Jordi Colomer

Biography


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 Jordi Colomer, born in Barcelona in 1962, now lives and works in Barcelona & Paris.  The variety of mediums called forth by Jordi Colomer's work and the transversality of his judgement are undoubtedly linked to his fragmentary education as architect, artist and art historian in progressive 1980s' Barcelona.  Beginning with the "Alta Comèdia"?High Comedy exhibition, performed in Tarragona in 1993?Colomer began to fuse his sculptural work, elements of theatre staging and architectural references.  From those years on, particularly after Colomer discovered the German avant-garde cinema of the thirties, video started to stand out as the main mediator concerning  the relationship the artist had with performance art, theatre and sculpture.

From 2001 to present, Jordi Colomer?s staging investigations, which extend into urban areas, have allowed him to explore different scenes of social life (neighborhoods, streets, deserts, rooftops?). This phase of his work is determined by journeys­­?that have allowed him to keep a foreigner's point of view and consistently rediscover different dynamics in urban societies.  In these journey-works the concept of movement consistently reappears and the isolated actions of a character is condensed in the reflection, but not without a degree of absurd humor, on the possibilities of poetic survival offered by the contemporary metropolis.

Recently, Colomer?s work was seen during monographic exhibitions in Jeu de Paume (Paris), in BOZAR (Brussels) and in the Argos Center for Art&Media (Brussels). in the Matadero Museum (Madrid, Spain) and in FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France.

Selected press



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The New-York Times

Even Utopian Citizens Like to Leave the House

July 2014

HIPPOCAMPE - Entretien avec Timothée Chaillou

November 2011

ArtPress

Jordi Colomer

July 2011

Archistorm

Jordi Colomer, Architecture-vidéo

December 2008

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The Scenography of everyday life

November 2008

ArtPress

Jordi Colomer - L'insolite révélé

September 2008

Publications



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Fuegogratis

November 2008

publisher: Le Point du Jour / Jeu de Paume Editions
Texts by François Piron, Bernard Marcadé, Marie-Ange Brayer, Mario Flecha, Jacinto Lageira, Christine Van Assche, Gloria Picazo, Marti Peran, José Luis Barrios.
French / English
210 x 265 mm
288 pages
hardcover
36 €

Jordi Colomer

Arabian Stars

March 2006

publisher : Loarce Gómez
English / Spanish
270 x 260 mm
180 pages
hard cover
sold out

Jordi Colomer

Quelques Stars / Algunas Estrellas

November 2003

publisher: Le Grand Café (Saint-Nazaire), La Galerie (Noisy-le-Sec) and La Villa Arson (Nice)
French / Spanish / English
250 x 200 mm
96 pages
softcover
sold out

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