Laura Llaneli

Artist, living and working in Barcelona ·


Music Studies and Diploma in Graphic Design. BA in Fine Arts and Master Degree in Sound Art, Universitat de Barcelona .
Art for change 2019, Premi Miquel Casablancas 2018, Premi Embarrat 2017 and Barcelona Producció 2014.

Exhibitions at Casal Solleric (Palma, Mallorca), Joan Miró Foundation (Barcelona), ADN Gallery, Casaplan (Valparaíso, Chile), Swinton & Grant (Madrid), MMSU (Croatia), Art3 (France) and
Fundació Antoni Tàpies among others.

How Laura describes her art practice

My work explores the relationship between sound-musical production and experience, language and contemporary visual arts practices and devices emphasizing the impact of variations on stable patterns and structures in certain cultural products, testing the resistance of language as code or sound as social icon.

My work focuses on artistic/musical production, education and research with projects formalized in concerts, installations, performances, records or publications.

What is special about the way we teach at Metàfora?

At Metàfora we take into account the individual process of each student so that they are able to find their own voice. Both the guided tutoring processes and the classes are taught by professional working artists, which means that the information provided is related to the current contemporary art world.

Art practice and teaching

When your job is to be an artist, everything influences everything. The exhibitions you visit, the cultural products you consume and the artistic project you develop at any given moment, broaden and determine the references you offer to students. Theirs also influence you.

Artists never stop learning.

What does an art student need to learn?

For me, the most important and at the same time the most difficult thing an art student can learn is to know what he or she wants to say. To find a way to investigate both conceptually and formally that is linked to their concerns and that contributes to their critical vision of the world around them.

This should be taught by offering a range of possibilities so that through a guided but not forced process, they can find it.

Laura’s’s advice to students

Know the referents,

learn the rules of contemporary art

to be able to break them.