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Miquel Barceló
Miquel Barceló was born in Felanitx, Mallorca, in 1957. After having studied at the Arts and Crafts School of Palma de Mallorca for two years, he enrolled at the Fine Arts School of Barcelona in 1974. A year later he returned to Mallorca to participate in the happenings and actions of protest of the group "Taller Lunatic", a conceptual avant garde group. All of a sudden set free by the changed political circumstances, they felt an impulse to re-experience all they had gleaned from demonstrations of vanguardism both in European capitals and the United States. He also took part in the creation of their artist periodical "Neon de Suro" (21 issues from 1957 - 1982), another reaction to the common belief in the 1970s, that painting was dead.

His participation at the "Documenta 7", Kassel, Germany, in 1982 gained him international recognition. From the mid eighties on, Barceló's work (paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics) has been subject of numerous shows worldwide in renowned galleries, important museums and at other cultural sites.