Albert Merino

(Barcelona, 1979)


Albert Merino (Barcelona 1979) is a videoartist. He was graduated in Fine arts by the University of Barcelona and the Kunsthochshule Berlin Weißensee.

He lived in the cities of Barcelona, Berlin and Paris where he produced a series of video works portraying different aspects of the city and developing a broad imaginary, using the video as a tool to intervene on the ordinariness and to materialize imaginary scenes or Utopias. There uses a wide range of records, that go from the author’s pieces with one more character intimate one up to the dance film or the fictional documentary. He has being doing as well different video collaborations with different plastic artists or theatre groups as Fluchtkunst for the set designer Joachim Dam, or the ‘Fura dels Baus’.

His work has been exhibited across several internationals festivals like the Region 0 Latino video festival of New York, Traverse Video, in the Musee des Abatoirs of Toulouse (2012/13), the Oslo screen Festival (2012), the Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo (2014), Optica Festival, Paris (2010), Now and After, Moscow (2012) FIVA III Buenos Aires (2013)… where he has been recognized with several prizes and men- tions: ‘First award Videoakt 03 Biennal of Vidaoart’(2013) ‘Best videowork Madatac award’(2012) ‘1st Award ‘minimaciones’ LUMEN-EX’(2011), and the first award in the videoart cathegory in the festivals: Close-up Vallarta (2012), Sassari Film Festival (2013) y BCN Visual Sound between others.

Actually he is Artistic Member of the Academi of France in Casa de Velázquez in Madrid.

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