Enrique Radigales (Zaragoza, Spain, 1970) studied Painting at the Massana School in Barcelona and Interactive Systems at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), in Barcelona. He is one of the pioneering Spanish artists and researchers in net art and digital languages. His work has been exhibited in several biennal such as Biennal d’Art Leandre Cristòfol, Lerida; Biennal IEEB4, Sibiu; Media Art Biennal WRO, Wroclaw and Biennal Electrohype, Ystad. Also in several institutions such as Matadero Madrid and La Casa Encendida, Madrid; La Capella, FAD or Can Felipa, Barcelona; CDAN, Huesca; LABoral, Gijón; Centro Cultural de España in Guatemala; Instituto Cervantes in Burdeos, Chicago, Viena and São Paulo; Freies Museum, Berlín; OMA, Seul and Center of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. He has been artist-in-residency at Casa de Velázquez, Madrid; Quincena de Arte de Montesquiu, Girona,;Artleku, San Sebastián; Eyebeam, New York; URRA, Buenos Aires; Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo and The Royal Academy of Spain in Rome.
One of the overriding references in Enrique Radigales’ work is landscape outside any geographical space. Through new information technologies there is a relocation of the viewer from nature that creates as result an uncertain topography expedition (real or virtual). This new romanticism remains with melancholy, result of the obsolescence of certain tools and data storage systems, inciting the artist not to give up the material dimension and using traditional media archeology; without underestimating language and digital instruments which the technological man makes use of.
“…Enrique Radigales is one of the pioneering Spanish artists and researchers in net art and digital languages”.