Production Grant olorVISUAL collection

16th january – 10th march 2014

Call for a production residency for executing an art project within the scope of Art, Science and Technology

LABoral and the collection olorVISUAL, Barcelona, have announced the Production Grant olorVISUAL, an anual call which aims to award a production residency programme to a European artist under 40, for executing an art project within the scope of art, science and technology.

With a funding of €12.000 for the execution of the work, the selected artist will work during two months at Plataforma 0. Production Center of LABoral and will have access to technical resources and personal advising during the production residency programme which will take place between May and June this year. Then, the piece will be exhibited at the Mediateca Expandida of the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial de Gijón in an exhibition at LABoral which will take place between July 11 and October 12, 2014, where the piece created will establish a dialogue with other pieces of the said collection.

olorVISUAL is a contemporary art collection built after the vision of the essence maker and collector Ernesto Ventós: The smell, which is chemistry, is made from a physical and luminous reality, the colour. Baptised by the poet Joan Brossa, olorVISUAL was created in 1978 after the exhibition Sugestiones olfativas at the Fundación Joan Miró in Barcelona and based on the transformation of smells into painting by Ráfols-Casamada. Later, the collector moves from commissioning into choosing a work of art, which is to be accompanied by a caption where the author emphasises the synesthesic relationship between his/her work and smell, which is the monographic topic of the collection.

Closing Date

The deadline for sending the documents by post ending on March 10, 2014. Is taken as the reference date postmarked on the envelope.

Documentation should be sent to:
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
Departamento de exposiciones: Beca de producción colección olorVISUAL
C/ Los Prados, 121
CP: 33394 Gijón (Asturias)

It can be also submitted via email before midnight on March 10th to

More information:

Check the rules for the call [+]

Annex I [+]

Annex II [+]

Annex III [+]

nanoEsencia_Grafeno, artist Hugo Martinez-Tormo selected winning project [+]

Convened by


LABoral grande 2 líneas

In collaboration with

NH HotelesNH Gijón