Retrat de Julio Manrique. © Clara Soler Chopo
“If you are original, all the better. But, above all, you need to be personal”

Julio Manrique

He is the most decorated theatre director in Catalonia today and the one capable of bringing together the most people in a room. The secret to his appeal lies in his...

Retrat d'Angela Davis © CCCB, Miquel Taverna, 2017
Angela Davis. A history of civil disobedience

Angela Davis embodies the revolutionary fascination and the nostalgia for remote struggles. She has an innate ability to translate complex thoughts into slogans for...

Retrat de Carme Portaceli. © Clara Soler Chopo
“It is through the heart that the viewer’s mind is turned upside down”

Carme Portaceli

Carme Portaceli is to be the forthcoming director of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya [TNC, the National Theatre of Catalonia], making her the first woman to run the...

Retrat d'Alba Sotorra. © Laura Guerrero
“I make films to show realities differently”

Alba Sotorra

Alba Sotorra Clua (Reus, 1980) makes documentary films out of a desire to become acquainted with realities and provide a different perspective to the one conveyed by...


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    Paola de Grenet

    Milan, 1971. Paola de Grenet began her career as a photographer in 1999, after studying Graphic Design at the Camberwell College of Arts in London, and in 2003 she settled in Barcelona. She has published her work in media outlets such as The Guardian, The Observer, Fuera de Serie (El Mundo...


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‘La Capella: 600 years in El Raval’

Exhibitions. The history of this exhibition room since it started being used as a chapel in 1440.

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La Capella

‘Do you work or design?’

Exhibitions. ‘Do you work or design? New visual communication. 1980-2003’ is the new exhibition at the Museu del Disseny.

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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

‘A short century’

Exhibitions. A chronological tour through the MACBA collection from 1929 through to the present day.

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Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

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