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Artist and Researcher

Curriculum Vitae

 

2017. Resident artist at Roca Umbert Fabrica de les Arts, Granollers (Barcelona) supervised by Joan Fontcuberta.

2015. PhD in Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, with a thesis entitled: “Latent patterns: using computer vision models to detect analogies applied to the classification and creation of art”. The results have been published in the prestigious journal Leonardo (MIT press) in 2017.

2012-15. Scholarship from the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR, Government of Catalonia).

2014. Stay at the Faculty of Computer Science and lnformation Technology, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland.

2012. Official Master in Artistic Creation, University of Barcelona.

2010. Licentiate in Fine Arts and in Biology, University of Barcelona.

2006-2009. Scholarship from the University of Barcelona in the Department of painting.

She combines her artistic career with teaching and research as an external associate professor in University of Barcelona, being a member of various R & D projects.

Lately She is working in implementing computer vision techniques for analysing visual content on large collections of images, looking for patterns and underlying aspects.

Her intention is to provide a new point of view for reflection that leads us to question the conventions of our vision.

She has presented her work in:

2017. Arte Fiera, Palazzo Saraceni, Bologna (Italy).

2017. Arts Libris, Barcelona (Spain).

2017. Facultat de Belles Arts, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain).

2016. “Espai Balcó”, Arts Santa Mónica Barcelona (Spain).

2016. “Sala Joao Fharion”, Institut d’Arts de UFRGS, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Departament d’Arts Visuals (Brasil).

2016. Biblioteca Fundació Antoni Tàpies Barcelona (Spain).

2016. Academiegaleri Faculteit Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving (Holanda).

2016. Galeria Kobro Strzeminski Academy of Art Lodz (Poland).

2016. Galeria a Capela da FBAUL (Portugal).

2012. Centre Cultural “La Farinera del Clot”, Barcelona (Spain).

2012. “Aula Magna”, Biblioteca de la Università Bologna (Italy),

2011. “Sala Fortuny” del Centre de Lectura de Reus (Spain).

2010. Museu d’Història de Sant Feliu de Guíxols de Girona (Spain).

2010. Archivio Storico comunale di Palermo (Italy). 

Statement

The collective conscience and the symbolic universe of our societies is always accompanied by certain categories of sensibility that vary from one period to another and which our various ways of understanding the world derive from. The intention of my work is to test the boundaries of one of the representations of our human condition: the portrait.

I am interested in the terrain in which technology and the practice of art coincide because they are fertile fields for research into the connections between matter, perception and thought. Politics are not enacted by parties or groups but by individuals. It becomes increasingly important to know what we are and what we are being, as a well-built moral standpoint is based on knowledge of oneself.

The matter that humans are made of is discreet, it is composed of atoms, molecules and the structures that make up a living being in a state of constant evolution and change, as it adapts to the environment it inhabits. Likewise, in a digital portrait the visual matter also consists of discontinuous fragments, and the pixels add up to embody the information about the reality they represent. In a digital portrait, the nature of the object and of its representation are situated on a plane of similarity, sharing such qualities as modularity and the possibility of mutation and variability.

The digital image is the territory in which I unfold my artistic project. Besides reflecting an instant of time held still, the numeric image offers us its matrix of pixels as a source of material to be modeled to represent a reality in permanent metamorphosis. The secret of form is concealed in the code that mysteriously allows the entities to retain their differentiated nature and at the same time to be in a constant state of transformation.

Bits are symbols or mathematical representations of a physical quantity of matter, not real fragments. I am interested in the expressive possibilities contained in the graphics generated by a computer inasmuch as they facilitate our access to the enigmas of matter and form, and likewise provide us with new ways of thinking.

Digital portraits are no longer static representations of living beings, they acquire the qualities of life, allowing us to experiment with the confusion of genres, making the spectator aware of the artifice of categorization and the potential for transformation and change. The matrix of pixels becomes a game board on which traces have been left by a reality which we can play at recreating.

Numeric images contain the secret and latent aspects that form conceals within itself.

Pilar Rosado
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