gerard altaió / 打油, born in barcelona 1978.
text artist. his work explores the borders between words and physical presence far away from meaning. from concrete poetry to semiotic ideas he had been building an experimental work between conceptual art and literature. he explores absurdity and non-sense based on the act of reading as the text working itself. poetry, videopoetry, digital poetry, installation, theatre, performance... from 2006 he lives and works in beijing. his theater had been represented in different venues. as a poet he has performed in barcelona, berlin, hamburg, madrid, paris, beijing… during 2000-2004 he was the director of the objectual magazine “al buit”. his work had been published in various experimental art magazines in europe and books as “mail me” (electa), as well as showed in collective exhibitions (last one in cafa art museum, beijing). he organized “01”, the first digital poetry meeting in china in 2006. he is also art curator. last curated exhibition on chinese books showed in valencia (spain) in 2009. he was the head curator of dashilar program for barcelona as the guest city of the bjdw 2014.
in 2010 he opened the graphic design studio dezignzzzzztudio.com