Gerard Ortín | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián

Gerard Ortín

Gerard Ortín (Barcelona, 1988) graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and studied at the Aula de Música Moderna i Jazz (Conservatori del Liceu). He took a Master’s Degree at the Sandberg Insituut (Amsterdam) and currently lives and works in Donostia-San Sebastián. He combines his artistic and musical training by experimenting in various audiovisual, sound and performance formats. He has collaborated with the group Sons de Barcelona (UPF) and on Jaume Ferrete’s Voz Mal project.

He often works with the walk-performance format, itineraries for small groups of participants through which the artist presents intervened landscapes. His most recent performances have included Haga—DK51(2016), produced as part of Curatorlab in Stockholm, Trabeska (2015), carried out in Arrasate-Mondragón and produced by Consonni or Vijfhoek produced as part of the Festival Of Choices (Amsterdam, 2015). He previously performed Intravia at BCN Producció (2012) and Secció Irregular - Mercat de les Flors (2014) involving a series of nocturnal itineraries in the Serra de Collserola (Barcelona) and concluded a specific 4-year piece of work in that area.

He has taken part in the following exhibitions: Fictions. Caves/Cascades. Blindness of Love at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam; Love Letter to Mars at the Office for Contemporary Art (Oslo) & Al Mawred Foundation (Cairo); Viaggio al centro della Terra at the the Museo di Città (Sassari, Sardinia); El espacio cósmico estaba allí, en dos o tres centímetros at the Galería Espacio Bacelos (Madrid), Biennal Leandre Cristòfol (Lleida) and Reykjavik International Film Festival // Hot Tub (Reykjavik, Iceland), among others. In June 2014 he took up a residency in Marfa (Texas, USA) organised by TAAK (Amsterdam). He works with the Galeria Estrany – de la Mota in Barcelona.