Oriol Vilanova, Sunday, 2017. Courtesy: the artist and Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona.

Oriol Vilanova (Spain) is an artist based in Brussels. Oriol is interested in the political mechanisms for the construction of history and the gaze. Flea markets are his favorite research places, from where he collects and creates archives of visual documents that function as cabinets of curiosities. In his recent project, he has built up a collection of postcards to create a ‘thinking machine’ that provides conceptual foundations for his theatre plays, installations and performances.

Whilst in Delfina Foundation, Oriol will be researching for a new project to be presented at Arco 2018.

His works have been exhibited at several institutions as Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona; M – Museum Leuven, CA2M in Madrid; Villa du Parc in Annemasse; The Green Parrot in Barcelona; l’Appartement22 in Rabat; Centre d’Edition Contemporaine in Geneve; MACBA in Barcelona; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in Reims; Parra & Romero in Madrid; and Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

With support from

9915 – The Association of Contemporary Art Private Collectors


Collecting as Practice:
Season 1


Summer 2017

Artist’s website



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