallery, Split (2018), and Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (2018). Major retrospectives include those dedicated to him by MACBA, Barcelona, in 2005, Ignasi Aballí.0-24h, and by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, in 2015, without beginning / without end. He represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2022. Collections include: Artium, Vitoria; Centre d'Art la Panera, Lleida; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and MACBA, Barcelona, among others. In 2020, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of MACBA, the artist donated to the museum the work Enderroc, which had featured in one of the first MACBA exhibitions, in 1996, and which is now installed on one of the walls of the atrium of the Meier building.
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documents
20 results
Enderroc (1996 i 2020). Conversa entre Ignasi Aballí, Ferran Barenblit, Miquel Molins i Antònia Maria Perelló [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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25-11-2020
Time Lapse Enderroc [Enregistrament audiovisual procés de muntatge obra de Col·lecció]
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11/2020
Ignasi Aballí -- Parlem de... Col·lecció MACBA. Sota la superfície [Enregistrament sonor visita guiada]
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25-11-2017
Aquí comença la nostra història: Ignasi Aballí i David G. Torres [Enregistrament sonor activitat]
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18-2-2015
Aquí comença la nostra història: Ignasi Aballí i David G. Torres [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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18-2-2015
Sin principio/sin final = Without beginning/without end / Ignasi Aballí
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[2015]
White pages / Ignasi Aballí
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2013
Banderas transparentes / Ignasi Aballí
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2012
En el aire / Ignasi Aballí
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2012
En el aire / Ignasi Aballí
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2012
Atlas 2010 / Ignasi Aballí
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2012
Listados / Ignasi Aballí
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2011
Listados / Ignasi Aballí
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2011
Menorca, juliol 2010 : 43,7 decibels / I. Aballí
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2010
Ignasi Aballí. 0-24 h [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició]
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20-10-2005 - 8-1-2006
La pintura de fons -- Joan Hernández Pijuan. Tornant a un lloc conegut, 1972-2002 [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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22-1-2003
Una imatge, un llibre / Ignasi Aballí
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2000
Exhibition continues = Izložba se nastavlja
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[2018]
Mirades (sobre el Museu) [Enregistrament audiovisual exposició]
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28-6-1996 - 24-9-1996
Pájaros / [grabado] Ignasi Aballí ; [textos] Ángel Crespo
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1990