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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:

Spread
Internationalize
Promote
To form
in the field of sculpture

Consult our statutes 

 

Directorate

President

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 

 

Secretary:

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 edited exhibitions such as the House-Museum of Sant Andreu de Llavaneres (2008) -a town where Borrell lived for a while-, or that of La Pobla de Segur (2013), where he was originally from Lleida, at the Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs. He also collaborated in the design and assembly of the exhibition “Joan Borrell i Nicolau. Chronicle of the Origin ”organized by the Museu de Montserrat from October 21, 2017 to February 25, 2018. He has been the coordinator and organizer of the catalogs of all these exhibitions.
Contact: emorera@icre.cat

Treasurer:

Coco Guilera Roche

His personal career has always coincided with the world of health and art.
Degree in Philosophy and Arts, specializing in Art, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and trained in the field of hospital management and Marketing by ESADE.
He alternates sculptural work with silk painting and textile printing techniques, mastering the technique of Shibori and Arashi and Ecoprint.
He has participated with group exhibitions in Catalonia, France and London.

Members:

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

Eulàlia Monés Gresely 

He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona in the specialty of sculpture where he had as a teacher the sculptor Jassans. He graduated with honors in 1982.

He has professionally worked in different fields always related to the visual arts. As a sculptor, making originals to be reproduced in bronze by the Itálica de Esculturas company in Sant Feliu de Llobregat. As a draftsman, in the Art Department of the Editorial d’Arts Gràfiques Busquets Gruart SA in Sabadell and currently and since 1998, as a teacher of the Visual and Plastic Arts Department in secondary school at the College les Neus of Santa Coloma de Gramenet.

In 2004 and commissioned by the Badalona City Council, he created the sculpture / monument of the Equilibrista located in the Plaça del Patí de Vela on the Passeig Marítim.

Carme Sànchez Ors

He began his professional life working on various archaeological excavations, drawing the topographic surveys and pieces of the works found in various Talayotic sites in Mallorca, in the argaric site of Gatas (Turre, Almeria), in the Iberian Setefilla (Lora del Rio, Seville) and the Turó de Castellruf (Sta. M de Martorelles, Barcelona), and the Roman villa of Can Jofresa (Terrassa, Barcelona). He then became interested in cooperating with local councils from the public administration and joined the Barcelona Provincial Council. He is currently the Corporate Data Protection Officer of the same Provincial Council. She has published several legal papers and is vice-president of the state association APEP (Asociación Profesional Española de Privacidad).

Always interested in the world of art, she has collaborated in the installation of sculpture exhibitions at the Museum of Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, the Common of Individuals of La Pobla de Segur and the Museum of Montserrat.

He is a member of the ICRE, provides legal advice and oversees the regulatory performance of activities.

Contact: carmesanchezors@gmail.com

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

Abel Pruñonosa Asensio

Degree in Fine Arts, specializing in sculpture (UB, Barcelona) and master’s degree in Visual Arts and Multimedia (UPV, Valencia).

Figurative sculptor always in search of new plastic styles. He trained in hyperrealistic sculpture focused on special effects, as well as an animatronics course. In 2013 he went to Tokyo to learn the technique of BJD (ball jointed dolls) at the hands of a renowned Japanese master, Honjo sensei. Abel Pruñonosa taught this art for a couple of years in Barcelona, until in 2015 he moved to Hangzhou, China. There he held several exhibitions and participated in art fairs. In 2016 he returned to the Maresme, where he currently has the workshop and where he works fully.

personal Web