Albert.DATA

Albert.DATA is the new synthetic 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 human-algorithm interactions during artistic and creative processes; perception and aesthetics under sensory conflicts; and the transformation of our artistic cognitive practices in virtual contexts, where the process of cognition is mediated by digital artifacts.

They have exhibited and performed at the most significant and international new media art, electronic, experimental festivals, contemporary art museums and biennales. Recently, has been short-listed for the FUTURES category of the LUMEN Prize Award 2023, and received the Re: Humanism & Romaeuropa Digitalive Prize 2023. Albert was also 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 "We Are Equals-MUTEK Music Academy"; and by "Art of Neuroscience" Award for bridging science and art.

Currently (2023-24) they are performing the S.F.I.D. LIVE TOUR and are the Coordinator of the brand new 'Master of Science in Digital Arts & Creative Technologies' at 'La Salle Campus Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull' (Barcelona; CAT/ES).

ART+SCIENCE+TECH Portfolio

S.F.I.D. CREDITS

Directed & Performed by: Albert.DATA (Albert Barque-Duran)
Co-Produced by: NewArt { foundation;}
Light Technology Partner & Film Co-Producer: Protopixel
Fashion & Costume Designer: Denise Graus
Film Art Direction Manager: Sandra Camacho
Film Technical Manager: Ricard Martinez
Film Camera Operator: Santi Martinez
Film & Performance Faceware Design: Ewa Nowak
Film Production Assistant: Mayeli Varela
Lighting Manager: Kiks Canto
Tour Visual Communication: Victor Ortiz
Academic Partners: UPF (Universitat Pompeu Fabra); La Salle Campus Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull
Collaborator: La Casa de la Luz (Simon)
Acknowledgments: Institut Ramon Llull