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Antoni Abad
* 1956, currently based: Spain


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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Antoni Abad – artist profile”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/abad.html. (retrieved 2019-16-10). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Antoni Abad artist profile}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/abad.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2019-16-10}
About
Spanish artist who has evolved over time towards video art and later in net.art based on the sculpture. This way, his works moving from traditional scuptural concepts to the use of new technologies, he moved from photography to video art, followed by interest in computers Net.art.

He was awared with the Golden Nica of Arts Electronica and ARCO Electronico Award WITH “Canal accessible”. Since then Antoni Abad has focused on digital media, making proposals as emblematic as Z (2001–3), a work that anticipates the use of social networks, where users interact with each other by downloading to their computers a virtual fly allowing for collective and simultaneous interaction. The Z project was presented at MACBA in 2002 and received the Ciutat de Barcelona 2003 award in the Multimedia category. Based on the above-mentioned investigations, megafone.net pioneers the exploration of other possible social and communicative uses for mobile phone technologies, which were in wide use at the end of the last century. His projects have been presented at Dapertutto La Biennale di Venezia 1999; Media Lounge/New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York 2001; Hamburger Banhof, Berlin 2002; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona 2003; P.S.1./MOMA, New York 2003; Centro Cultural de España, México DF 2004; 1ª Bienal de Sevilla 2004; CMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León 2005; La Casa Encendida, Madrid 2005; Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona 2006; Estrecho dudoso: Tráficos, Fundación Teorética, San José de Costa Rica 2006; Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Brasil 2007; Centre d’Art Contemporaine, Geneva 2008; Der diskrete charme der technologie, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany 2008; Souls & machines, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 2008; Festival de la Imagen de Manizales, Colombia 2009;between others.
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Parés, Roc, ed. Antoni Abad. Megafone.net/2004-2014. Barcelona, Spain: MACBA: Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2014.