Memory Mantra

expo quim moya brExhibition by Quim Moya
01.09.2018 – 16.09.2018

Saturday 1st September at 7 pm 
in ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies (Sant Francesc, 1 Vic)

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Mantra del record is a project in which, from November 3, 2017 until the present day, Quim Moya has been drawing, on a daily basis, a portrait of one of the imprisoned Catalan politicians and social leaders, a different one each day. This work has originated from a vocation, to remember and to share, in a disciplined way, the ongoing denunciation of an injustice as it occurs every day.

It has also become a graphic diary, the historical narrative of a conflict and a process that is captured in time. This project uses drawing as a means of expression, but also a dedicated Instagram account as its exhibition medium. Instagram is a social network which values ​​everyday life, and the proximity of the message, converting the project’s day to day contributions into a calendar and visual archive.

Quim Moya uses different drawing techniques in the portraits of the prisoners, but the value of Mantra del Record is found in the artist’s continuity, awareness and perseverance. Each image reminds us of, and represents, one more day that each political prisoner is still deprived of freedom, for taking a political position which was decided in the ballot box.


Quim Moya.
Visual artist who explores and exploits the possibilities of arts, painting and cultural management. He has made comic strips and illustrations using different media. He co-directs the artists’ residencies at Cal Gras, Avinyó. He has exhibited in various places in Catalonia and Andorra, and has works in private collections in New York, London, Beijing and Mumbai. Since 2006 he has been painting live on stage, performing alone or with other creators in a work with international scope. He has shared his artistic language across Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Morocco, Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, Thailand, India, New York, Korea, South Africa, acting in street art festivals, television, and cultural and advertising events.


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