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Joan Baixas, painter  and stage director, creates shows and performances of intense   visual content, based on live painting, the animation of objects and the projection of images, which tell small contemporary stories.


He directed the Teatre de la Claca company (1968 – 1998) where, while traveling around the world in a van, he collaborated with artists such as Joan Miró, Roberto Matta, Antonio Saura, Lluís Pasqual, Joglars, Circus Oz and with musicians, actors and dancers He presents his work in all kinds of spaces, from the street and popular centers to emblematic places such as  Guggenheim Museum in New York and Bilbao, Center Pompidou, Tate Modern, Sydney Opera House, Theater of Lyceum, Hongkong Arts Festival, ICA in London, Saint Marc's Church in New York, Indira Ghandhy Arts Center in New Delhi, Arabanna Community in Marree, South Australia.


He has directed the Barcelona Visual Theater Festival, mass shows and collaborations in  television, fashion and advertising.

He has published poetry and articles about his professional experience and developed a pedagogical work at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, Rose Bruford College in London and other international art schools.


He currently continues his professional activity with shows, exhibitions and directing collective projects.

Some of his latest works:

DAURRODÓ, a show in collaboration with the Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles, created at the TNC-Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, part of the Grec 2016 programme.

LA NAVE DE LOS LOCOS, exhibition of sculptures and installations at TOPIC in Toulouse, 2016. The exhibition begins its international tour at the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionettes in Charleville-Mézières, September 2017.

DIABLO!, creation show based on a text by Fernando Pessoa, Teatr Animacij de Poznan (Poland), 2017.

THE SHADOW OF FEAR, installation in collaboration with  the Iranian artists Hesam Rahmaniam and Rokni and Ramin Erizadé (2016 Macba award from the Nefkens Foundation), production Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona in Gallery Isabelle van den Eyden, Dubai. Presentation at MACBA, October 2017.

The personal shows MÚSICA PINTADA and TERRA PRENYADA, of live painting on translucent screens, and the conference-show OH LA LA, THE MARIONNETTE!, continue on tour.

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