Bernardí Roig

TypeArtist
Male
Associated person(s)
URLsWikipedia
Artist's page
Document Word document in more detail CV
Youtube Detailed artist talk in Spanish
Vimeo Interview with English subtitles


Awards
Award2006Balearic Department of Culture GrantBalearic Department of CultureSpain
Award2003First Prize Princess Grace Contemporary Art FoundationGrace Contemporary Art FoundationMonaco
Award2002First Prize XXI Alexandria BiennialAlexandria BiennialEgypt
Award1997First Prize, Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation, awarded by Sotheby’sPilar and Joan Miro FoundationSpain
Award1995First Prize International Biennial of Graphic ArtsInternational Biennial of Graphic ArtsLjubljana, Slovenia


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2018 - 2019BERNARDI ROIG | EXCESSCentre for International Light ArtUnna, Germany
Solo exhibition2008Mensajes de luzEs BaluardPalma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain
Solo exhibition2006Bernardí RoigKunstmuseum BonnBonn, Germany
Solo exhibition2004Das Mallorca-AtelierKunstmuseum BonnBonn, Germany
Group exhibition2003Las Tentaciones de San AntonioCAAM, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno,Las Palmas, Spain
Group exhibition1997TransfhormaIFEMAMadrid, Spain
Group exhibition1992Balearics Cultural Confluences in the MediterraneanVisions Center, I.F.M.Washington DC, USA


Artworks in Collections
Museum of Contemporary Art, Palazzo FortiVerona, Italy
Foundation Pilar and Joan Miró,Mallorca, Spain
Espace Européen pour la sculptureBruxelles, Belgium


Publications
Monograph2009IVAM Centre Julio GonzalezBernard Roig: Shadows Must Dance8448251784Valencia, Spain IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez
Monograph2007GangemiBernardí Roig: light never liesBernardí Roig8448251784Rome, Italy Gianni Mercurio, Museo Carlo Bilotti


- 1965
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Born

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

- 1965
- 2006
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Awards

Palma, Spain
Balearic Department of Culture Grant
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- 2006
- 2003
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Awards

, Monaco
First Prize Princess Grace Contemporary Art Foundation

- 2003
- 1997
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Awards

Palma, Spain
First Prize Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation
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- 1997
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Places of residence

Madrid/Binissalem, Spain

Bernardi Roig (Palma de Mallorca, 1965) is one of the most important artists of the current Spanish art scene. His work includes sculptures and light installations, as well as videos, photographs and drawings. Characteristic are the human sculptures made of polyester resin in combination with fluorescent tubes. These are the artworks this exhibition focuses on.

The models for Roig’s sculptures mostly are older men with hanging bellies, unbuttoned trousers, and faces tormented by light. The white figures are shouting yet unable to communicate. Their cry is mute and unheard. Fluorescent tubes or TV monitors lend a ghastly glow to the strong whiteness of the bodies marked by anxiety and isolation.

The light in Roig’s artworks is neither tamed nor staged to a gentle play of perception. Here the light is powerful. Although light is basically a precondition for seeing, in its excess it also leads to blindness.

https://www.lichtkunst-unna.de/en/exhibitions  20.11.2018

EXCESS – When light becomes torture

.. there is nothing left but to protect yourself from the light and close your eyes. The light in Bernardí Roig’s (*1965, Mallorca/SP) installations is of a mercilessly blinding brightness. Roig stages life-sized human figures in a glaring light. The light is smashing – it’s blowing you away.

Light Art Magazine 2018#4 about Roig's exhibition at Centre International for Light Art, Unna 

http://www.artlight-magazine.com/en/3113-2/ 20.11.2018

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Ejercicios de invisibilidad photo Ejercicios de invisibilidad 2012 Bernardí Roig 
Light dream photo Light dream 2007 Bernardí Roig