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Jordi Colomer and Manuel Segade to represent Spain at the Venice Biennale

The project by artist Jordi Colomer and curator Manuel Segade won the competition for the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

The project was selected from four shortlisted proposals submitted by artist Luis Bisbe with curator Alicia Chillida, artist Eugenio Ampudia, and by Cristina Lucas with Gerardo Mosquera.

Jordi Colomer, who lives and works in Barcelona and Paris, is best known for his video installations, in which contemporary architecture and cityscapes serve as the setting for a fiction. Colomer studies the way in which the modern city influences human behaviour and explores the ubiquity and drawbacks of modernism in the urban environment. His work has been exhibited at the National Art Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid (2005), at the Jeu de Paume in Paris (2008) in the Bronx Museum of the Artsde New York (2010), the Argos Center for Art and Media in Brussels (2011), Matadero Madrid (2012) or the Santa Monica Art Centre Barcelona (2015), among other places.

The curator of the pavilion, Manuel Segade, is since 2015, director of the Center for Dos de Mayo Art Madrid . Previously, he was chief commissioner of the CGAC of Santiago de Compostela and worked at Metrònom and Fundació Rafael Tous d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona.