Marina Planas Antich

Palma, 1983

Visual artist, researcher and cultural producer. Her work in general revolves around the borders between art and life, reality and visual representation, fiction and memory. She currently carries out projects on issues related to the archive's subject matter.

Marina’s family produced postcards during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s for the tourism industry, thus generating the iconography and holiday images of the Balearic Islands. In recent years her work has focused on postcards and the idea of generating fiction and desire through tourist utopia. She is also director of the Casa Planas Centre for Contemporary Research and Culture, where she has initiated the Art Investigation Programme, which focuses on the creation of residencies to intervene in and stimulate the Planas Archive.

Her installations, videos and photographs have been presented at Anthology Film Archive (Nyc), La Nacional (Nyc), in the context of the Venice Biennale, at the Centre d’Arts Santa Mónica (Bcn), at the Museu es Baluard (Palma), Just Mad (Madrid), Frac Córsega, Biennale de Génova, Reina Sofia Library, Palau Solleric, at 300 Stvorcov (Slovakia) and at various national theatres.

In 2019 she wins the Pilar Juncosa i Sotheby’s scholarship for an artistic residency at Slade School of Arts, London. In 2018 she was selected for the Premi Ciutat de Palma Antoni Gelabert d’Arts Visuals and the VI Premi Santanyí Francisco Bernareggi d’Arts Visuals de Santanyí. After living in Barcelona and New York she moved to Palma where she now lives.

In New York she studied a master’s degree (Photography, Video & Related Media) at SVA, with the Alice Beck-Odette scholarship she received in the years 2012-13, where she also worked as a photography and video TA in the Fine Arts department. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication. She has worked as a photographer, cultural editor, scriptwriter, camera and film restorer, (Infinia – post-production company where Bigas Luna and Almodóvar have made their films), curator and vice president of the Association of Visual Artists.