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(Manresa, 1985) Artist and curator, currently pursuing PhD studies at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC, Barcelona). I have a degree on Fine Arts and a Master on Art Praxis by the Dutch Art Institute (Arnhem, The Netherlands – dutchartinstitute.eu). As artist and curator I seek how we can share and innovate forms of aesthetic, social and political production  investigating experimental ways of sociability, social interaction, cooperative movements on the edge of the end of natural resources. A research based on cultural ecologies, that is, artistic experiences that serve as breeding ground of actions which propose new ways of living  facing the ecological crisis.

(Manresa, 1985) Artista y curador, actualmente cursando estudios de doctorado en la Universidad Abierta de Catalunya (UOC, Barcelona). Es licenciado en Bellas Artes y Master en Art Praxis por el Dutch Art Institute (Arnhem, Países Bajos – dutchartinstitute.eu).  Como artista y curador, busco cómo podemos compartir e innovar formas de producción estética, social y política, investigando formas experimentales de sociabilidad, interacción social, movimientos cooperativos al borde del fin de los recursos naturales. Una investigación basada en ecologías culturales, es decir, experiencias artísticas que sirven como caldo de cultivo de acciones que proponen formas de vida nuevas en el contexto de la crisis ecológica.

Selected Projects and Exhibitions

2019 Urban Ficcions, curated exhibition at the Museum Abelló, Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona

2019 Workinf as if, curated exhibition at the Roca Umbert. La Fabrica de les Arts, Granollers, Barcelona

2018 Double Bind solo exhibition at the Museum Abelló, Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona

2018 Extemporaneous Cities II at the La Virreina, l’Escocesa and La Caldera, Barcelona

2018 De molls i terra curated by Experimentem amb l’Art at the Museum Abelló, Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona

2017 Exposició Contrafogos curated by P. Oliveira and M. Lopez Bravo at the Library of Pelotas, Brasil.

2017 Efecte Vora, curated by Anna Dot at the Sant Andreu Contemporàni, Barcelona.

2017 Extemporaneous Cities I at the Sala d’Art Jove, Arts Santa Mònica, Homesession, Barcelona

2016 Can Felipa’15. at the Centre Cívic Can Felipa, Barcelona.

2016 Festival Ingràvid’16. at the Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona & Museu Empordà, Figueres.

2016 INLAND Nederland Gathering at the Sonsbeek’16: transACTION, Arnhem (The Netherlands).

2016 Museu del Futur, at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya with Sala d’Art Jove, Barcelona.

2016 Mollet Art’16. Memorial Cesc Bas, at the Museu Abelló, Mollet del Vallès.

2016 Festival Visuals 2016, organitzed by Centre Artístic and Manresa City Council.

2016 Visual Arts Production Grant organized by Centre Cívic Can Felipa, Barcelona.

2016 Centre Cultural el Casino de Manresa. Performance and Exhibition, Manresa.

2015 Young Art Award of the Government of Catalonia with the project “Change of state”, Barcelona.

2015 Artists’s Book_ at the Appartshowroom, organized by University of Barcelona.

2015 Estètiques Transversals. Mobile Unit of the Landscape at the Museu Comarcal de Manresa.

2015 ArtCluster Festival, Girona.

2015 Artistic Internventions at the Puente de Deusto (Deusto Bridge), organized by Mawatres and Basc Country University, Bilbao.

2015 FesCamp 2015 – Festival d’Art, Comunitat i Medi Ambient at Sant Cugat del Vallès.

2015 Triple Mortal with the project “Strike Here”. Organized by the schools of art La Massana, Fine Arts Faculty (University of Barcelona) and La Llotja, Barcelona.

2014 Stripart 2014 with the project “Bideak. Routes and Sound Sotires” at the Social Centre of Horta-Guinardó, Barcelona.

2014 Basilisco In Da Nieve with the project “35.493065, 12.592679”. Curated by Infarto en Shangai collective, Barcelona

2013 Mostra Internacional d’Art Urbà Festival (MIAU2013) with the project “Memories’ Water”, Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona

2013 Selected for the Artist Residence for Creators in the art production center Cal Gras with the project “A.Fluent. Reconstructing the path of water” , Avinyó.

2013 Reflexions with the project “Social AI” at the Mutuo Centro de Arte gallery, Barcelona

2013 El Futur with the project “Chat between Gods”, curated by Morir de Frío at the Fine Arts Faculty and La Massana, Barcelona

2012 Situacions Reals with the project “No-Transit” at the Centre Cultural la Mercè, Girona

2012 Science of the City with the project “Urban Passage”. Organized by la Mandarina de Newton at Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona

2012 Artesans with the project “Wikitankers”. Organized by ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies and Idensitat at the La Capella, Barcelona

2012 Selected for the residence Intervenciones & Estancias Artísticas en el Medio Rural. Enkarterri Ikas-Art-2012 with the project “Bideak. Routes and Sound Stories”, Bilbao.

 

Publications and Conferences

2019 Selvas, Sergi (ed.) Ficcions Urbanes. Aparador del Museu Abelló, Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona.

2019 Selvas, Sergi (ed.) Working As If . Roca Umbert. La Fabrica de les Arts, Granollers, Barcelona.

2018 Carrasco, Marta; Selvas, Sergi. De molls i terra [eng: Of mullet and land] inside Cicle de l’Aparador edited by Experimentem en l’Art, Barcelona.

2018 Comunication “Have you ever seen yourself from the other side of the wall?” at the Mutating Ecologies Iin Contemporary Art: Matter, Ethics and Subjectivity. II International Symposium, Barcelona.

2017 Maelstrom SLOW Dance: Dutch Art Institute Graduation Acts, Arnhem.

2017 Idensitat (ed.) “Transversal estética. Arte, acciones educativas y ciudades medianas”. [eng: Aesthetic Transverse. Art, Educational Actions and mid-sized Cities] Regioanl Museum of Manresa, Ajuntament de Manresa, Cal Gras, & Generalitat de Catalunya. ISBN: 978-84-608-1930-1

2016 VV.AA. “I left my pdf in Bandung”. Location, Location, Location project curated by Tirdad Zolghadr and Sarah Pierce at Dutch Art Institute. Arnhem

2016 Workshop De la Ficció a l’Acció [eng: From Fiction to Action] at the Museu Abellò de Mollet in the framework of Mollet Art’16 – Memorial Cesc Bas.

2016 Comunication “Unitat Mòbil del Paisatge” [eng: Landscape Mobile Unit] X Congress of the Coordinator of the Catalan Speaking Region Study Centers, Manresa.

2016 Seminar “Joseph Beuys y el aprendizaje como forma de arte” [eng: Joseph Beuys and Learning as a form of Art], in the framework of Talking About Art, Manresa.

2015 Güell, Núria (ed.) “Quinze Planes Terroristas”. [eng: Fifteen Terrorist Plans] Ajuntament de Barcelona & Sant Andreu Contemporani. 978-84-9850-781-2, Barcelona

2015 López-Levi, Liliana; Carrasco, Marta; Selvas, Sergi. (co-ed.) Monográfico “Tourism, theming of the city and counter-hegemonic urbanism”. [eng: ] URBS. Revista de Estudios Urbanos y Ciencias Sociales, vol. 5, núm. 2. ISSN: 2014-2714

2015 Carrasco, Marta; Selvas, Sergi. “Things that happen when art and architecture students meet to discuss the city”. [eng: ] URBS. Revista de Estudios Urbanos y Ciencias Sociales, vol. 5, núm. 2., 241-245. ISSN: 2014-2714

2015 Carrasco, Marta; Selvas, Sergi. “Una pedagogía social para un desarrollo colectivo de la ciudad contemporánea”. [eng: A social pedagogy for a collective development of the contemporary city] URBS. Revista de Estudios Urbanos y Ciencias Sociales, vol. 5, núm. 2., 293-302. ISSN: 2014-2714

2015 Carrasco, Marta; Selvas, Sergi. “Inter-Accions. Prácticas colectivas en el espacio urbano. Un proyecto pedagógico entre arquitectura y arte”. [eng: Inter-Accions. Collective practices in the urban space. A pedagogical project between architecture and art] Revista Dearquitectura, 6, 76-89. ISSN: 2011-3188.

2015 Carrasco, Marta; Selvas, Sergi. “Inter-Accions. Una experiència transdisciplinaria en un context pedagògic col·lectiu”. [eng: Inter-Accions. A transdisciplinary experience in a pedagogical context] REIRE, Revista d’Innovació i Recerca en Educació, 8 (2), 242-255. ISSN 2013-2255.

2015 Carrasco, Marta; Selvas, Sergi. “Interactive sound maps as tools for the transformation of the social space”. Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, 12. ISSN 1555-9351.

2015 Carrasco, M. & Selvas, S. Inter-Accions. Pràctiques col·lectives per a intervencions a l’espai urbà.  Reflexions d’artistes i arquitectes en un context pedagògic col·lectiu. [eng: Inter-Accions. Collective practices for interventions in urban space. Reflections of artists and architects in a collective education context] UPC Editions 978-84-9880-480-5 & UB Publications 978-84-475-3841-6, Barcelona

2014 Carrasco, M. & Selvas, S. Rutas y relatos sonoros. Una experiencia transdisciplinar entre el paisaje sonoro y la deriva. [eng: A transdisciplinary experience between soundscape and derive] URBS. Revista de Estudios Urbanos y Ciencias Sociales, 4(1), 111-122. University of Almeria

2014 A.Fluent. Reconstruint els camins de l’aigua. [eng: A.Fluent. Reconstructing the path of water] Poster presented to the International Congress Regadío, Sociedad, Territorio. Homenaje a T.F.Glick. University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

2014 Inter-Accions. Una experiencia transdisciplinaria en un contexto pedagógico colectivo [eng: A transdisciplinary experience in a collective pedagogical context]. IV Conference about Pedagogical Relationship at the University. Barcelona, Spain.

2014 PostConstrucció round table in the context of Inter-Accions (www.inter-accions.org) at the Universitat Politència de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.

2014 Traced back cartographies. Two experiences in mapping the cultural landscape. Conferente at the  International Conference Mapping Culture: Communities, Sites and Stories. Coimbra, Portugal.

2014 Rutes i relats sonors: experiències de construcció de paisatges [eng: Routes and Sound Stories. experiences on reconstructing the landscape]. Conference around public space and ways of living together at the Ús Festival, Barcelona. Spain.

2014 Rutes i relats sonors: experiències de construcció de paisatges. Conference at  the Workshop “Cultural Landscape Projects”  at the ETSAV. Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain.2013 Round table Espècies d’espais: exercicis sobre la ciutat [eng: Kinds of spaces: exercices about the city] organized by Sala d’Art Jove 2013. Barcelona, Spain.

2013  El so com a paisatge [eng: Sound as Landscape]. Conference at  the Workshop “Cultural Landscape Projects”  at the ETSAV. Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain

2012 Organization of the seminar Inter-Accions. Collective Practices on the Urban Space  in the context of Inter-Accions. Barcelona, Spain.