Albert Barque-Duran

Albert.DATA is the new artistic identity of Albert Barque-Duran (1989).

Albert is an artist and a researcher in Creative Technologies and Digital Art, currently based in Barcelona.

Albert, the human one, earned a PhD and a Postdoc in Cognitive Science from the Centre for Mathematical Neuroscience at City, University of London (UK) and have been a Visiting Postgraduate Researcher at Harvard University (USA) and University of Oxford (UK). 

Albert's artistic research focuses on: (1) human-machine interaction during artistic and creative processes, (2) Artificial Intelligence's (AI) aesthetic artifacts, (3) perception and aesthetics under sensory conflicts, vestibular manipulation or altered gravity conditions, and (4) experimental formats and aesthetics in virtual environments using game engines.

They have exhibited and performed at Sonar+D (Barcelona, Spain), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), Creative Reactions (London, UK), Cricoteka (Krakow, Poland), Albumarte (Rome, Italy), SciArt Center (New York, USA), IGNITE Fest (Medellin, Colombia), Nuits Sonores (Lyon, France), Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, Spain), Ming Contemporary Art Museum (Shanghai, China), DMA (Daejon, South Korea), SIGGRAPH (USA) or NeurIPS (Vancouver, Canada), and more.

Albert was awarded with the Artist Residency at Sonar+D x Factory Berlin in 2020 and received an award from "We Are Europe" (Creative Europe Programme of the European Union), which endowed him as one of the 64 young "Culture Activists" in Europe in 2019. Further, they have been internationally awarded by the "Re:Humanism Prize" for work on the relationship between AI and Art; by "We Are Equals-MUTEK Music Academy"; by "Art of Neuroscience" award for bridging science and art; and by the Catalan Government with the "International Award City of Lleida" for the significant cultural impact of their projects.

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