Bestué Vives

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Reality, Actions © Courtesy of BESTUÉ - VIVES
Ralf and Jeanette, 2010 (Video Still) © Courtesy of BESTUÉ - VIVES
Actions in the Body, 2006 (Video Still) © Courtesy of BESTUÉ - VIVES
Historia del Alacran Enamorado, 2008 (Video Still) © Courtesy of BESTUÉ - VIVES
Proteo, 2009 (Video Still) © Courtesy of BESTUÉ - VIVES
Estado de Cambio, 2009 (Animation Still) © Courtesy of BESTUÉ - VIVES
Estado de Cambio, 2009 (Animation Still) © Courtesy of BESTUÉ - VIVES
Acciones en Casa 39 (Pond on top of chest of drawers), 2005 © Courtesy of BESTUÉ - VIVES
Acciones en Casa 11: Explosive breakfast, 2005 © Courtesy of BESTUÉ - VIVES
Actions at Home, 2005 (Video Still) © Courtesy of the artists
Acciones en Cases 18: The old Bruce Nauman, 2005 (Video Still) © Courtesy of BESTUÉ - VIVES
Quick Facts
Lives in
Barcelona, Spain

David Bestué (b1980) and Marc Vives (b1978) (Bestue Vives) are young artists from Barcelona. They first collaborated as art students, and have been working together since 2002. Since their first exhibition, ‘Ja, ja!’ at the Civic Centre in Saint Andreu, Barcelona in 2003, their video and performance art has been widely shown internationally, including at ‘Making Worlds’ at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). Solo exhibitions include ‘Carte Blanche to Bestué Vives’ at Gallery Crèvecoeur, Paris (2010) and ‘The Cave’, a project at ARCO 2008. Bestué Vives live in Barcelona where they are currently working on a new project, ‘Encargos Dificiles’ (‘Difficult Tasks’), for exhibition at Galeria Estrany - De la Mota.




Solo Exhibitions

2011 The human of the Future. Zendai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall, Shanghai.

2010 Still-living Plate of Oysters, La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

Sabadell.Gallery Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona

Carte Blanche to Bestué-Vives. Gallery Crèvecoeur, Paris

2009 Swans and Rats. 2nd of May Art Center, Móstoles

2008 The Confirmation. Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona; 2nd of May Art Center,


Performances in the Universe. Espai Zero1, Olot

Shares in the Universe. Maribel López Gallery, Berlín

The Cave. Solo Project - ARCO '08

2007 Doomsday Images. Laboratory 987 - MUSAC, León

2006 Performances at Home / Performances in the body. Ersta Konsthall, Stockholm

Performances in the Body. Gallery Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona

Poster #1. Relevant Moments of Catalunya Contemporary. CASM

Santa Mònica Art Center, Barcelona

2005 Performances in the house. Civic Center of Sant Andreu, Barcelona

2002 Performances in Mataró. Visions of the Future, Mataró

Group Exhibitions

2010 Playground Live Art Festival, Leuven, Belgium.

Uppsala Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden.

Before Everything. Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid

Ref. 08001. Gallery Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona

44 1/2: Video Art on the MTV Screen in Times Square. Curated by Creative time, New York

Everyday's Casino of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Generations of 10 years, Caja Madrid, Madrid

The Avenging Angel, Palais Beaux Arts, Brussels

Arrivals_Departures, Gallery of Contemporary Art in Monfalcone, Ancona

Biennal Cuvee, Ok Centrum, Linz

Art on speed, Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, USA

Displacements. Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona

Displacements. Le 104 Centquatre, Paris

Fragile. Liquid states and volatile matter in contemporary drift. Spanish Cultural Center in

Montevideo, Montevideo

2009 Making Worlds. 53rd Veniuce Biennal. D. Birnbaum, Venezia

Subliminals. Casa Asia Booth.CIGE'09 art fair, Beijing, China

Guest. (Collection MUSAC), National Museum of Fine Arts Buenos Aires;

Rosario Museum of Contemporary Art, Rosario

Unpublished. Encendida House, Madrid

The Evil of Writing. MACBA, Barcelona

Normal Service will Resume. Long Night 2009, Liverpool

BRXLBRAVO Festival, Brussels

Video Art from Spain: Hybrid Generations: 2000-2009.Casa Asia. UCCA, Beijing

History is Nothing More than Small Things in Disarray. InstitutoCervantes, Stockholm

Domestic Disturbance. University of Berckley, California

Lost Found. Theatrum Anatomicum, Amsterdam

The Genius of the Coses. Can Palauet, Mataró, Itinerant

Remote Viewing: The Best of Loop. Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

Biennale Cuvee. OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria

2008 Crosstalk. Barcelona Beats. Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Home Cinema. Curated by Martí Manen. Maribel López Gallery, Berlín

Transactions. Gallery Cubo Azul, León

2007 Interventon within the Framework of the FIB Festival. Benicassim

Maps, cosmology and Points of Reference. Collection CGAC.Santiago de Compostela.

Daily Utopias. A project of the Breadbasket Art Center..

Relevant Moments of the III Biennal de Jafre

Pòster. The breadbasket. Lleida

Everstill. Orchard of San Vicente. Federico García Lorca Museum-house, Granada

Hamsterwheel.Santa Mònica Art Center. Barcelona

2006 OFFJECTES. Museum of Decorative Arts, Barcelona

Leandre Cristòfol biennial of art. Lleida

Mirador. Spanish media art. OK CENTRUM. Austria

Generations 2006. Madrid. Santander. Sevilla. Barcelona

Paperback. CGAC. Santiago de Compostela / MARCO, Vigo

Foundation Luis Seoane, A Coruña

2005 STROBE.Festival de video. Amposta

Feeling Strangely Fine. Gallery Estrany-de la Mota. Barcelona

Mind the gap. CASM. Santa Mònica Art Center


2004 Movement. Instituto Cervantes. Nueva York

2003 Ja,ja! Civic Cente, Sant Andreu. Barcelona