Xavier Solé Mora
(Born in Barcelona in 1983. Lives and works in London).
Visual artist and Senior Lecturer at Kingston School of Art.
MA Fine Art Digital at Camberwell College of Arts (University of Arts London). BA (Hons) Advertising and Public Relations (Universitat Rovira i Virgili). Alumni of Fish Island Labs; an accelerator program for emerging artists, mentored by the Barbican Centre and The Trampery.
Xavier Sole’s artistic research reflects on the social perception of Good and Evil. Through satire, his current work deepens in an infantilized society, where the boundaries between nastiness and enjoyment are blurred. By manipulating playfulness, his interactive artworks create spaces for the audience to engage with wrongdoing and have a bittersweet fun in doing so.
His work has been exhibited in festivals, galleries and art spaces mainly in the UK and Spain. He was featured on an absurdist TV show in Japan (which he is very proud of).
Exhibitions, awards, publications and commissions
Virtual Reality Bootcamp. All Together Now 2.0 – Escola Elisava + Kingston School of Art. Barcelona + London.
Lecture. VR, NFT’s and audience development. MA Investigación en Arte y Creación. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain.
Lecture. BA Bellas Artes. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain.
Bytesize Festival of Learning. Kingston University. London
Enter Through the Headset 2020. Group Show. Gazelli Art House. London
Scientific Advisory Board Member. Accesos. Journal for Artistic Research.
The Students’ VR Studios Pilot Test development.
MA Fine Art Digital – Talk. Camberwell College of Art. University Arts London.
Resident Artist. Gazelli Art House. London. gazell.io
Augmented Reality and Art. Panel. Gazelli Art House. London.
Enter through the headset 3. Group show. Gazelli Art House. London.
Research paper. “The Collective identity of 4cha.org, a contemporary trickster?” Accesos Magazine. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. ISSN: 2530-4488. (paper in Spanish).
Betalab art commission.”Sunfollowers”. Arts Council UK. London.
OFFF Festival London. Showcase. London.
Kaleidoscope VR Festival. Showcase. Los Angeles (USA).
VR UK Festival. Guest artist. London.
VJ London. Talk. London.
Interfaces monthly. The Trampery & the Barbican Centre. Talk & discussion panel. London.
Vans House. Group Show. London.
Winner Art Intervention. Kings College Hospital and Camberwell College of Art. London.
Fountayne Road Warehouse day. Group show. London.
Camberwell College of Arts. Group Show. London.
Barbican Centre. Interfaces. Group Show. London.
Gallery 80/81. Tech Culture Festival. Group Show. Derry/Londonderry.
42 stairs. Group show. London.
Fish Island Labs. Art/Tech/Culture. Group show. London.
Fish Island Labs. Group Show. London.
Camberwell College of arts. Group Show. London.
Pomegranate. Brixton East. Group Show. London.
Peckham Platform. Group show. London.
Newton Space. Ice is nice. Solo show. Barcelona.
Nau Ivanow. Tuk-tuk, my friend. Solo Show. Barcelona.
MIM Space. Tuk-tuk, my friend. Solo Show. Madrid.
Alianza Hispánica – Contemporary Arts Centre. Coordenadas Preparadas. Group show. Madrid
In Sonora Interactive Arts Festival. Solo show. Madrid.