Albert Barqué-Duran (1989), PhD, is a new media artist and a researcher, lecturer in Creative Technologies and Digital Art at University of Lleida (Spain) and Honorary Research Fellow at City, University of London (UK). He has been recently an artist in residence at Sónar (Spain), Factory (Germany) and Ars Electronica (Austria).
Albert earned his PhD and Postdoc in Cognitive Science from City, University of London (UK) and have been a Visiting Postgraduate Researcher at Harvard University (USA) and University of Oxford (UK). Albert 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 their cultural implications; (3) creating powerful experiences to push the boundaries of human perception.
He 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), Nuits Sonores (Lyon, France), Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, Spain), Ming Contemporary Art Museum (Shanghai, China), DMA (Daejon, South Korea), SIGGRAPH (USA) or NeurIPS (Vancouver, Canada), and more.
One of Albert’s most significant personal achievements is the award received from “We Are Europe” (Creative Europe Programme of the European Union), which endowed him as one of the 64 young “Culture Activists” in Europe in 2019. Further, he has been internationally awarded by the “Re:Humanism Prize” for work on the relationship between AI and Art; by “We Are Equals – MUTEK Music Academy” aiming to foster gender equality in the music industry; by “Art of Neuroscience” award for bridging science and art; and by the Catalan Government with the “International Award City of Lleida” for the significant cultural impact of his projects.
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