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Antoni Hervás, Mercuri Splash, 2015, performance at Miró Foundation, Barcelona. Courtesy of the artist and Miró Foundation

Atoni Hervás, Figure Febles, 2016, instillation shot at MACBA, Barecelona. Courtesy of the artist and MACBA.

Antoni Hervás, El Misterio de Caviria, 2016, instillation shot at La Capella, Barcelona. Courtesy of the artist and La Capella.

Antoni Hervás, El Misterio de Caviria, 2016, instillation shot at La Capella, Barcelona. Courtesy of the artist and La Capella.

Antoni Hervàs’ practice stems from research around the limits of drawing. This discipline, simple and elastic in its essence, allows other disciplines to surface, such as performance, narrative and archives. In this way, using collage as an interdisciplinary strategy, new narratives are generated and transmitted through performative actions and collective experiences. This hybrid approach, which entails working with various groups and their archives, builds stories of activism, support structures, survival strategies and community.

While on residency at Gasworks Antoni will research history of clowns in relation to pantomimes. He will look at how it is a spectacle that takes things from all around the world and makes it in to something very British. He is also looking at broken mirrors and the flowers that are blossoming during his residency. Watch this video interview to find out more about his project. 

Antoni Hervàs studied fine arts at the University of Barcelona (2006) and completed coursework in engraving and printing at the Escola de la Llotja. His most recent solo exhibitions include Hércules en la Luna (2012), at the Espai Cultural Caja, Madrid, Kakanoures y Kitschades (2015) at the Galeria Sis, Sabadell, which then travelled to Agón at the Galeria etHALL, Barcelona in 2016, El Misterio de Caviria (2016), at La Capella, Barcelona, awarded with the Barcelona’s visual arts grant of 2016 and the ACCA prize for artistic Project of 2016) and the upcoming The Rubbery at 1646 Den Haag, NED.

Antoni Hervàs' residency is supported by Acción Cultural Espanola and he is hosted in the Outset residency studio.