Ricardo Iglesias

Bachelor of Arts (Madrid Autonomous University), PhD Cum Laude in Fine Arts (University of Barcelona): Robotics and artistic experimentation. A historical approach to the evolution of automata machines from the perspective of aesthetics. With European range and extraordinary Doctoral Award 2011-2012. III Prize Essay New Media Art MADATAC (2015) with the Art and Robotics trial. Technology and aesthetic experimentation. Published by Casimiro. ISBN 9788415715740

He is currently proffesor at the Faculty of Fine Arts (University of Barcelona). He has taught in different schools as Escola Massana (attached to the Autonomous University of Barcelona), IDEP Higher Institute of Design-Superior School of Design-ESDI, Instituto Europeo di Design, Design School ELISAVA. He has worked as webmaster for the website of MACBA Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona and continued his collaboration as a freelance web specific projects: Antagonismes. remote conexion (2001), On Translation: web. Muntadas (2002). He has lectured on Net.Art, robotics, video surveillance systems, art, new technologies and audiovisual communication in different Universities and Research Centers as: European University (CEES), Univ Alicante, Barcelona Univ, Univ Cuenca, Univ…. . Salamanca and Univ. Valencia, among others.

The development of his work is mainly based on three concepts: interaction, communication and control. Understood as open systems interaction action in public spaces such as development of test pieces against the dynamic presence of the subject; communication and experimentation with new forms of aesthetic language that serves to expand the concept of art and enable critical exchanges between artists and spectators, and control as a unifying concept of the behavior of modern societies, where the use of automated means in registration processes and information not mean the absence of a subjective intention of the system and therefore handling.

He has participated in numerous exhibitions of national and international art (selection):

ArtPlay 1840s. TATE Britanien (London, 2014), Metaphors of survival. STEP 5 (Buenos Aires, 2013), Guerrilla Video Festival VG (Sao Paulo, 2012), First International Video Art Program 2013. MECA (Almeria // Tessy-sur-Vire, 2012), ((.mov)) videoart movement (Lima, 2012), FILE | Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro 2011 // 2006), Sónar. International Festival of Music and Multimedia Art (Barcelona, 2010), Les Rencontres Internationales (Paris,
2008 // Madrid, 2008), Banquet. Nodes and networks. (ZKM – Karlsruhe 2009 Laboral // – Gijon, 2008), Syntopia (s). The relationship between art, science and technology (Instituto Cervantes – New York, 2008 // Beijing, 2007), Blazes (Buenos Aires, 2007), Double Play (Mexico, 2006), Observatori (Valencia, 2005, 2004, 2000)

He has received several awards and scholarships as Research Laboratory in Contemporary Artistic Practices. Residence Buenos Aires (2013), NCCA National Centre Contemporary Arts. Residence St Petersburg (2013), Propuestas’12 VEGAP (2012), per Beques for Research in els Àmbits the creació Artistics OSIC (2012), subvenció Institut Ramon Llull (2011), CONCA. Visuals Arts (2011), FONS09 (2009), KREA Contemporary Expression Scholarship 2009, Caja Vital Kutxa (2009), Aid for Contemporary Creation Matadero Center (2008), 07. Processes Help AVAM (2007), Prize off ARCO-BEEP ( 2006), subvenció Institut Ramon Llull (2006), IX Call for Help the Visual Creation. Foundation Art and Law (2005), Hangar-FONCA- CENART. Residence Mexico (2005), special prize for the best CD-ROM / piece Net.Art Festival MAD03 Creation Award (2003)
audiovisual de Navarra (2001), especially the proposal Net.Art gallery within the First International Competition Net.Art World-ARCO (2001) mention.

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