CARLES CONGOST

  • Abans de la casa/ Un biopic inestable a través del sonido sabadell
    (still) Vídeo HD 22 min.
    2015

  • The artist behind the aura
    (still) Video HD 28 min
    2014

  • Easy Katz/ Bad painting series
    (still) Vídeo HD 6.23 min.
    2013

  • Sunset II
    Impresión giclée.
    145 cm x 200 cm
    2013

  • A Mystical Drummer
    Impresión giclée.
    85 cm x 63 cm.
    2013

  • Paradigm I
    Impresión giclée.  
    100 cm x 150 cm
    2012

  • Paradigm II
     Impresión giclée.
    100 cm x 150 cm.
    2012

  • The spin off/ Bad painting series
    (still) Vídeo HD 4:20 min.
    2010

  • The spin off/ Bad painting series
    (still) Vídeo HD 4:20 min.
    2010

  • We can change the world IV
    Impresión giclée.
    130 cm x 109 cm 
    2009

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Olot, Girona, Spain, 1970, lives and works between Barcelona and Olot. In his work he combines different media and supports such as video, music, drawing, photography and installation to create a complex and ironic discourse about art and its
exchanges.
His work is characterized by this singular fondness for different subgenres of the culture of the masses, which he raises questions about the prevailing mechanisms of the art of our day. The uninhibited way in which he integrates very different influences, such as pop music, comic books, television, fantasy films and teenage iconography, into his artistic discourse, in addition to a very particular use of irony and humour, shape a work underscored by its demystifying nature, breaking down the hierarchies of forms of expression.

OLOT, Spain, 1970.
Lives and works between Olot y Barcelona.

EDUCATION

Fine Arts in the University of Barcelona.

SOLO SHOWS

2016
WONDERS Art Santa Monica -Barcelona

2014
BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND/ Carles Congost and Sarah & Charles (solo show a duo)
KOMPLOT Brussels Comisariada por Alberto García del Castillo
TARZAN BOY Casal Solleric (Showcase)- Palma de Mallorca, curated by Tolo Cañellas
Art Education Centre d’ Art Moritz- Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona)
Comisariada por Penélope Cañizares

2013
MAN OF THE YEAR, Henry Coombes & Carles Congost (solo show a duo)
CCA Glasgow- Glasgow curated by Emma Brasó

2012
PARADIGM, Artericambi- Verona
THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO, Can Palauet- Mataró (Barcelona), curated by Gemma Tro. Catalogue
PARADIGM, Galeria Horrach Moyà- Palma de Mallorca

2011
NO ME LO CREO – Frágil – Madrid, curated by Guillermo Espinosa

2010
YOU ‘VE  EVERYTHING HERE AND OUT THERE IT’S SO DARK, Civic Room – London.
TOGETHER con Alejandro Vidal, Curated by por Ximena Garrido Lecca.
WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD, Galería Horrach Moyà- Palma de Mallorca.

2009
ADULT CONTEMPORARY, Galeria Joan Prats – Barcelona, catalog by Willy Kautz.

2008
LA MALA PINTURA, Artericambi , Verona catalog by Luigi Meneguelli.

2007
I  DON’T LIKE MUSICD, Espai Zer01, Olot (Girona) curated by David Santaeulària. Catálogo.
SAY I’M YOUR NUMBER ONE, Proyecto Vitrinas/ MUSAC – León curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio y Rafa Doctor

2006
WE ARE TOMORROW, Project Room Present Future/ Artissima 13 – Torino curated by Katerina Grecos y Agustín Pérez Rubio.
MEMORIAS DE ARKARAN (versión Monocanal) – Espacio 5/ CAC Málaga – Málaga ,curated by Julieta Manzano.

2005
COMING SOON – Galería Horrach Moyà- Palma de Mallorca
MEMORIAS DE ARKARAN Centre d`Art Santa Mònica (CASM) -Barcelona curated by Frederic Montornés.
COMING SOON, Galería Luis Adelantado- Valencia

2004
GLORIA, Artericambi- Verona curated by Alessandra Pace.
NEVERLAN, Centre Cultural Andratx- Andratx curated by Alessandra Pace.

2003
UN MYSTIQUE DETERMINADO, Fundación Bilbao Arte- Bilbao curated by Xabier Arakistain.
A.M.E.R.I.C.A (a secret teenage conspiracy)- Galería Espacio Mínimo- Madrid

2002
HYPERREAL, Galería Horrach Moyà – Palma de Mallorca.
THAT’S MY IMPRESSION!(video version) – Project Room ARCO ‘02- Madrid comisariada por Rosa Martínez. Catálogo.

2001
TEMPTATION . Galeria Luis Adelantado. Valencia.
POPCORN LOVE – Espacio Uno/ Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía – Madrid curated by Rafael Doctor. Catálogo.
THAT’S MY IMPRESSION!, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo- Sevilla, curated by Margarita Aizpuru.

2000
COUNTRY GIRLS, Fundació Miró/ Espai 13 – Barcelona curated by Frederic Montornés.

1995
THE CONGOSOUND, La Capella- Barcelona, curated by Manel Clot. Catálogo.

GROUP SHOWS

2016
MANIFESTA 11 Zurich -Switzerland curated by Christian Jankowski

2015
RÉSERVOIR La Capella – Barcelona curated by Manel Clot. Catálogo.
ITINERARIOS XXI (Becas de Artes Plásticas) Fundación Botín – Santander curated by Benjamin Weil. Catálogo.

2014
LA IMAGEN FANTÁSTICA Sala Kubo/ Kutxa – San Sebastián, curated by Carlos Arenas.
LES BELLES INFIDÈLES, Galeria Horrach Moyà / Sadrassana – Palma de Mallorca, curated by Pau Waelder
FAIRY TALE Can Palauet- Mataró (Barcelona) Bòlit- Girona, curated by David Santaeulària. Catálogo.
PRESÈNCIA Galeria Joan Prats – Barcelona
LES RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES, La Gaité Lyrique/ Palais de Tokyo – Paris
A PLACE WHERE ARTISTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO FAIL. Fundació Miró – Barcelona, curated by Manuel Segade. Catálogo.

2013
A COP D’ULL. Recent Photographic Visual Culture in Barcelona. La Virreina Centre de la Imatge- Barcelona, comisariado por Alex Brahim and Manuel Segade. Catálogo.
UNA POSIBILIDAD DE ESCAPE. PARA ASALTAR EL ESTUDIO DE LA REALIDAD Y VOLVER A GRABAR EL UNIVERSO. EACC (Centre d’ Art Contemporani de Castelló) – Castellón curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio. Catálogo.
LANGUAGES AND AESTHETICS OF SPANISH VIDEO ART.TEN YEARS OF CRITICAL PRACTICES. Songwong Art Center- Seoul, curated by Menene Gras.
NARRACIONES MITOLÓGICAS. VIDEOARTE Videoarte, Historias y Leyendas. San Martín (Centro de Cultura Contemporánea) – Las Palmas de Gran Canarias Sala Tragaluz Digital – Santa Cruz de Tenerife.curated by Alejandro Vitaubet. Catálogo.
Spanish Modern And Contemporary Art- Hall & The CUBE Museum/ Seong-Nam Arts Center- Korea
curated by Dmitri Hong.
THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG- La Virreina Centre de la Imatge- Barcelona, curated by Javier Panera. Catálogo.
MIDPOINT #2 – Midpoint- Brussels, curated by Komplot.

2012
EL MILAGRO DE LA SERIE Z/ EL VIDEOARTE EN LA GRAN PANTALLA- Cinemes Maldà- Barcelona, curated by Mery Cuesta.
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA D’AUTOR DE BARCELONA- d’ A- Cinema Aribau- Barcelona curated by Carles Rios.

2011
CROSSING EAST-WEST NARRATIVES BY THE END OF VIDEO ART(2000-2011) –  Tabacalera Building- Madrid, curated by Menene Gras (Casa Asia).
GUNS ‘N FUCKING ROSES- AB Monty – Antwerp, curated by Jan Van Woensel. Catalog.
Performing Pop at XPERIMENTA ’11(CONTEMPORARY GLANCES AT EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA)- Carles Congost & Vaginal Davis.
CCCB – Barcelona, curated by Marc Siegel.
LA CUESTION DEL PARADIGMA. GENEOLOGIAS DE LA EMERGENCIA EN EL ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO EN CATALUÑA- Centre d`Art La Panera- Lleida La Capella – Barcelona curated by Manuel Segade. Catálogo.
Video(s)torias- Artium- Vitoria, curated by Blanca de la Torre and Imma Prieto. Catálogo.
LA MÚSICA ES LA RESPUESTA (A TUS PROBLEMAS)  – La Fresh Gallery- Madrid curated by Tolo Cañellas (folloring the event “A 3 bandas”)
CIRCO: VIDEOCREATION SHOW – Gallery 23 y 12 – La Habana (Cuba) 8º Bienal do Mercosur – Porto Alegre (Brazil), curated by Ada Azor.

2010
THE NEW GENERATION/ SPANISH YOUNG ART – New World Museum- Houston. curated by Tania Tapia. Catálogo.
MEDIANOCHE EN LA CIUDAD- Centre d`Art La Panera – Lleida Artium – Vitoria curated by José Miguel G. Cortés. Catálogo.
ANTES QUE TODO – CA2M – Móstoles (Madrid) curated by Aimar Arriola y Manuela Moscoso. Catálogo.
POR UNA PARTE YA VE USTED Y, POR OTRA, QUE QUIERE QUE LE DIGAa – Cines Maldà – Barcelona. curated by Chus Martínez.

2009
YO USO PERFUME PARA OCUPAR MAS ESPACIO – Museo Carrillo Gil – Méjico DF, curated by Willy Kautz.
LA HISTORIA NO ES MAS QUE COSAS PEQUEÑAS EN CIERTO DESORDEN/ Historien Är Inget Annat ÄN SMA SAKER I VISS OORDING – Instituto Cervantes, Estocolmo – Stockholm Espai Zer01 – Olot, curated by Martí Manen y David Santaeulària. Catálogo.
6 ROOM ON VIEWS – . HBC – Berlin, curated by José Castañal.
MI VIDA (FROM HEAVEN TO HELL) – Müczarnok Kunsthalle- Budapest.
Comisariado por Zsolt Petrányi & Agustín Pérez Rubio. Catálogo.

2008
INTANGIBLE ACTIONS- Frieze Art Fair- London, curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio. Catálogo.

2006
ALL HAWAII ENTRÉES/ Lunar Reggae Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) – Dublin, curated by Philippe Parreno y Rachael Thomas. Catálogo.
MIRADOR (MEDIA ART FROM SPAIN) – O.K Center For Contemporary Art – Linz (Austria), curated by Martin Sturm & Genoveva Rueckert.Biennal de Lleida- Centre d`Art La Panera – Lleida
curated by Gloria Picazo. Catálogo.

2005
HASTA PULVERIZARSE LOS OJOS – Exhibition space BBVA – Madrid, curated by Enrique Juncosa. Catálogo.

2004
LIVE! – Palais de Tokyo – Paris, curated by Jêrome Sans. Catalog.
LOOKING FURTHER, THINKING THROUGH- Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstadir- Reykjavik, curated by David G. Torres. Catalog.

2003
MUSEO DE MUSEOS – Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía- Madrid curated by Juan Manuel Bonet y Kevin Power. Catalog.
THE REAL ROYAL TRIP – PS1 MOMA – Nueva York, curated by Harald Szeemann. Catalog.
BAD BOYS- La Fontego dei Tedeschi (50th La Biennale di Venezia)- Venecia, curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio. Catalog.
VIDEO INVITATIONAL- f a projects – London

2002
BIG SUR (NUEVO ARTE ESPAÑOL) – Hamburger Bahnhof- Museum für Gegenwart- Berlin, curated by Enrique Juncosa. Catalog.

2000
QUEER SPACES – Institute of Civil Disobedience-Oslo, curated by Octavio Zaya.

1999
LOST IN SOUND – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea (CGAC) – Santiago de Compostela, curated by Manuel Olveira. Catalog.

1998
PROPOSITIONS II – Musée Départamental de Rochechouart – Rochechouart (Haute- Vienne) curated by Jean Marc Prévost/ Presented by Pep Agut.

1996
SPACES OF DESIRE – Transmission Gallery- curated by Manel Clot. Catalog.

COLLECTIONS

MNCARS (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía) Madrid
MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León)- León
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo)- Santiago de Compostela
CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo)- Madrid
Centre d’Art La Panera – Lleida
Bòlit (Ajuntament de Girona) – Girona
Ayuntamiento de Alcobendas- Madrid
CAC (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga)- Málaga
Fundación Unicaja – Málaga
Fundació Sa Nostra- Palma de Mallorca
Fundación Coca-Cola- Madrid
AGI Verona- Verona (Italia)

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