Román Torre


Candás (Asturias), 1978. Lives and works in Barcelona.

Román Torre Sánchez (Asturias, 1978), has worked conceptualising, creating and collaborating in all kinds of visual and interactive productions of all sizes, from small devices to artistic installations or medium-format visual scenographies, to large-scale visual productions on stage, such as dance performances or operas. He has presented his work in Spain, such as LABoral art centre in Gijón (Lifefloor 2008-2012), Reina Sofía and Matadero in Madrid (Avatar* 2010) or Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona (RESET 2016). He has also shown his works and collaborations with other artists in different institutions, museums and theatres in countries such as Egypt, Cairo (Lifefloor 2008), Portugal, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Slovenia, France and UK (Avatar* 2009-2013), Japan in Tokyo (Oriestada/La Fura dels Baus 2012), Germany, Munich, Colonia (Babylon/La Fura dels Baus – 2012), etc. He is currently immersed in the development of THERO (NEXT THINGS Research Residency, LABoral art centre and Telefónica 2016) and Liquid Series II within the call Made EU 2016 (IAAC, Barcelona).

He has been active creatively in a self-taught way since 2001 and began to make his first collections of lamps, working with recycled materials and other “gadgets” which later evolved into handcrafted serial designs, light sculptures, urban interventions, as well as additional projects and collaborations centred on design, technology and the interaction between humans and machines.
During his career he has received support from various institutions and bodies, winning, in the beginning, the Astragal Prize in 2002, the INJUVE young designer National Award 2004 and the Golden Pen Award at the IMAFY Festival 2008, in El Cairo.
In 2010 he got involved with the scenic world of Avatar*, an interactive dance solo that premiered mid-2010 at Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and was the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with the dance company Erre que erre, with which he continues to be involved. From the beginning of 2011 until the summer of 2013 he co-directed the Welovecode studio, exploring the possibilities of code to create interactive software and hardware which can be applied to different creative projects. This has allowed him to work on and develop the visual part in different projects and large-scale scenic events, such as interactive videomappings, trade shows and various operas, all with the director Carlos Padrissa of La Fura dels Baus.
From this platform and his studio based in Barcelona, he continues developing his own artistic research lines, trying to carry out in parallel and professionally projects which are focused on the integration of a diverse range of interactive visual techniques in different artistic and cultural spheres.