Joan Pallé (Lleida, Spain, 1989) lives and works in Barcelona. He received a BA in Fine Arts from University of Barcelona in 2017. His work relates to critical theory through using hegemonic visual imagery in an ironic or subversive way and introducing references from underground culture. In 2017 he was awarded artist-in-residence at Fabra i Coats (Barcelona) through the Sant Andreu Contemporani residency program. He has taught the price art <35 from fundació Banc Sabadell and Galeria Trama and received a Erasmus scholarship to study in Middlesex university in London (2017).
In recent years he has received production grants from Centre d’art la Panera, Roca umbert Fabrica de Creació, and a residency and production grant from Homessesions in collaboration with art 3 as well as an investigation grant from the Sala d'Art Jove (Generalitat de Catalunya) and MACBA. He has been awarded the Biennal Larva Award for the best young artist from the city of Lleida and his work has been selected for the JCE Young European Biennale.
Group shows include the Biennale Jeune Creation Européene, Le Beffroi, Ville de Montrouge, París (2017). Biennale Jeune Creation Européene at kunst bygningen i vrå, Denmark (2018). No es lo que aparece, Fabra I Coats, Barcelona. Mostra d’Art Urbá, Rocaumbert, Granollers (2017). Sense títol, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, (2018). Embarrat. La Gran Máquina IV. Cur: Alexandra Laudo & Jesús Vilamajó. Tárrega, Lleida. Nos deben una vida, Sala Usurpada, Barceleona. Biennal LARVA. IEI. Lleida. (2017). Hacer sitio, Sala Usurpada, Barcelona (2016). His work is due to be exhibited in a solo exhibition at the Institu d’Estudi Ilerdencs in Lleida this year as well as other upcoming shows including, Soler i Palet, Terrassa (2019).
He has also developed a number of co-curated and collective projects such us the foundation of the artist run space Sala usurpada in Barcelona. This space brings together artists of different disciplines and has presented a number of group exhibitions in the city including; Failure party, Sala Usurpada, Barcelona (2017). LA GRAN CALUSURA, punk y sus rastros en el punk contemporáneo, Sala usurpada , Barcelona (2016). Una cantidad considerable de trabajo, fascículo uno, El Kiosk okupat. Barcelona (2017). Nos deben una vida. Sala usurpada, Barcelona (2016).