Filmmaker, poet, photographer and critic

Juan Bufill

Barcelona, 1955. He is the author of poetry books like Antinaufragios (Vaso Roto, 2014) and Human subspecies (1992). He has translated the poetry of Andreu Vidal from Catalan (Bones of the Sun, Cubic Rose, 2010). He has developed extensive work in photography, video, experimental cinema and cultural journalism, especially as an art critic (La Vanguardia, Mirador de les arts) and also in film and music. His photographic work is abstract and focuses on topics such as light, energy, water and the flow of time. Among his most recent exhibitions are Invisible visible (animal light) (Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, ​​2019) and Time and light (PHotoEspaña 14). He has been editor of the book New photographic stories / A New Generation of Photographers (Arts Santa Mònica-La Fábrica, 2016) and previously curator of exhibitions such as Tintin in Barcelona. Homenatge a Hergé (Fundació Joan Miró, 1984) and experimental film programs such as Cinevision (MACBA, 2006). Author also of comic scripts drawn by Guillem Cifré, Pere Joan and Antoni Calonge and a narrative book illustrated by Sergio Mora.

He was the creator (with Manuel Huerga) and screenwriter (with Jordi Beltran) of the avant-garde television program Arsenal (TV3, 1985-1987), with broadcasts such as Crits, Nico-Garrel: the inner cicatriu, La Terra de les 1000 Danses or Cap to l'origen: les portes del passat (the latter in collaboration with Eugenio Trías). He was director of the television videos El viatge by Robert Wyatt (1987), of the series Arsenal, and Buñuel (1989-1990), both in collaboration with Manuel Huerga and Aixalà, and Apropiaciones (2011, television, La 2 / CCCB, series Soy Cámara), the latter co-directed with the CANADA collective.

His experimental cinema has been disseminated in samples such as the XVI Biennial of Sao Paulo (1981), Cinéma d’avant-garde in Spain. Une anthologie (Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1982), Surface / Ground. Exploring the planar in Video and Film (Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, USA, 2010) or Del éxtasis al arrebato (CCCB, Barcelona, ​​Anthology Film Archives, New York, National Gallery of Art, Washington, MNCARS Reina Sofía, Madrid, Jeu de Paume, Paris, Tate Modern, London, 2009-2011).

Has participated in

Xcèntric Archive