I was born in Barcelona in 1973, the only son of a family dedicated to the family business.

At age of fifteen I was expelled from school and it is during this time that I started being attracted to visual arts, especially painting.

My father paid for my first workshop under the condition of working in his local business. During these first few years I experimented with art and presented it in different art galleries.

Everything was going well until my father suddenly died when I was 21 years old.

Without even having time to think about it, I found myself at the head of  my father’s business.

This deeply influenced my way of understanding art, the world and even myself.

I worked as a manager of this business, always using creativity to solve any problems that we could face.

During my time in management, I created more than ten successful companies in different fields (electronics, industrial refrigeration, air conditioning, sports and fashion).

In this period I felt  that my passion for painting made me weak in the eyes of my business colleagues, so I decided to hide it.

Having enough free time and savings, I decided to install a large workshop at work in the strictest secrecy.

It was at my company’s headquarters just next to my office. There was a door, which lead directly to my art workshop. This is where I experimented non-stop with different materials and techniques (painting, photography, film, ceramics etc …), hardly ever exhibiting my work to anyone.

This space was nicknamed “the wall” by my employees. No one knew what was behind the door, not even my closest colleagues. I only shared it with some people of my family.

Despite not having the need to sell my work and not having resource limits, I had to hide my creations from prying eyes and had more and more business activity. So, all of this began to take a toll on me.

After living a double life for the most part of twenty years, I decided to sell my companies in 2016 and dedicate myself exclusively to creating pieces of art. Therefore, I moved to a more modest studio and began to prepare work to show the world.

I decide that already it is not a secret.

 

CESC ABAD (Barcelona 1973)

Vive y trabaja en Terrassa (Barcelona)

 

EDUCACIÓN

2017 – 2018 Escuela de artes y oficios de Terrassa / cerámica

2008 – 2009 Escuela de cine de Barcelona / fotografía

1990 – 1994 Estudio de Martínez Lozano en Terrassa /pintura

EXPOSICIONES INDIVIDUALES

2020 Galería Victor Lope Arte contemporáneo / Barcelona / Dystopian landscape

2020 Werner Thöni Artspace / Barcelona / You are the weapon

2019 Galerie B&B / París / Le parfum d’une idée

2019 Centro de Arte Mutuo / Barcelona / Naturaleza Distópica ( Génesis ) 

2019 Deseo Gallery Arte Contemporáneo / Barcelona / Amarás 

2013 Universidad de la UPC / Barcelona / Fotografía en relieve

2006 Galería Traç d´art /  La Escala (Girona)  

2005 Centro Cultural Andorra la Vieja / Andorra / Natura y abstracción

2005 Galería Trazo de arte /  Sabadell  

2005 Galería Rusiñol / Sant Cugat del Vallés

2005 Galería Punto de Arte / Girona  

2004 Gallery Praga / Praga (República Checa) / Del Mediterráneo a Praga

2003 Galería Tuca / Vielha / Montañas

2003 Galería Esfera Azul / Valencia / Cuadros

2002 Galería Kiriyama / Tokyo / Agua y paisaje

1999-1995  Estación de tren Sants / Barcelona / Neto painting (performance)

1994 Centro cultural de Ullastrell / Ullastrell (Barcelona) / Mi padre

1994 Centro cultural Amigos de las Artes / Terrassa / Texturas

EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS

2020 Museu Can Framis Fundació Vila Casas / Barcelona / Càpsules de confinament

2020 Feria Drawing Room / Lisboa / Dystopian of Art History

2020 Feria Estampa / Madrid / Esculturas distópicas

2018 Feria ART3F / Cannes / Natures Theater

2013 Feria Art Nordic / Copenhague / Deep Forest

2011-2007 Espai d’art Antoni Morell /  Andorra / Exposición anual

COLECCIONES 

Fundació Vila Casas / Barcelona

Banca Mora / Andorra

Centro de arte Mutuo / Barcelona

Colección Encinar / Madrid

Colección Albert Madaula / Barcelona

Colección Antoni Morell /  Andorra

Colección Carles Barrera / Viella

Colección Josep Soler / Barcelona

Colección Cernuda / Barcelona

CATÁLOGOS 

2020 Càpsules de confinament / exposición Museu Can Framis Fundació Vila Casas  

2019 Naturaleza distópica (Génesis) / texto de Mónica Marañón

2013 Fotografía en relieve / exposición Universidad de la UPC (Barcelona)

2007 Abad Vidal Pintures / exposición Espai d’art Antoni Morell (Andorra))

2004 Del Mediterráneo a Praga / exposición en Gallery Praga (República Checa)

RESEÑAS Y ARTÍCULOS EN PRENSA 

2020 Diario La Vanguardia / Presente distópico / texto de Juan Bufill

2020 Revista Elemmental Revista Digital / entrevista a Cesc Abad

2020 Metal Magazine / El futuro del pasado

2019 Revista del ICUB / Naturaleza distópica

2019 Revista Bonart / El universo más íntimo de Cesc Abad

2019 Revista Infocerámica / Cesc Abad / texto de Mónica Marañón

2019 Revista Barcelona Art / Naturaleza distópica

2019 Revista  Arte Informado / Naturaleza distópica (Génesis)

2019 Revista Terrassa Digital / Acción día mundial del árbol

2013 Diario de Terrassa /  Abad Vidal presenta a la UPC fotografías en relieve/

2006 Revista Buen Arte / Francesc Abad Vidal Taques de pintura

2005 Diario de Sant Cugat / Francesc Abad pintura joven

2005 Diario de Sant Cugat / «El cortijo rojo / texto de  Francesc Galí

2005 Diario de Sant Cugat  / Campesinos y otoño»/ texto de Francesc Galí 

2005 Diario de Sant Cugat / Ropa extendida / texto de Francesc Galí 

2004 Diario de Sabadell  / la pintura viva de Abad a trazo de arte

2004 Diario de Sant Cugat / Seis años de pintura de Abad vidal a la Sala Rusiñol