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Joana Roda, Barcelona 1987. Studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona for 3 years and then left to study Art History at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, the Sorbonne IV in Paris and the Complutense in Madrid. When she finished her degree, moved to Montreal, Canada, where she worked in a gallery and started looking for ways to make everything a little more profitable. One of them was to prepare catering based on potato omelettes and serve them at the openings (from there came some commissions for other artistic events). She also worked in a laundry, the Itacate restaurant and the Kilo Café bakery. All these works forged the entrepreneur she is now. When she arrived in Barcelona, worked at the Biocenter restaurant and at the Miquel Alzueta Gallery and continued with the theme of food, collaborating with Bernat Daviu in the Forever Blowing Bubbles project, which offered catering for exhibition openings where art and food were linked. As a result of Forever Blowing Bubbles, 'Guanyar-se'ls Garrofes' was born. The project was presented at the Miró Foundation and the MACBA (within the framework of the Antoni Miralda's International) and was selected for the Loop Discover 2017 award. In 2016, together with Joana Llauradó, she was awarded the INJUVE grant for young creation with the exhibition programme 'Bienvenido comisariado' (Welcome to the Curatorship), which was presented at La Puntual in Sant Cugat and at Trapecio space in Madrid. Between 2015 and 2018 she worked as coordinator of the programme of activities and exhibitions at the Maristany Art Centre in Sant Cugat and in February 2017 she opened with Bernat Daviu Bombon projects, in which she is currently working.

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