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Marcos Vidal Font

Sculpture

contemporary sculpture

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Marcos Vidal Font

    Sculpture
    contemporary sculpture
TITLE     double chair, 2012, sculpture, 82 x 80 x 65 cms
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Marcos Vidal Font interventions start from the most domestic furniture (chairs or tables), looking for a relation with the space. Erasing and connecting parts of them. Vidal plays with the meanings of the object with a personal sense of humour.
A mirror, a draw or a shadow can transform a simple object also our view of a space. Vidal usually works with found materials, stuff that he found around the place. That produces to a deeper connection with that place, the installation becomes in an unique piece.

Marcos Vidal Font  
 
Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain 1967. Actually he works and lives in Sineu, Mallorca, plaza Es Mercadal nº3, 07510, Spain. email; soymujik@gmail.com web; www.marcosvidal.tumblr.com

Graduated at the "San Carlos" Faculty of Fine Arts in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain in 1991, graphic art degree. He received twice a grant from the Pilar i Joan Miró foundation in Mallorca, Spain (1993, 1997). In this Foundation he participated in five workshops (1994 to 2006). In 1995 he was invited to develope his work in the Experimental de Gráfica and René Portocarrero workshops in Havana, Cuba, with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Culture. In 1997 he was invited to stay in the Frans Masereel centre in Kasterlee, Belgium. He has been guest artist also in Starke Foundation in Berlin, and received a grant of the Spanish Ministry Foreing Affairs AECID for a stage and exhibition in the Raketenstation in the Insel Hombroich Foundation in Germany. In 2012 he received a CRIDA stage grant, from City hall of Palma de Mallorca, and in 2014 the residency program Lichtemberg Studio’s, Lichtenberg-Berlin City Hall.

The more recent solo exhibitions are: Casal Solleric exhibition space of City Hall of Palma de Mallorca, Hilvaria Studios Foundation in Tilburg the Netherlands, La Misericordia Mallorca Council exhibition space, CCA Andratx in Mallorca, Iroom gallery in Barcelona, Espai Mallorca cultural centre in Barcelona (Spain), SKL gallery in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, SEA International sculpture Symposium of Alicante, Culture Board of Alicante City hall, Spain, Art Museum of Porreres, Mallorca, Spain, Dato exhibition hall with a Montehermoso grant of City Hall of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, Candyland gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. Others to mention: 4 gats-Ferran Cano gallery, Museo de los angeles in Segovia, or in Ramon Llull exhibition hall with the apointment of the Government Balearic Islands, all in Spain.

It is important to mark especially his participation in events as the 2nd and the 3rd Beijing international art Biennale, the Olympics Fine Arts in the China international exhibition center in Beijing, China Olympic Committe in China, the Biennale Mediterranea Nº2 in Dubrovnik suported by the Italian Ministry of affair exterior and the Croatian Ministry of culture in Croatia, the Triennial Majdanek, in the Majdanek State Museum, Lublin, Poland, the 11th Gielniak print competition in Jelenia Góra, Poland, the BIPAF Busan international print art festival in Korea, or the IEEB4 International Experimental Engraving Biennial in Brancovan Palaces Museum, in Bucharest, Rumania. Or the Lomea art Symposium in Rousse, Bulgaria.

In Spain he participated in the 2nd Public art exhibition in Navacerrada (Madrid), the 56th Arte Alaves competition in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The Ciutat de Manacor art competition, 2011 and 2012 Ciutat de Palma art competition and the 48th Pollença art competition in Pollença Museum, and projets as the group show Dreams and nightmares in CCA Andratx cultural centre, and Art Emergent IV in the Balearic Islands, with the appointment of the Government of the Balearic Islands and the Mallorca Council, all in Mallorca.

Colecctions in SKL gallery, Ferran Cano, Xavier Fiol, in Palma de Mallorca, UBR gallery in Salzburg, institutions as Mallorca Council, Juan Gil Albert Institute in Alicante, City Hall collections of Manacor, Sineu, Porreres, in Mallorca, Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas Cubanos in Havana, Fine Arts Faculty of San Carlos in Valencia, the National Library in Madrid. Invited to do graphic art at the ateliers; Experimental de Gráfica, and the René Portocarrero workshop both in Havana, Cuba, Frans Masereel centrum in Kasterlee in Belgium or Museo de Artes Gráficas in Coahuila México. Museums as the Bartomeu Beltran Foundation in Campanet, Mallorca, the Museo de los àngeles in Turégano Segovia, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerpen in Belgium, the State Museum of Majdanek in Lublin, Poland, or the Insel Hombroich Foundation in Düsseldorf, Germany.

He coordinate the independent association Espai Sant Marc. Sant Marc did several exhibition projects in art centres and in collaboration with artist-run associations as Lacasadelcactus, Incart, Drap-art, or Pronostica and in international artist-run events as the Water Tower art fest in Sofia, Bulgaria, several times in the Cervantes Institute 2010,2011,2014 and 2015. Participated in the Supermarket independent art fair 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden and in Suomi Art Fair 2013 Helsinki, Finland, and Art-Athina 2014 art fair with Incart.

He several times teached in workshops about etching technics or about kids creativity. In places like Teachers center of Inca, Government of Balearic Islands, Mallorca, City Hall of Binissalem, Mallorca, Workshop of order and kaos in Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation in Mallorca, Es Jonquet cultural center of City Hall of Palma de Mallorca, or Workshop of ludic sculpture in Es Baluard Palma Art Modern and Contemporany art Museum in Mallorca, Spain, in Harmmarby art port in Stockholm, Sweden, and in the Center for contemporanian art creation of the City Hall of Palma CAC Ses Voltes, Spain.

02/2017 - Happy encounter - V54 art residence - Hong Kong, China

05/2016 - Human traces - Schillerpalais Neuköln - Berlin, Germany

01/2015 - the secret - Casal Solleric - Palma de Mallorca, Spain

04/2014 - solo show - Hilvaria studios - Tilburg, The Netherlands