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Aina Roca

Curated by Ana M. Palomo
07.05 – 23.06.2021
in the Escola d'Art de Vic (Rambla Sant Domènec, 24 Vic)

Opening of the exhibition, Friday 7th May at 7 pm in the Escola d’Art de Vic
Presentation of the publication, Friday 11th June at 7 pm in Escola d’Art de Vic

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Coorganized by: Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya, Escola d'Art de Vic and ESDAP Catalunya
With the collaboration: Camí de marges and Família Roca Anfruns

Aina Roca. Papers en papers (2012). Photography by Jordi Lafon

Esborradís i blanc (Erasable and white) is an exhibition dedicated to Aina Roca Anfruns (1976-2020) promoted by ACVIC Centre d’Arts Contemporànies, the University of Vic-UCC, and the Escola d’Art de Vic. It includes a presentation of selected artworks, displayed in the hall of the Escola d’Art de Vic, from different moments in her career in the field of art, from the formative stage to the consolidation of her artistic language: first drafts, attempts at different techniques of expression, works from exhibitions and projects, and others which have never been publicly displayed. This is a small exhibition which pays tribute to Aina, aiming to highlight the sensitivity and solidity that characterise her intellectual and creative work.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication from Camí de Marges which will expand upon the vision of Aina’s artistic dimension, incorporating more graphic documentation of her work and artistic experiences, complemented by her texts, and other texts.

[…] Paper has ceased to be a pictorial support, to be physical substance. Open it up, lay it bare, model it, make incisions in it, modify it without addition or subtraction. Let the material be displayed, beginning with a minimalist performance, which ends up incorporated in the work via its sound recording. Halfway between the painting and somewhere else, the pictorial support is transformed into space and demands attention.

Aina Roca


Aina Roca Anfruns (Vic, 1976 - Saldes, 2020).
Degree in Chemical Engineering (2001), and a master’s degree in Visual Arts and Education (2019) from the Universitat de Barcelona. Higher degree in Visual Arts and Design in Mural Arts (painting) from the Escola d’Art de Vic (2012). She studied Artistic Ceramics at the Escola d’Art de Vic (2004-2006), and Painting at the workshop of Ferran Sanz-Clos (2004) and the painting studio La Porta Blu (Rome, 2002), where began her career in art. During her painting studies, she made her practical training as an assistant to the curator for the retrospective exhibition of Josep Ricart, organised by H. Associació per a les Arts Contemporànies (H.AAC) and curated by Ana M. Palomo (2009) .

She was a member of the board of H.AAC since 2010, of EXARTVIC, the association of ex-students and former teachers from the Escola d’Art de Vic since 2013, and the Ramart group. She was also a board member of the Cineclub Vic between the academic years 2008-2009 and 2013-2014.

Her exhibitions include the Fabriano 200g / m2 in 2011 (Escola d’Art de Vic); Matèria Sonora (Vesprades de gener / Casino de Vic) in 2012; Fabriano 200g/m2 (Top Application Awards, Fedrigoni (Milan)); and Papers en Papers, a project funded by the Fundació Felícia Fuster (ACVIC. Centre d’Arts Contemporànies, Vic). Between 2011 and 2015 she participated in collective work with the Ramart group. In 2015 she exhibited Cap als papers, an installation in the clock tower of the Centre Cultural La Mercè in Girona, with the collaboration of Olga Solà (echoes and sounds). This project was curated by Nau Côclea as part of the Girona and Counties International Art Day in 2015, promoted and coordinated by Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani, Girona. In 2018 she exhibited Llevar at the Casino de Vic. Since 2019, she was part of the Deriva Mussol collective.

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