Ignasi Aballí

“No hago obras deseables, sino obras posibles”
Barcelona, 1958

Ignasi Aballí (Barcelona, 1958) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Barcelona. His work is situated at the intersection of painting, photography, installation and the conceptualisation of space. Aballí is known for his minimalist approach and his exploration of perception, time and materiality through diverse media. After studying Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, Aballí began to develop his artistic practice in the 1980s.

Aballí’s work often focuses on the idea of the ephemeral and the imperceptible. He explores the nature of reality and representation through everyday objects, faded images and simple gestures. His pieces can involve anything from subtle alterations in perception to deeper investigations into the nature of image and representation.

Throughout his career, Aballí has had several solo exhibitions, including MACBA, Barcelona (2005), Fundação de Serralves, Porto (2006), IKON Gallery, Birmingham (2006), ZKM, Karlsruhe (2006), Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (2010), Museo Artium de Vitoria, Spain (2012), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2015), Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona (2016), Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá (2017), Galería Kula (Split) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (2018). She has had several gallery exhibitions at Estrany-de la Mota in Barcelona, Elba Benítez in Madrid and Meessen de Clercq in Brussels. He has also recently held gallery exhibitions at Project Paralelo (Mexico City), Pedro Oliveira (Porto) and Nordenhake (Berlin). He has participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), the 8th Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates, 2007), the 11th Sydney Biennial (1998), the 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2012) and the 13th Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador, 2016). He was awarded the Joan Miró Prize in 2015.