Albert Barqué-Duran, PhD, is an artist and researcher. Artist in Residence at Sónar+D x Factory Berlin, Lecturer in Creative Technologies and Digital Art at University of Lleida and Honorary Research Fellow at City, University of London.
Albert earned his PhD and Postdoc in Cognitive Science from City, University of London and has been a Visiting Postgraduate Researcher at Harvard University and University of Oxford. His artwork and performances are inspired by his research and combine new media art techniques (A.I., computational creativity, data, experimental electronic music) and classical fine art methods (oil painting, sculpture) to reflect on universal topics (knowledge, digital culture, futures). He leads disruptive projects at the intersection of art, science and technology with the aims of: (1) finding novel formats of generating artistic and scientific knowledge; (2) reflecting about contemporary and futuristic issues and its cultural implications; (3) creating powerful experiences to push the boundaries of human perception.
Considered 1 of the 64 “Culture Activists” in Europe during 2019 by We Are Europe, and internationally awarded by the “Re:Humanism Prize“, the “We Are Equals – MUTEK Music Academy“, the “Art of Neuroscience Award“, and the “International Award City of Lleida“, Albert has exhibited and performed at Sónar+D (Barcelona, Spain), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), Creative Reactions (London, UK), Cricoteka (Krakow, Poland), Albumarte (Rome, Italy), SciArt Center (New York, USA), IGNITE Fest (Medellín, Colombia), Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, Spain) or Ming Contemporary Art Museum (Shanghai, China).
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