Angels Ribé

Birth placeBarcelona Birth date1943

Àngels Ribé is one of the most well known catalan conceptual artists from the 70's. Self thought, she studies sociology in Paris and started working at a sculptor artist, while taking part of the revolts of the 68. 

Despite she started by practicing ceramics, she soon changed  to conceptual sculpture, developing into installations and performances in which her own body was the total protagonist. In the search of new forms of art with new values, Ribé's work explores minimalist structures in which her body, the space and nature are central elements, reaching ephemeral and conceptual artworks. To Ribé, the body takes part in the definition of action, trying to involve the viewer and even inviting him to participate of the work of art. Disparaging the object, the relationship with space and moment is central in her performances. 

In the 90's, moving back to Barcelona, she takes back installations, adding neon lights to them. 

Among her references we can find artists such as Robert Morris, Walter de Maria and Hans Haacke, with whom she has collaborated, as well as with John Baldessari or Vito Acconci. 

Her work has a strong international presence. 

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