Carme Pinós i Desplat graduated with a degree in architecture from the school of Architecture in Barcelona (ETSAB) in 1979. In the mid 1980s the architectural proposals she developed in partnership with Enric Miralles obtained recognition in several architectural competitions. In 1991 she set up her own studio and since then she has combined her activity as an architect with teaching as a guest professor at different universities such as the Graduate Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation de Columbia University (1999), the École Polytechnique Féderale of Lausanne (2001-02), the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University (2003), the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (2005-06) o la Universitá di Roma Tre (2007-08).
Her built work and projects have been exhibited at several galleries and museums. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris hold models of her projects in their permanent collections. Her work has been published in several monographs (Actar, 1998: Monacelli Press 2004; “Documentos de Arquitectura”, nº 60, 2006). In 2008 she received the National Prize for Architecture and Urban Space from the Catalan Government in recognition of her entire professional career.
Jordi Bernadó (Lérida, 1966). The artist understands photography as a way of conceiving the world. He understands the discipline as a form of knowledge and a tool to see the city, architecture and the artistic activity from another perspective. He has published over 20 books and many of his works have been acquired by public and private collections worldwide.
His photographs have been acquired for major public and private collections, such as those of Fundació “La Caixa”, Fundación Telefónica, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Deutsche Bank Collection, Artium, MUSAC, Fundación Vila Casas, and Banc Sabadell among others. They have also been shown in many solo and collective exhibitions in Spain and abroad, at venues such as Artist Space in New York, la galerie VU' in Paris, Galería Senda in Barcelona, Filter Space in Hamburg, Museo Civico Riva del Garda in Italy, Fundación Telefónica in Madrid, in Fotografie Forum International in Frankfurt and the MAXXI museum in Rome.
He has published more than 20 books focusing on contemporary architecture and landscape, such as Good News* always read the fine print (winner of Laus award, 1999), Very very bad news (winner of the best photography book in Photoespaña 02 and best art book prize from Spanish Ministry of Culture in 2003), True Loving and other tales (selected as one of the best photography books in Photoespaña 07), Lucky Looks published in 2008 (for Banc Sabadell), Welcome to Espaiñ in 2009 and Europa in 2010.
Among others he is the winner of the following awards:
Fotopres Scholarship (1993), Endesa Scholarship (2007), PhotoEspaña best photography book award (2002), the Ministry of Culture Award for best art book of the year (2003), he was granted by Beca Endesa X in 2007 and the award for best experimental film “Hello Ms. Hock” in the Architecture Film Festival of Santiago de Chile (2013).
Jordi Bernadó en el Pabellón presentando su intervención el 13 de marzo de 2014. Fotografía © Pietro Milici.
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