SatOne

SatOne

SatOne is illustrator and self-employed artist in Munich, originally from Venezuela. The skilled graphic designer discovered his interest in graffiti in early life, developed his very own style in an intensive way and found a formal vocabulary, that perpetrated a fascinating middle course between technocracy and the artwork of imaginary worlds. The figures seem futuristicabstract, still don´t miss a certain clemency by having organic forms and faces. The skillful mixture of graphic style and free elements brings suspense and opens...
Aryz

Aryz

Barcelona, 1988. Last revelation of Barcelona street art, Aryz is known for the spirituality and beauty of his work. Large sizes, vibrant colors and dark themes stand out from the worn walls involved. Influenced by surrealism and pop, the artist creates an outstanding playing style with vegetables and organic elements that ornament and invade their characters. Their work is cover of every magazine in the sector in the last year and his murals and exhibitions multiply throughout Europe. http://www.aryz.es/ Will...
Ripo

Ripo

Ripo has left his calligraphic wordplay on city walls, in remote villages and abandoned structures across three continents. His cultural exploration is evident in everything he creates. Both in the studio and in the streets his work offers more questions than answers, with humor and intelligence crawling beneath the surface. He has exhibited both illegally and legally in more than 36 countries. He grew up in New York City and now lives in Barcelona. www.ripovisuals.com Will paint at: Biblioteca Mercè...
Jaz

Jaz

JAZ or Franco  Fasoli, civil name, was born in Buenos Aires Argentina in 1981, in the center of a family of musicians and artists, both painters and sculptors, from his childhood studying arts, but was painting in the street where he really found his space, keeping his work available to the people. Studied painting, drawing and clinical work in the city of Buenos Aires and since 1998, focusing especially on public space in many cities in America and Europe. Using...
Lahe

Lahe

Born and resident in Seville Ana Langeheldt (Lahe) captures since she remembers her parallel world in drawings and paintings. Is taking her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Seville when she has her first contact with the world of graffiti and urban art. Winner of several awards for painting and graffiti for several consecutive years (since 2001), has participated in various exhibitions and related events such as Urban Art (Canary Islands and Seville), Cultura Urbana (Madrid), Poliniza (Valencia), Banana Rock (Santa...
Neko

Neko

For over a decade, Neko has made interventions in public spaces of several cities with graffiti and has used traditional advertising to launch their own campaigns and collective exhibitions with artists from around the world. His work is a constant research on new techniques and concepts, where the processes and communication play a key role. Her pieces offer an open and surprising dialogue, openly questioning the mechanisms of artistic creation. www.nekoabc.com
Faif!

Faif!

Faif creates fantastic and epilectic worlds with impossible habitants but with real lifes. Reflections about the life in the street and the graffiti world as colorful parodies. He travels the world painting his characters wherever he can, but always using the color as an indispensable weapon. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pausampera/ Will paint at: Martinenc
Mymo

Mymo

MYMO currently lives and works in Berlin. Her work has been shown throughout the world in places ranging from London, Barcelona, New York, L.A. , Australia, Amsterdam, and many more. Her travels have a direct relationship with her artistic practice. Her influences come from Egypt and the rest of North Africa, like Pyramid shapes, Triangular and colorful patterns. These patterns trace back to her North African roots. In some of her paintings you can see stories of the source of...
HDA

HDA

Hartos de Arte (HDA) is a group of friends that hang up together to paint graffiti and make artistic projects. Their name, Hartos de Arte has a double meaning; an intent to critisize art and gallery world, but at the same time saying that graffiti may or may not be considered as art. Style and group evolution has been influenced by the popularly known as Barcelona style, by its freshness, by the union of all Barcelona and surroundings graffiti writers,...
Outsider

Outsider

After growing within the old school graffiti style, Outsider makes a step forward to investigate new visual languages. He started working in projects regarding a specific subject, making 10 to 15 pieces of each one, like a musical CD. His last work approached comic style and, before that, worked on other aspects of global pop iconography such as flags, Ndebele tradition, animal skin textures, etc. Outsider, always creative, thinks constantly in new subjects to develop his inspiring tyographic experiments. http://www.loutsider.com/...
Juan Carlos Noria

Juan Carlos Noria

Juan Carlos Noria is a cultural activist with an awareness slashing social and political activism, Dixon is the artistic side  used to define himself as a painter and expanded, time to time, with Royal, his other executor arm and holder of a personal style. And then, we see Juan Carlos like the artistic and ambidextrous human being which is in constant search of new subjects of representation, style, production techniques and media, an art under investigation, either in the urban...
EME

EME

Her tag says it all: one letter ,simple and honest. With her “naif” and simple style,very concise forms,not many colors,halftones,and a shy speech loving the typography, she tries to express a mixture of illusion and disapointment for the world that she lives in , without bothering the track of the surroundings. http://www.flickr.com/people/emedemati/ Will paint at: Martinenc  
Devon Ostrom

Devon Ostrom

Devon holds an MA in curating from Goldsmiths, and has graduated from programs in Non-profit as well as HR management from Ryerson. Greatest hits include the HYPE series at the AGO, a mural and research project at Kingston Penitentiary, and Canada’s first major exhibition of street art (held at the ROM). His curatorial record also includes the acclaimed Streetscape programming for Luminato 2008 simultaneously occurring at Regent Park and the former Tent City. As a community organizer, Devon is a...
Javier Abarca

Javier Abarca

The influential role of Javier Abarca (Madrid, 1973) in the urban art scene goes back to the eighties. Since mid 2000, is devoted exclusively to research and divulgation of urban art. He runs since 2006 a monographic art course on urban in the Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University Complutense of Madrid. Maintains Urbanario, an online platform, the main reference in the field in Spanish. http://urbanario.es
Marcus Willcocks

Marcus Willcocks

Marcus Willcocks is a Research Fellow with Design Against Crime Research Centre, where he has been involved since it started in 1999.  He holds a has a Master’s degree in Design and Public Space (2005) from Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny, Barcelona and a BA (Hons) Product Design (2000) from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. More recently he has delivered with Prof. Gamman, the Dialogues with Graffiti for the Twenty First Century City project, to explore...
Todd Bressi

Todd Bressi

TODD W. BRESSI is a city designer based in Philadelphia, USA. He works with arts organizations across the US and Canada to develop public art strategies and manage projects. He is a special advisor to the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, where he works as a curator, planner, and manager for long-range projects. He has recruited notable artists such as Haas+Hahn, Roadsworth, Rigo23, Meejin Yoon and Thoughtbarn to develop projects in Philadelphia. http://muralarts.org/  
Zosen

Zosen

1978, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Barcelona. Visual Artists. His first contact with street culture is skateboarding, and after, through graffiti. Highly influenced by Punk movement and “D.I.Y” culture, he starts as autodidact and later studies at La Llotja art school in Barcelona, obtaining a Senior Degree in Plastic Arts and Design. Active member of the graffiti scene in Barcelona since its beginning in the 90’s, was also part of the Ovejas Negras (ONG) crew. Despite the group...
Pedro Soares Neves

Pedro Soares Neves

1976, Lisbon. Multidisciplinary and post graduate academic training in design and architecture. Specialized in participatory methodologies and informal and spontaneous pictorial appropriation of public space (eg, Graffiti). PhD in Architecture at Engineering Institute of Lisbon, lecturer and urban designer / consultant at metropolitan (eg: road infrastructure IC19, 17) and municipal scale (eg, project CRONO), responsible for adapting to Lisbon’s exhibition “The Street Belongs to all of us” (IVM, Françoise Asher) and winner of the first prize for the “No Rules...
Persianes Lliures

Persianes Lliures

Persianes Lliures is a platform that seeks to free public spaces to give them an exhibition use, this initiative is open to everyone, and tries to facilitate the free access to art with a philosophy of continuous renewal, updating every so often blinds that have been painted. They are citizens or entities that let neighborhood spaces for free expression of these urban artists. Those people who have private fences or walls are invited to take a work of art that...
Ramón Parramón

Ramón Parramón

Ramon Parramón. Barcelona. Director of masters and master degrees and co-director of Design and Public Space in Elisava / Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Director of Idensitat, a program that calls project to promote interventions and debates in the field of creation linked to public space. He also runs ACVIC, a contemporary art center in Vic, Barcelona. His work is developed from the interest in interdisciplinary projects and the role that art can play in a specific socio-political context. http://www.idensitat.net/ http://acvic.org/
Kognitif

Kognitif

KOGNITIF is a platform for creators and professionals working on generate contents in public space through cultural, social and artistic projects. The use of art and culture as a vehicle of social transformation is one of the main objectives of the platform. Sara Compte and Arcadi Poch are ideologues, creators of the project. Kognitif raises an agile and flexible structure, and keeps us independent and yet unites us: we receive feedback from each other to be more effective, to provide...
Mario Granados

Mario Granados

Mario Granados Programs & Services Principal. Iniciatives i Programes  SL His professional career over 20 years entered the world of music, but soon would manage activity spaces and socio-cultural creativity. Most of these specialized areas of youth policy. This puts him in touch (among other activities) with the world of graffiti, street art or how the hell you want to call. In most cases, he plays the role as an intermediary between the public administration and artists (?), Worlds that...
Bani Brusadin

Bani Brusadin

Bani Brusadin is a producer and independent investigator in the confluence of art, new technologies, popular cultures and politics. Is founder and co-director of The Influencers, a bizarre festival where non conventional art, communication guerrilla and radical entertainment converge (programmed since 2004 in collaboration with the CCCB). Bani was part of activist collective “Las Agencias” and collaborated with various independent and institucional projects. Likes to learn and therefore likes to teach, currently being professor at Elisava and ESDI. For years,...
Marc Mascort i Boix

Marc Mascort i Boix

Barcelona, ​​1970. Cultural Detonator transconceptual Artist, Independent Curator, Curator and General Director of Communications at Printitgallery.com (LAUS Bronze 2011), Curator of Holala! Gallery, Editor and Publishing Developer at ACTAR (Stereograph REACT), Consultant in Barcelona DHUB Hub-Design (Designing Power), Professor of Contemporary Visual Communication, Alternative Design and Coolhunting in the Master of Communication at the Istituto Europeo di Design, Co-founder of Vaqueros de Barcelona (Wild Painting Party, Barcelona, Lisbon, Mur-Murs Art Urba 01-Menorca), consultant to arts and cultural publications, festivals and...
What is OpenWalls Conference?

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Openwalls Conference (OWC) is an international meeting that adresses public space artistic interventions, from two main strands: a seminar and a bunch of murals in Barcelona’s public space.

OWC will take place in october 20 to 22 in diferent locations of Barcelona, Spain Barcelona (CCCB, Espai Jove La Fontana and Espai Jove Bocanord) among some walls in different areas of town.

New design and new walls in openwalls.info

OWC comes from the need to discuss the management of urban interventions in urban sapces from the experience of the difusor project openwalls.info, now with new design and new 9 walls outside Catalonia.
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