OPENING: 24 January 2019 at 13.00
from 24 January to 1 March 2019
Scientific photography is an essential tool for the advancement of science, industry and education.
Almost every branch of science progresses on the basis of making visual observations. Scientific photography serves two functions: first, to illustrate and determine those observations. Second, it has to be capable of recording numerous phenomena that are invisible to the naked eye, either because of their small size (microscope), weak light (deep-sky astrophotography), or extreme speed or slowness (high-speed and time-lapse photography), or because we are unable to see certain types of radiation (X-Ray, UV, IR, thermography, etc.).
Scientific photography is not a speciality; it is a set of complex photographic techniques that covers over thirty branches of science, twenty of which are presented here by Luis Monje –one of the few scientific photographers in the world who has devoted most of his life to studying them, practising them and disseminating them.
OPENING: 20 September 2018 at 20.00
from 20 September to 31 October 2018
“PHOENIX VALÈNCIA. Breaking the Wall” is an artistic cultural exchange project which, through graphic art, looks towards a world without borders and encourages reflection on intercultural relations.
The hybridisation and fusion between contemporary artistic practices reflect the migratory flows which, throughout history and in our globalised world, are at odds with the regulations of countries and spark continuous reflection on the nature of borders. Similarly, following a tradition that goes back several centuries, exchanging prints enables the transfer of ideas and allows us to push beyond frontiers, to show ourselves and meet and learn from one another –in this case, reducing the distance between the US desert and the Mediterranean coast.
The exhibition is the result of this collaboration: a collection of graphic artworks under the same title brings together the work of 12 artists from the Herbeger Institute for Design and the Arts in Arizona State University (Phoenix, USA) and other pieces completed by artists linked to the Faculty if Fine Arts of the Universitat Politècnica de València. That collaboration culminated with the invitation to artists from Phoenix to exhibit other original works (photography, video, sculpture, installations) in València.
OPENING: 28 September 2017 at 20.00
from 28 September to 22 December 2017
For the very first time in València, this exhibition presents a wide selection of work by Javier Sáez Castán, winner of the National Illustration Award in 2016 and, among other books and works, the author of the famous Animalario universal del Profesor Revillod.
This retrospective exhibition spans several periods of his career, covering over a hundred pieces of work (sketches, process material, finished works and books). It includes three sets of unpublished drawings and paintings on paper that were completed between 1986 and 1987, and underline a turning point between the end of the artist’s training and start of his professional career –between Alacant, Madrid and València. In this way, we can witness how the author's peculiar imaginary vision emerged and developed during those years of uncertainty when the Movida movement raged, between examining everyday life and creating magical fiction.
Also, in the centre of the room, a new book that is a work in progress (from which the exhibition took its name) is being presented to the general public for the first time. It will transporting the viewer to the studio so that they can imagine the illustrator at work, going from ideas to sketches and proofs, going over the references and archive material, but not yet revealing the story.
Javier Saéz Castán (Huesca, 1964) is an author and illustrator of picture books, comics, novels and other “illustrated artefacts”. Internationally acclaimed and translated into several languages, he shares his experience as an author in courses, workshops and conferences throughout the Iberian Peninsula, Europe and Latin America. He majored in Drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts in the Universitat Politècnica de València during the first half of the nineteen eighties, and he occasionally returns there as a professor of the Master's Degree in Illustration and Design. His books include Animalario universal del Profesor Revillod: fabuloso almanaque de la fauna mundial (together with Miguel Murugarren, 2003), La merienda del señor verde (2007), Pom… Pom… ¡Pompibol! (2007), Soñario o diccionario de sueños del Dr. Maravillas (2008), Limoncito: un cuento de Navidad (Océano, 2010), Nada pura 100% (2011), Extraños (2014), El armario chino (2016) and El animalario vertical (together with Miguel Murugarren, 2016).
from 13 June to 25 July 2017
Every two years, the Universitat Politècnica de València organises the Inventions Fair with the aim of bringing the research carried out in its laboratories closer to society. The exhibition brings together some twenty products, prototypes and models developed in the departments, institutes and centres of this university.
Under the name "Repensat i fet", the exhibition offers the chance to get a closer look at the work of UPV researchers and students in fields such as aeronautics, automotive, new applications for mobile devices, chemistry, construction, health or agri-food technologies, among others. In addition, it opens its doors to future researchers, as it also shows the two winning projects of the 2017 Great Little Invention competition, in which secondary, baccalaureate and intermediate vocational training course students participate.
The Inventions Fair is an event promoted by the Universitat Politècnica de València and has the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
From 7 March to
19 May 2017 EXTENDED until 31 May
Globalisation has not been able to overcome the old organisation of socio-economic spheres defined by the sexual division of productive and reproductive labour. Quite the opposite, while women have entered the productive labour market on a massive scale, they have not ceased to perform the invisible reproductive tasks (the care work that allows the reproduction of life).
Women enter the labour market asymmetrically with respect to men, mainly due to the "reproductive tax". Another issue is the increase in free work and the segregation of the global labour market, as well as the feminisation of poverty.
The Women in Work exhibition. Women, art and work in globalisation offers a review of some artistic practices that have covered and still cover this subject since the 1990s in Spain and internationally.
The exhibition consists of five sections:
from 25 January to 23 February, 2017
Exhibition in favour of Valencia Acoge, with a collaboration of 63 UPV artists and a donation of 153 works with sale prices from € 1. The exhibition will open to the public on 25 January until 23 February. All the works on display will only be available for sale from 13 February. Among the pieces that make up the exhibition there are watercolours, canvases, sculptures, photographs, engravings, artist's books, and also publications of the Office of Cultural Activities at symbolic prices (books, DVD's and CDs).
Valencia Acoge is an association fully independent of any other association, union, party, organism, administration, etc. After over ten years of work and, after several avatars, the association has created its own space within the NGO landscape for the defence of equality and the immigrant rights. The main motivation that unites the members of Valencia Acoge, regardless of ideologies, is the defence of the rights of foreigners in our country. We specifically identify ourselves with that stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and ratified by the Spanish State. We must demand its application and it must also inspire the action of the Administration in all its fields and denounce the hypocrisy of the western states in fulfilling the obligations entailed by the signing of international agreements.
from 4 October 2016 to 13 January 2017.
The professional setting of the restorer has changed substantially in the last decades. With the implementation of advanced technologies, the experience of artistic interventions has reached unimaginable levels. These new forms of interdisciplinary collaboration have gradually allowed the sharing and integration of the information generated with the current society 3.0.
The training of professionals in heritage conservation is a key pillar in the basis of our cultural framework. In the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of the Universitat Politècnica de València, the training of qualified and competent specialists has been pursued since its inception 25 years ago, to whom the concern, curiosity and sensitivity have been transmitted for safeguarding the heritage. Similarly, attempts have been made to follow closely the sociocultural transformations that have been taking place, adapting them to the requirements and training needs of each moment.
The exhibition Restaura 3.0 is a clear example where the perfect harmony between original work, new materials and new techniques of intervention is established, sharing with the spectators developed solutions and intelligible results.
from 21 April 21 to 15 July 2016.
The purpose of this exhibition is to explore and discover the presence of grids in our life and in the artificial world in which we live. Grids, understood as the constructive and compositional foundation of networks and structures, can be seen in the microcosm as well as in the macrocosm, and also as in the technical, architectural, creative and artistic world.
The exhibition is presented as a visual journey through the different manifestations of networks and grids in some of the fields of observation existing in nature, in the implementation as a compositional principle in the construction techniques of the past and in current technology.
from 12 January to 5 April 2017.
The Collection of Artists Books of the Universitat Politècnica de València is located in the Library of the Faculty of Fine Arts and, currently, it has more than 900 copies. It begins on the 1960s and covers both artists’ books as well as special publications, experimental journals, illustrated book, visual poetry or any work carried out by artists in book format.
Commissioned by the professor and researcher of the Department of Drawing Antonio Alcaraz, the exhibition, which will remain open to the public until next 5 April, is divided into a total of six sections. The first one includes very relevant historical artists’ books of great international prestige. The remaining five sections are about using or not text in creating artist books.
The exhibition, which has sparked the interest of museums, universities and various stakeholders both in Spain and internationally, presents the public with a large collection, possibly unique in Europe among university art collections, and in the hands of the UPV, in an exceptional way, on a currently highly valued product, on the rise, as artists books are.
From 14 to 22 December 2015
Through its Office of Cultural Activities, the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) launched the En Acció campaign on Monday 14 December to send financial aid to the Syrian refugees who are now going through a desperate situation.
Under the motto 'Buy art, give away solidarity', the UPV sold a total of 160 works (paintings, sculptures, photographies, etc.), donated by more than 60 artists linked to the institution, at very affordable prices: starting at one euro.
Thanks to the selfless collaboration of fine arts artists and students, the campaign managed to raise the amount of € 3,735 that were donated in full to the Spanish Commission for Assistance to Refugees (CEAR).
1 October 4 December 2015
The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), through its Office of Cultural Activities, presents the LuxData_25 exhibition, which will be inaugurated on Thursday, 1 October 2015, at 13.00 h in the UPV Exhibition Hall on the ground floor of the Vice-chancellor’s Office building on its Vera campus.
The exhibition, commissioned by Amparo Carbonell, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the creation of the UPV Light Laboratory, which was created in 1990 through the transformation of the Light and Colour Laboratory created in 1986 by José Mª Yturralde, the first research group of a university of Fine Arts in the Spanish university.
17 June - 21 July 2015
Every two years, the Universitat Politècnica de València organises the Inventions Fair with the aim of bringing the research carried out in its laboratories closer to society.
In this new edition, the exhibition brings together some twenty products, prototypes and models developed in the departments, institutes and centres of the UPV.
Under the name "Repensat i fet", the exhibition offers the chance to get a closer look at the work of UPV researchers and students in fields such as aeronautics, automotive, new applications for mobile devices, chemistry, construction, health or agri-food technologies, among others.
In addition, as a novelty, the Inventions Fair opens its doors to future researchers. This exhibition also shows the two winning projects of the 2015 Great Little Invention competition, in which secondary, baccalaureate and intermediate vocational training course students participate.
The Inventions Fair is an event promoted by UPV and has the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
Commissioner: Juan Canales and Joan B. Peiró
26 March - 9 June 2015
Poliniza, the prestigious urban art festival of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), will celebrate its tenth edition next May, and to commemorate the occasion, the university institution, through its Office of Cultural Activities, has organised a large exhibition called "10x10 Poliniza", whose inauguration will take place on Thursday 26 March (20.00 h, at the Vice-chancellor’s Office Exhibition Hall, Vera campus, free entrance).
The exhibition, which is opened until 9 June, includes some 900 photographs by Kike Sempere during the nine previous editions of the festival.
Commissioned by Juan Canales and Joan B. Peiró, the exhibition covers the audiovisual history of Poliniza and includes around 20 works belonging to the Fons d'Art i Patrimoni UPV collection, made by artists who participated in the festival such as Escif, Dinorah, La Robot de Madera, Charkipunk, Cere, Lolo, Dulk, Hyuro or Said Dokins.