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.

Individual Exhibitions


2020 // "War approaches to tourism: all inclusive" // Es Baluard // PM
2018 // "Happy Holidays" // Selva Town Hall // Mallorca
2017 // "Profiles" // Gallery 300 Stvorcov // Slovakia
2012 // Multimedia Performance "Password" // La Nacional // NY


Collective Exhibitions

2020 // Archipel Ouest: Îles du Future - "La fiction prémonitoire du dromadaire Mohamed" // FRAC // Corse
2019 // Possible physicalities and new powers of the an/archive - "Balearic Hotel Taxonomy according to Mohamed" // Es Baluard // PM
2019 // Holidays - "Digestión Turística II" // Museu de Porreres // Mallorca
2019 // Finalist City of Palma Award Antoni Gelabert d'Arts Visuals // "What Martin Parr would have seen" // Palma de Mallorca
2018 // Finalist VI Francisco Bernareggi d'Arts Visuals Santanyí Prize // "Digestión turística II" // Mallorca
2018 // Shows Tastart Porreres // "The bureaucratic dimension of breathing life into an archive" // Mallorca
2018 // Impossible Works // 1st Step // Murcia
2018 // "Body Desintegration II" // JustMad // Madrid
2018 // "Fucking with Images" // Sa Quartera d'Inca // PM
2017 // Expo: Ciutat de Vacances - "Variacions d'un arxiu" // Es Baluard // PM
2017 // Projection "Imatges turístiques. Historical Approaches // Grimani Palace // Venice
2017 // Projection "Imatges turístiques. Historical approaches // Centre Arts Sta. Mònica // BCN
2017 // Expo "A very festive death" // Biennale Genova
2015 // Animation Gala Ballet // Teatre Principal // PM
2014 // Video art selection // Sa Possessió // PM
2013 // Projection of video-dance "Daimoku" // Egía Theatre // Bilbao
2013 // "Body Desintegration" screening // Anthology Film Archieves // NYC
2013 // "Courtyards" screening // La Nacional // NYC

Scholarships & Art Residencies

2019 // Pilar Juncosa i Sotheby's Scholarship. Fundació Miró Mallorca // Artistic Residence at Slade School of Arts // London

2019 // ILLENC Scholarship participation in show: Archipel Ouest: Îles du Future // FRAC CORSE

2019 // ILLENC Scholarship: Speaker in II Art & Identity Policies International Congress // Fine Arts University // Murcia

2018 //  ILLENC Scholarship:  Presentation book/show “A tiro de Piedra: acercar lo posible” // Reina Sofia Bookstore // Madrid

2018 //  ILLENC Scholarship: workshop: The artist as a collector // Directed by Joan Fontcuberta // Santander

2018 // ILLENC Scholarship for participating in JUSTMAD // Madrid

2017 //ILLENC Scholarship: A7ROOMS residency and  BIENNALE DE GÉNOVA // Eslovaquia/ITALIA

2016 // ILLENC Scholarship: attendance to congress: Memory & disagreement. Archive, Registration and domestic album policies. // Directed by Víctor del Río // Huesca

2012-13 // ALICE BECK-ODETTE Scholarship MFA Master studies // School of Visual Arts // New York



2014 // MFA Photo, Video & Related Media // School of Visual Arts // NYC
2006 // Audiovisual Communication // Ramon Llull University // BNC
2008 // Seminar on Photography and Journalism. Joan Fontcuberta // Albarracín
2016 // Memory and disagreement. Archive, registry and family album policies // Directed by Víctor del Río // Huesca
2017-18 // Es Baluard Clinics: Ana Laura Aláez, Martí Manen, David Barro // Palma de Malorca
2018 // The new encyclopaedists: the artist as a collector // the collector as an artist // Directed by Joan Fontcuberta // Santander


2019 // Pilar Juncosa & Sotheby's scholarship Prize // Fundación Miró Mallorca

2018 // Selected for the Ciutat de Palma d'Antoni Gelabert d'Arts Visuals  Award // "What Martin Parr would have seen // Mallorca

2018 // Selected for the VI Francisco Bernareggi d'Arts Visuals Santanyí Prize // "Digestión turística II" // Mallorca

Published Work

2019 // "A tiro de Piedra: acercar lo posible" // Reina Sofia Museum // Madrid // In collaboration with Es Baluard and 1r Escalón.
2018 // New Patronages. Images and objects from popular tourism // Mallorca

Work Experience

2015-20 // Director of the Centre for Research and Contemporary Culture Casa Planas // Mallorca //
2017-19 // Art Investigation Programme // Arxiu Planas // Joan Fontcuberta, Angela Bonadies, Daniel Gasol, Sa Glania, Platform Harakat, La Perifèrica, Marc Caellas, Margalida Riera, Laura Marte...
2018 // Jury IV Visual Arts Competition of Felanitx // Mallorca

2018// King Jaume's Photography Awards Jury // Mallorca
2019 // Vice President Associació Artistes Visuals // Mallorca
2013-14 // Photo and Video Teacher // School of Visual Arts // NYC
2012 // Visual Collective Film Festival Coordinator // Anthology Film Archives // NY


2019 // Speaker at the II International Congress Art and Politics of Identity. Visualities and Narratives of memory: urban space, nature, migrations, technology and gender // Fine Arts University // Murcia
2019 // From the Nuit Blanche to the Nit de l'Art // Mallorca
2018 // Addressing the different economies of culture // Mallorca
2017 // Our spaces for art // Mallorca
2017 // World Day of Audiovisual Heritage // Mallorca