Human Driven work, Intuitive Collector & Random Happiness practitioner

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Gastón Lisak is a post-conceptual artist based in Barcelona. Lisak is one of the founders of Random Happiness, a movement that believes in happiness as a revolutionary tool. Upon graduation, he was awarded a grant at F A B R I C A, the research center of Benetton, where we spent 2 years and developed his work on visual storytelling and pop-up exhibitions.

Lisak is a former professor at Elisava, Design University in Barcelona and he leads workshops in the field of Art Thinking, collective creation, and co-creation for institutions together its team of Research. Lately, he has been invited to be part of the FORUM el Tercer Paraiso in Cuba organized by Michelangelo Pistoletto where he also collaborated with Galeria Continua.

His work has been exhibited at Gallery Bensimon Paris, Beijing Design Week, Times Square New York , Salone del Mobile, The Aram Gallery, CCCB, ILIVETOMORROW Gallery Hong Kong and MNAC, Museu Nacional D’Art de Catalunya among others. He has been invited to talk in places such as LaSALLE University (Jakarta), Tilburg University(Holland), Design Museum of Barcelona or WebVisions at Instituto Europeo di Design.



Works by Gastón have been exhibited in: 

  • El Tercer Paraiso, Foro Re-birth, La Havana, Cuba, 2018.

  • WePlay, Festival of Digital Art, Barcelona, 2018.

  • Carcel La Modelo, Ús Barcelona, 2018.

  • Bienale de la Luz, Espacio Cavallero, Buenos AiresArgentina, 2018.

  • Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, PLEASURE: The FUTURE of FOOD, 2018.

  • MNAC, Museu Nacional D’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, 2017

  • ÚS Barcelona, “Likepad”, Random Happiness, Barcelona, 2016.

  • CCCB, The Influencers Yami-Ichi, Likepad, Barcelona, 2016.

  • The Aram Gallery, "Believe in your feed" part of Unread Messages 2016, exhibition in Covent Garden, London

  • We never left exhibition, "wifi equal home" at Fabrica Features 2016, Portugal.

  • "The Funeral", Dia Sense Cotxes, Setmana de la Mobilitat Sostenible i Segura 2015, Street intervention, Barcelona.

  • El Bulli 1846 and El BulliDNA Challenge, Beijing Design Week 2014.

  • Manifesti in Forme, Get Up! Exhibition, F A B R I C A, Turin.

  • ACE Hotel, "Art room project", Shoreditch, London 

  • London Design Week 2013, "Unofficial Report" in collaboration with Six:thirty for V&A Museum, London. 

  • Stellwerk, Art Basel 2013, "Unofficial Report", Switzerland.

  • Piccadilly Circus, United Nations, "Hidden Beauty", London.

  • Times Square, United Nations for World Environment Day, "Hidden Beauty", New York.

  • Gallery Bensimon, Designer's Days 2013, "Tapis Words", Paris.

  • ILIVETOMORROW Gallery, “Authentic” and "This work was done by,...", Hong Kong.

  • OCA, Salone Mobile 2013, "Unofficial Report", Milan.

  • Fabrica Features, "Hold your breath", Lisbon.


Workshops

  • 2019, Bench Time, Brother Escuela de Creativos, Palo Alto, Barcelona.

  • 2019, Totems Of Today, Creative Marathon, Elisava.

  • 2018, Art Hack, together with Galeria Continua & Tercer Paraiso, Cuba.

  • 2018, Materiality, ISDI Instituto Superior de Diseño Industrial, La Habana, Cuba.

  • 2018, Make it emotional. Workhop for the Master in New Materials at ELISAVA.

  • 2018, Reinventing the Future of Donuts, Intituto Europeo di Design.

  • 2018, Make it emotional. Workhop for Airbus in collaboration with Elisava Research.

  • 2018, NAKED: Palermo, Brother: Escuela de creativos.

  • 2018, NAKED: Las Ramblas. El Futuro de las Ramblas en Elisava.

  • 2018, BROTHER, Escuela de Creativos. #SUPERGALLERY: A pop-up gallery in a supermarket.

  • 2017, LA SALLE JAKARTA, “Selfie ergo Sum”.

  • 2017, ELISAVA-SEAT, “Diseñar el paradigma de la movilidad del coche del 2025”, research realizado en colaboración con Rucker, Seat y Elisava.

  • 2017, CIC, Escola de cicles formatius, Hacker’s Bazaar x Random Happiness

  • 2017, LCI Barcelona, Workshop “La tipografía del meu nom”

  • 2016, COAC, Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya "Mapas de Empatia", Jornada de Arquitectura Cooperativa con Ariel Guersenzvaig.

  • 2016, Decathlon, "Empathy maps", online users in collaboration with Zoom.

  • 2016, Hacker's Bazaar, The Value of Design at Elisava, Universidad Pompeu Fabra with CarlosJNavarro & Daniel Armengl Altayó.

  • 2015, COSENTINO, “Future trends”, Leading workshops with Elisava Students.

  • 2015, Campo Viejo, colective creation for "Streets of Colors" at Elisava.

  • 2014, El Bulli1846 & El BulliDNA Challenge, Beijing Design Week.

  • 2011, The Future is Now, Co-creación en tiempos de cambio.     

 

 

 

Talks

  • 2019, Internet Age Media Weekend, The Quantumness of Archipelagos, UPC.

  • 2019, 7SCD, “100 años de la Bauhaus”, Sevilla Ciudad del Diseño, Sevilla.

  • 2018, Fabrica de Arte de la Habana, Cuba.

  • 2018, Foro “El Tercer Paraiso”, Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso,

  • hold by Michelangelo Pistolettto, Cuba.

  • 2018, WePlay, “Ponte serio que vamos a jugar”. Sant Antoni, Barcelona.

  • 2018, Bienale de la luz, Espacio Cavallero, “Faraway Portraits”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • 2018, FIU Tour, invited as a Pro Fiuer to give an inspirational talk at ELISAVA.

  • 2017, Tilburg University, Holland. Creative Entrepreneurship: Methodology & Tools.

  • 2017, La Salle Jakarta, “Random Happiness Manifesto: case studies and different techniques related to human interaction and the usage of technology to connect people.”.

  • 2017, Mobile Week Barcelona, #PLUG: a real-time visualization of life. Presentation of the Artwork created at MNAC, Museu Nacional D’Art de Catalunya.

  • 2015, WebVisions, Hacking Happiness "Can design be an excuse to start a conversation?", Instituto Europeo di Design (IED)

  • 2014, PechaKucha vol.20, guest speaker, "Diseñando en tiempos de skype: la creación grupal", Disseny Hub Barcelona.

  • 2014, Barcelona Design Week closing event, Unofficial Report talk, "Designer vs Entrepreneurship", Design Museum (Dhub).

  • 2014, Lezioni di Design, selected speaker at Brera design District during Salone del Mobile,"Capturing the essence and designing with instinct", Italy

  • 2014, FIU Festival, guest speaker "10 que he aprendido en estos ultimos años" at Design Museum (Dhub), Barcelona.

  • 2014, TFG Conversations, speech at Elisava, University Pompeu Fabra.

  • 2011, Blanc Festival, selected speaker "The Future is Now: Co-creation in times of change", Barcelona.

 

 

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