Jasmina / Luis Llobet-Pons
Skulptur, Konzeptkunst, Partizipation, Performance / Aktionskunst, Architektur
Groups: Llobet & Pons
Llobet & Pons' artistic practice focuses on the broad concept of everyday objects and the language of things, these ideas being the starting point for various multidisciplinary projects. After a careful study of the context in which they find themselves working, through dialogue, through playful investigations and the frequent use of humour and irony, the artists approach matters of importance and banality in society. Llobet & Pons are particularly interested in the relationship between objects and artefacts, turning elements from the everyday upside down and using them as significant entities to build intricate combinations and let new metaphors and meanings emerge.
Jasmina Llobet and Luis Pons are a visual artist collective based in Barcelona. They lived in Berlin for more than 10 years and have spent long periods working in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey and Ireland. Llobet & Pons are specialised in context-specific projects. They have been working collaboratively since 2002.
Jasmina Llobet was born in Barcelona in 1978. She graduated in Fine Art from the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), where she went on to receive a Meisterschüler distinction. Prior to studying Fine Art Llobet studied Illustration at the Escola Llotja in Barcelona.
Luis Pons was born in Madrid in 1979. He graduated in Fine Art from the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), where he went on to receive a Meisterschüler distinction. He later graduated from the MA Art in Context programme at the UdK Berlin.
They are both lecturer in sculpture at the University of Barcelona, at the Fine Arts department, and Luis is also working on his doctoral research at the same University, on the subject of ‘contemporary sculpture in public space’.
Recent exhibitions: Anren Biennale. Chengdu, China (2019); Laznia 2 Centre for Contemporary Art. Gdansk, Poland (2019); Madou Sugar Industry Art Triennial, Madou, Taiwan (2019); Playground project – Outdoors. Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (2018); Taehwa River Eco Art Festival, Ulsan, South Korea (2018); Polyhedric. Centre d’Art Tecla Sala. Hospitalet de Llobregat (2017); Odessa Biennale. Odessa Museum of Modern Art. Odessa, Ukraine (2017); Brick by Brick: Ceramics Applied to Architecture. DHUB-Design Museum of Barcelona, Barcelona (2016); contesting/contexting Sport. NGBK, Berlin (2016); Havana biennial, Kcho Estudio. Havana, Cuba (2015); Factotum, Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona (2014); Setouchi Triennale. Teshima, Naoshima and Seto islands, Japan (2013); Studio 1, Bethanien, Berlin (2011); The Process Room at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2010); Manifesta 7, Project Tabula Rasa (in collaboration with OASberlin), Bolzano, Italy (2008); and Intermediæ/Matadero, Madrid (2007).
They have realised Permanent projects in public space at OCAT Anren (OCT Contemporary Art Terminal.) Chengdu, China (2019); Kunstverein Springhornhof. Neuenkirchen, Germany (2019); Seoul Innovation Park, South Korea (2015); and Teshima, Japan (2013). Shortlisted for realisation of several public art projects comissioned by bbk's Office for Art in Public Space. Berlin, Germany (2018, 2014, 2011). And also shortlisted for the Emdash Award - Frieze Artist Award, Frieze Art Fair, London (2011); As for other formats, they have presented their performances at CAC Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, Évora, Portugal (2018); and MACBA, Barcelona (2016).
Having lived in Berlin for more than 10 years, they have also participated in international residency programmes at Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center. Tainan, Taiwan (2018); Asia Culture Center - ACC. Gwangju, South Korea (2017); Hangar, Barcelona (2013-2015); Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland (2013); Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan (2011); Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, South Korea (2010); and Platform Garanti, Istanbul, Turkey (2009) and others in Asia and Europe.