RESUME

Arnau Casanoves de la Hoz (Reus, 1988), officially began his career at the age of 14 as an apprentice in the workshop of the sculptor and engraver Ramon Ferran, with whom he worked until 2015. At the same time, he has worked as an assistant for artists such as Marcel·lí Antúnez, Begoña Egurvide and Antonio Catalano. Meanwhile, he went through formal education studying painting at the Escola Massana, music in Aula de Sons and mechanics and industrial robotics. He is co-founder of the Càmbium art collective.

His work is a complex hybridization of techniques and disciplines with many frameworks, but always approaching the present with an acid and provocative tone with marked pop influences. His discourse moves between the darkest nihilism and the most vibrant idealism, the approach to the world and, at the same time, the need to move away from it, as a struggle between two forces and the need to reconcile them.

EDUCATION

2019-2023 Degree in Arts, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
2018 Non-toxic intaglio workshop with Henrik Boegh at Capileira, Andalusia
2017 Alternative Engraving workshop with Jessica Crisp at Edinburgh Printmakers. UK
2014 Electrolytic engraving workshop with Alfonso Crujera at El Mono de la Tinta. Madrid
2012-present Music training at the Aula de sons in Reus
2008-2010 Higher Degree in Fine Arts, Escola Massana, Barcelona

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2022 Artistic residence at Eufònic-Lo Pati – Balada
2022 Artistic residence at Konvent – Berga
2021 Winner of the plastic arts Arnau de Palomar award – Riudoms
2020 Artistic residence at Priorat en persona at Addend – Morera de Montsant
2015 Finalist at Telax awards by Galeria Antoni Pinyol – Reus
2014 Finalist at Telax awards by Galeria Antoni Pinyol – Reus

EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

2022 “El bosc dels animals metàl·lics”, Convent de les arts – Alcover
2021 “Ja queda menys (no hem vingut a patir)”, CERAP – Riudoms
2020 “Quan comença amb un punt”, CERAP Riudoms
2018 “Vostè és aquí” a la Sala Fortuny del Centre de Lectura – Reus
2017 “Això va així” a la Torre Vella – Salou
2016 “En cinc minuts torno” al Museu de Valls – Valls
2016 “La incomoditat (he fet caca al teu jardi)” al CRAI Campus Catalunya – Tarragona
2016 “La incomoditat (he fet caca al teu jardi)” a l’Escola d’Art de Tarragona – Tarragona

FESTIVALS

2022 “Eufònic” – Mercat Vell de La Ràpita
2021 “Llambordes, l’art urbà entra al museu”– Museu de Reus
2020 “Drowning Culture” Festival Kaos Kranj – (Eslovènia)
2019 “GaleriaUrbana’19” – Cambrils
2018 “E.30.241.9010 Llambordes” – Reus
2017 “Reus UrbanArt”, Galeria Antoni Pinyol – Reus
2017 “Street Gallery” – Reus
2015 “Murs que parlen” – Tarragona

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

2021 “Del carrer a l’estudi” – Museu de Valls
2021 “De Tarragona fem bandera” –Tarragona
2019 “Poesi? (tribute to Joan Brossa)” Centre de Lectura – Reus
2019 “Simbiosi”, CERAP – Riudoms
2017 “La Roda & Friends” at Taller la Roda – Barcelona
2016 Exposició col·lectiva at Print Workers Barcelona – Barcelona
2015 Exposició col·lectiva at Galeria Antoni Pinyol – Reus
2015 “Paisatges interiors” at Sala Fortuny from Centre de Lectura – Reus
2008 Exposició col·lectiva at Cal Massó – Reus