bernardì roig

Bernardì Roig was born in Palma de Mallorca in 1965. He currently lives and works in Madrid and Mallorca, Spain. Whatever the medium used (sculpture, drawing, video), his creations revolve around the same motif: the imprisonment of the body and the impossibility of vision. Roig's sculptures, made using casts of real people and then exhibited under harsh, blinding beams of white light, plot a course among figuration (the body), minimalism (light), and conceptualism (with references to such disciplines as the theater, cinema and literature). Using neon lights, electrical cords, stilts, and carts, together with the human figure’s monochromaticity (always white and contorted in expressions of suffering), the artist’s installations communicate an existential sense of failure and internal unease. Roig’s latest and most important artistic installations include: The Light Exercises Series at the Carlo Bilotti Museum, Rome (2007), Kampa Museum, Prague (2007), and the PMMK Museum of Modern Art, Oostende (2007); Shadow Must Dance at the Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art, Venice (2009); and An Illuminated Head for Blinky P. at Galerie Bernd Kluser, Munich (2010). His works are in the permanent exhibitions of many prestigious institutions, including: the Palazzo Forti Museum of Contemporary Art, Verona; the AENA Foundation, Madrid; the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, Mallorca; and La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona.

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