"The peace of Belmonte". In 1496 Isabel of Aragon accepts to marry Manuel I of Portugal under the condition of Jews being forced to conversion or expelled from Portugal too. In the small town of Belmonte (Portugal) a Jewish community decides to live their customs in hiding. Despite the threat of Inquisition, the locals showed respect and tolerance. The laws of the rulers did not manage to corrupt the integrity of these people who kept the secret for 5 centuries. Hopefully this integrity expands.
Intervention for "Festa das luzes" (Hanukkah).
Production: Formas Efemeras
“Each thing in its own time”
We were asked to paint this wall last summer, but according to the building owner’s wishes we had to wait until the tomatoes in his garden were harvested.
This building is part of a quarter called “Garden City” in Donostia-San Sebastián, which was promoted at the beginning of the 20th century for lower incomes. Nowadays this zone is living a process of regeneration that has been long-awaited.
This mural was developed during 16 days of constant rain.
Production: Loiola Apain
Según una hipótesis, el nombre de esta población procede del árabe "Faḥṣ Maŷrit" que significa Campo de Madrid ya que en época andalusí aquí estaban los campos de cultivo para abastecer a Madrid. Este municipio es considerado como el de mayor expansión demográfica de Europa ya que ha pasado de 500 habitantes en 1980 a más de 85.000 a día de hoy.
Con esta intervención pretendemos poner en valor el pasado en un espacio publicitario donde normalmente se presenta el futuro.
"Foolish head weary feet"
According to different studies, the river, sea and air form the city of Tarragona in Catalonia, are polluted because of the petrochemical industry. This is a taboo topic because this industry provides jobs in this zone. At the same time it damages the environment and public health. This mural is placed in the district of Pilar in Tarragona, very close to the petrochemical factories.
Production: Poligon Cultural
The Tiroler Bracke is a breed of dog native to Austrian Tirol. This hound, whose preys are mainly foxes, is known for hunting alone. Its natural predatory instinct has been used by the human being for their own profit throughout history.
Production: Calle Libre
Location: Wien Museum
Mural in Shenzhen (PR China), ancient fishing village that in 40 years has grown from 30,000 to 12 million residents to become the flagship of mobile phone industry.
With this intervention we try to question the role of social networks - a tool that connects and captures us at the same time. Connectivity provides great advantages while it is also a way of control.
It is ironic that during our stay in China we did not have access to our usual social networks. This restriction felt also liberating.
Project: On/Off Parking Lot
Curator: Fringe Art Center Shenzhen
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“The nature is here”
With this mural we intend to make the viewer aware of every detail of Winzerla’s natural setting. Winzerla is a district in Jena (Germany), a city that is known worldwide by the manufacturing of Carl Zeiss lenses.
We want to promote consciousness, make residents feel proud of their neighbourhood and incite them to take care of the surroundings.
This intervention is part of a project of landscape architecture and improvement of this zone formed by modernist housing built during German Democratic Republic.
The commercial extinction of the “Eubalena Glacialis” whale in the Cantabrian Sea made the Basque sail to new destinations, which created new languages such as Basque-Icelandic and Algonquin-Basque. Intervention in Patxa Place, where locals and visitors gather, celebrate and promote Basque culture.
Production: Points de Vue
2018 Spain. Rappers are being jailed for having a critical attitude towards a monarchy heir to the Franco regime and expressing their disconformity with anti-democratic praxis of Spanish state.
We defend freedom of speech of rappers Valtonyc, Hasel and La Insurgencia, recently sentenced to up to 3 and a half years in prison. Intervention into La Modelo prison in Barcelona for the initiative No Callaremos (We won’t be quiet).
From the 1860s until the late 1930s, one of the primary amusements of both visitors and locals was the food and entertainment offered in the plazas of San Antonio by the Chili Queens. These women set up tables at twilight to serve chili con carne and other Mexican American delicacies all night long. Soldiers, tourists, cattlemen, troubadours and people from diverse social backgrounds felt enchanted by these women’s charm and their spicy dishes. Over the years, the Chili Queens became the forerunners of today’s nationwide Tex-Mex food industry.