Pep Vidal is an artist and scientist born in Barcelona, he has a degree in Mathematics from the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona with a special interest for infinitesimal calculus, topology and infinite series. Pep also holds a PhD in Physics from the UAB and ALBA synchrotron. His thesis research is about mathematical algorithms for improving accuracy of instruments used in particle accelerators. In words of the artist: “I have two important conclusions from here: there are some extremely sensitive and complex systems; and I'm not interested in research that doesn't include my own experience and vital life in the process.” His line of scientific research has also been a constant theme in his artistic body of work that encompasses artistic-scientific projects on infinitesimal changes, minimal changes that are constantly everywhere.
In recent years he has been a resident artist at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Hangar Barcelona, and FARE, Milan. He has won several awards and grants in recognition of his artistic work, such as GAC (Galeries of Art Catalunya) 2019 Best exhibition emerging artist, the Plastic Arts Botín Foundation International Grant, and the Montemadrid Foundation Generation Award. He has shown his work at solo exhibitions at Abrons Arts Center New York, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya MNAC Barcelona, and Maczul, Maracaibo. He has also participated in various group exhibitions at museums and art centers, such as Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, and CENTRALE for Contemporary Art, Brussels. His works are part of public and private collections, such as Arxiu of the Centre d’Estudis i Documentació del MACBA, Barcelona, Documentation Center and Library of the MNCARS, Madrid, and MoMA library New York.