Quo Artis is an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to fostering linkages among the realms of art, science, technology and ecology, serving as a conduit between professionals in these domains. The organization curates, coordinates, and facilitates exploratory journeys, symposiums, exhibitions and educational workshops. Additionally, it oversees commissioned project development and engages in research endeavors pertaining to the intersections of art, science, and the depletion of biodiversity.
Quo Artis is a member of the Council of the Spanish Foundations for Science (Ministry of Science and Technology) and, since its creation, collaborates with professionals and organizations of international reference, such as: MIT MediaLab, Ars Electronica festival, City University of London, Biennale di Venezia, Museum of Houston, Festival of Advanced Music Sónar, Watermill Foundation and Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), among others.
Investigate and show the work of artists who develop their work at the intersection of art and science. We address a wide, diverse and international audience, in order to contribute to the knowledge and enjoyment of investigative art.
The foundation aims to establish itself as a reference space in the field of art and science, where artists and scientists can meet and develop collaborative networks. Quo Artis wants to contribute to the education of a responsible society, oriented towards a more sustainable future.
Sensibility and respect for artists and scientists, for art and science.
Collaboration between communities of different backgrounds and professional fields.
Contribution to artistic, cultural and social development.
Commitment to society through art and science, promoting responsible behaviours with human and non-human agents, as well as
with the environment.
Code of Good Practices
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PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS
Co-Founder & President
Co-Founder & Vice President
Ricard Jiménez Buendía
Board Member – Industrial Scientific Director of Eurecat, Technological Center of Catalonia - Professor at School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering Castelldefels (EETAC), Spain
Alfonso Rubio Manzanares
Board Member – President of bqb & The Quantum Information & CyberseQurity Think Tank
Montserrat Rodríguez Sánchez
Secretary – Partner Board of Rodríguez Sánchez Lawyers and Associate Advisors
Co-founder & Director
Curator and cultural manager specialized in Art and Science. Co-founder and director of Quo Artis. She has a degree in History and a second-level Master in Landscape Architecture (IUAV, Italy). She thinks that every person is a garden itself and that we are sharing a common planetary garden as humanity. And she believes that Art and Science are two perfect allies to take care of it.
Helena Pérez has been part of different projects and institutions linked to the promotion, research and production of contemporary art. She holds a BA in Art History, a Certificate in Arts Management (Birkbeck College, UK) and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory (Goldsmiths University, UK). She has worked on educational projects for institutions such as Tate Modern, in contemporary art galleries including Sutton Lane, àngels barcelona or RocioSantaCruz, as well as not-for-profit arts organizations, including the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, BAR Project or Hangar, Centre for Artistic Production & Research in Barcelona.
Bianca holds a BA in English Literature from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) and an MA in Socially-Engaged Art from LIT (Limerick, Ireland). She has been part of several curatorial programs between England and Spain and co-curated public programs for the Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts (UK) and the Centro de Arte Santa Monica (Barcelona). In Barcelona she participated in ´OnMediation/9 prácticas curatoriales en la crisis ecosocial’ and she collaborated with Hangar as coordinator of residencies and activities. Bianca is currently artist in residence in Ca La Dona with a collaborative project on urban space and queer utopia and develops independent interdisciplinary research on subaltern histories, ritualistic traditions of Southern Italy and ecofeminism.
Aitana Bellido graduated in Law and Translation and Interpreting (University of Salamanca) and started working as a translator and digital writer in 2018. Later on, she obtained a MA in Book Publishing (Barcelona School of Management) and worked in the publishing, cultural and legal sector. She is currently collaborating with the Global Literary Studies Research Lab (IN3/UOC). Her research interests include the construction of linguistic and cultural identities, and a decentralized, postcolonial approach to literary circulation.
Landscape architect and project manager with extensive experience in the promotion of urban biodiversity, nature-based solutions, green space design and management. Holds an MA in Landscape Design by the University of Sheffield (UK). He has worked for over sixteen years as an internal consultant for Barcelona's Local Government, as well as on corporate and private landscape design in Spain and internationally. He is a regular speaker at various forums and the author of several publications. Considered a thought leader in his field, he has a keen interest in the intersection of art, science, and the environment as an effective tool for social advancement.
Ludovica Michelin is a cultural manager specialised in European projects. She accompanies cultural and artistic institutions and collectives in the processes of ideation, definition and implementation of international projects. Ludovica has worked at Hangar, a centre for artistic production and research, coordinating projects at the crossroads of art, science, technology and sound, managing consortia formed by institutions from Slovenia, Portugal, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. She has also worked on international cooperation projects at Interarts Foundation and the University of Bologna.
Mireia Molina Costa
Mireia holds a MA in Modern and Contemporary Writing from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) and a Postgraduate in Exhibitions and Curation from EINA (Barcelona). She has worked in the museum, curatorial and nonprofit cultural sector in Norwich (UK), Venice (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain). She continues to develop her work in independent curatorial, artistic and literature-oriented projects with a focus on environmental and ecofeminist research and practice and creative-critical literature, and currently works as editor and coordinator at Eina Idea (Barcelona).
Fundación Quo Artis
Phone number: +34 931 258 720
The office of Quo Artis is located in the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (Barcelona) declared World Heritage by Unesco.
Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167
08025 Barcelona, Spain
Rambla Catalunya, 115 Bis, 6º B y C
08008 Barcelona, Spain
Projects in Quo Artis
What can people learn from animals? How can we have a more respectful and loving relationship with all of them? What is the role of technology in this relationship between humans and animals? Can it help us to improve the way we relate with other species?
In a world—our world—where the concept of nature is now obsolete, provisional concepts such as post-nature have allowed us to raise many questions about the meaning of these transformations, especially the demand for answers and ideas. Art has not come late to this revolution.