Swab presents Swab Performance


Swab Barcelona presents the fourth edition of the Swab Performance program, organized in collaboration with the  Diputació de Barcelona's Visual Arts Program.

An expert committee formed by Alexandra Laudo, Joan Morey and Imma Prieto have chosen the following six artists to present a performance within the context of the fair: Ariadna Guiteras, Victoria Macarte, Julia Mariscal, El Palomar, Bartomeu Sastre and Lolo & Sosaku.

Swab Performance aims to support artistic performative practices from artists living in or related to Catalonia, aswell as to contribute to their visibility.


Alexandra Laudo (Barcelona) [Heroínas de la Cultura] is an independent curator and art critic. During the 2017-2018 season, she has curated the series “La possibilitat d’una illa”, at Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, and the exhibition “Una certa foscor”, at CaixaForum. Laudo is part of the external team of BCN Producció de La Capella. During the 2015-2016 season, she was a participant of CuratorLab, the curatorial research program of Konstfack University (Stockholm), where she developed the performative conference An Intellectual History of the Clock, that has roamed several european cities.

She has independently carried out a number of curatorial projects, both at a national and international level, and has worked as an adjunct tutor/curator at different art spaces and platforms.
She writes on regular basis at B-Guided and A-Desk magazines, and has published various texts at exhibition catalogues and art books, aswell as edited some artistic publications.

Photography: Josep Losada

Joan Morey (Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Mallorca) is an artist. He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, and ever since, his practice has developed through the performative language, reflecting on a variety of subjects related to power and control over the body, and creating an artistic cosmos that reaches the audience. Morey has recently received the Ciudad de Barcelona 2017 de Artes Visuales award, and won the Premio de Videocración de la Red de Centros de Artes Visuales de Cataluña, Departamento de Cultura de la Generalitat de Cataluña, Arts Santa Mònica, y Loop Barcelona award. In 2015 he recieved the MAEC-AECID grant for the Spanish and Foreigners Artists and Researchers Residencies at the Spanish Academy in Rome. At the same time, he works as a teacher, mainly in the audiovisual sector and artistic production.

Morey was part of Les Clíniques d'Es Baluard 2015/2016 (Mallorca), Sant Andreu Contemporani (2013, Barcelona), and a jury member, project and exhibition set-up coordinator at BCN_Producció de La Capella (ICUB, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona).

Photography: Marc Medina 

Imma Prieto (Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona) is an independent curator, art critic and contemporary art and new media professor at EU-Eram from University of Girona. As a curator, she has pursued projects at both a national and international level, for example, she has worked at TempArtSpace (New York), Palazzo Ca’Tron (Venice),  RAER (Rome), MUCA-ROMA (Mexico DF), Biennal de l’Istmo CentroAmericano (Guatemala), Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona), Palau de La Virreina (Barcelona), MEIAC (Badajoz), TEA (Tenerife), ARTIUM (Vitoria) and Bòlit (Gerona), among others.

She writes on regular basis at La Vanguardia’s supplement “Cultura/s”, at Diari de Tarragona’s supplement “Encuentros”, at digital platforms such as A-Desk and Campo de Relámpagos, and theArtichoke magazine. Between 2008 and 2012 she has worked as a manager for the European Live Art Archive (ELAA), integrated by the University of Girona, the University of Oxford and the Glaugair of Berlin’s artist residence.

She regards her work from a critic viewpoint, in a way that assembles teaching, research, and writing. In 2017 she released her first documentary Eco de primera muerte, and received the Premi GAC a la crítica d’Art 2018.

Photography: Josep Losada

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