Joan Capella


Joan Capella

Joan Capella was born in Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona, in 1927.
 
In 1940 he begins his studies as a painter at La Llotja School in Barcelona. His first contact with Paris arrives with his visit in 1945, which will be followed by other trips, mainly between 1965 and 1972. Those visits will lead painter Joan Capella to obtain the Isoudum award in France in 1979 and the silver medal at the III Salon de la Societé de Beaux Arts de Beziers.
 
At the beginning of the 80s he joins the  group of artists at Sala Dalmau in Barcelona and by the mid 90s he receives different recognitions to his trajectory: in 1997 hi is appointed favorite son of Montcada i Reixac, in 2003 he signs the contract with the Montcada i Reixac city council for the creation of the Joan Capella Foundation, in 2004 appears his biography, written by Jorge Gómez Ballesta and the DVD Alenar, a documentary on the making of his mural for the Montacada i Reixac old city council.
 
After his death, some books are published such as El dibuix i Joan Capella with texts by, among others, José Corredor-Matheos, Josep Mª Cadena, Conxita Oliver and Ramon Casalé or La modernitat propera / la modernidad cercanawith texts by Àlex Mitrani,  José Corredor-Matheos or  Josep Mª Cadena

Joan Capella CV

Murals

2003
Montcada i Reixac Former City Council, Montacada i Reixac.
 
1992
“La Salle” school, Montcada i Reixac.
 
1988
“La Unió” Cultural Society , Montcada i Reixac.
 
1968
Mural at  the house of the cyclist Miquel Poblet, Montcada i Reixac.
 
1958
Church of Montcada i Reixac.

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2018
Composicions d’interior i exterior, Rusiñol gallery, St. Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona).
Sala Dalmau gallery, Barcelona. 2017
Poètica d'interior, Municipal Auditorium, Montcada i Reixac.
 
2015
Sala Dalmau gallery, Barcelona.
 
2014
Racons d’enyor, Poems by Elisa Riera and drawings by Joan Capella, Kursaal, Montcada i Reixac.
 
2013
La modernitat propera, Reial Cercle Artístic, Barcelona.
Racons d’enyor, Poems by Elisa Riera and drawings by Joan Capella, Centre Ca Revolta, Valencia.
 
2012
París à l’horizon. Centre d'Études Catalanes - Université París – Sorbonne, París.  
La Vocació, Casa de la Vila, Montcada i Reixac
La maduresa, Auditori, Montcada i Reixac.
La intimitat, Kursaal, Montcada i Reixac
Rusiñol Gallery, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona
 
2011
Isabel Ignacio gallery, Seville.
2008
El dibuix i Joan Capella, Barradas Museum, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat.
El dibuix i Joan Capella,Thermalia Museum, Caldes de Montbui.
 
2007
Rusiñol Gallery, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona.
El dibuix i Joan Capella,  Municipal Auditorium, Montcada i Reixac (itinerant aorund Catalonia).
 
2006
Isabel Ignacio Gallery , Seville.
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2004
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2003
Rusiñol Gallery, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona.
 
2002
Exhibition-homage “El meu poble” at the Municipal Auditorium, organized by the Montcada i Reixac City Council.
Nova Gallery, Malaga.
 
2001
Sala Dalmau gallery, Barcelona.
 
1999
Sala Dalmau Gallery , Barcelona.
Nova Gallery, Malaga.
 
1997
Exhibition-homage “Espais de memòria” Muncipal Auditorium,Organized by the Montcada i Reixac City Council.
 
1995
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
Nova Gallery , Malaga.
Arboreda Gallery, Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, Santiago de Compostela.
 
1994
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1992
Jean Pierre Joubert Gallery , Paris.
Sala Dalmau Gallery , Barcelona.
 
1990
Rebull Gallery, Reus, Tarragona.
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1988
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1985
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1979
Sala Dalmau Gallery , Barcelona.
 
1977
Uniarte group Gallery, Madrid.
 
1975
Syra Gallery , Barcelona.
 
1972
Uniarte group Gallery, Palma de Mallorca.
 
1964
Sala Dintel Gallery, Santander.
 
1957
Ateneo de Madrid.
 
1956-72
Jaimes Gallery and Syra Gallery, Barcelona.
 

 

 
 
 
 
Selected group exhibitions
 
 
2014

Arte primavera,  Arboreda Gallery, El Ferrol.
 
2012
Arte de nuestro tiempo, Arboreda Gallery, El Ferrol.
 
2009
Vigo International Art Fair, Arboreda Gallery, Vigo.
 
2008
Arboreda Gallery , El Ferrol (A Coruña).
 
2006
Arboreda Gallery , El Ferrol (A Coruña).
 
2005
Anquin's Gallery, Reus (Tarragona).
L'Arcada Gallery, Blanes (Girona).
Rusiñol Gallery, St. Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona).
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2004
Anquin’s Gallery, Reus (Tarragona).
25 anys de galeria, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2003
Anquin’s Gallery, Reus, (Tarragona).
 
2000
Arboreda Gallery, Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, Santiago de Compostela.
 
1999
Arte de nuestro tiempo Arboreda Gallery, Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, Santiago de Compostela.
 
1998
Arboreda Gallery , El Ferrol, (A Coruña).
Jean Pierre Joubert Gallery, Paris.
 
1997
Artexpo 97. Sala Dalmau Gallery , Barcelona.
Escuela de París. Cartel Gallery, Granada.
 
1996
Jean Pierre Joubert Gallery, Paris.
Artexpo 96. Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1995
Rebull Gallery , Reus, Tarragona.
 
1994
Ex –libris homenaje a Walter Benjamin, international itinerancy.
 
1992
Cyprus Gallery, St. Feliu de Boada (Girona).
Tokio International Art Show, Tokyo, Japan.
 
1991
Jean-Pierre Joubert Gallery, Paris.
 
1990
Drouot Gallery, Paris.
EscornalbouCastle, Tarragona.
El Cisne Gallery, Madrid.
 
1989
Deu anys de Galeria.  Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1987
Colliure Castle, France.
Alfa Gallery, Le Havre, France.
 
1986
A.Fortabat and A. Lacroze Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
1985
5 x 5. Casa Elizalde. Barcelona.
 
1984
Escuela Española de ParísSala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1982
Escuela Española de París,Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
Syra Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1980
Tobella Archive, Terrassa. (Barcelona).
 
1977
Syra Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1975
Syra Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1971
Takes part in the homage to Picasso at Vallauris.(France).
 
1966
Salón de Mayo, Barcelona.
 
1964
Sala Dintel Gallery, Santander.
 
1963
Salon d’Automne, Grand Palais, París.
 
1960
Salón de Mayo, Barcelona.
Pintura Española Contemporánea, Chicago.
 
1958
Salón de Octubre, Barcelona.
 
1957
Ateneo de Barcelona.
Ateneo de Madrid.
 
1955
III Biennal Hispanic- American, Barcelona.
Salón de Mayo, Barcelona.
 
1950
Salón de Octubre, Barcelona.
 
 
 
Illustrated books
 
1989
Racons d’enyor, poems by Elisa Riera i Capdevila, published by Cerdanyola del Vallès city council (Barcelona).
 
1995
Llibre de poemes by  Pere Llorens i Osta, poet who passed away in Montcada in 1956.
 
1997
Cànem. Poems by Elisa Riera i Capdevila and Jordi Capdevila, published by Montcada i Reixac city council.
 
1998
Tramat.Poems by Jordi Capdevila and Elisa Riera.

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