Enrique Radigales

Artist selected by Duero, Javier at 2011
More artist content updated at 2016


Enrique Radigales uses HTML programming, video, photography and digital and analogue drawing techniques to explore the line between digital and physical and reveal an increasingly blurred terrain in which to question technological progress as a reflection of economic and social evolution.

This subject also encompasses other interests, such as the meaning of technological obsolescence, certain machines’ forms of archaeological recycling and languages that help us understand them, and the ties between temporariness and technology.

Questions

1. What made you choose art as a profession?
It was always my vocation.

 

2. How would you define your work?
Unplugged digital art.

 

3. What subjects are you interested in?
Technological industries, timelessness, the ephemeral nature of things, ruins, processes.

 

4. What resources – formal or otherwise – do you use in your work?
HTML programming, painting, video, analogue and digital drawing, photography.

 

5. What relationship does your work have with reality? What are your raw materials?
I use popular digital interfaces and technological concepts and then modify and/or translate them to physical settings.

 

6. What, according to you, is the point of art?
It offers a parallel vision to the contemporary way of life.

 

7. How do you hope the public will receive your work? What audience are you aiming at?
I always aim at a general audience, but there’s always an underlying layer with a more technical reading aimed at professionals in the technology sector.

 

8. What qualifications have you got?
What do you value most from your time in education?

I trained as a painter, but when I finished I broadened my knowledge with several courses on digital treatment of images and programming. What I value most is meeting other artists and professionals from other areas.

 

9. How would you define your current professional situation?
And in the future?

My current professional situation is good with respect to other artists I know within the context of Spain, but precarious compared with the international context. I have high hopes for the future, but I think that’s because I always think positively.

 

10. Many artists say it’s difficult to make a living from their work; how do economic considerations affect you when it comes to work? Do you think this has a bearing on your work?
Day-to-day issues determine how you work – you need to cover costs like rent, expenses, food, travel, etc. which you can't meet from your artistic work.
Creative action normally requires a slow rhythm and is unfortunately often interrupted by the thousand and one other things you have to do to survive.

 

11. What do you look for or expect from your relationship with promoters and curators? What advantages and difficulties have you found with these relationships?
I look for experimental complicity rather than a formal agreement, although I’ve only ever found this ‘ideal’ relationship in projects where the work process and dialogue play a major role. Generally, relationships are driven by protocol, but I’d like to see the role of the curator expanded or at least become more approachable.

 

12. What do you think sets the arts scene in Madrid apart from elsewhere? What would you say are its pluses and minuses?
I think things are happening in Madrid at the moment; there are different centres of cultural action and social collectives that are energising the local scene. On the downside, you’re highly dependent on institutions and this makes you more of a grant manager than a creator.

Interview

http://archivodecreadores.es/file/3/3825/3825.flv

Curriculum vitae

Enrique Radigales
Zaragoza, 1970.
Vive y trabaja en/Lives and works in: Madrid.

 

Formación Académica/Education
1996
Posgrado en sistemas interactivos/Graduated from the Interactive Systems program, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona.

 

1995
Licenciado en Artes y Diseño, especialidad de pintura/Painting Especiality, Escola Massana, Centre d’Art i Disseny, Barcelona.

 

Exposiciones Individuales/Solo Exhibitions
2013
12 metros de landscape, Eyebeam. Art and Tecnology Center, New York.
Disolvente sobre .TIFF, The Goma Gallery, Madrid.

 

2012
12 metros de landscape+ruins, Baró Gallery, Sao Paulo.
Gran Amarillo, Cultural Center of Spain, Guatemala.
12 Meters of Landscape, Caja Madrid, Zaragoza.

 

2011
Log Out Landscape, Formato cómodo Gallery, Madrid.
 

2010
Contener la pintura, Galería Antonia Puyó, Zaragoza.

 

2009
Enrique Radigales/Idealword, Galeria Baró Cruz, Säo Paulo.
Idealword, Museu da Imagem o do Som, MIS, Säo Paulo.
Boombox, Instituto Cervantes de Bordeaux; Casa Natal de Goya, Fuendetodos, Zaragoza.
Wall Source, Galería Formato Cómodo, Madrid.

 

2008
Ruina y paisaje, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, CDAN, Fundación Beulas, Huesca.

 

2007
Tecnología lenta, Galería Antonia Puyó, Zaragoza.

 

Exposiciones Colectivas/Group Exhibitions
2014
Datascape, LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijón, España.
 

2013
Diálogos autónomos / Enrique Radigales y Adrián Villar Rojas, Casa Encendida, Madrid. 
Datascape, Borusam Contemporary, Istambul. 
Relat de Belles Coses Falses. Lopati (Centre dArt Terres de l´Ebre), Amposta, España.
Pasarela Media, Etopia (Center of Art & Technology) Zaragoza, España. 
En Casa, Casa Encendida, Madrid.

 

2012
Open Studios, Eyebeam, Art and Tecnology Center, New York.
Explum 2012, Puerto Lumbreras, Murcia. Spain.

 

2011
El Ranchito, Matadero Madrid.
Internacional Biennal of Granada, Spain.
14 Media Art Biennal WRO 2011 Alternative Now, Wroclaw, Poland.
Nulla dies sine linea, Campo Grande National Library, Lisbon; Cervantes Institut, Chicago.
Travesía cuatro Gallery, Madrid.
Reproduction, repetition and Rebelion, New Contemporary Art Museum, Zagreb, Croatia; Center for Graphic Art and Visual Researches AKADEMIJA, Belgrade ,Servia; International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana, Eslovenia.
Noreste, Pablo Serrano Museum, Zaragoza, Spain.
Horizonte Vazado: artistas latinoamericanos en el filo, Cervantes Institute, Säo Paulo.
Biennal IEEB4, The Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania.


2010
Nulla dies sine linea, Freies Museum, Berlin; Seoul National Unversity Museum of Art, OMA, Seoul.
Reproducción, repetición y reivindicación. Multiplicidad en el arte emergente español, Instituto Cervantes de Wien.
Apertura, Galeria Baró Senna, Säo Paulo.

 

2009
Video in foco / foto in foco, Galeria Baró Senna, Säo Paulo.
Al final la fusilan, Can Felipa, Barcelona.
Secuencias, Galería Antonia Puyó, Zaragoza.

 

2008
L’art com a escriptura, Interferències 08, Terrasa.
Ingráfica, proyecto específico, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca.
Patrimonio Tecnológico, Tentaciones, Estampa 2008, Madrid.
Specificos, proyecto Glitch, 4º Espacio, Zaragoza.
Showroom Ideaword.org, La Noche en Blanco, Centro Cultural Galileo (Madrid), Madrid.
Atasco de papel, La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

 

2007
</open seed>, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, CDAN, Fundación Beulas, Huesca.

 

2006
Barcelona Producció, La Capella, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona.

 

Programas de Vídeo/Film Festivals and Screenings
2010
Plug&Pray, Proyectaragón, IV Muestra Audiovisual Aragonesa, Zaragoza.
Plug&Pray, Semana del Cine Experimental de Madrid, Madrid.

 

2008
Nit* CASM, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, CASM, Barcelona.
Dossier: la ventana de la escisión, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Deutschland.


Proyectos/Projects
2003-2008
www.idealword.org

 

Actividades Académicas/Academia Related Activities
2014
Taxonomía de un paisaje, LABoral (Center of Art & Technology), Gijón, España.


2013
Gran Amarillo, Etopia (Center of Art & Technology), Zaragoza, España.

2012
Gran Amarillo y el Principio de incertidumbre, Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón, Zaragoza.
Tecnología Unplugged,  Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala, Guatemala; El Ranchito, Matadero Madrid.

 

2011
Cultura y Nuevas Tecnologías Symposium, Ciudades 3.0., Huesca.
Summer School, La Rioja University, Pamplona.
Jugada a tres bandas, RMS La Asociación, Madrid.
Workshop / Digital totems, Digital Water Pavilion, Zaragoza.
Workshop / Source, Digital Wather Pabilion, Zaragoza.

 

2010
Faculty of arts, Zaragoza University, Zaragoza.
Workshop / Tecnology unplugged, Digital Water Pavilion, Zaragoza.
Tecnologías libres Symposium, Milla Digital, Pablo Gargallo Museum, Zaragoza.
Mapear Madrid Project, CA2M, Madrid.

 

2009
Procura Symposium, Zaragoza.
PechaKucha, Matadero Madrid.
Curating, Center of History, Zaragoza.
Mapear Madrid Project, CA2M, Madrid.

 

Becas y Premios/Awards and Grants
2012
Explum, Puerto Lumbreras, Murcia, Spain. (Beca/Grant)
Eyebeam Spring-Summer Residency, Eyebeam, New York.

 

2010
Promoción y difusión del arte español, Ministerio de Cultura de España. (Beca/Grant)

 

2009
Ayudas a la Movilidad Internacional de Creadores, Matadero Madrid, Madrid. (Beca/Grant)

 

2008
Producción de proyectos de arte, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona. (Beca/Grant)

 

2007
Un jardín una idea, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, CDAN, Fundación Beulas, Huesca. (Selección/Selected)

 

2006
Barcelona Producció 2006, La Capella, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona. (Beca/Grant)

 

2005
Ingenio 400, Net.art, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid. (2º Premio/2nd Award)
Propuestas, IX Convocatoria de Ayuda a la Creación Visual, Fundación Arte y Derecho, Madrid. (Beca/Grant)

 

2003
Mad’03, Segundo Festival de Arte Experimental, proyecto Popchar, Madrid. (Selección/Selected)
Canon Digital Creator Contest 2003, Web Division, Tokyo. (Premio Bronce/Bronze Award)

 

1996
Muestra de Arte Joven, InJuve, Madrid. (Selección/Selected)

 

Obra en Museos y Colecciones/Works in Museums and Collections
InJuve, Instituto de la Juventud, Madrid.
Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, CDAN, Fundación Beulas, Huesca.
Biblioteca Española, Säo Paulo.

 

Bibliografía/Bibliography 
Fuentes Guaza, Luisa, "Contemporary Languages from Centro América", Turner 2013.
"Una Retrospectiva", Sala Juana Francés, Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, 2013.
"Enrique Radigales", 2007-2012 Documents, Baró Gallery 2012.
"12 Meters of Landscapes", Caja Madrid , 2012.
"Electrohype", Ystad, Sverige, Ystads Konstmuseum, 2010, Cat. Exp.
Radigales, Enrique, "Boombox", Zaragoza, Instituto Cervantes/Fundación Goya en Aragón, 2010, Cat. Exp.
"Nulla dies sine linea", Madrid, Ministerio de Cultura, 2010, Cat. Exp.
"Reproducción, repetición y reivindicación, multiplicidad en el arte emergente español", Madrid, Ingráfica, 2010, Cat. Exp.
Sanchez Vidal, Agustín, "Notas a pie de obra", Boombox, Zaragoza, Fundación Goya en Aragón, 2010, Cat. Exp.
Morata, María, "Caprichos del tóner", Boombox, Zaragoza, Fundación Goya en Aragón, 2010, Cat. Exp.
Roma, Valentín, "Tiempo, Tecnología y lenguaje", Boombox, Zaragoza, Fundación Goya en Aragón, 2010, Cat. Exp.
"Inéditos 2008", Madrid, Obra Social Caja Madrid, 2008, Cat. Exp.

 

Contacto/Contact
enrique@idealword.org
www.enriqueradigales.com
 

Movies

Mud and Straw, 2013.

http://archivodecreadores.es/file/5/5805/5805.mp4

GranAmarillo Big Yellow, 2012.

http://archivodecreadores.es/file/5/5806/5806.mp4