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Joan J. Guillen

Designer Biography

J. J. Guillén has been for forty years Escenografía professor at the School of Dramatic Arts in Barcelona, and has taught at various universities in different countries. He is the author of the sets, costumes, masks and artifacts for plays such as "DEIXEU-ME BE MARINER," BALADES OF VILLON, "COLORS" by Javier Mariscal: operas "The Magic Flute" by Mozart, "LA CENERENTOLA "," THE ITALIAN iN ALGERIA "and" tHE BARBER OF SEVILLE "from Rossini, and" Faustbal "that have been shown in theaters like Real Madrid, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Houston Grand Opera, Toronto, Seattle , Los Angeles, Cardiff, Geneva, Brussels, Bordeaux, Florence, City of the Arts in Valencia, Omaha (Nebraska), and now Washington National opera. He has directed and designed the shows large format "PICASSO U" (1980) Comparsa "VIVA PICASSO" (1981) and has worked for over 20 years with the company COMEDIANTS in productions such as "LLIBRE OF LES BESTIES", "WONDERS CERVANTES "," BI "," THE FLUTE PETITA "among others.

He published the book / object "ARTEFACTES PARATEATRALS" some of their work and the stories "GLOBE" and "CARNIVAL". He published his satirical drawings in countless newspapers, magazines and on TV, and in addition to his activities as a designer, educator and satirical cartoonist, Guillen has grown illustration and painting.

He obtained BARCELONA CITY AWARD years1983 and 1985 for his satirical drawings and GOLD MEDAL at the 9th Prague Quadrennial for his designs for theater.

All of his satirical and much of his theatrical work designs are preserved in the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SPAIN since 2013.

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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