Lives and works in Barcelona, Catalonia. An interactive communication artist and researcher, Pares’ work is characterized by the poetic and critical experimentation with digital technologies, and has been presented and exhibited in festivals, art centers and museums in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Parés holds a PhD in Audiovisual Communication and a degree in Fine Arts. He is a Professor and Researcher in the Communication Department at the Pompeu Fabra University, and his research projects have been published by the British Computer Society, Academic Press, FECYT, Macba, and MIT Press, amongst others. He has launched pioneer platforms in electronic art, such as, for example, “Galeria Virtual” (1993-2000), dedicated to the development of virtual reality as an art form; ‘Macba En Línea’ (1995-1997), a pioneer platform for net.art; and M.A.L. (2011-2013), an art lab with smartphones. From 2010 to 2015 he was co-director of the Master’s in Digital Arts, UPF. His commitment to an inter-discplinary culture (which he defends for its anti-dogmatic potential and for its civilizing power), has led him to explore the intersections between art, science, technology and society.
Last update: May 10th, 2017