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Swab talks with Mònica Garcia Massagué

“I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab ” is a series of interviews with relevant people of the Barcelona creative environment, whose aim is to enhance the cultural network of the city.

Today we meet Mònica Garcia Massagué, General Director of the Sitges Foundation – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, which organizes the Sitges Festival, one of the most important events in the international audiovisual industry.

I am Mònica Garcia Massagué. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?


Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?

Yes, because it looks at an inner courtyard full of typical city vegetation. It is a very open space with the old architecture of 1866.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?

In general, ‘City Scenes’. Now, unfortunately, ‘Empty’.

A place in the city that connects you with art?

The entire Born area: its architecture, small workshops and shops.

A message to young creatives?

Believing in inter-relational thinking, feeding the mind with all kinds of sources of knowledge… you never know where inspiration comes from, but you have to be willing to link concepts, ways of thinking and seeing the world.