About us

ICRE is a non-profit association regulated by the legislation contained in book III of the Catalan Civil Code, with the aim of becoming an entity of public interest.

ICRE is a platform for disseminating works that researchers (historians, sculptors, exhibition curators …) are developing around sculpture, either in relation to the work directly inscribed in our historical tradition, or in projects that put into dialogue this tradition and contemporaneity. A space where current professionals, but also young people who are finishing their training, can develop and share their respective interests and fields of work.

This diffusion must have a clear international sense, so that our productions can be known everywhere, but especially in the European framework, a space that is closer to us culturally speaking.

The promotion promoted by the Institute must take place through activities that return to society the knowledge of sculpture, in order to create an audience cultivated in the appreciation of this art so ingrained in our society.

That is why it is important that, together with the dissemination, a training task be carried out in parallel with the existing academic education, which complements it and that allows the development of the professionals of the area, both in terms of the theoretical scope of the sculpture , as to his practice ..

In conclusion, our objectives are:

To form
in the field of sculpture

Consult our statutes 




Jorge Egea

Jorge Egea Izquierdo

Doctor in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona in 2005, with the doctoral thesis Modeling, Creation and
Knowledge. Spiritus classicus.

Since 2002 he has been a professor at the Department of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona and has worked as a visiting professor at several European universities.

Very active and present in the international context, his exhibition activity began in 1992, highlighting, among the most relevant samples in which he has participated, those he has carried out in France, Italy, the United States and Japan. He also takes part assiduously in artistic exhibitions both in Catalonia and throughout the Spanish territory.

He is the author of numerous publications, focusing both on the work and his own projects and on the study of other authors and plastic trends, highlighting important curative projects around Catalan sculpture and sculptors of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Contact: egea@icre.cat Personal web 



Enric Morera i Borrell

Cartographer by profession, he has worked throughout his life in several Catalan administrations on issues of municipal cooperation, territorial, geographic and mobility. He has published several cartographic works and has collaborated in the edition of Geography and Environment books.
Grandson of the sculptor Joan Borrell (1888-1951), for more than forty years he has dedicated himself to researching the life and work of his grandfather, whom he did not know and about whom the family did not have much, to say nothing, documentation . All this effort
leading to small initiatives that help meet the sculptor. A while ago set up the web www.borrellnicolau.cat, where he pours much of the information and findings he makes.
He has made the assembly of exhibitions such as the House-Museum of San Andrés de Llavaneres (2008) -town where in Borrell lived for a while, or the Pobla de Segur (2013), where he was originally from, and in Lleida , at the Instituto de Estudios Ilerdencs. he is also coordinator and arranger of the catalogs of these exhibitions. Now he collaborates in the
assembly of an exhibition of works by Joan Borrell in the Montserrat Museum
which opened in October 2017.
Contact: emorera@icre.cat


Adrian Arnau

Adrián Arnau Solsona

He began his artistic training in 1999 at the Castellón School of Arts and Crafts.

In 2002 he moved to Barcelona where he graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona.

During the last years of his career he obtains different scholarships for collaboration and research.

In 2008 he obtained the Diploma of Advanced Studies and began to research on classical sculpture and its impact on Catalan sculpture of the twentieth century.

Parallel to his academic career, his creative work has resulted in national and international exhibitions, including: A segle d’escultura catalana (MEAM). Barcelona, 2013. Et in arcadia … A Re-embodiment of the Frieze of the Temple of Apollo Epikourios. Museum of Classical Archeology of Cambridge. Cambridge, 2012. Trans · formare. Lectures of the Transformació del Museu Marès. Frederic Marès Museum. Barcelona, 2012. Doppo il museo.Museo Arqueológico de Nápoles. Naples, 2008.

Contact: aarnau@icre.cat Personal Web


Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez-Samaniego

Reading teacher Departament d’Història de l’Art, University of Barcelona.

Member of the GRACMON research group (Universitat de Barcelona) since 2002.

Licensed in Humanitats by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2001.

PhD in History of Art by the University of Barcelona in 2006. Imparteix assignatures d’art modern and contemporani to the Department of History of Art of the Universitat de Barcelona.

The seves publicacions focus on the art of finals de segle XIX i first meitat of the XX, with a special èmfasi in sculpture, l’univers de les acadèmies de Belles Arts and the internationalització i transferència de patrons artístics.

He has formed part of the organizing committee of different scientific journals, among them the three editions of the International Days of the Actuality of Clàssic (2012, 2013, 2014). També exerceix de comissària d’exposicions, tant a Catalunya com a l’estranger.

Contact: crodriguez@icre.cat Personal web

Natàlia Esquinas Giménez

PhD in History of Art at the University of Barcelona. Licentiate in History of the Art (2006) and Master of Advanced Studies in History of Art (2008) at the mateixa universitat.

He combines the seva feina com a researcher, historian of art and documentalist amb la d’Educadora i Official guide to the National Art Museum of Catalonia.

The seva recerca turns to l’entorn of the figure of Josep Llimona i Bruguera, student of different aspects of l’obra l’escultor, to whom he dedicates the seva Tesi Doctoral. He has realitzat diverses conferències i publicacions al voltant d’aquest artist i sobre altres qüestons de l’art català de la segona meitat del segle XIX and the first of the XX, focusing especially on the sculpture world.

This is the exhibition of the “Josep Llimona.150 anys.” Exhibition at the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (December 2014-February 2015)

Contact: nesquinas@icre.cat Personal web

Xavier Moreras

He is an artist focused on sculpture and visual art.

He mainly uses wood as the basis of expression, but also any other material that helps him build, interpret and express ideas, feelings or emotions in the world of forms. His usual techniques are wood carvings, assemblies, constructions and structures, etc.

It has technical training, engineering, industrial quality and design and management of manufacturing processes. This has allowed him to acquire fundamental knowledge about materials and processes, which have been very helpful in the development and configuration of artistic language. He has done exhibitions in Catalonia, Spain and Andorra.

Personal web