Jordi Mitjà’s work emerges from the study of particular materials from the area where he lives and in which he grew up. He operates from an appropiationism redrawn in terms of archival logic. In other words, his work is born from an ambivalent process of accumulation and rejection of knowledge that simultaneously function as a trigger for the execution of his work. Through his sculptural work, Mitjà pays homage to his fascination for local relics, imperceptible from a global perspective. Mitjà collects waste and discarded objects; he tracks the territory ethnographically as if he was trying to describe the landscape that surrounds him.
Jordi Mitjà (b.1970, based in Lladó). Recent solo exhibitions include Succeïx cada dia (Fabra i Coats Centre d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona 2020), Llegir amb les condicions idònies (Bombon projects, Barcelona 2017-18), L’escultura no és important (Fundació Suñol, Barcelona 2017), Magma (Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani, Girona 2016), Monument. Lladres de filferro (Espai 13 Fundació Joan Miró, 2012), Dispersió de la primera pedra (Canòdrom, Barcelona 2010) or Floating lines (Galeria Umberto di Marino, Napli 2009). Recent group exhibitions include Biennal Leandre Cristofol (La Panera, Lleida 2017), Punk -Its traces in Contemporary art (MACBA, Barcelona 2016 and CA2M, Madrid 2015), La lliço de Diògenes (Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat 2016), The Fountainhead (Fondazione Zimei, Montesilvano 2015), VideoStorias (ARTIUM, Vitoria 2011) or 89 KM (MARCO, Vigo 2010).