Antonio Ortega (Sant Celoni, 1968) professor at Escola Massana - UAB, he is represented by the Galerie Klaus und Elisabeth Thoman and is a member of the Grup d'Estudi. Antonio Ortega began his artistic activity in the field of installation and expanded performance by developing projects such as El Arte Doméstico (La Capella, Barcelona, 1999), Registro de Bondad (Sala Montcada, Barcelona, 2000) Antonio Ortega and The Contestants (The Showroom, London, 2002), Opfer sind wir alle (Museu Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, 2003) or Faith and enthusiasm (Espai 13, Barcelona, 2004).
Examples from his recent artistic activity focused on the installation are the plinth installed throughout the second floor of the Macba Attempt to gloss over the concept of demagoguery, 2014; his ozone generator that built a space of 1047 m3 d'air purifié, 2017 for the Louvain la Neuve Biennial or the permanent installation in the dome of the MNAC Màparallamps, 2022. Since 2007, he has focused his production on writing and text by initially exploring the performative conference and experimental theater in I hope Alice Cooper does not become a vegetarian (SMOCA, Phoenix AZ, 2007) or The Best Ten Tips Ever, In Alphabetical Order (Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, 2009). Bielbooks published his first book Demagogy and propaganda in art according to Antonio Ortega (2013). He was curator of the exhibition Self-Organization (Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2017), which he accompanied with the publication of an essay of the same title.
He has recently presented The Lesson of Johanna Van Gogh (2021) published by Como Ediciones centered on the defense of operating in the art system according to an amateur perspective. From the year 2022 his work focuses on a return to painting.