Bartolomé FERRANDO (Spain)
Bartolomé Ferrando (1951, Valencia, Spain) – poet, performer, lingua-artist. He is the editor and publisher of the experimental poetry magazine “Texto Poético” (1977-89), guest editor of the topical issues of the magazines Doc(k)s (France), Inter (Quebec), Texturas: Tramesa (Spain). He collaborated in the organisation of five international festivals of experimental poetry and performance: Poesia Experimental, ARA (Valencia, 1982), Òramesa D’Art (Valencia, 1987), Festival Internacional De Performance / Poesia D’Acció (Castello, 1989, Valencia, 1991, Valencia, 1992). He held more than twenty solo exhibitions of visual and object poetry in Spain and abroad. Since 1982 Ferrando has implemented more than one hundred poetry performances at various festivals and colloquia in different countries, including such as: II Rencontres Internationales De Poèsia Contemporaine (Cogolin, 1985), Polyphonix 11 (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1987), I Festival Internazionale Di Poesia Performativa (Rome, 1988), IX Rencontres Internationales De Poèsia Contemporaine (Tarascon, 1992), Festival D’IN(TER)VENTION 7, Interzone (Quebec, 1992), I Festival De Música De Acción y Performance (Madrid, 1992), II Festival De Polipoesia (Barcelona, 1994), NIPAF ’98 (Nagano – Nagoya – Hiroshima – Tokyo, 1998) and many others. As a member of three musical-poetic groups “Flatus Vocis Trio” (jointly with: L. Barber, F. Miranda, phonetic poetry), “Taller De Musica Mundana” (jointly with: L. Barber, F. Miranda, F. Estévez, M. Breuss, object music), “Rojo” (jointly with: M. Eichenberger, F. Lüscher, A. Zimmerlin, musical improvisation and performance) he conducted more than fifty concerts and performances at various festivals of contemporary art both in Spain and abroad. His sound poetry productions were released in LP, MC, CD-formats, including the following ones: Voooxing Poooêtre (Ferrara: 3 ViTre Ed., 1982), Spagna – Messico – Italia (Ferrara: 3 ViTre Ed., 1988), Grosso Modo (Castelló: Xiuxiu Records, 1989), Rojo (Zürich: Unit Records, 1996), and also in the collections: Polipoesia, Primera Antologia (Spain, 1992), Baobab #22. Voci Ispano – Portoghesi (Italy, 1992), Baobab #23. L’in/Canto Del Verso (Italy, 1994), MOMO Vol. 1. (Italy, 1996), Operette D’Artistes (France, 1997), Doc(k)s (3, #17-20, France, 1998). The performances have been video-taped: VIDEOR (Rome, 1990), Fragmentos (Valencia, 1993), Performances Poètiques (Valencia, 1996), have been repeatedly performed on the Radio 2 (Madrid), and TV channel TVE (Madrid). Ferrando is the author of a number of books of visual, and object poetry, among them are such as: Libro De Poesía Visual Y Objeto (Pamplona: Euskal Bidea Ed., 1979), Poema Visual – Proceso (Valencia: La Factoria Valenciana, 1993), Full 21 (Barcelona: RSalvoEd., 1996) and many others. He is the co-founder of the association of contemporary artists “l’Associación De Nuevos Comportamientos Artísticos” (A.N.C.A.) in Valencia, since 1982 he has been lecturing in various educational institutions in Spain. Since 1979 he has participated in more than 200 group exhibitions of visual and experimental poetry both in Spain and abroad. He is a laureate of various rewards and awards, such as “Espais” (in the sphere of art criticism, 1995). Bartolomé Ferrando lives and works in Valencia (Spain).