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 I use new technologies to create works that establish a dialogue with the public. My concern is to reflect on the ways new technologies shape our world and the way we perceive it. Through this works, I manage to confront the realities of the digital era with the way we cope with multicultural societies and in this process a space for reflection on humanity opens up.

 

Quelic Berga

Graduated in audiovisuals and multimedia at ERAM – University of Girona (Spain), master in Graphical Interface Design at the University of Lincoln (UK), doing his PhD on Interfaces and Tools for Interactive Cinema and i-docs.

He is an assistant professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC.edu) where he teaches Video, Interactive Design, Interactive Media and Virtual Reality.

He has given talks and workshops at several national and international institutions on art and technology.

He has been awarded with prizes on digital art, and some of his works have been shown in art centres and festivals in Spain, France, Serbia, Helsinki, Singapore and Canada. Amongst them, Arts Santa Monica (Barcelona), Sala de Arte Joven (Madrid), KC Grad (Belgrade, Serbia), KUVA Art University (Helsinky, Finland), VAD Festival (Girona, Spain), Ingràvid (Figueres, Spain), and the National Academy of Fine Arts, NAFA (Singapore).

He uses several techniques, from performance art to sculpture, coding and media art, to generate interactive artefacts. Most of his works -however beautiful in its surface- are there to challenge preconceptions about technology and a reminder of how it needs to adjust its potential to human measure and nature.

 

 

Solo Exhibitons:

  • INSACIABLES, putes màquines. Quelic Berga. La Volta. Girona. Octubre 2016
  • THIS IS NOT A DEMONSTRATION. Quelic Berga + Vertical Subamrine. Goodman Arts Centre. Singapore. August 2012.
  • KRÄ. Centre Les Ysards. Py de Conflent. Juny 2012
  • ART DIGITAL: Quelic Berga Carreras. Sala Municipal d’Art de Igualada. Març 2010.

Collective Exhibitions:

  • MILESTONE FESTIVAL Girona (Spain) June 2015.
  • PICURT. (Spain) June 2015.
  • IDENTITY. Lambda (Barcelona). May – June 2015.
  • REALITATS ALTERADES. Coespai. (Spain). May 2015.
  • STRICT. ArtCluster. Girona. Apr 2015.
  • TUTTI GLI AMORI DELLA MIA VITA. Leccomilano. Milano. Dec 2014.
  • SILKA 2014. FRONTIERS IN RETREAT. Contemporary art gallery (Zrenjanin) Serbia. Oct – Nov. 2014
  • KVIR SALON.  KC GRAD, Belgrade (Serbia). 2014
  • PIRINEUS: ARTS I ECOLOGIA AL SEGLE XXI. Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona). July 2013.
  • PIRINEUS: ARTS I ECOLOGIA AL SEGLE XXI. Musée Terrus (Elna). May – Sept 2013.
  • PIRINEUS: ARTS I ECOLOGIA AL SEGLE XXI. Toulouse. Nov 2012.
  • LABORATORI D’INTERACTIUS. Centre Cívic Sant Jordi-Riera Baixa, El Prat de LLobregat. Oct 2012.
  • WORK IN PROGRESS. Centre de Cultura “Les Bernardes” de Salt (Girona). July 2012
  • FESTIVAL D’ART PEPE SALES 2012. La Mercè, Girona. Jan 2012
  • OFFF BARCELONA. June 2011.
  • INUND’ART 2011. Girona. May – June 2011.
  • SENYALS I INTERFERÈNCIES. Fundació Atrium Artis. May 2011.
  • FESTIVAL PEPE SALES 2011.  La Mercè, Girona. Jan 2011.
  • VAD 2010. Exposició de l’obra “Sedimentant Patrons”. Guanyadors del 1er Premi FITA del festival. Girona
  • FESTIVAL INGRÀVID.  Sept 2010. Figueres
  • TENS 5 MINUTS  PEL CONSUM CULTURAL. Espai Gironès, Salt. May 2010.
  • PECATS.  Sala Arimany , Canovelles (Barcelona), Apr – June 2010.
  • FESTIVAL D’ART INDEPENDENT “PEPE SALES”. Girona.  Feb 2010.
  • FESTIVAL SURPAS’09. Portbou,  Sept 2009
  • LABFABRICA, LABORATORI DE NOVES TECNOLOGIES DE CELRÀ. July 2009
  • NANYANG POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL OF INTERACTIVE AND DIGITAL MEDIA, Singapore 2009
  • CÀPSULA ORWELL. Barcelona, 2007
  • SALA DE ARTE JOVEN,  Madrid 2007.
  • TRANSART 06, Centre de Cultura La Mercè, Girona 2007
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE VÍDEO I ARTS DIGITALS, VAD , Girona, 2007
  • INUND’ART 2007. Casa de Cultura, Girona 2007
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE VÍDEO I ARTS DIGITALS, VAD. Girona, 2006.
  • PREMIS FITA. Girona, 2005.
  • VIATGE A UNA GUERRA: GEORGE ORWELL A CATALUNYA I EL FRONT D’ARAGÓ. Diputació de Barcelona. Casa de Cultura de Girona, 2003. Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, 2004.  Monestir de Sant Cugat, 2004.

Awards and Grants:

  • Grant from the FRONTIERS IN RETREAT RESIDENCY PROGRAMME, 2013-2018
  • Selected artist for the 2014 artistic residency at Cultural Front – GRAD, Serbia
  • Saltus Grant for iAm. Salt Council. 2012
  • Grant from the Art and nature Centre of Farrera (CAN) , 2011
  • Selected artist for the 2011 artistic residency at Py de Conflent (France)
  • Kreas Grant for artistic production. Girona council, 2011
  • Grant for the artwork “Krä.
  • VAD Festival 2011. Girona
  • 1st Prize Fundación Fita Awards in the Festival VAD ’11 for Sedimentant Patrons
    igualada. 2009.
  • 1st Prize “Ciudad de Igualada’09 Awards” for Digital Art for Babel Quàntic
  • Fita AWARDS , Girona 2005. Accèssit d’honor for “Maternity”,  interactive video work on the four stages of life.

 

 

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