Born in a little village called Iguala in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, He came to Mexico City to study Architecture at the School of Architecture, Intercontinental University (1993-1997) and Visual Arts School at National School of Visual Arts “La Esmeralda” (2001-2005).

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According to Anibal, design comes as a natural process of training when he studying Architecture in the college, after a while he inserts that knowledge in his art process.

Anibal also use improvisation as a natural way to design the project and construct the pieces of his installation. For him Improvisation is the basic and ancient form of solving needs from functional to an aesthetic terms.

Currently lives and works in México city as the Director and member of the GLMutante project, he dedicated 100 percent of the time to his art as a professional. Anibal likes to watch other great designer work like El Lissitzky, Malevich, Zaha Hadid and Lebbeus Woods.

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While working for his paintings and installations, Anibal often get the inspiration from his own improvisation of a chaotic cities, accidents, destruction, debris, trash, and urban space. Those inspiration reflecting on most of his abstract form of painting and installation arts.

For his installation art, Anibal using industrial materials (coroplast, plexiglass, aluminium, and steel. And while most of his projects are site specific, after the exhibition he often reuse the materials for a new project.

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While asking about the trend of design/installation in the future, Anibal said that new technologies gives to the designer a lot of new tools in terms of creativity, but at the same time the trends are going forward one step then back again 10 steps behind the history to seek for a reference. He finds that very interesting fact.

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Anibal Catalan
Calz. Las águilas 404
Col. Las águilas 01710
México DF
Tel. (01) 55 93 54 87
Mobile. 044 553643 0009

artcatalan[at]hotmail.com

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