Joan Pallé (Lleida, Spain, 1989) Lives and works in Basel. He obtained a BA in Fine Arts (2017) from the University of Barcelona. His work relates to critic theory, ironically using the hegemonic visual imaginary and introducing references from the counterculture. In 2017 he became artist-in-residence at Fabra i Coats (Barcelona) through the Sant Andreu Contemporani residency Program. He has been awarded art <35 art Price from Banc Sabadell and Galeria Trama. He has received an Erasmus scholarship to study at Middlesex University in London (2017).
In recent years he has received a production grant from Centre d’art la Panera (2017), an award from Rocaumbert Fabrica de Creació (2019), Residency and production grant from Homessesions in collaboration with art 3 (2018), and an investigation grant from the Sala d’Art Jove (Generalitat de Catalunya) and Macba (2018). He has also been awarded the Biennal Larva Award for the best Young artist from Lleida (2017). His work has been selected for the JCE Young European Biennale (2017).
His works has been exhibited at Biennale Jeune Creation Européene. Le Beffroi, Ville de Montrouge, Paris (2017); Biennale Jeune Creation Européene at kunst bygningen i vrå, Danmark (2018); No es lo que aparece, Fabra I Coats, Barcelona; Mostra d’Art Urbá, Rocaumbert, Granollers (2017); Embarrat. La Gran Máquina IV, Tarrega; Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida. In recent years he had solo exhibitions in Fundació Arranz Bravo, Barcelona and Institut d’Estudi Ilerdencs, Lleida.
Since September 2020, he lives in Basel, Switzerland, studying the Institut Kunst Masters program at HGK, FHNW. Since he is established in Switzerland, he has joined the off space and collective housing project PALAZZINA in Basel. He is taking part in the curating team of the exhibitions at the space. His first exhibition in Switzerland has been at Giullieta, Basel where he was invited last February to participate in a group show.