Antoni Miralda (Terrassa, 1942)

Antoni Miralda (Terrassa, 1942 ) is a multidisciplinary artist who has experimented with photography, film, sculpture, frottages-collages, posters, furniture, mural painting, and much more.

He studied at the School of Textile in Terrassa near Barcelona, and began his career in Paris between 1966 and 1972. It was in Paris where Miralda worked as a fashion photographer, and made one of his first works, Soldats Soldés, where white plastic soldiers would alter the appearance of everyday objects. Also in his Parisian period, Miralda began to carry out projects that saw the ceremonial part of eating as a ritual element, leading him to "edible art". In the mid 90s, based on the concept of food culture, he created the FoodCulturaMuseum, aiming to explore, collect, preserve, document and broadcast the connections between food, popular culture and art.

His projects, of an ironic, symbolic and magical character, are developed over long periods of time. Miralda is inspired by the art of the streets, combining challenge with complacency.

In 1990 Miralda represented the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale with his project "Honey Moon". Furthermore, his work is in major collections, such as the IVAM Centre Julio González,Valencia, the Fundació ‘la Caixa’, Barcelona, the FoodCultureMuseum, Artium, the Basque Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art, Vitoria, Es Baluard, Mallorca, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.