One person
is enough

OR WHO I AM AND WHAT I’VE DONE

Directed chance, measured unconscious, sensed surprise, calmed immediacy…

These nearly opposing concepts, whose balance -starting from the percentages of its base- I have to handle, are the very foundations of my last work.

Leaving until the last second the possibility to change the direction of the work by keeping up mystery, anxiety, fear and the joy of creating at the expense of the moment; and, through the space where sculpture inhabits, the space it generates and/or conforms, and the movement caused by the occupation of the space, make them the key items of my research as a sculptor, hand in hand with my research as an individual self.

Individual Exhibitions

  • 2017 Electronic Art Cafe. Rome. Italy.
  • 2017 StreetScape 6. Como. Italy.
  • 2017 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair. Istanbul.
  • 2016 Swab Art Fair. Barcelona.
  • 2016 Art 16 Art Fair. London.
  • 2016 JustMad. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid. Madrid.
  • 2015 Galeria N2. Barcelona.
  • 2014 Galeria N2. Barcelona.
  • 2013 Galeria N2. Barcelona.
  • 2012 Tensions dirigides. N3 Galeria. Madrid.
  • 2011 Tensions dirigides. N2 Galeria. Barcelona.
  • 2010 Tensions dirigides. Galeria Espai K. Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
  • 2010 Tensions dirigides. SWAB-Fira Internacional d’art contemporani. Barcelona.
  • 2009 Alliberaments trencades. Galeria Fecit. Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
  • 2008 Alliberaments trencades. Galeria N3. Madrid.
  • 2006 Submissió dels cercles. Galeria Patrick j. Domken. Cadaqués.
  • 2005 Alliberament dels cercles. Galeria Ignacio de Lassaletta. Barcelona.
  • 2005 Alliberament dels cercles. Km7. Camallera.
  • 2004 Alliberament dels cercles. Sala d’art jove de la Generalitat. Barcelona.
  • 2003 Alliberament dels cercles. Pati de l’ajuntament. Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
  • 2003 Sala d’exposicions de l’Hostal de la Gavina. Sagaró.
  • 2003 Sala d’art Flocs. Palafrugell.
  • 2002 Mimetismes. Galeria Abraham Vázquez. Gavà. Barcelona.
  • 2002 Mimetismes. Sala de la cambra de comerç. Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
  • 2002 Galeria d’art Kroma. Sant feliu de Guíxols.
  • 2000 Sala de la cambra de comerç. Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
  • 2000 Galeria Fecit. Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Collective Exhibitions

  • 2013 Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona(CCCB). Barcelona.
  • 2013 Galeria N2. Barcelona.
  • 2012 Gravat. Ciudad de las Artes. Santiago de Compostela. Galicia.
  • 2012 Horitzons Catalans. Paris.
  • 2010 Tensions dirigides. Galeria Espai K. Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
  • 2010 Tensions dirigides. SWAB-Fira Internacional d’art contemporani. Barcelona.
  • 2010 Tensions dirigides. Galeria Km 7. Camallera.
  • 2010 Tensions dirigides. Galeria N2. Barcelona.
  • 2010 Tensions dirigides. Galeria Ignacio de Lassaletta. Barcelona.
  • 2009 Tensions dirigides. Galeria Km 7. Camallera.
  • 2009 Tensions dirigides. Galeria N2. Barcelona.
  • 2009 Tensions dirigides. Galeria Ignacio de Lassaletta. Barcelona.
  • 2009 Tensions dirigides. Segona ruta de l’art. Castelló d’Empúries.
  • 2008 Alliberaments trencades. Galeria Ignacio de Lassaletta. Barcelona.
  • 2008 Alliberaments trencades. Galeria N2. Barcelona.
  • 2007 Submissió dels cercles. Galeria Ignacio de Lassaletta. Barcelona.
  • 2007 Submissió dels cercles. Galeria N2. Barcelona.
  • 2007 Submissió dels cercles. Galeria Km7. Camallera.
  • 2005 Alliberament dels cercles. Galeria Km7. Camallera.
  • 2005 Alliberament dels cercles. Galeria Ignacio de Lassaletta. Barcelona.
  • 2003 Galeria Botó de Roda. Torroella de Montgrí.
  • 2003 Galeria AB. Granollers. Barcelona.
  • 2003 Sala de la Muralla de l’IVAM. València.
  • 2003 Museu Comarcal de l’Urgell. Tàrrega.
  • 2003 Galeria Morandi. Girona.
  • 2002 Galeria Kroma. Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Girona.
  • 2002 Galeria Fecit. Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Girona.
  • 2002 Galeria Can Marc Begur.
  • 2002 Espai d’exposició Junyent i Subirà. Vic
  • 2001 Galeria Carman Tatché. Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Girona.
  • 2008 Alliberaments trencades. Galeria Km 7. Camallera.
“who am I to say what I think?”Who Knows

Works In Collections and Museums

  • Conrad Hotels Collection.
  • Col·lecció Olor Visual.
  • Privat Bank
  • Institut Valencià d’Art Modern
  • Fundació Vilacasas
  • Fundació Lluis Bassat
  • Col·lecció Aga Khan
  • Colección Cata

Public Sculpture

  • Sant Feliu de Guíxols
  • Santa Cristina D’aro

Next Exhibition Date: 20-22 may 2016

Art 16. Contemporary Art Fair. London(with N2 Gallery). 

One life
is not enough

OR WHO I AM AND WHAT I DO

Nei Albertí, born in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Catalonia, in 1975.
In 1992 he moves to Barcelona, where for three years he combines his studies of gemmology with a job in the domain of the gemstones. In 1998 he decides to make a radical change in his life and enters the world of sculpture by signing up into some forging and casting courses in La Bisbal Ceramic School.
In this rural environment is where his passion for sculpture is born, a passion that, as he himself says: “goes beyond the act of creating, it moves even to my lifestyle, revealing itself inexorably as a part of my being”.
For the next two years and in his own study, he continues learning new techniques as iron, casting, stone or wood and he holds his first exhibition.
His interest in mastering the domain of volume takes him to the School of Arts and Crafts in Vic, a city where he lives for four years.
The following years, and moved by a greater creative anxiety, he discovers, learns and develops his work through multiple techniques as ceramics, forging, welding, casting, moulding, wax, chalk or stone.
During this period he holds some exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid and France, among other places.
In 2006 he returns to Sant Feliu de Guíxols. It is at that very moment that one of the consistent features of his work is born: immediacy, fluidity in execution, guiding himself by the moment, involving the materials and the subconscious at the time of creation.
His main interest is the understanding of a base with the different materials and tools used in sculpture, keeping with them a fluent dialogue, with the minimum number of limitations and time.
Due to its ductility, iron becomes his most faithful companion for the next four years.
Since 2009, driven by curiosity and with a more and more strong work, without leaving behind his interest by space and volume, he starts rethinking physical capacity, colour or light in sculpture. He also becomes interested in the time factor, and with fabrics and yarns as new supports, he reinvents his concept of sculpture, by taking it to the extreme of what is immovable, fully entering into the world of installations.

Immersed in a yearning for turning up even the most sacred idea, he plays and explores constantly through discussion with all the corners of full and empty, of volume, of what is real, of what is imaginary, worldly or irrational.
Just like he tells about his last work:
“Directed chance, measured unconscious, sensed surprise, calmed immediacy…
These nearly opposing concepts, whose balance ─starting from the percentages of its base─ I have to handle, are the very foundations of my last work.
Leaving until the last second the possibility to change the direction of the work by keeping up mystery, anxiety, fear and the joy of creating at the expense of the moment; and, through the space where sculpture inhabits, the space it generates and/or conforms, and the movement caused by the occupation of the space, make them the key items of my research as a sculptor, hand in hand with my research as an individual self.”

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