Barceló, Miquel

Miquel Barceló (Felanich, Mallorca, January 8, 1957) is a Spanish painter. A trip to Paris in 1970 allows you to discover the art brut style that leaves a strong influence on the early work presented in public. He was part of the group Lunatic Mallorca Workshop. He studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Palma de Mallorca between 1972 and 1973 and continued in 1974 at the School of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi in Barcelona, but soon abandoned his studies. It is becoming more known when participating in the Biennial of Sao Paulo (1981) and following the Documenta VII in Kassel (1982), in which Rudi Fuchs presented with, and since then his work is included in the most prestigious international exhibitions, configured as one of the biggest revelations of Spanish art ochenta.En the years 1986 he was awarded the National Prize of Plastic Arts and in 1988 set up his workshop in Mali, while exhibiting her work in museums and most relevant world. Among these, the major retrospective in 1996 they dedicated the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 2003, received the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, one of the most important awards in Spain. In 2004 he exhibited at the Louvre watercolors created to illustrate the Divine Comedy, becoming the first living contemporary artist to exhibit at the museum. In 2008, exhibits 84 pieces of his work African Contemporary Art Centre of Malaga, while diverting Development Assistance Fund (DAF) for the decoration of the dome of Room XX of the Palais des Nations in Geneva stands a media whirlwind. The November 29, 2012 is invested Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
Currently resides between Paris, Majorca and Mali (Africa).


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