Edition 2011

Miquel Barcela

Born in Majorca in 1957.

Spotted by Yvon Lambert at age twenty-two, he has developed a dazzling, prolific career: paintings, drawings, travel notebooks, sculptures, etc. He now lives between Paris, Majorca and Mali. He was commissioned to complete one of the three chapels in the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca—after Gaudi in the early twentieth century. In 2010 he executed a painted ceiling of over 450 square metres (5000 sq ft) at the UN headquarters in Geneva, using painted stalactites in a return to his passion for cave art. In 2006 he performed on stage with choreographer Josef Nadj, and in 2010, under the aegis of the Collection Lambert, he mounted the Terramare exhibition at the Hôtel de Caumont, the main chapel at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, and the Petit Palais in Paris. In Arles a new series using bleach displays the artist’s capacity for endless self-renewal through a quest for fresh, innovative subjects and techniques.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture