Mari Jo Ribas
Project “Islas del dibujo: trazos comunes”
A graduate in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Barcelona in 2006, in the same year she went on an Erasmus programme to the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach in Frankfurt. She obtained a PhD in Design, Art, and Society from the Escuela Universitaria de Diseño e Ingeniería (ELISAVA), Barcelona (2008) and a Master’s degree in Artistic Productions and Investigation at the Universidad de Barcelona (2010). She has exhibited since 2003 in Palma, Madrid, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Berlin, Helsinki, and New York. Her work has been supported by grants and produced as part of art residence programmes, especially in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Germany; it investigates the relationship between art and science.
Through her work with photography, video, drawing, and installations she explores varied themes. The Golden Nanoparticle, which was developed during a residence programme in Edinburgh in a sculpture workshop, is the result of collaboration with a scientist.
Transporting to the visible scale what is normally only observed through optical instruments, this work reveals drawing in plastic terms as the soul of sculpture/installation.