About


The Foundation

Quo Artis is an international non-profit organization that seeks to generate connections between art, science and technology, acting as a bridge between professionals in these fields.

The foundation curate, organizes and produces exhibitions, expeditions, conferences and workshops, as well as directing the production of projects on request and conducts research related to art and science.

Quo Artis is a member of the Council of the Spanish Foundations for Science (Ministry of Science and Technology) and of the platform “For a Sea without Plastic” (promoted by Greenpeace) and, since its creation, collaborates with professionals and organizations of international reference, such as: MIT MediaLab, City University of London, Biennale di Venezia, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Houston, Festival of Advanced Music Sónar, Watermill Foundation and Berlin School of Mind and Brain, among others.

Created in 2015 in Barcelona, ​​the foundation is based in the Sant Pau Art Noveau Site, one of the most important works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, also declared World Heritage by UNESCO.


Mission

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 scientific art.

Vision

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.

Values

  • 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, responsible behaviors with our peers and environment.

 


Board 

 

Tatiana Kourochkina Co-Founder & President

Marco Agnolin Co-Founder & Vice President

Ricard Jiménez Buendía Vocal – Industrial Scientific Director of Eurecat – Technological Center of Catalonia

Alfonso Rubio Manzanares Vocal – President of bqb & The Quantum Information & CyberseQurity Think Tank

Montserrat Rodríguez Sánchez Secretary of the Attorney – Partner Board of Rodríguez Sánchez Lawyers and Associate Advisors


Team

 

Tatiana Kourochkina

Director

She has a degree in History from the Moscow State University of Humanistic Sciences and subsequently trained at Sotherby´s Art Institute in London.
She is the  co-founder and director of Quo Artis, a non-profit organization based in Barcelona to promote international artistic projects based on science. Concerned about the environment, in 2017 she organized an expedition of artists and scientists to Antarctica to draw attention to the thaw of what is the largest existing fresh water reserve on Earth. Due to its multicultural value, this project has obtained the status of World Heritage, granted by UNESCO.
Between 2010 and 2015 Tatiana Kourochkina was the director of the TK gallery in Barcelona, ​​an exhibition space with a cross-cutting theme and of varied genres, interests and techniques, from technology, painting, photography to video-installation or sculpture. In the gallery there were exhibitions of international artists such as Eduardo Kac (video artist internationally recognized for his interactive installations and for his bio-art works), Andrea Galvani and William Lamson, Mari Ito or Vitaly Pushnitsky among others.

Victoria Sacco

Director

She has a degree in Art History from the University of Buenos Aires. Subsequently, she carried out the Independent Studies Program of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (PEI / MACBA) and the Master in Art and New Media Commission of the Superior School of Design (ESDi).
She has worked at the Quo Artis foundation since its creation as the Project Manager and, since 2019, as the co-director.
In Barcelona she has also worked in production and research for  MACBA, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, LOOP Barcelona, ​​the “Asociación Archivo Muntadas”, Center for Studies and Research (ARXIU / AM) and the Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery. Since 2010 she is a professor at ESDi.
Previously, she coordinated the audiovisual area of ​​the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMba) and the MAMba / Telefónica Foundation Award: Art and New Technologies.

Claudia Machuca

Project Manager

Visual Artist, she studied at the University of Chile where she obtained her degree in Arts with a major in painting and later obtained a diploma in Digital Photography  from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She has worked in Cultural Management in different artistic groups as curator, coordinator and director.
In Heritage Management, she obtained a diploma in Museology, Museums and Education  from the University of Santiago de Chile and for seven years worked as general coordinator at the Tomás Lago Museum of American Popular Art (Chile), managing exhibitions, coordinating staff and managing finances. Between 2016 and 2018, she studied the Master of Cultural Heritage Management and Museology at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and developed her practices at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) in the production of the exhibition After the End of the World . From 2018 to date she works as the coordinator of the Quo Artis Foundation in Barcelona.

Sofia Castiñeiras

Community Manager

Design student at the BAU University Design Center, Barcelona. Interested in the sustainability and animal rights, in her university projects she looks for ways of sustainable creation and tries to make her audience reflect on these issues. She is fluent in Russian, Spanish, English and Catalan, speaks French and is learning Italian. In June 2019, she joined the Quo Artis Foundation as a Community Manager.


Our Office

 

The Quo Artis office is located in the Pavilion Sant Cosme y Sant Damià, which is part of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, the most important work of Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
Located in Barcelona, Sant Pau (the former Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau) hosts a knowledge centre set up by leading institutions in the fields of sustainability, health and education, among others.
The restoration of Sant Pau’s pavilions, which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, was the starting point for an active cultural program.

Recinto Modernista de Sant Pau
C/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona


Contact

 

Fundación Quo Artis
Recinto Modernista de Sant Pau
C/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona
E-mail: info@quoartis.org
Phone number: +34 931 258 720

 

 

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