Image 20 : Les visiteurs du musée du Louvre à Paris photographient La Joconde avec leur téléphone portable, 2023
Ignasi Aballí was born in 1958 in Barcelona, Spain where he lives and works.
Graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Barcelona. He represented Spain at 59th Venice Biennale (2022) where he moved the pavilion off its axis by building new internal walls, identical in size to the original ones, at an angle of 10 degrees, to align the building with its neighbours (the Belgian and Dutch pavilions).
Ignasi Aballí's work is uncompromising. As a tribute to minimal gesture and pre-programmed randomness, it invites us, more than anything else, to stop and observe.
He had several solo exhibitions, including at MACBA in Barcelona (2005), Fundação de Serralves in Porto (2006), IKON Gallery in Birmingham (2006), ZKM in Karlsruhe (2006), Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (2010), Museo Artium in 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), Galeria Kula (Split), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia (2018). He has had several gallery shows at Estrany-de la Mota in Barcelona, Elba Benítez in Madrid, and Meessen de Clercq in Brussels. He has also recently had gallery exhibitions at Project Paralelo (Mexico City), Pedro Oliveira (Porto), and Nordenhake (Berlin). He has taken part in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), the 8th Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates, 2007), the 11th Sidney Biennial (1998), the 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2012), and the 13th Cuenca Bienal (Ecuador, 2016).
In 2015, Ignasi Aballí was awarded the Joan Miró Prize.