BIO

Rai Escalé, (born 4 August 1964) is a Catalan painter and visual artist. His work has been shown extensively around Europe and USA, and his illustrations have appeared in many Catalan media. He works between south Catalonia, where he lives now, and Bratislava, where he collaborates since 2007 with Miloš Kopták in the Miroir Noir project. From 2009 to 2014 was deeply involved in the epic burst in and out of the mythical Barcelona Eat Meat Gallery.

Studies

At Barcelona’s St. Jordi School of Fine Arts, specializing in Painting and Etching  (1982-1989).

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Miroir Noir, 'Nature Morte', Galéria M. A. Bazovsky, Trenčín, SVK.

2017  Rai Escalé, ‘Cecilismus’, 1e Biennale Populaire d'Arts Visuels, Viviers les Montagnes, Tarn, FR.

2017  Miroir Noir 'Nocturno', Dub Gallery, Perlhimov, CZR

2016 Miroir Noir ‘Cecilismus’, Hell Gallery, Barcelona, CAT. 

2016 Rai Escalé ‘Some Possible Giocondas’, Konvent, Berga, CAT.

2016 Miroir Noir ‘Cecilismus’, Konvent Cal Rosal, Berga, CAT.

2015 Miroir Noir 'Paralelné Svety', Galéria Mesto Bratislavy, Bratislava, SVK.

2015 Miroir Noir  ‘Potacek’, Regionalné Muzeum v Mikulov, CZR.

2014  Miroir Noir ‘Propter Nuptias’, Eat Meat Gallery, Barcelona, CAT.

2013  Miroir Noir ‘Propter Nuptias’, Blokker Gallery, Madrid, SPA.

2013  Miroir Noir ‘Propter Nuptias’, Rochuskapelle, Landshut, GER.

2013  Rai Escalé ‘Group Show’, Eat Meat, Barcelona, CAT.

2012  Miroir Noir, ‘Dve telá, jedna dusa’, Východoslovenska Galéria, Kosice, SVK.

2011  Miroir Noir,  ‘Bateau Ivre’, Eat Meat,  Barcelona, CAT.

2011  Rai Escalé, El Vermell, Manresa, CAT.

2011  Miroir Noir, Konvent.0 Fest , Cal Rosal, Berga, CAT.

2010  Rai Escalé, ‘Sang Freda’, Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, CAT.

2010  Miroir Noir, Galeria Kolomana Sokola, Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK

2010  Miroir Noir, FruFru Gallery, Bratislava, SVK.

2009  Rai Escalé, ‘Carnivale of souls’, Artformz Alternative, Miami, USA.

2008  Rai Escalé, ‘El Ojo Cerebro’, Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, CAT.

2006  Rai Escalé, ‘El Ojo Carnívoro’, Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, CAT.

 

Selected Group Shows

2017 Rai Escalé, Horny Gallery en Sevilla, Caótica, Sevilla, SPA.

2017 Rai Escalé + Miroir Noir, 15th Anniversary group show', Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg, GER.

2016 Miroir Noir, 'Pamäť - Prelud - Predstava', Galerie Kritiků,   Prague, CZR.

2015 Miroir Noir, Berliner Liste Art Fair /with Dub Gallery/ Berlin, GER.

2015 Miroir Noir, Kölner Liste Art Fair /with Dub Gallery/ Köln, GER.

2013  Rai Escalé, ’Viva con agua', Millenator Gallery, Hamburg, GER.

2013 Miroir Noir, '2x4 Group show', Nitrianská Galleria/ Nitra, SVK.

2013 Miroir Noir, 'Hlavy' (from the collection of Ivan Melichercík), Roman Fecik Gallery, Bratislava, SVK.

2013 Miroir Noir, 'Rôznakí 2', Oravská Galéria, Dolny Kubin, SVK.

2012  Rai Escalé, 'The Annuntiation', Fabra i Coats Art Factory opening fest, Barcelona, CAT.

2012  Miroir Noir, ‘Oltáre súčasnosti - Súčasné oltáre’, Turčianska Galéria, Martin, SVK.

2011 Miroir Noir, 'SymPat Show' /Limes Galéria, Patince/Komarno, SVK.

2011 Miroir Noir, 'Octomeron', FruFru Gallery, Bratislava, SVK.

2011  Rai Escalé, ‘I am Abnormal 2’, Abnormals Gallery, Poznan, POL.

2011  Rai Escalé, ‘Body Snatchers’,  La Cova de les Cultures, Bcn, CAT.

2011  Rai Escalé, ‘Art Barter Madrid 2011’,  C Arte C, Madrid, SPA.

2011  Rai Escalé, ‘Lucid Dreams’, Noel-Baza Arts, San Diego, CA, USA.

2011  Miroir Noir, 'Dom Hrôzy', Blaff Festival, Bratislava, SVK.

2011  Rai Escalé, ‘Libido’, Eat Meat, Barcelona, CAT.

2010  Rai Escalé, ‘All In!’, GHP Gallerie /with Igupop/ Toulouse, FRA.

2010  Rai Escalé, ‘Kamelogana’, DerBlaueKontainer, Oldenburg, GER.

2010  Rai Escalé, Miroir Noir, ’Tots Sants', Eat Meat, Barcelona, CAT.

2009  Rai Escalé, SCOPE Fair New York , New York, USA.

2009  Rai Escalé,'I am Abnormal', Abnormals Gallery, Berlin, GER.

2009  Rai Escalé,'Money Makes Art', Artformz Alternative, Miami, USA.

2009  Rai Escalé, SCOPE Fair Miami /with Igupop/ Miami , USA.

2008  Rai Escalé, ‘Mona Lisa’, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, GER.

2008  Rai Escalé,’Den of Iniquity’, The Rogue’s Gallery, Belfast, NIR.

2008  Rai Escalé, ‘5th ann. group show’, Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg , GER.

2008  Rai Escalé, SCOPE Fair London, /with Igupop/ London, ENG.

2008  Rai Escalé, BAC'08 Int. Festival of Cont. Art @ CCCB, Bcn, CAT.

2008  Rai Escalé, SCOPE Fair Miami /with Igupop/ Miami , USA.

2007  Rai Escalé, SWAB Art Fair /with Igupop/ Barcelona , CAT.

2007  Rai Escalé, Galerie Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg, GER.

2007  Rai Escalé, Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, CAT.

2007  Rai Escalé, SCOPE Miami /with Igupop/ Miami, USA.

2006  Rai Escalé, ‘We make money not art’, Barcelona-Valencia, CAT-SPA.

 

Residencies

2016  w. Miroir Noir, Konvent, Berga, CAT.

2015  w. Miroir Noir, Rancho Bellavista, Guerrero, MEX.

2011  w. Miroir Noir, Konvent.0, Berga, CAT.

2011  w. Miroir Noir, Sympat, Patince, SVK.

2010  w. Miroir Noir, Multipoint Symposium, Nitra, SVK.

2009  Fountainhead Residency, Miami , USA.

2005  La Rectoria, St Pere de Vilamajor, CAT.

 

Publications and Catalogues

2015 Miroir Noir ´Paralelné Svety’ exhibition Catalogue,  45 pgs. Miroir Noir ed., SVK.

2013  Miroir Noir 'Propter Nuptias',  Hardcover Book, 48 pgs. Miroir Noir ed., SVK.

2012  Miroir Noir, ‘Zberatel’ alebo zmluva s diabolom’, I.Melichercik, Artform, SVK.

2012  Miroir Noir 2007-2012, Miroir Noir editions, SVK.

2011  BCN Crea (300 catalan artists), Icub, Barcelona, CAT.

2011  ‘Libido’, exh. cat., Eat Meat, Barcelona, CAT.

2010  Sang Freda,  exh. cat., Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, CAT.

2010  Miroir Noir, Gal.Kolomana Sokola, exh. cat., Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK.

2009  SCOPE New York,  exh. catl, New York, USA.

2008  El ojo cerebro (The brain eye) exhibition catalogue, Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, CAT.

2008  BAC'08, Int. Fest. of Contemporary Art, exh. cat., Barcelona, CAT.

2008  SCOPE Miami, exh. catalogue, Miami, USA.

2007  SWAB catalogue, Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, CAT.

2006  El ojo carnívoro (The Carnivorous Eye) exhibition catalogue, Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, CAT.