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Rosa Tarruella Planas

Rosa Tarruella Planas
Barcelona, 1947. She lives and works in Barcelona, Spain and Zalesie, Poland.
Artist printmaker and PhD in History of Art, University of Barcelona, 1997, doctoral thesis entitled „Del gravat: una aproximació al seu estudi a la Polònia contemporània” (Polish contemporary printmaking).
Academic: Since 2010, professor emerita in the Department of Visual Art Education Department (DEVP-CAV), University of Barcelona, where she was head of department from 1999 to 2003.
From 1987 to 2010, taught art and printmaking at EINA, the School of Art and Design, Autonomous University, Barcelona.
Created and directed inter-university doctoral courses 2002-4 and 2004-6 “Comunicació, Art, Educació” (Communication, art and education), University of Barcelona, University of Ramon Llull, University of Lleida, Spain Visiting professor at various universities and private schools: Aarhus, Copenhagen, Denmark 1994; Lódz, Krakow, Poland 1993-4-5; Warsaw, Poland 1998; Rzesów, Poland 2007; Winchester, Southampton, U.K. (external examiner) 2000-2; Helsinki, Finland, 2001; Brescia, Italy, 2004-5.
Artistic practice:

Her practice-as-research includes art books, installations, prints and drawings. Twenty solo exhibitions in Spain and Poland, and participant in more than 100 national and international graphic art exhibitions in Europe and Asia, and North and South America. Awarded prizes from several national and international institutions. Rosa’s artists’ books are held in many international collections including the Centre de Documentació i Recerca, the Museu d’Art Contemporani, MACBA, Barcelona; Eina, Autonomous University Bellaterra, Barcelona; Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Contemporary Gallery of Art, Przemysl, Poland. Her graphic work is held in the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid; Museu Contemporani d’Art, Eivissa; Col•lecció de Caixa Ourense, Orense; Muzeum Historii Miasta, Łódz, Poland; Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, El Cairo, Egypt; and in private collections in Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Finland, Argentina and Japan.

Recent exhibitions include:
Invited participant in the touring exhibition “Passant Pàgina. El llibre com a territori d’Art ” (Turning pages. The book as a territory of Art), produced by the Comunicació Gràfica Foundation and the Raíña Lupa Gallery and Editios, Barcelona, January 2012 to May 2013.
2011 – Solo installation, exhibition “ENCANTS, 180 books”, Eina, Espai Barra de Ferro, Barcelona. (ISBN 978-84-614-1368-3).
2011 – „30 x Slonne” wystawa grupowa Galeria Sztuki Wspólczesnej,Przemysl-Dubiecko, Poland, group exhibition, catalogue (ISBN 978-83-60986-45-5).
2011 – „13A de 13L. Group exhibition Terrassa, Barcelona.
2011 – Selected work „Dreams of a Dream”, 2010, 207×70 cm., Ninth Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Art 2011, India.
2011 – Group stand – 13L Edicions a Arts Libris, Feria del Libro de Arte y Diseño de Barcelona, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona.
2010 – Artists’ books in ARCO 2010, Madrid, Stand editions “la bibliofilia contemporánea”
2010 – Participant as curator from Catalunya and artist in “A Global Mail Art Collaboration”, a collaborative art project, 15th Tallinn Print Triennial. 2009-2010.

Paper contributions:
2010 – Invited to the Conference on Cultural and Activity researche Fiscar, Aalto University, Helsinki, 23-25 May 2010. Paper: „NEVER TOO LATE IF IT IS GOOD (Spanish proverb): acting in the classroom and making good use of creativity”, presenters: Rosa Tarruella and Anna Mauri.
2009 – „13 L, an artist’s book group”, Rosa Tarruella, paper in Impact Congress 2009, Bristol, England. Published as a contribution for the project „What will be the canon for the artist’s book in the 21st century?” University of the West of England, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol, Also see Book Arts Newsletter (ISSN 1754-9086)
2009 – Invited participant at the Educational Conference „Aesthetic Education of Today on the 40th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Herbert Read”, Warsaw University. Paper: “Artists, children, teachers: the agents of today’s artistic education”.