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Xavi Hurtado


BA in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Barcelona, 1986. Master in Arts, Art in Media Program (New York University) 1996.

Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1997-00), at the Universidad de los Andes (1996-00) and at the Universidad Pontificia Javeriana (98-00), Bogota. Jury member and tutor in New Media, Grant Programme of the Ministry of Culture (96-98), Bogota. Curator of the festivals Kybernetes, TELE-visión and Artrónica, Bogota. Colombia.

Programmer of OVNI (Observatorio de Video no Identificado / Unidentified Videos Observatory) videos, CCCB Barcelona. Professor at the Institut de l´Audiovisual (Master in Electronic Arts) Universidad Pompeu Fabra 2000-03, Barcelona. Associated professor at the Facultad de Bellas Artes Universidad de Barcelona (03-04). Professor EINA (00-04), Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.


His work has been shown, among other places, in:
- “In-out”. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona, (Barcelona. Spain)
- “Herejías”. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (Canarias, Spain)
- In different OVNI exhibitions at the Centro de Cultura de Barcelona, (Barcelona, Spain)
- “Artist in Residence Program”. Banff Center of the Arts (Canada)
- “Singular Electrics ”. Fundació Miró, ESPAI-13, (Barcelona. Spain)
- “Works” .80 Washington Square East Galleries (New York. USA)
- “Cyberia 02”. Fundación Marcelo Botín (Santander. Spain)
- “Ciclo de autores de video”. Centro de Arte Santa Mónica (Barcelona, Spain)
- “Scratch”. Centre Wallonie Bruxelles (Paris, France)
- “Forum de l´Image” (Tolouse, France)
- “Open Show in Physical Computing”. Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University (New York, USA).


He has received grants from the Video and Cinematography Department and the Visual Arts Department of the government of Cataluña (Generalitat) en 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002 and 2005.

As of lately he has collaborated on various projects:
- With the anthropologist Blanca Corredor in the programmes “Métodos de Preservación de la Selva Amazónica”. Banco de la República, Leticia. Colombia, and he organised two workshops of exchange of knowledge of the image with indigenous communities “El Bosque de las Palabras” (2001) and “el Rio de las Estrellas” (2002).
- Unión Territorial Interétnica del Naya (UTINAYA), with the anthropologist Efraín Jaramillo on the Colombian Pacific shore, in the states of Cauca, Valle y Chocó (2005).

Some of his works can be seen in the Archives of the OVNI observatory, La Mediateca (Caixa Forum) and via the distributor Video Void.

Statement

I am a video and new media producer. Some of my works have focused on a critique of the culture of global technology and its effects, from various spaces of analysis:

- The identity crisis of the subject
- The new mythologies of globalisation
- The thematisation of cultural diversity

Other works deal with the different contemporary forms of exclusion, and the lives of those who suffer or enjoy these, in my neighbourhood in Barcelona, and in other cities where I also live at the moment, like Bogota.