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Oriol Texidor Martínez

visual artist & architect Barcelona, September 30th, 1974

C/ Secretari Coloma, 84-86; bajos 3a 08024 Barcelona, Spain
tel: (+34) 670 54 90 87
e-mail: mail@orioltexidor.com

web: www.orioltexidor.com

Artist’s Statement

My artistic career was born from a revelatory experience that assaulted me when I was 19 years old, when I knew the work of Antoni Tàpies, which caused me a feeling that marked me deeply. Once finishing the architectural studies I introduce myself to a journey through the history of painting visiting some of the larger museums in Europe, for 15 months. At the end of 2001 I came back from my trip and I settled in a very small village in the Pyrenees where I spent almost 2 years in solitary confinement, on which I assimilate all the information collected in museums, while it was growing my interest in certain Eastern philosophies and thoughts. It is during this “spiritual retreat” when I started painting, and in 2002 I made the first series of paintings that mark the beginning of my career.

I always work in series, and at each of them I use the most appropriate language in order to reach my aim. In such a way I started in the field of painting, engraving, screen printing, photography, sculpture and video, and often I mix different languages within the same work. My line of conceptual interest lies in the introspective immersion of the human condition, in order to grow spiritually, while constantly I am asking myself about the artistic fact and the role of the art in society as a whole. Personally, I understand Art as a quite useful development and awareness of the human soul and I fully believe in its ability to stimulate the concentration,the reflection and the meditation. Since 2008 I’m involved in a project wich I’m trying to found similitudes between visual arts and contemporary spiritual ways. www.orioltexidor.com

In 2007 I put together my training as an architect with the artistic practice, creating the studio ar+quitectura plàstica, specializing in artistic interventions in architecture. www.arquitecturaplastica.com

 

EXHIBITIONS
NOTE: in bold solo exhibitions

The asterisk (*) indicates the exhibitions with printed catalogue

2018
– “Dialogues with the Mystery”, Girona’s bomb shelter, History Museum of Girona (*)
– “Immersió 229” public space sculpture competition Anchipurac esCultura, San Juan, Argentina (AR) – VAC’18 – Exhibition Hall Torre del Baró, Viladecans City Council, Barcelona (*)
– “Immersió 227” public space sculpture at VAC Art Fair. Viladecans, Barcelona (*)
– Open Studios BCN, Barcelona
– Kölner-Liste, Fair for Contemporary Art, Köln, Germany (DE)
– “Kleiner dan A3”, PontArte Gallery, Maastricht, The Netherlands (NL)
– “Immersió 224” Anquin’s Art Gallery, Reus
– “Passatge de Piera” Colònia Castells, Barcelona (*)

2017
– “Immersió 212” PontArte Gallery, Maastricht, The Netherlands (NL) – “Immersió 200” Caracola Space Maastricht, The Netherlands (NL)
– Kölner-Liste, Fair for Contemporary Art, Köln, Germany (DE)
– Arts Libris, International Contemporary Publishing Fair, Barcelona – “Immersions 000-197” Cultural Center Terrassa, Barcelona

2016
– “Immersió 180” Church of Santa Eugènia de Relat, Barcelona
– IX Biennal d’Art de Riudebitlles. Work on Paper. Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona (*)- IX Biennal d’Art de Riudebitlles. Work on Paper. Sant Pere de Riudebitlles, Barcelona (*)
– “Immersió 132” ArtsLibris, International Contemporary Publishing Fair, Barcelona
– “Immersió 100” Tinta Invisible Gallery, Barcelona

2015
– “Ultra Murta” Ceramic mural 40m2 installed at the public space, Ultramort, Girona
– “Cercle de Conversa” – Art and Spirituality, Church of the Monastery of Sant Domènec, Girona – “White Summer Festival” Serres de Pals, Girona
– “Art Bodensee 2015” Contemporary Art Fair, Dornbirn, Austria (AT)

2014

– “Take away Art”, Anquin’s Gallery, Reus
– le Confort des Étranges dans le Showroom du Pierre-Louis Mascia, Toulouse, France (FR)
– 19 European Fair of Contemporary Art “St-art”, Strasbourg, France (FR)
– ArtFair.Koln, Colonia, Germany (DE)
– “Plats a Cel Obert”, Museum of Ceramics of Quart, Girona
– “Immersió 32” 2ème Biennale Internationale Casablanca, Morocco (MA) (*)
– Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (FR)
– “Immersió 32” Ifitry Résidence d’Artistes, Essaouira, Morocco (MA)
– “Plats a Cel Obert”, Rupià, Girona
– Art Bodensee 2014, Contemporary Art Fair, Dornbirn, Austria (AT)
– “fe” “faith” (1st part-ab initio + 2nd part-lustrationis + 3th part-mys) Art Center Can Manyé, Alella, Barcelona – Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium (BE)
– “fe” “faith” (1st part-ab initio + 2nd part-lustrationis) Terpkerk Urmond, Stein, The Netherlands (NL)

2013

– “Bols a Cel Obert”, Museum of Ceramics of Quart, Girona
– “Cercle de Conversa” “Conversation Circle”. Group Exhibition, El Tint, Banyoles
– “Celrà Caminat” “Walked Celrà”. Group Exhibition Festival, Girona
– “Bols a Cel Obert”, Rupià, Girona
– “fe” “faith” (1st part-ab initio + 2nd part-lustrationis) Galerie Frederiek van der Vlist, The Netherlands (NL) – Anquin’s Gallery, group exhibition, Reus

2012

– Tinglado 2, Tarragona’s Seaport. 40th May Fair, Tarragona
– Exhibition Hall of the Gran Casino Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar

– Anquin’s Gallery. 40th May Fair, Reus
– “Santuari” “Sanctuary” Public area Installation, Girona Temps de Flors
– “ar+quitectura plàstica” Exhibition hall of Catalan Official Architects College COAC, Tarragona

2011
– “ar+quitectura plàstica” Exhibition hall of Catalan Official Architects College COAC, Barcelona
– “essència”/ “essence” Public area installation, Girona Temps de Flors
– “del retrato al autorretrato” “from portrait to self-portrait” with the photographer Antonio Nodar (*)

2010
– “saltamart픓tumbler” Printing edition of 95 copies commissioned by DOPEC-Engineering and Architecture
– Anquin’s Gallery, group exhibition, Reus
– “fe” “faith” (1st part-ab initio + 2nd part-lustrationis) Art Centre Cal Massó, Reus (*)
– “bubble” Design and execution of artistic intervention in the architecture, office building, Sant Cugat
– “el moll” “the red mullet” Design of artistic intervention and public sculpture , La Vinyota walk way, Mollet del Vallès

2009
– “libatio” Sculpture edition of 99 copies commissioned by DOPEC-Engineering and Architecture
– Anquin’s Gallery, group exhibition, Reus
– “el salpàs” Design and performance of artistic intervention in the architecture, Headquarters of DOPEC SL, Barcelona – “koe potter” Design of public sculpture floating for the Zuiderzee Museum, The Netherlands (NL)

2008
– “blau” “blue” Photo-sculpture edition of 88 copies commissioned by DOPEC-Engineering and Architecture
– “dépliage” Sculpture edition of 165 copies commissioned by SOPREMA, Strasbourg, France (FR)
– “fe” “faith” (Part 1-ab initio) ArtLoft Gallery (Anquin’s), Reus
– Solterra Palace. 1stAward of Photography Vila Casas Foundation, Torroella de Montgrí (*)
– “Director’s Cut” (Curator: Erik Schilp– Museum Director) The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands (NL) – “circular” Design and integral execution of artistic intervention in the architecture, BE Dental Clinic, Barcelona

2007
– “cap a l’horitzó-horitzó al cap” “towards the horizon- horizon in the head” Sculpture edition of 77 copies commissioned by DOPEC- Engineering and Architecture
– Anquin’s Gallery. Christmas Group exhibition, Reus
– “pintures objectives” “objective paintings” 12 European Fair of Contemporary Art St-Art, Strasbourg, France (FR)
– “the copperman” Design and performance of outdoor sculpture, Vespella de Gaià, Tarragona

2006
– “HypérOptimus” Sculpture printing of 55 copies of commissioned by DOPEC-Engineering and Architecture – Badalona Museum. IV Painting Prize Menarini for Young Painters 2006, Badalona
– Anquin’s Gallery.Christmas Group exhibition, Reus
– Museum-Archive of Montblanc. Painting Exhibition for Young Mediterranean painters, Montblanc
– Antoni Pinyol Gallery. XIV Telax Prize of Contemporary Art, avant-garde Reus
– Exhibition Hall of the House of Culture. XIV Painting Prize “Night of Art”, Sant Cugat (*)
– “presències” “presences” La Carbonera Art Space Gallery, Barcelona
– “Emergentes” Muelle 27 Gallery, Madrid (*)

2005

– 10 European Fair of Contemporary Art St-Art, Strasbourg, France (FR) – Space Art Gallery La Carbonera, Barcelona
– “espectadors” “audience” Reading Centre, Reus
– “espectadors” “audience” ArtLoft Gallery(Anquin’s), Reus

– Private Foundation Reddit. 4th Prize of Painting Ceferino Olivé, Reus
– Art Centre El Marçó Vell. LXIII Painting Competition, Prize Centelles (*)
– 3 Sceonographic staging for the concert series “toc&clássic” (supervised by Antoni Llena), Girona – The Arcada Gallery, Blanes
– Solterra Palace. III Contemporary Painting Prize Vila Casas Foundation, Torroella de Montgrí (*)
– Fair Inart. Fair Palace of Girona. (Guest artist)
– “5 x 1” (series “concentration”) ArtLoft Gallery (Anquin’s), Reus
– Cultural Centre Caixa Terrassa. 9th Painting Prize Ricard Camí, Terrassa (*)
– “100 x 100 artists’ Arcada Gallery, Blanes

2004

– Young Art Exhibition Hall, Catalonia Government . XI Biennial for Young Painters Competition, Barcelona – Room Agora.24 Painting Prize Town of Cambrils
– 21st American Prints Art Supermarket, Bilbao
– Badalona Museum.Second Prize for Young Painters Menarini 2004, Badalona

– Municipal Auditorium. National Prize for Painting, MontcadaiReixac (*)
– Anquin’s Gallery – Art Loft. XI Biennial for Young Painters Competition, Reus – Art Center El MarçóVell.LXII Painting Competition, PrizeCentelles (*)
– “sèries 2000 – 2004” Muntané Gallery, El Port de la Selva
– Maçart Festival 2004, Maçanet de Cabrenys
– Escola Pia de Terrassa. XV Painting awards Calassanç
– Art Gallery Valentine. XXIV Painting Prize, Sant Pere de Ribes
– Regional Museum, IV Prize for Young Painters Muncunill, Manresa
– The Arcade Gallery, Blanes
– Civic Center Santa Eugenia, Girona
– FiraTast, Girona

2003

– Torredembarra City Art Awards, Tarragona
– Casa Elizalde, Barcelona
– 20th American Supermarket Art Prints, Barcelona
– Peralada Castle, Girona (*)
– Municipal Auditorium. National Prize for Painting, Montcada I Reixac (*)
– The Arcade Gallery, Blanes
– Gothic Room of the Institute for Leridan studies. XIX Painting award, Lleida (*)
– Installation of the work “water words” Homage to water 2003, La Seu d’Urgell
– Chapel of Jesus. LXI Painting Competition, Prize Centelles (*)
– Municipal Exhibition Hall El Refugi, I Menarini Prize for Young Painters 2003, Badalona – Ámbito Cultural Exhibition Hall. 4th Jaurena Art Painting Competition, Barcelona (*)
– ArTnau Gallery, Girona
– Parés Gallery. Six young artists, Barcelona

2002

– Gothic Room of the Institute for Leridan studies. XVIII Painting award, Lleida
– Parés Gallery. XLIV Prize for Young Painters, Barcelona (*)
– “ho deixo sobre la taula …” “I leave it on the table …” Oven Gallery, Barcelona – Regional Council of Alt Urgell, La Seu d’Urgell

2001
– “Oriol Texidor– screen-prints, drawings, photographs” Atlas Arts Cafe, Barcelona

2000

– Civic Center Pati Llimona, Barcelona
-“línies suspensives” “suspensives lines” Jupiter Bar, Barcelona – Haz-Architecture Gallery, Barcelona
– Art Gallery 52, Barcelona

1999

– Superior School of Architecture of Barcelona

1998

– Civic Center Pati Llimona, Barcelona
-“3 paintings and 1 etching” Superior School of Architecture of Vallès , Sant Cugat del Vallès – Official College of Architects of Barcelona

1997

– Civic Center Pati Llimona, Barcelona

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2018
– Winner of the public space sculpture competition Anchipurac esCultura, Gobierno de San Juan, Argentina (AR)

2017
– Artist in Residence at Werkhuis Maastricht Noordoost, The Netherlands (NL)
– Artist in Residence at Stichting Grafische Atelier, Maastricht, The Netherlands (NL)

2016
– Artist in Residence at Cal Gras Residència d’Artistes. Avinyó, Barcelona – Artist in Residence at Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona
– Selected at IX Biennal d’Art de Riudebitlles. Work on Paper. Barcelona

2015
– Artist in Residence at Vulpellart – Center for Creative Research, Escola de Ceràmica de La Bisbal, Girona.

2014
– Artist in Residence at Résidence d’Artistes IFITRY- Centre d’Art Contemporain, Essaouira, Morocco (MA)

2008
– Winner of the I Award-Grant at Cal Massó Contemporary Art, Reus
– Selected for the I Photography Prize Vila Casas Foundation, Torroella de Montgrí – Selected for the 10th Photographic Forum Can Basté, Barcelona

2006

– Selected for IV Painting Prize 2006 for Young Painters Menarini, Badalona
– Selected for Painting Exhibition for Mediterranean young painters, Montblanc
– Selected for the XIV Telax Prize of Contemporary and avant-garde Art, Antoni Pinyol Gallery, Reus – Selected for the I Prize for Painting in Small Format – “Night of Art”, Sant Cugat del Vallès

2005

– Selected for the 4th Painting Prize Ceferino Olivé, Reus
– Selected for LXIII Centelles Prize for Painting, Centelles
– Selected for III Contemporary Painting Prize of Vila Casas Foundation, Torroella de Montgrí – Selected for the 9th Painting Prize Ricard Camí, Terrassa
– Member of Jury at the V Art of Painting Competition, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
– Guest Artist in the 1st Fair Inart, Girona

2004
– Winner of the XI Biennal of Young Painters Competition, Generalitat de Catalunya and Anquin’s Gallery – Second prize at the XXIV Painting Prize Valentí, Sant Pere de Ribes
– Honourable Mention in the IV Prize for Young Painters Climent Muncunill, Manresa
– Selected for the National Painting Prize, Montcada I Reixac
– Selected for the 24 Painting Prize town of Cambrils
– Selected for the II Prize for Young Painters Menarini 2004, Badalona
– Selected for LXII Centelles Prize for Painting, Centelles
– Selected for XV Painting Prize Calassanç, Terrassa

2003
– First Prize in the 4th Art of Painting Competion Jaurena, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat – First Prize in the XIX Painting Prize, Third International, Fine Arts Circle, Lleida
– Selected for LXI Centelles Prize for Painting, Centelles
– Selected for the National Prize for Painting, Montcada I Reixac
– Selected for Art Prize of Torredembarra City, Tarragona
– Selected for the First Prize for Young Painters Menarini 2003, Badalona

2002
– Accesit XLIV Prize for Young Painters, Sala Parés
– Honourable Mention in the XVIII Painting Prize, Second International, Fine Arts Circle, Lleida

2000
– First Prize XV Sant Just Painting Competition, Barcelona

1998
– First Prize XIII Sant Just Painting Competition, Barcelona

WORK ACQUISITION

Artistic Heritage of the Gouvernment of Argentina – Gobierno de San Juan, Anchipurac Museum, Argentina (AR) Artistic Heritage of the Netherlands – City Council of Amsterdam (NL)
Artistic Heritage of the Museum of the Paper in Capellades, Spain
Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Essaouira Art Collection, Morocco (MA)

Soprema Collection of Art, SAS. France (FR)
Artistic Heritage of the Netherlands – The Zuiderzee Museum (NL)
Artistic Heritage of the Government of Spain – Ministry of Industry, CDTI-Center for Industrial Technological Development. Dopec, S.L. – Engineering and Architecture
Artistic Heritage of the Government of Catalonia, General Secretariat for Youth
Valentine Varo Art Collection, Spain
Artistic Heritage of Lleida Diputació, Institut for Leridan Studies
Rhima Art Collection, The Netherlands (NL)
Jaurena Art Collection, MIR Paintings, Spain
Vila Casas Private Foundation Art Collection
Banc de Sabadell Foundation Art Collection
Caixa d’Estalvis I Pensions de Barcelona “La Caixa” Art Collection
several private collections in Spain(ES), France(FR), Holland(NL), Germany(DE), Morocco(MA), Portugal(PT), England(UK), Belgium(BE), Austria(AT) and Argentina(AR).

EDUCATION

Higher Level
1992-1999
Faculty of Architecture at the Technical School of Architecture of Vallès (ETSAV), Sant Cugat (Barcelona), Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).
2000
Final Project and obtaining the Architect diploma.

Courses
2007
– Course of Silicone Moulds, Resins and Fibreglass in the School of Ceramics in La Bisbal, Girona. 2006
– Theoretical course of Spirituality in Art in the Humanities Institute of Barcelona (CCCB).
2005
– Art Seminary Artistic Projects Tutorial by the artist Antoni Llena Cultural Centre La Mercè, Girona. 2004
– Course of Photography on canvas – liquid emulsion at the Cultural Center La Mercè, Girona.
1999
– Course of Gothic-Medieval Architecture at the Superior School of Architecture of Barcelona.
– Course of Theory and Criticism of Contemporary Art at the University of Fine Arts, Barcelona. 1998-1999
– Course of Painting Techniques at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leonardo da Vinci, Barcelona.
– Course of Screen printing course at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leonardo da Vinci, Barcelona.
– Course of Engraving at Studio Ataulf 10, Barcelona.
1997
– Course of Oil Painting at the Civic Centre Pati LLimona, Barcelona.
– Course of History of Modern Spanish Art at the Cultural Center La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

– IMMERSIÓ 229 – design and execution of an XL sculpture in the public space, San Juan, Argentina.
– IMMERSIÓ 227 – design and execution of an XL sculpture in the public space, Viladecans, Barcelona.
– ULTRAMURTA – design and execution of a ceramic mural for a building’s façade, Ultramort, Baix Empordà.
– Art School City Council of Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona – Director of the Painting Department.
– METÀFORA International Workshop of Contemporary Arts – Tutor and Director of the Sculpture Department.
– SCHOOL OF CERAMICS La Bisbal – Teacher of Contemporary Painting in intensive summer courses.
– SCHOOL OF CERAMICS La Bisbal – Teacher of Large-Format Sculpture in intensive summer courses.
– SCHOOL OF CERAMICS La Bisbal – Teacher of Graphic in intensive summer courses.
– ARCHITECTURE OF THE SENSES – Lecturer at the School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona ELISAVA.
– SCULPTURE / DESIGN – Lecturer at the University of Barcelona UB.
– SALTAMARTÍ (TUMBLER) – creation and edition of 95 copies of the painting, work commissioned by DOPEC Engineering-Architecture. – EL MOLL (THE MARROW) – plastic design intervention and public sculpture in the Vinyota walkway, Mollet del Vallès.
– BUBBLE – design and execution of artistic intervention in an office building, Sant Cugat del Vallès.
– LIBATIO – creation and edition print of 99 copies of the sculpture commissioned by DOPEC-Engineering and Architecture.
– THE SALPÀS – design and execution of artistic intervention in the architecture, for DOPEC S.L. Headquarters, Barcelona.
– KOE POTTER – floating design of public sculpture for Zuiderzee Museum, Holland.
– BLUE – creation and edition print of 88 copies of the photo-sculpture commissioned by DOPEC-Engineering and Architecture.
– DÉPLIAGE – creation and edition print of 126 copies of the sculpture requested by SOPREMA SAS, Strasbourg, France.
– CIRCULAR – design and implementation of artistic intervention in the architecture, Batista-Escuin Dental Clinic, Barcelona.
– CAP A L’HORITZÓ-HORITZÓ al cap ( TOWARDS THE HORIZON_HORIZON IN THE HEAD) – creation and edition print of 77 copies of the sculpture commissioned by DOPEC,S.L.
– SALA D’ESTAR (LIVING ROOM) – large-scale sculpture for the College of Technical Architects of Tarragona.
– HYPÉR OPTIMUS – creation and edition print of 55 copies of the sculpture commissioned by DOPEC- Engineering-Architecture.
– THE COPPERMAN – design, execution and installation of outdoor sculpture in La Vespella de Gaià (Tarragona).
– DESCALÇANT-ME (TAKING MY SHOES OFF) – cover of the book of poems of the poet Martin Noy (edition of 150 numbered copies).
– TOC & CLASSIC – 3 scenography montages (supervised by AntoniLlena) in the The cloister of the CC La Mercè, Girona.
– TERRARI – staging of multidisciplinary work in the Beckett Exhibition Hall in Barcelona.
– FADO DISTRAÍDO – graphic design and scenography montage of singer Névoa spectacle.
– PIRINAIGUA – collaboration in the organization of the arts festival “Homage to the Water 2003”
– ESCOLA RIDOLINA – director of arts education workshop for children and youngers, Montellà de Cadí (Cerdanya).
– MAR DE FADO – graphic design and scenography montage singer Névoa spectacle.
– LOS PELONES theater company – logo design.
– RUTA DELS MUSEUMS – intensified study of the history of art by the main European collections.
– ELSA PERETTI FOUNDATION (Tiffany’s & Co.) – Studio art.
– GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA–designer and screen-printing maker.
– REHABILITATION WORKSHOP OF THE SOUTH OF ATLAS KASBAHS (MOROCCO).
– FADOSI FADES – graphic design and scenography montage of singer Névoa spectacle.
– DEL RETRATO AL AUTORRETRATO (FROM PORTRAIT TO SELF-PORTRAIT)- design of the exhibition with the photographer Antonio Nodar.