Guillem Portell

  • (Mallorca, 1990)

Born in Mallorca in 1990, the artist studied a Degree in Art and Design in Escola Massana, Barcelona. He has assisted and participated in several curatorial and artistic production workshops.

Through his work, Portell intends to display and reveal facts, anecdotes, and events related to power, corruption, politics and how they are managed. He also attempts to demonstrate how their actions are not entirely legal, and how all citizens are affected by these public agents.

The artist attempts to exhibit by different means how the appropriation of government proprerty for private benefit occurs, and to question how power agents still remain in a position of power.

The criteria is based on ethics, equality, what is il/legal, and democratic. It is based on reality and assisted by irony, humour, satire, and criticism.

By making a piece of art in confrontation with reality and with what is happening, the public reacts: not only does the public talk about art, but about what art can explain to us, and how it affects us.

He has displayed his works in several exhibits in Mallorca as a finalist of various public tenders; Scala Case2015, No Image 2015, Toll Case 2016; Fifteen Terrorist Plans in Sant Andreu Contemporani 2015 (Barcelona);Neither is This a Work of Art, Even in Hangar (Barcelona), Matadero (Madrid) and Furtherfield Gallery (London) 2015; No es oro todo lo que brilla, in MUU Gallery (Helsinki) Tabula Rasa 2014; “Sopa de Pedres” with the artist collective Placa Turca in La Capella (Barcelona) Triple Salto 2014; How To Be an Artist, KABK (The Hague) 2014.


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