Joan Bofill-Amargós (Barcelona, 1982)
Multidisciplinary artist, producer and film director.
He is introduced to the world of audiovisual art by José Montes-Baquer, director of the last great work of Salvador Dalí: Impressions de la Haute Mongolie (Impressions of Upper Mongolia), 1976. Discover the figure and work of Raymond Roussel through this film and start an investigation of several years that takes to him to interview with different personages of the world of the art and the European and North American Literature. The result of this research creates and produces a documentary film entitled Raymond Roussel: Le Jour de Gloire (The Day of Glory), completed in 2016. On the occasion of the centenary of the novel Locus Solus (1914) he made a short film starring Miquel Barceló and Michel Butor, La Hie (2014), with music by Pierre Bastien.
Creator of Narcissus (2015) along with the artist Franc Aleu, a sculptural and interactive work.
He honored the great american poet John Ashbery in 2017 and the czech artist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer in 2018 with the Raymond Roussel Society medal. This medal is the result of a singular collaboration among Joan Bofill, the renowned jeweler Enric Majoral and the famous master pastry chef Jordi Roca (World’s Best Pastry Chef in 2014).
He is an expert in surrealism, specially on Salvador Dalí and pre-surrealist Raymond Roussel, participated in talks and conferences in Barcelona, Paris or New York.
He is the founder and president of The Raymond Roussel Society, a non-profit whose main objective is to promote the figure and work of Raymond Roussel as well as to encourage culture and art in the spirit of it.
His versatility in the field of creation makes his work encompass other creative disciplines such as painting, sculpture, jewellery, design, advertising, conceptualization and event development.
His work has been exhibit at Museu Picasso, Barcelona; CultureHub, New York; West Museum, Den Haag; SXSW, Austin; Fundació Antoni Tàpies; SLF Sharjah, UAE; Master of Arts, Sofia; Instituto Cervantes, Paris; FILAF, Perpignan; Beirut Art; Instituto Cervantes, New York.