Corrección, 2022. Installation view Spanish Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2022, photo: Claudio Franzini

Ignasi Aballí

Ignasi Aballí was born in 1958 in Barcelona, where he lives and works.

He is currently presenting the project “Correction” at the Spanish Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennial. A comprehensive survey was shown at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid in 2015/16. Recent solo exhibitions include Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá (2017), Palais de Beaux-Arts, París (2015), Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo (2010), Fundació Joan Mi-ró, Barcelona (2015 and 2008), Museu Serralves in Porto, Ikon Gallery in Birmingham and ZKM in Karlsruhe (all 2006). He participated in the Bienal de Cuenca (2016), Guangzhou Triennial (2012), Venice Biennal, Sharjah Biennial, UAE (both 2007), and the Biennial of Sydney (1998). In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Joan Miró Prize and presented the exhibition Infinite Sequence at Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona in connection to that.

In October 2016, his first solo-exhibition something is missing was shown at Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin.

Corrección, 2022. Installation view Spanish Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2022, photo: Claudio Franzini

Corrección, 2022. Installation view Spanish Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2022, photo: Claudio Franzini

"Slides", slides of Venice compiled by Aballí showing works of art, other cities and other trips, that appear discolored by the sun in his studio, detail
One of six free guides that have been distributed at different points in La Biennale di Venezia and throughout the city. Corrección, 2022. Spanish Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2022

"Landscape", texts that classify concepts and atmospheric phenomena. The probable, but not impossible, in a single image showing the invisible side of the landscape, detail
One of six free guides that have been distributed at different points in La Biennale di Venezia and throughout the city. Corrección, 2022. Spanish Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2022

"Horizons", landscapes of skies and seas that merge into the Venetian horizon extracted from newspaper clippings. The sky as a great, unmeasurable void, and the sea as an unreachable crossing, detail
One of six free guides that have been distributed at different points in La Biennale di Venezia and throughout the city. Corrección, 2022. Spanish Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2022

Installation view "Ignasi Aballí – without beginning / without end", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 2016

Worldmap (2012), 2013, c-print

Installation view "Ignasi Aballí – without beginning / without end", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 2016

Installation view "Ignasi Aballí – without beginning / without end", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 2016

Installation view "Something is Missing", Galerie Nordenhake Berlin 2016

Attempt of Reconstruction (Test Tubes), 2016 , glass, glue, 2 parts, 29 x Ø 7.5 cm and 27 x Ø 8 cm

Installation view "Something is Missing I, II and III, digital print on Hahnemühle paper
60 x 47 cm each

Another Attempt of Reconstruction, 2016, Tipp-Ex on digital print on Hahnemühle paper, 111 x 83.5 cm

Another Attempt of Reconstruction, 2016, Tipp-Ex on digital print on Hahnemühle paper, 111 x 83.5 cm, detail

Something is Missing X, 2016, digital print on Hahnemühle paper, 60 x 47 cm

Open Picture (On Kawara), 2016, digital print on hahnemühle paper, framed with plexiglas by the artist, 70 x 106 cm

Coloración (Magenta), 2009, acrylic and digital print on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

invisible / inmaterial, 2016, collage on paper, diptych, each 30 x 22 cm

Between the Lines IV, 2008, digital print on photo paper, 200 x 250 cm

Installation view To See the Ceiling, 2016

To See the Ceiling, 2016, trolley and mirror, 91 x 70 x 100 cm